November 11 2010 Quilting Newsletter
My three sisters and I are getting together at Christmas for the first time in about 3 years. Although we talk constantly by phone and email, we are scattered across Australia, so we don’t get a chance to be in the same place at the same time, usually. But it’s all happening this year and I’m very excited.
Our respective husbands groan at the thought of us four sisters being in the same room together, as it does get a bit noisy. But it’s always fun and even when there’s four different conversations going at the one time, we don’t miss out on anything. Hooray for sisterhood!!
So I’m busy making some very special gifts for my sisters. I think the best gifts are handmade by the giver, where possible, and so I’m sourcing some special threads to create something individual that reflects each sister’s personality. I’m having fun!!
You all know by now that I’m involved with quilting for charity. I wrote an article last week about how you can go about quilting for charity. It’s not an article that’s just about doing for other people in your community, but there’s some information on quilting for unwanted dogs in your community. Here’s the link:
If you have any other suggestions for quilting for charity, pop over to our forum and add your say to the heading, “quilting for charity”. Here’s the link:
So onto my little gifts for you this week. Have fun!!
http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/05/mail-organizer-tutorial.html Mail gets lost at my place, here’s a good idea for organizing your mail.
http://www.craftbits.com/project/starburst-flower-hair-clips pretty clips to make
http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/2008/07/diaper-changing.html a great idea if you can’t find a changing station
http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2009/01/elf-slippers-tutorial.html gorgeous elf slippers for the “imps” in your life.
http://www.marcusbrothers.com/makeit/projects/quillow/index.html great for stadium seating
http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2009/10/gobble-chain-tutorial.html Like this one, great quilt.
http://www.merrimentdesign.com/pincushion-thread-catcher.php I know I’ve featured a number of these, but this is another good pattern I couldn’t pass up!
That's all I have for now, so I’ll say bye bye for now to you all, I do hope this newsletter finds you in good spirits and health.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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