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November 6 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Hi all, I’m fighting a head cold at present and have spent part of the last two days in bed. Not like me at all – I hate sleeping during the day – always afraid I might miss out on something.

But, we’re planning to visit our daughter in a few weeks, and really want to be up and running for that. So I’m doing as I’m told – even using steam for my sinuses and honey and lemon for my throat.

So not much sewing is getting done – just mooching, tidying up my threads and spending a bit of time on the computer (in between naps!).

I’ve been meaning to get some patterns up on the Sunshine Linus site for all those people who pop in to see what we’re doing and ask for patterns. So that’s what I’ve been concentrating on. I know it’s not quilting, but last Sunday I posted the instructions for making the Preemie caps that are used in neo natal nurseries and ICU’s for new borns. They do look small, but they’re supposed to!!
Here’s the link to those instructions: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art171480.asp

Not much chat on the forum this week – I didn’t get many replies on the process of judging quilts using critiques. If you’d like to add something, please do – here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

So onto my little distractions for you this week. Hope you have some time to pop in and have a look at them.

http://www.myphotostitch.com/Make_Pattern/Make_Pattern.html Non patchwork but, Cross stitch fans - knock yourselves out!

http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/2009/11/rust-removal-from-fabrics.html how to remove rust marks from fabric

http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/2010/02/circle-quilt-tutorial-part-one-creating.html another circle quilt and a great way to use up scraps

http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com/2011/01/munchkin-soft-book-tutorial.html a cute softy book for your little one

http://agirlinparadise.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/hang-your-quilt-using-corner-pockets.html What a good idea!

http://designsbymarnieperry.blogspot.com.au/2008/04/fabric-pin-cushions.html a very elegant pincushion

http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/11/liberty-scrap-challenge-make-merry-tree.html just love this idea

http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/08/how-to-sew-sun-tutorial.html a lovely quilt tutorial

http://craftystaci.com/2010/08/20/superhero-luggage-tags/ I like these luggage tags

I’ll say hooroo to you all, and will speak with you all again next week. Have a lovely week, and try to get some quality time stitching!
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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