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December 11 2013 Quilting Newsletter


It’s an overcast steamy morning here today – might rain, might not. It’s that time of year for us here in Brisbane when you lightly “glow” from the humidity. I can stand it most of the time, and I’m very grateful for the ceiling fans we have throughout the house. Don’t like to use the aircond much – it’s very expensive and really not great for the environment. I like to save it for the really horrible days that you just can manage without air!

It’s been a week of Christmas breakup parties and I’m all partied out. I organised two of the three I attended, and I’m exhausted. Lots of fun though and everyone joins in and has fun. We had a super duper party at Sunshine Linus - here’s the link if you want to see what we got up to: http://sunshinelinusgroup.blogspot.com.au/ .

OMG!! I’ve just realized I didn’t post an article on the quilting site last week! Oooops! I’m supposed to write an article each week and send a newsletter out each week. Did the newsletter and completely forgot the article. I guess that just goes to show what a busy week it’s been for me and my mind!! I don’t usually miss the deadline, and this is the first time in six years that I’ve completely forgotten to put an article up! Must be getting old!

Over at the forum, Granny H has made a comment about the lotion that a reader posted recently. I’m going to give it a try too. Here’s the link for you: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/847732#Post847732

So, onto my little findings for this week. I hope you can find something of interest.

https://sovanisa.com/?p=292 a great tutorial for making panniers for your bicycle.

http://thewindyside.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/how-to-make-quilted-hot-water-bottle.html a gorgeous Hot Water Bottle holder to make

http://www.lilysquilts.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/made-with-oakshott-adrienne.html delightful hexi quilt to make – with a difference

http://mypoppet.com.au/2013/08/how-to-flower-pillow-with-applique-template.html here’s a cute flower pillow to appliqué

http://www.sewingdaisies.com.au/sewing_daisies/2010/11/sew-hip-slouchy-slippers-completed.html#.Uibp7WKFNPM.blogger pretty slippers to make

http://shecanquilt.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/quilt-as-you-go-joining-blocks.html a great tutorial on quilting the blocks first and then joining them together.

http://justanotherhangup.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/childs-play-tent-tutorial.html a fun play tent to make for your little adventurers.

http://uklassinus.blogspot.com.au/2007/11/its-all-gone-pear-shaped.html a pear shaped pincushion

http://www.barkerquiltscapes.com/index.html I don’t normally post commercial sites, but these are very interesting….

http://www.adventuresofadiymom.com/2012/11/embroidery-thread-book-tutorial.html a unique embroidery thread book to make

http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/its-raining-cats-and-dogs-part-1.html for the moggy and pooch lovers amongst us – a little eye candy

Well, dear readers I must away and think about the miracle that is lunch! Hope all’s well at your place and I’ll pop in again next week. Till then take care, and make some time for creating!
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
http://Quilting.bellaonline.com

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