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February 12 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Good day everyone, I’ve just returned from the gym. Please don’t think good of me; I’m a person who absolutely HATES exercise. The only thing that gets me to the gym these days is re-runs of Frasier on the TV. It goes for just on half an hour which is about my energy capacity anyway. I really enjoy watching the telly while I’m walking (it takes my mind off the dreaded exercise thing). What I’ll do when the re-runs have ran, I don’t know!! If I could sew and walk on the treadmill at the same time, I’d be a happy little stitcher!

Anyway, a busy week here. Yesterday I attended the first Queensland Quilters Inc Guild meeting and it was great to catch up with the gals. We had a valuation session as well, and managed to get it done in good time.

I’ve been busy making some baby shoes (you know about my little fetish), for our Sunshine Linus stall at our Open Day in August, but I’ve come to a stop when it comes to the ties. I’m just not sure what to do. I’ve tried ribbon, stitched on the back and along the sides, but I’d like to make something a little simpler, both to sew on and to use.

The felt ones look pretty, but I can’t come up with a closing mechanism. I’ve photographed them and put them on my blog. If you’ve got time, pop over to it and see if you can give me some advice. I’ll be very grateful. Here’s the link to my blog: http://whenlifehandsyouscraps.blogspot.com.au/

Last Sunday I posted a collection of links for stitch dictionaries. I am always interested in different stitches and using them in combinations. I am an avid Crazy Patch worker and these online dictionaries always come in handy. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179592.asp

We’ve been enjoying the conversation over at the forum. Have your say too. Here’s the link:

Before I get onto the goodies for this week, I’d like to thank a reader, Sue who alerted me to the fact that the link to the Blue Velvet Chair blog actually connected to another site without showing the tie quilts as mentioned. My apologies for that. I found another link for using mens ties in quilts, that you might be interested in. Here it is: http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com.au/search?updated-max=2011-06-09T06:18:00-07:00&max-results=20&start=148&by-date=false some interesting tie quilts here

And now for the rest of your links for today:

http://2littlehooligans.blogspot.com/2011/08/round-nesting-baskets-tutorial.html sweet round nesting baskets look great anywhere

http://blog.creativekismet.com/2006/07/03/button-bracelet-tutorial/ I may have had this one before, but it’s worth another look

http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-make-luggage-handle-cover.html make a personalised luggage handle cover. Anything to make it easier to recognise my luggage in the crush!

http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2011/12/herringbone-block-tutorial.html I like this herringbone tutorial. Great for scraps

http://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/1028-modas-half-moon-modern-sewing-room-ironing-board-thread-catcher-a-caddy a great idea for the quilters

http://www.gwennypenny.com/2010/10/niblet-biscuit-doll-tutorial.html cute little softies called Niblet and Biscuit

http://melissagoodsell.typepad.com/day_to_day/2011/04/hip-hop-hooray-for-easter-day-1.html cute bunny ears

http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/whole-lotta-heart-hot-pad-tutorial.html here’s some more heart shaped potholders. (Not the most sexiest Valentine’s Day gifts I’ll grant you, but when you’ve been married for ever…….LOL)

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/04/mouse-pad.html a fabric mouse pad – love it.

http://enpundit.com/vice-spoofs-anne-geddes-by-photographing-adults-instead-of-babies-in-her-signature-style/ Not quilting I know, but if you like Anne Geddes – you may not like this!!

Sorry about the last one, that little monster inside me made me do it! That’s all from me this week, hope this newsletter finds you all well and getting on with your busy lives. Take some time to smell the roses, or at least weed a patch of garden!

Here's my email if you'd like to be in touch: quilting@bellaonline.com

Cheerio till next week,

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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