February 13 2008 Quilting Newsletter
It’s the middle of February already and I’m feeling like I’m well and truly into my usual weekly routine. Holidays are great, but it sure is nice to get back into that familiar coming and going. By now, all our cottage groups and guilds have reconvened after the Christmas break and it’s good to catch up with friends and fellow quilters.
The article I posted on the Quilting BellaOnline website last week is a book review of a fabulous publication titled “Radiant New York Beauties” by Valori Wells. This is a fantastic book with gob-smacking paper foundation patterns that are quite easy to master. Have a look at this article for more information about this book. Here’s the link:http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art23699.asp
I’ve also included Valori Wells’s personal website for you to have a browse through.
Well, it is Valentines Day tomorrow, and I wonder what you’ve got planned for your valentine. I’ve been married for 31 years so it’s hard to come up with something new each year. But this year, I decided to take my valentine to “High Tea” at a very swanky posh Restaurant. High Tea is a very old fashioned form of table service that is performed usually for morning or afternoon tea. A three tiered plate is usually offered with tasty little morsels for the customer’s enjoyment. The bottom or first tier usually consists of little ribbon sandwiches, with three slices of bread and two yummy ingredients that go well together, like salmon and cucumber. You might also find some mini savory quiches. The next tier or middle tier usually holds some petite fours, with treats like mini sweet scones, muffins, iced cakes and so on. The top tier is always looked forward to as it contains a number of delicious chocolate candies or caramel fudges. This form of morning tea is very much targeted for the ladies, but I think MD (my darling) will enjoy the beautiful ribbon sandwiches and a few very sweet tid-bits.
Perhaps you’d like to go to our forum website and tell us what you’ve planned for your valentine. Are you a busy mum/patchworker that is finding it difficult to come up with something? You may find this forum useful.
Here's the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
I wish you all a happy Valentines Day and hope that you receive a beautiful bunch of flowers, roses in particular. My little gift to you this week is a listing that outlines not only the meaning of Roses, but the meanings of the various colors we find in roses.
Roses - All roses say, "I Love You", but each color has it's own meaning:
Burgandy - Unconscious Beauty
Orange or Coral - Desire
Pink - Grace and gentility
Red & White Together - Unity
Red - Passion
Sweetheart Roses - Darling, Dear Or Honey
White - Worthiness
White Rosebuds - You're too young for love
Yellow - Joy
I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!
Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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