March 18 2008 Quilting Newsletter
Hi everyone, your weekly newsletter has arrived. I do hope this newsletter finds you all well and keeping those fingers busy. Another week rushes by, can’t believe we’re into the middle of March already! I haven’t spent much time on my quilt this week, as I’ve picked up a chest cold and that tends to lay me low for a few days. But the strength’s coming back and by this time next week I’ll be back to my usual manic self!!
I do have a time line for this quilt – I want to show it at our Annual Quilt Show in October but of course photos of the completed quilt have to be submitted by August, so I need to get moving. I like working to a time line sometimes, it’s a very good motivator. So it will be cutting, cutting, cutting over the next week or so for me.
I’ve been on a “tea-bender” this week. When you go to my most recent article that I posted last Sunday on the BellaOnline Quilting website (here’s the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55999.asp), you’ll see I’ve created a whole new subject titled Teacup, Saucer and Tea Pot patchwork patterns. I must confess, that I’m just a little obsessed with all things tea-cupish from collecting teacups and saucers to anything patchwork and quilting or stitchery with a teacup theme.
I do like a cup of tea. My day tends to be divided by “tea-time”. I like two cups with breakfast, then another at about 10:30am, then another after lunch. One at about 4:00pm gets me through to dinner time and then one after dinner. Hmmmm! that may be too much tea in one day, but I find a cuppa very soothing and refreshing even on a hot summer day when the humidity is through the roof, a cuppa is still a pick-me-up. Oh, I forgot, when anyone comes to visit, it’s always tea-time!
For my newsletter readers only, I’ve saved some of the best “tea” websites for you to visit when you’ve got some time. These sites are amongst my favourites, especially the tea cup pincushions. I’ve made several Tea Cup Pincushions, using cups & saucers I’ve found in Charity Shops. They are extremely easy to make, just a glue gun and the usual bits and pieces any quilter will have in her stash of goodies, and they look sensational.
I’ll post these links up onto the main website, when I mail you the next newsletter, so you’ll always have access to them.
Here are the website (off-site) addresses for you:
http://www.everythingsewing.net/teacuppincushion.htm Teacup Pincushion
http://craftsayings.com/projects/garden_gifts/teacup_feeder/index.shtml Tea Cup Bird Feeder
http://craft.dow.com/proj/461.htm Tea Time Table Runner
I’ve also created a forum on the BellaOnline Quilting Forum site – here’s the link:
If you’d like to make a comment or have an interesting site to recommend please do it there!
Well, that’s all folks, speak again next week.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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