April 6 2011 Quilting Newsletter
Just in time too, because I’m off to visit my daughter tomorrow. Just for a few days. I do miss her terribly and wish we lived closer. I must say though, Skype has changed things for us and we Skype regularly and so I don’t feel so far away at times. My daughter has begun studying again, and so I’m going to cook up a storm and freeze some meals for her and her darling. Mothers love being useful, so I’ll be in my element!
I’ll also relish the opportunity to take their chocolate Labrador Cadbury for lots of walks. He’s a gorgeous puppy and I’m completely smitten. We didn’t have pets for our children when they were younger due to allergy issues, but my daughter has taken to having a dog like a “fish to water” and is a wonderful dog owner. She has trained Cadbury to be very sociable and obedient and is rewarded with a beautifully natured loving dog. I think everyone should have a pet if they can. Studies have shown that having a pet in your life can reduce stress related illnesses enormously.
Last Sunday I posted an article about a quilt I made recently for a friend of my daughters who had given birth to her second son. I really loved making this very easy quilt and thought you might like to see it. I’ve also added instructions for completing the Prairie Points. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2266.asp
Well, I’ve been busy looking for some good pressies for you this week. I hope you enjoy them.
http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2010/08/creative-guest-zig-zag-pillow-by-make.html very chic looking pillow
http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2010/01/black-apple-doll-and-quilt.html Sooooo cute
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/05/towel-to-poolside-robe-tutorial.html a towel that becomes a poolside/seaside robe tutorial
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Shelter/Decorating/DIY-Decor-Miniature-Applique-Quilt.html a miniature wall hanging from Womans Day
http://patsloan.typepad.com/quiltershome/pat-sloan-machine-binding-tutorial.html Pat Sloan like to machine her binding – here’s a tutorial
http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/simple_math/ a simple math quilt
http://www.flamingotoes.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-chalk-placemats/ a great idea for the children for the whole year round
Well, dear quilters, I must away and get organised. I do hope you are able to get some time to quilt this week. Remember….. A Quilt a Day, keeps the Doctor away!!
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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