April 7 2009 Quilting Newsletter
At 5:00pm when we were all stitched out, we arranged to meet our respective partners at a local pub and went on to have a meal together. It really was a hoot, and we hope to do it again soon. I can thoroughly recommend getting together with your craft friends for a day of stitching and laughing and good times. It’s got to be good for the soul!!
A few weeks ago I received a lovely email from Rita, a Bellaonline Quilting reader who asked if I knew about any patterns using men’s neck ties. Well, I decided to make it my article for that week and surfed away until I found heaps of references to using men’s ties in quilting. There are some lovely patterns and I’ve even come across another which I will add to the list for you. This pattern is using ties to make a hand bag. It’s gorgeous. Here’s the link to that article:
Now for your gift from me for this week.
With the advent of autumn here in my city, I have made plans to get up early and go for a walk, each morning, or as often as I possibly can. I do really try to be active, but quilting isn’t the most encouraging activity is it? It doesn’t really get the body up and running, so I have to make a special effort to get my heart a-pumping. I found a few great water-bottle patterns which I’m going to make and take with me when I walk. I thought you might like them to:
Here’s the links:
Well, cheerio for now, I do hope you’re all well and keeping your hands and minds busy busy busy.
Have fun quilting!!
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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