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May 2 2012 Quilting Newsletter

Hello one and all, it’s that time of the week again when I pop my head through the door and say “HI!”. It’s May already. Can’t ever get over the speed to which the first four months of every year go. It seems like we’ve just finished unwrapping the Christmas presents!

May always means Mothers Day and it is a time where we can give thanks for all that our Mothers have done for us. I give thanks for my Mothers genes – I really believe I inherited her skills as a competent needleworker. I give thanks to my Mother for my bower bird tendencies. Mum was a good one for not throwing anything out, and I’m following in her footsteps.

I also give thanks for the wonderful gift my Mother gave me of playing a music instrument. We didn’t have much, but my Mother found the means to pay for me to learn the piano. I have much to be thankful for.

I posted another block in the Basic Blocks Plus series of blocks for you last week. This block is called Ocean Waves, but is one of many, many different blocks that share the same name. This tutorial gives you instructions and diagrams for making a 12”, 10”, 8” & 6” block. Here’s the link:


We’ve been having some chat on the forum. I’m always happy to welcome new contributors. Here’s the link to the forum: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/760381#Post760381

So, onto my goodies for this week. Have fun browsing!

http://www.livingwithpunks.com/2011/06/sys-scrappy-sun-hat.html?utm_source=BP_recent a pretty sunhat for the littlies

http://2littlehooligans.blogspot.com/2011/03/organizing-tote-basket-tutorial.html a perfect knitting bag

http://www.stashbooksblog.com/2011/08/free-project—sweetwater-potholder/ I like these little circular pot holders, very cute.

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/09/25/pretty-bookmarks-journal-wraps/ bookmarks and journals

http://bustleandsew.com/freepatterns/TopTipsApril12.pdf download this free ebook, it’s a corker

http://pinterest.com/amandascookin/craft-room-organization/ a craft room organisation website to die for

http://www.slideshare.net/kootoyoo/how-to-make-a-simple-square-pincushion?type=powerpoint love this simple pincushion

http://www.recyclart.org/2009/08/storyteller/ not quilting but pretty awesome

Well, I must be off. I do hope this newsletter arrives at a convenient time and you have a chance to pour a cuppa and enjoy. Speak with you next week.

Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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