May 2 2012 Quilting Newsletter
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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