Quilting Newsletter


June 25 2014 Quilting Newsletter

Hello everyone, it’s a busy week again for me, chasing down items on my to do list and getting some done! I like to have structure to my day, even though I don’t “work” for money, I like to behave as if I do. I find I get far more done that way. I try to get my housework done in the morning, hopefully by mid-morning, which leaves the rest of the day for the things I love to do like writing to you and quilting. I am usually in work mode by 9:00am and finish about 4:00pm, so that’s a pretty busy day.

Please don’t think I’m a very organised person, because sometimes I completely lose my mojo and spend the whole day in front of the TV watching Downton Abbey reruns or I’ll spend the day surfing the net for interesting goodies to pass onto you. Sometimes I’ll even spend the day sorting through my fabrics.

I consider myself very fortunate that I’m able to be at home and not have to go out to work for someone else – although I did do that for 40 years. Now I’m my own boss and I can be particularly difficult manager at times LOL!

Last week I posted another book review on a pretty nice publication called Patchwork Loves Embroidery and it’s by an Australian author and quilter – Gail Pan. Here’s the link for you

Don’t forget that the forum is available for you to have your say – here’s the link:

And so onto my little distractions for this week. Have fun!

http://intrepidthread.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/leaf-feather-quilt-block-tutorial-and.html I like this feather quilt block

http://www.instructables.com/id/Virtual-Quilt-Design/ here’s the heads up on how to use your computer to design quilts

http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/01/super-cute-spa-slippers/ make some spa slippers

http://www.joquz.com/1890/she-makes-paintings-for-ants absolutely amazing - crazy too, but amazing

http://awesomesauceasshattery.com/2012/08/06/easy-peasy-tot-teepee/ people are so clever aren’t they?

http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/2014/04/make-your-own-shoelaces-a-tutorial.html bespoke shoe laces - gorgeous

http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/02/sewing-tutorial-piggy-pillow.html/2 a piggy softie

http://www.littlemissshabby.com/2010/03/scrapbuster-block-tutorial/ a great scrap buster block

http://www.themotherhuddle.com/little-vicki-pattern-review-headband-tutorial-button-tip/ a handy tip on using shank buttons

http://www.sew4home.com/tips-resources/sewing-tips-tricks/donna-babylon-quick-tip-care-and-feeding-bobbins some very useful tips on everything you need to know about bobbins!

http://thecottagemama.com/2012/04/guest-blog-post-woodland-cottage/ a little woodland pincushion – too lovely to use

I’ll be back again next week to say hello. Keep well and warm and stay busy.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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