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July 22 2009 Quilting Newsletter

Hello one and all, it’s Wednesday and that means a quick hello to you all. It’s the middle of the year and already I’m hearing fellow quilters talk about Christmas presents. I guess if you’re going to be organised, now is the time to start, but well, I’m just not THAT organised!!

I’m busy creating my daughters birthday present for August. I’m making a tablecloth, apron and some tea towels at her request. She likes blue, so I’ll be teaming it up with brown, mustards and rusts.

I have been doing a “spring clean” of sorts, and have a few bags to go to the opportunity shop. I don’t mind making a special trip – it’s worth it for those who might be in more need of my items than me. It’s been very, very cold at night here, so my blankets will probably be coming in handy to someone.

I spent a busy day yesterday, taking some fellow embroiderers through the first steps of Hardanger. I’m self taught but have been doing it for a very long time and enjoy the craft immensely. Hardanger is very hard to get the hang of at first, but once your brain is in the “zone” it’s a breeze and very enjoyable.

I find doing stitcheries for my quilts the same. I guess it’s the continual stitch in-stitch out- rhythm that makes it so comforting and enjoyable. I’ve got a few quilt patterns that incorporate stitcheries, so I must get on and get them finished. I really like all facets of quilting – It’s the love of fabric that attracted me so long ago.

I posted a poem onto the home page of the Quilting Bellaonline site last Sunday. A friend of mine – Jenny Riley has been writing poetry, prose and all manner of writings for I suspect most of her life. She has a very special way with words and I’ve received permission to post this poem she wrote sometime ago for you. It isn’t dated, as the feeling behind it is as fresh today as it was twenty years ago. I do hope you enjoy reading it. Here’s the link:

My gifts for you today are all about humor. I was sent these two sites by my quilting friend Kate, and I just had to pass them onto you. I really hope you enjoy this kind of humor. Both blogs are very good and are written by quilters. Enjoy.


Well, I’d best get off and go and think about the miracle of tea for tonight. Hope all’s well your end. Stay happy and warm everyone.

Cheerio for now

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