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August 14 2014 Quilting Newsletter

Hi everyone, I’m running terribly late this week with your newsletter and I send my apologies to you. I have to admit it’s all self inflicted. I had this crazy moment when I decided to clean up my study desk, and that’s where I have my computer.

So I dusted, and shifted stuff and dusted some more, and then I really had a manic moment and got the vacuum out and vacuumed my keyboard. You guessed it! I sucked up a key from my keyboard. D to be exact.

Oh Dear! First thing I thought of was – don’t tell you-know-who, he’ll blow a fuse for sure because he’s warned me not to do that. So I searched through the very full dusty vacuum bag to no avail, couldn’t find it anywhere. After I’d made a huge mess on the tiled floor, I noticed Key D sitting on the shelf above the computer. How did it get there – it’s a mystery to me too!

So for the past few days I’ve been trying to get the key back on the keyboard. But I must have busted it when it got sucked up, and I’ve been trying to fix it. With a little blue tack and some serious praying, I’ve got the key sitting somewhat skewed on the keyboard, and occasionally it flips off the keyboard and I restick it back. It oesn’t work all the time (see), but it’s better than not having it there at all.

Not a final fix, but enough until I work out how to get a new keyboard!! BTW, you-know-who guessed something was up, and gave me that “I’ve told you not to use the vacuum on the keyboard” kinda look. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Last week I wrote an article about Fabric Stash VS Fabric Collection. Here’s the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183887.asp

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So, let’s turn to the goodies I’ve stashed away for you this week. Have fun!

http://sewinlovewithfabric.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/september-blog-hop-day-5-stair-steppin.html a brick wall quilt tutorial

http://www.sewmccool.com/make-peacock-pincushion/ here’s a peacock pincushion for your sewing machine

http://apronista.com/2011/12/last-minute-gift-apron-tutorial-from-mamabyrd/#comments a very clever tutorial on making an apron from ordinary items

http://luxquilt.blogspot.com.au/search/label/book-cover a fabric book cover tutorial

http://imaginegnats.com/sewing-peanut-baby-free-pattern/ the cutest peanut dolls around
http://www.patchworkposse.com/2012/05/applique-before-or-during-quilting/ ideas on appliquéing after machine quilting

http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2012/09/jigsaw-puzzle-baby-quilt-free-pattern.html a jigsaw quilt for fun

http://www.dogundermydesk.com/2011/05/enlarging-and-reducing-pdf-patterns/ tips on how to enlarge and reduce pdf patterns

http://vimeo.com/24709888 not quilting but absolutely mesmerising

http://www.deliacreates.com/2014/04/mix-match-bow-ties-free-pattern-tutorial.html bow ties for the smart end of town

Well that’s all I’ve got for you this week quilters. I do hope you are all well and finding some time to do for yourself through your busy week. I’ll pop in again next week, till then, take care
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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