Today’s the day! I’m off to have this pesky impacted wisdom tooth extracted and I can’t wait. It’s crazy, but the thing that is getting me through the fear of having to have a general anaesthetic is the thought of the deep sleep I’m going to be getting. I always feel so well rested after a day procedure. I was telling a friend about it and she remarked along the lines of, “It’s crazy that you’re so busy the only way you can get a good sleep is to have surgery.” I laughed, and then I stopped and started to think about whether my life is totally out-of-whack if surgery is the only way to get a break. I didn’t dwell on it for long – I had other things to do. *wink*
I had a massive week last week. I finally (after what feels like an eon) got to share my book cover. Yep, my book cover! (Keep reading to get a look at it!) I’m really excited that things are starting to get a bit more momentum to them as we power through to publication. The book will be available in September of this year and I’ll be sure to spam you all with information about how you can pre-order a copy, the projects in the book and how you can win a signed copy or two.
Last week my quilt with Raylee (of Sunflower Quilting), Son of a Son of a Sailor, won second place at the Canberra Royal Show in the Patchwork and Quilting Section. I was so thrilled about it and then extra specially thrilled because Raylee took out Show Champion with her whole cloth dragon quilt. I’m going to be sharing all the details about Son of a Son of a Sailor later in the week so be sure to keep an eye out for it. It’s the first embroidery, improv, quilt I’ve ever done and I’m particularly partial to it.
Well I’m off to do some last minute preparation before heading into the hospital. The surgeon says I should be out of commission for about two days so I’ve been busily working on things so that I can take two days off and do nothing. Absolutely nothing. I’m grateful that I’ll be able to rest knowing that Beth, the Community Happiness Officer, is in the office handling anything that comes up. I hope you have a most fabulous day and a super week!
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PPS. Things are hotting up around here and I’m on the verge of having patterns available for purchase but before I can do that I need to have them tested! If you’re interested in being a pattern tester you can now join the Pattern Tester Register by completing the registration of interest form. Click here to register your interest! An email will be sent to all interested parties in the week commencing 13 March
I love a good drawstring bag for storing and carrying all my bits and bobs. I’m obsessed with Jeni from In Color Order’s drawstring bags and she’s done a round up of all of the variations she’s made on this great pattern and how you can do them too. Get all the details by clicking here.
I love a good scatter cushion as a way to brighten up your living space and I’m obsessed with these no-sew gold splatter cushions from A Kailo Chic Life. They remind me of photos of distant galaxies. Get all the details by clicking here.
I can eat cookie dough after having my tooth out, right? Cause this edible confetti chocolate chip cookie dough recipe from Studio DIY has me drooling. Get all the details by clicking here.
Lucy at Charm About You is sharing her latest finish the “Everything in it’s Place Bag” and it’s beautiful. You can read all about her tweaks, modifications and advice as well as getting all the information on patterns and supplies. Get all the details by clicking here.
Looking for some fun 3D wall art to brighten up your space, then check out this embroidery hoop fabric art tutorial by Bev at Flamingo Toes. Get all the details by clicking here.
Have you got an event, a charity drive, a pattern release, a class schedule or something else that you think my community would be interested in hearing about? Why not drop me a line and let me know – I’d love to share it with my readers. Click here to email me.
Leanne (of She Can Quilt), Beth (of Cooking Up Quilts) and Yvonne (of Quilting Jet Girl) have just announced that registration for the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop is open! Registration will be open through February 28 or until they receive 100 participants. The goal of the 6th annual New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop is to provide advice, technical help, and introduce new quilters to the online community. You can find out more here at the registration announcement post!
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