Link Love: The Couch Potato Edition

A highlight reel of what's going on in my life and a collection of useful links and information for the creatives amongst us - Angie Wilson at

The surgeon lied! I had my wisdom tooth out on Monday (three hours later than planned) and then it wasn’t until Saturday that I started to feel “normal” again. I haven’t had a recovery like this, ever! And that includes my c-section. It seriously put me on my butt. Thank goodness for Beth (the Community Happiness Officer) keeping things ticking along during the week so I could have time on the couch, just me, the tv and the ice cream. But, now the tooth is gone and I can look forward to a pain free existence again! Yay!

Wish I had more to tell you, but unless you want to know about the first episode of Survivor: Game Changers or how long it takes for a bowl of vanilla ice cream to melt I’ve really got nothing. I do however know two things: 1. Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along is finishing up on March 21st and B. Long Time Gone Sew-along kicks off on March 15. Two pretty big events both at different stages and both equally exciting for completely different reasons.

I did a little bit of sewing last week (it was a danger filled adventure and I’m lucky to still have my fingers!) to get the next mini quilt pattern for Quarter Inch of Quirk which will be released on March 15. I’m a little bit excited about this mini because it’s the first time I’ve designed something that’s needed to be a foundation paper pieced pattern. (Lucky I had Kristy to help me out!) I hope you dig it as much as I do.

Today’s a public holiday here in Canberra and so I’m going to be spending today with the boys and just pottering around before getting back into the office tomorrow. I hope you have a most fabulous day and a super week!

PS. If you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter, Gnome News, you really should do so all this month I’m giving away a discount code that allows you to get the latest issue of Make Modern (which has an amazing article in it about the #100Days100Blocks event, including some gorgeous photos of finished quilts from the event) for AU$5, that’s less than US$4! Click here to sign up!


I’m obsessed with pincushions at the moment and I’m loving this colour wheel pincushion on We All Sew. Get all the details by clicking here.

Moda Bake Shop have put out a call for “chefs”. The opportunity is to design a pre-cut friendly project for inclusion on the Moda Bake Shop website. Get all the details by clicking here. If you’re interested in pursuing this opportunity then I’d also suggest you read this article about being a Bake Shop Chef by Abby Glassenberg of WhileShe Naps. Click here to read.


I love these free snack inspired care package printables by Skip to My Lou – perfect for inclusion in swap packages. Get all the details by clicking here.


Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew has a great blog post on making sure you’re looking after your body while sewing. Something I need to get better at if I want to keep sewing! Get all the details by clicking here.


Looking for a quilt that delivers big impact, then check out this Checkered Garden tutorial by Film in the Fridge. Get all the details by clicking here.


Spring is just around the corner for some parts of the globe (not this one unfortunately) and Lisa at Spoonful of Sugar has a great tutorial for adding a touch of spring to your tea towels. 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.

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