Goodness me, October snuck up on me. The first of the month and daylight savings kicking in has certainly put a cat among the pigeons where my work schedule is concerned. I’m still getting over the flu and so I’ve been a little bit slow going this week, but it’s been a nice way to start the school holidays. I’ve got big plans for this week though. My book is officially released on October 7 so that’s kind of big. I’ve got to get a mountain of things done so that I can jet off to Houston knowing that things won’t fall over here while I’m gone. Plus I’ve got a new book I need to have a first draft done of very soon. It’s all happening!
The weather has finally turned and it’s Spring. The days are filled with glorious sunshine and my mind is turning to our much neglected garden. Every year we get to this time of the month and I’m struck by how little we do to our yard and how much potential there is in it. I would really love to spend some time this year getting at least our front garden in order. It seriously looks like we live in an abandoned house. I have dreams of cherry blossom trees and another magnolia tree. I’m not sure how much preparation the ground needs before we plant those types of trees so I can see I’m going to need to do some research. Then there’s our poor neglected vegetable beds, they could do with some love as well.
Between the things I have to do for work, family commitments and my dreams for a better garden there’s not much time left in this month. It’s going to fly by. I also just had the realisation this morning that it’s nearly December. December! That means Christmas is just around the corner and I really need to get my stuff together if I’m going to have a hope of having a holiday from all things blogging and social media in December. If I’ve any chance of getting back on track I’d better get off the computer and get to work. I hope you have the most amazing week filled with love, laughter and fabric fondling!
The official release date of my book is October 7 which is less than a week away and to celebrate the launch of my book I’m hosting a month long blog hop with some of my all time favourite creatives to share with you all the projects in the book and get you excited about fussy cutting. I’m also going to be partnering with Sharon (of @shoppershaz_swaphost) to host an international swap based on projects from the book. (I’ll share more details about how you can participate, a discount code for buying the book and where to get some great supplies when the blog hop kicks off on October 7.) If you’d like to find out more about the book, including where you can buy a copy, resources for retails and where I’ll be teaching, head on over to www.fussycuttersclub.com
I’m obsessed with this Bloomin’ Quilt-As-You-Go tutorial from Hey Let’s Make Stuff. Click here to read more.
I’m working on binding a few quilts at the moment and I love this tutorial on how to use your scraps to make binding. Click here to read more.
I love a good orange peel quilt and this tutorial from Crazy Old Ladies Quilts makes me think I could easily whip one up. Click here to read more.
This jelly roll friendly pattern is a free download from Zen Chic. Love the impact in this pattern. Click here to read more.
Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts has this fabulous free skull pattern just in time for Halloween. Click here to read more.
- Wendy (of the Next Stitch) and Sharon (of Colour Girl Quilts) are kicking of the Great Pixie Quilt-along in October. You can find out all the details by clicking here.
- Anita of Daydreams of Quilts has released her first eBook, “A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts” and she’s offering it at the low introductory price of $14.95 (Canadian) until the end of September. (The ebook reverts to it’s regular price of $24.95 on October 1st.) There are 10 patterns for Pixel Heart Quilts encompassing many holidays and seasons throughout the year. Click here to purchase.
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