I feel like I’m on some sort of Fair ride at the moment. Last week started off so well. The Little Man started back at school so I could work totally guilt free because I knew he was off with his friends learning and being well looked after. I designed and sewed a quilt top in a day! Something I don’t think I’ve ever done. I spent the week finalising some exciting things that are coming up, catching up with sewing friends and just generally kicking goals. Then on Saturday my laptop made me do an operating system update and it all went to the proverbial after that. The update took SIX HOURS to install and then once it had my machine wouldn’t boot up. Argh!!!
I had a late night on Saturday night and forced myself to get up early and do some work only to find my laptop wouldn’t cooperate. Lucky for me just that week I’d managed to nag Hubby enough to get me a new external hard-drive and back my machine up after the old hard-drive being full up and a backup not being done for nearly 2 months. Phew! It’s hard to be cranky at the universe when something “bad” happens and you realise how close it came to being disastrous but you got lucky and it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Needless to say my weekend was a write off (probably a good thing as I got to spend it with friends and family instead of working) and now I’m scrambling to get things caught up again today.
My lap-top took 21 hours to reinstall itself and it’s still not 100% so I’ve been trying to finish what I can and get things back on track after a corker of a past month or two. Gotta love how the world works sometimes. Anyways, I’m caught up on nearly everything. I’ve announced all the winners for the sew-alongs that have been outstanding (you can find the links to the relevant events and information below) and I’ve announced the details for #100Days100Blocks2019 (click here to find out!). I’m just in the process of finalising all the missing tutorials for the Farmer’s Wife event and then we’re going to be caught up because the next 4 tutorials are scheduled and ready. Yay!
So, if I want to get everything done today I’d better get off the computer and get on with the task list. I hope you have a super productive day (like me! Go the power of positive thinking!) Wishing you a week filled with love, laughter and much fabric fondling!
I loved this post from Amy at Diary of a Quilter about things you can sew to help someone dealing with the treatment of Breast Cancer. Click here to read more.
Amira at The Little Mushroom Cap has 5 ways you can make a quilt backing from your own stash. Click here to read more.
This is a fun new take on a 2016 pincushion from Fat Quarter Shop by Sherri at A Quilting Life. Click here to read more.
Check out Mary’s Go Round Quilt on Moda Bake Shop for a fun quick make. Click here to read more.
Um… have you seen this cheesecake from Baker by Nature? Winner! Click here to read more.
I love to share the cool things that I find during my week of surfing the internet window-shopping and splurging. Here’s my top 4 from this week:
A: I’m loving: Elizabeth Hartman has done it again and Pink Door Fabrics are right there with her. You can get this quilt kit through Pink Door Fabrics. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
B: I’m obsessing: I’ve just added 6 of Katie’s signs to our home and now I’m going to stock up on these cute stickers. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
C: I’m sharing: Want to get the look of a Jen Kingwell rainbow, then check out this bundle. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
D: I’m falling: For those of you looking to make a more masculine quilt, check out this bundle. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
- Round We Go Sew-along
- Farmer’s Wife 1920’s Sew-along
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Winners have 48 hours from Midday 22 October (AEST) to claim their prize. You must email me to claim your prize. Unclaimed prizes may be allocated to another winner at the discretion of the event host. Please do not contact the sponsor directly to claim your prize, doing so will void your winning. Please do not DM on Instagram of Facebook to claim your prize as doing so will void your winning. I will email all winners back within working hours (that’s 9:30am – 2:30pm Monday to Friday AEST (Sydney Time) – please give me up to 3 working days to respond.) If you haven’t heard by then, please contact me again via DM on IG or FB or email. Please don’t send me multiple messages across multiple platforms to claim your prize – you just slow the process down as I have to take time out to look at the messages to determine if it’s relevant or not.
Raylee at Sunflower Stitcheries & Quilting is hosting a Finish-along for those that are looking to turn their completed #100Days100Blocks2019 blocks into a finished quilt. You can find out all the details by clicking here.
I love seeing the quilts and projects that are made during my sew-alongs or from my book and I’ve decided I’m going to start sharing them with you all so that you can see the amazing work being done within this fabulous creative community. If you’d like to have your work shared please reply to this email with 1 photo of your work made during one of my events, from one of my patterns or from my book. Make sure the image is well lit and clearly shows your work so people can truly appreciate your handy work. Include the details of what you’ve made and it could end up on my blog and in one of my newsletters. If you have any questions, reply to this email and we’ll get it sorted together.
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.
- Deborah, of Driftwood Quilting, is hosting a great retreat in November! It’s all about making a baby quilt and you can find out more by clicking here.
- Vicki of My Creative Corner3 has some great patterns, events and even a podcast to share with everyone. You can check it all out by clicking here.
- Sally, of Felicity-Ann Bags, Crafts & Vintage, is hosting a beginners quilt class and social sewing circle in Gonerby Foot Hill in Grantham. You can find out more details by clicking here.
- Ellen of Handmade 3D is hosting an #instabee for those looking to connect with other quilters and make some awesome quilts in the process. The Bee will use the book, “Free Spirit Block Party” for the blocks and you can find out more information by clicking here.
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