If my math’s is right, as you’re reading this I’m either: 1. at the hospital waiting to go into Theatre, 2. in Theatre, 3. in Recovery or 4. Impatiently waiting to be discharged. I got a call on Tuesday morning from my surgeon letting me know that he could do the procedure on Monday 19 November and so I jumped at the chance to have it done and over with. Between you and me I kind of surprised myself by not chickening out and delaying it. As I write this I’m just at the point of being so sick and tired of having my health dominate everything that I’m really looking forward to finishing 2018 with my health issues behind me.
I finally feel like I’m in a place where I’m not freaking out about something going wrong with the procedure or if they’ll find anything. Coming out of my colonoscopy was great and it made me feel so much better about having this procedure. Of course I’m freaking out about dying. (I’m always freaking out about dying!) I don’t want to leave my family, but I’m at that point where those irrational fears are being overshadowed by my annoyance at the impacts that managing my health is having on my life.
Last week I spoke about making the decision to carry on as if nothing was impacting my plans and I was lucky enough to get a major deliverable done just before I got the call… I want to introduce you to my 2019 Block of the Month Series; Miss Lizzy Samplers. I’ve designed 2 samplers, a contemporary and a traditional, based on the same 12 blocks used in different sizes and way. I’ve also built a whole year of tutorials, inspirational printables and tasks to help us have a fabulous year together. I’m super proud of it and I can’t wait to reveal it in it’s fullness to you over the coming weeks. I’m currently offering a price discount for those of you that wish to buy it now before all the blocks and settings are revealed.
I have lots to share and tell you about, but right now I need to be getting off to the hospital to get this pesky uterus and it’s cohort of friends removed. I can’t wait to talk to you on the other side! Wishing you a week filled with love, laughter and much fabric fondling!
I love this Flying Geese Arrows Quilt free pattern from Emily at Quilty Love. It’s a great one for using those low volume fabrics you’ve been hoarding (or you might like to buy while window shopping – see below). Click here to read more.
I love a cute project and this free pattern for Sock Kangaroo Plushies from Craft Passion is just perfect. Click here to read more.
Looking for a bold and fun way to use those scraps you’ve been accumulating, check out this free pattern for the Haphazard Quilt by Cinita at My Poppet. Click here to read more.
I’m loving this tutorial for making rope baskets from the team at Lia Griffith. Click here to read more.
Susie at Loganberry Handmade has a great tutorial on how to make these iconic chicken pincushions. 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 enabling: I will never stop suggesting that your stash should be well stocked like a pantry and this is a great bundle to help you get stocked up. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
B: I’m marvelling: Check out these cute little needle threaders! I’m totally getting one. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
C: I’m collecting: I think I might have an obsession with birds – but only on fabric. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
D: I’m chuckling: How cute is this cat catcher fabric! Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
You can find the latest information about the following events by clicking the on the relevant link below:
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.
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