Link Love: The Week the Internet Died

Well that was an interesting week! I’ve been working and planning the official release of my book, Fussy Cutters Club, for months and then on Wednesday my websites crashed. It’s been horrible. I lost 18 hours on Thursday trying to get them to work and was just on the verge of a massive meltdown when Jenni from Lyrical Host came to my assistance and saved my sanity. I hate wasting time at the best of times, but to spend 18 hours stuck in front of my computer trying to make things work is the absolute pits. Lyrical Host have been brilliant and took all the trouble off my plate and have managed getting everything fixed. We’re still in the process of getting everything sorted, but I’m confident that by the end of the week my websites will be stable, fast and I’ll be able to get the support I need.

The upside of things going wrong is that I’ve learned a valuable lesson in just letting go. There’s nothing I can do to make this go faster, fix it myself or change what’s happening so I’ve just left it up to Lyrical Host to do their thing and I’ll focus on the other things that need to be done while the IT voodoo happens in the background. With less than three weeks to go until I fly off to Houston with my quilty partner-in-crime Kristy (of Quiet Play) I’m a little bit panicked about the things I need to get done in the time remaining. It’s not a frantic as it was last year, but it’s still pretty full on. Lucky I love my job so much or this kind of thing would suck.

The blog tour for Fussy Cutters Club kicked off on Saturday and it’s been so amazing and humbling to read all the well wishes from people about the book and to hear people’s thoughts about fussy cutting. I’ve got a huge month of things planned for the blog hop including partnering with Sharon to host an international sway (you can read about it here) and lots of fun giveaways. I’m also finalising some great events for 2018 to help you conquer your fears of fussy cutting, show you how to use up the “off cuts” and inspire you to look at your fabrics in new ways. It’s a really exciting time (despite the IT problems) and I’m really jazzed about being able to share it with you.

Given the lost sewing time, the impending trip to Houston and the final days of school holidays I’d best be served by hopping off the computer and getting stuck into family time and sewing time. I hope you have the most amazing week filled with love, laughter and fabric fondling!

PS. I’m thrilled to announce a new blog sponsor: Amitie Textiles (Jen Kingwell’s shop). To celebrate Amitie are offering 15% off your order. Just use GNOME15 at checkout. Click here to visit.

Lisa of Sweet Little Pretties is sharing her summer inspired take on the 9 Patch Potholder from Fussy Cutters Club. Click here to read more.


This quilt block tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics is fabulous. This block would work well as a cushion or in a quilt. Click here to read more.


Keeping with the 9 Patch Block theme check out this free quilt tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company for a 9 patch on-point quilt. Click here to read more.


Looking for projects to use up your scraps, then check out this Colour Strips Scrap Floor Pillow Tutorial on Sew Mama Sew. Click here to read more.


This one’s a bit of fun because – hello! plus squid! I need to get over my loathing of high fluff producing fabrics and sew myself one of these squid pencil cases. 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 digging: I can’t resist a flamingo in a party hat. Click here to purchase this on Etsy for AUD$7.76+.
 B. I’m sipping: For the coffee lovers amongst us this is the perfect print for fussy cutting. Click here to purchase this on Etsy for AUD$3.67+
C. I’m shipping: The Fussy Cutters Club Book Bundle is available (and the link works this time!). Click here to purchase from me for AUD$39.99
D. I’m using: I added this print to my collection a few weeks back and I’m using it now for a special project. Click here to purchase this on Etsy for AUD$13.60 per yard
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.
  • 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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