Thursday, 25 July 2013
Lots of squishy goodness on its way, Bethlehem news and a new design….
Today has been a day of packing and parcelling and wrapping and tying…….there are lots of parcels on their way ALL around the place……birthdays (some very belated!!! *eek*) and swaps, prizes and just ‘hellos’…… The look on my local posty’s face was priceless when I unloaded a bag of parcels on her desk!!!!! Kept her busy for a little while, I tell you! hee hee But, she was very happy to do it…..I love our local post office staff!!! They’re always so helpful! I can tell you one of the parcels is my pincushion for a pincushion swap that Maree organised (thanks Maree, it was fun!!!) ..needless to say I can’t tell you WHO it’s going to, but……… *wink* it may be you!!!!! Just hope you like Red, White and Blue!!!!!???? So if you’re waiting for a parcel from me, it’s on its way…….*smile* I do hope you like what I’ve chosen for you! I haven’t had a chance to catch up with my Bethlehem blocks since I showed you last but wow, they caused a rush of questions…… It is a gorgeous and fun stitchery and Natashia Curtin of Smee Designs has done a fabulous job at designing it. I’ve loved every minute of it….. So many people, from all over the world, emailed me to ask where they could get block 1 from as the magazine was no longer available…….so off I emailed to the magazine itself and here is the info if you’re interested……. As you know, Block 1 was published in Homespun Vol 13 No 7 (July 2012) and I think that the most cost-effective and simple way to get that issue now is electronically through Zinio, especially for overseas readers for whom back copies are very expensive. Stitch-A-Longs are designed to be done in a limited time frame – they do not stay on the website indefinitely. Previously, we always deleted the old one when the next one began, but because the Bethlehem one has been so popular, we’ve allowed it to remain online a little longer than usual. It would be a good idea to download all the designs and instructions sooner rather than later. The website is www.zinio.com and that issue is $3.50 AUD. Great info and thanks Elizabeth for filling us in……good to know, if there’s a stitch-a-long or quilt-a-long in a magazine…..to grab it while you can! Yesterday I was working on my new design….’Thank you”……and here’s another sneaky look……. I was planning to have it finished today and ready to write the pattern tomorrow, but we all know what happens to good plans??….I discovered I have a meeting to go to soon so that threw that idea out the window!!!…..but I plan to have it ready for you over the weekend and then it will be available to purchase in my Craftsy store soon after….I can’t wait…..I really love this one!!! Hope you’re getting lots done today and managing to fit a little stitchy time in too! sugary hugs xox :o)