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I’ve just finished trawling through all these wonderful blogs and giveaways and I feel I’ve just clawed my way out of an obsession…But I’ve seen some fantastic crafty works from all over the world and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. So, even if I don’t win anything, it was well worth it. So thanks everyone!!!

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I’ve just done some research into how other people store their fabric…mine tends to be the organised (or not so organised) chaos…which is only bearable because my stash is still fairly small…which in itself is actually unbearable! So I found this great little write-up for all us chaotic people out there…check it out and tell me what you think about his system. xx

http://www.sewdaily.com/blogs/stitchblog/archive/2011/04/21/how-do-you-store-your-fabric.aspx

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Here are some more of the wonderful sites hosting giveaways at the moments…Sew Mama Sew’s big day…

http://www.themodernmarigold.com/
http://modernsewl.blogspot.com/
http://www.mooncalfmakes.co.uk/
http://mrsmoen.blogspot.com
http://myfabricobsession.blogspot.com
http://narniamum.blogspot.com/
http://patchworkdelights.blogspot.com
http://piecemealquilts.wordpress.com
http://www.sameliasmum.com/
http://sandandstarfish.com
http://sewhappygeek.co.uk
http://littlethingsbybeth.blogspot.com/
http://thesewingattic.blogspot.com/
http://www.stephcupoftea.blogspot.com/
http://stitchyoursoul.blogspot.com
http://sukie.mt-wudan.com
http://www.swimbikequilt.com
http://www.twomoreseconds.com/
http://www.unfamiliarceiling.com
http://wendymoondesigns.blogspot.com/

And there are still sooooo many more…you just have to head over and explore. x

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Giveaway day!!!!

Have a look at all these great giveaways…..and check out the actual blogs, too – they are gems!

http://agirlinparadise.blogspot.com/
http://aprairiesunrise.blogspot.com/
http://www.aquiltinglife.com/
http://adelaidelemonade.typepad.com/
http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com/
http://www.andreacreates.blogspot.com/
http://bacontheneggs.blogspot.com/
http://www.bearpawandbearpaw.blogspot.com/
http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/
http://bluebirdsews.blogspot.com/
http://calamityjanescottage.blogspot.com/
http://craftymoira.blogspot.com
http://distantpickles.blogspot.com
http://www.earthgirlfabrics.com.au
http://edeenutcreates.blogspot.com/
http://www.fairyfacedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://fifiandflorence.blogspot.com
http://www.flamingotoes.com
http://www.genxquilters.com/
http://girlforallseasons.wordpress.com
http://victoriamiller.typepad.com
http://www.greenbaglady.blogspot.com/
http://mary.emmens.co.uk
http://alamodefabric.blogspot.com/
http://jkcreations1.blogspot.com/
http://jaceycraft.blogspot.com/
http://lrstitched.wordpress.com
http://lawsonandlotti.blogspot.com
http://melissaslilaclane.blogspot.com/
http://livingmysweetlife.blogspot.com
http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com
http://michelemademe.blogspot.com/

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Hello Hello everyone…

I seem to have vanished for a while…rather a lot happening in my world at the moment. I left off just after my birthday with a promise of some fabric pics and what happened…? They never came – so here goes: The family came through in fine style – they all know where I leave my money. Look at all this fabric goodness!

Don’t you just LOVE the mushrooms (sorry they ended up upside down…)

These gorgeous brushed cottons are currently being transformed into a baby blanket…the purple one is the back.

I’m not quite sure what to make with these – yet – but I just can’t resist them. I have to keep taking them out and looking at them and stroking them a little…am I very weird? But don’t they just look like summer???

I have already cut into these…I’m making a new cushion for my lovely sister…birthday coming up soon and she LOVES coffee…I thought, I might be on to a winner here…

Oh and apart from just looking at all these wonderful additions to my growing stash, I have actually been quilting and here is one finished project…And as you had already seen some progress pics you might be interested in the after-quilting-pic. I handquilted diagonal lines and really like the effect (why I handquilt straight lines is anybodies guess…)

Would you know it was actually blowing a gale…I must have managed to press down at just the right time to create this amazingly still effect…

Have a good week everyone. x

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yipee!!!

You all crossed your fingers very well! I have such fantastic good news: I’m on holiday (with lots of sunshine…), I have just had a wonderful birthday with lots of quilty presents…pics coming soon…and I have been offered a place to become a mental health nurse! I am soooooo excited. I really wanted the place but as only 20 were available, I didn’t really believe in it. There were so many other great applicants! So I am thrilled.

I hope you are all having a great time and are enjoying the sunshine where you are.
Carmen

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Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend…mine was great! So much sewing…too much maybe…my back is complaining a bit! Although that doesn’t really have anything to do with the sewing but the position I put myself in when I iron! No wonder I hate that part so much.
Anyway, I’ve just been trawling the web for some inspiration on strip quilts. I love them and have not tried on yet. I’ve always been afraid of making it all skewed and maybe ending up with something completely lopsided and horrible…and I just can’t bear to cut into my beloved fabrics then…but I saw some lovely tutorials which make me think, I might just give it a go soon. Check out this site for a ‘quilt as you go’ tutorial and definitely have a look at filminthefridge for the loveliest strip quilts ever!!! Those will make you want to start immediately, I promise!

Anyhow, let me know if you have thought of making strip quilts as well. Of course, if you’ve already made one and have posted a pic somewhere, send me a link and I will definitely check it out. Can’t wait to see some more lovely examples!

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