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Val's Quilting Blog

Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative


Order from Etsy (357)


If you haven't heard of etsy...get with the times people it's a place to get lost in I just absolutely love it there and always find something special for someone special and sometimes that someone is me...

So, I've been looking for a new makeup bag because mine is so OLD and embarassing even I blush when to go to use it each day and more of the edging crumbles...eeeks!!

 So, I jumped onto etsy and spent numerous hours while playing scrabble and finding things for London and me and Jeff and the neighbour down the street and my sister...well you get the point, you just about want to buy something for everyone you know. Plus you're supporting someone who's trying to make a few bucks make something that they love - so it's a worth while cause, woudn't you while searching for a new make up bag only 18 thousand options come in in every shape and size...I found a few that came close to mind but still weren't exactly...but as I mentioned I found something for London - aka Bugs which is this adorable owl hat...which is from my buddy (bestie really) Jean from Quilted Cupcake so now that I've convinced Jean to make me a new make up bag with zipped pouch in her choice of one of my favourite fabrics - I'm totally sold and can't wait for my new bag...Jean makes most things and has them posted on her shoppe page - she's sold well over 200 items, if there's something you need for yourself or your friend, please check out Jean's shop and tell her Valerie sent you!

I'll of course post about my new bag and Bug's (aka London's) new hat when it arrives...until next time, stay happy and creative everyone...


Journey of a Quilter is baaaaccckkkk (356)

Hi All, I'm so pleased to announce that Journey of a Quilter is back. It's by far the most popular quilt block of the month we've done to date! With the scrappy, now I mean scrappy - 20+ fabrics, beautiful hand dyed weeks floss, dupioni silks, silk pins, embroidery needles, sewing machine needles, private step by step blog postings and close up pictures...what more would you like? join maybe?

Well it's coming...3 options to choose from so pick the one that works for you and your schedule...maybe you are the type that wants everything at once - done. But maybe you are the type that wants to receive a special kit in the mail each month - done. And maybe you want to do it in black, white and red from your own collection - done or you want me to put together a special colour - you just let me know that you'd like purples or blues and I'll put something special together just for you!

Would love to see you all play along...please sign up for Journey of a Quilter 2013 - today!

----as a little side note here's Kathy's Journey quilt in her choice of fabrics - isn't it just devine?


Leanne's House Goodies (355)

You all know what a fan I am of Leanne Beasley, right? Leanns's House patterns, books, boms have always been a big part of my pastimes heart!

So, here's two new books from her, Living the Dream see sneak peek here and Romancing the Road Trip also a sneak peak here.

Adding to your books, these coil bound books are so beautiful and well thought out - Way to go Leanne!!

Order your books & Magazines from Leanne Beasley today!


Natalie Bird Goodies (354)

Two new books on our shelves from Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse, these are adorable..if you're looking to beef up your own bookshelves, buy a copy today!


Around the Net: Etsy (353)

As I'm updating Pastimes Online's reputation around the net...I've updated our store look over at Etsy: Pastimes Online.


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