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Manic Monday Linky Party

So you may have noticed I wasn’t here last week. That’s because I was reading – I averaged nearly 600 pages per day, which as you can imagine doesn’t leave much time for anything else. For some reason, when I read fiction I can’t bear to put it down. I simply MUST know what’s happening next. And it’s no good saying to myself After this chapter is over I’m going to do computer chores. I turn into Procrastination Central!

So I’m going on a fiction diet – the only fiction I’ll allow myself to buy is on audio, since I listen to that while I’m sewing. No more Kindle books for me! I need to get some real work done.

How about you? Do you have trouble doing anything else when you read a good book?

Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, recipe or project, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!



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Manic Monday Linky Party

Sorry things have been so quiet around here – we’ve been pretty swamped with getting the house ready to put it on the market. And then yesterday my husband tried to clean something. I’m sure you’ve had this happen in your house – someone cleans something and the results are SO disastrous that you have to redecorate. Yeah. So we spent yesterday scrambling to get to B&Q to buy paint, then spent the rest of the day painting the bedroom ceiling. And now we have to do the walls, too, so we have to pull out all the furniture. Guess who gets to clean behind it???

So I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been up to, because I’m feeling rather sorry for myself that my crafting time has been so limited.

Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, recipe or project, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!



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Manic Monday Linky Party & Features (& Giveaway Reminder!)

Hey, if you haven’t signed up for the Abakhan fabric giveaway, get over there now!

Hello!!! Sorry for the late posting today – I got my Mirena coil out and yikes! Cramps and everything. And because I haven’t had cramps or any of the more annoying aspects of being a woman for around 9 years, I’m not dealing with it very well. Actually, all I’ve done is sit on the couch and read. Perhaps a tad bit lazy but since I’m still fighting that low feeling, it simply feels like too much effort to do anything else. Is that pathetic?

Anyway, I have a couple of features from last week’s linky party:

I Quilt For Fun made this groovy scrap quilt using scraps from her own collection and some saved up from quilty friends – I’ll let you read the journey this quilt’s got ahead of it. What a cool idea!

Dorian of Ridge Top Quilts made this lovely 4 patch quilt top, adding a bit of the sublime into the centre with that bright orange/red diamond – perfect!

Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, recipe or project, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!



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Manic…Tuesday Linky Party (?!)

So, I had yesterday’s post all set up to publish automatically. But it didn’t. First I did the predictable thing and freaked out, thinking I’d set it up incorrectly. But no, apparently other WordPress.org users are having trouble with scheduled postings with the newest edition of WP. Which is fine. Things can usually be fixed fairly easily.

Except not this time. I have a handful of plug-ins that do all kinds of jobs – running interference for spam comments, making sure people don’t break in to the site, pinterest, all kinds of stuff. And (apparently) the only way to fix the bug is to disable ALL the plugins and add them back one at a time, testing with a scheduled post 5 minutes after reintroducing each plugin. And it’s the freakin Jubilee weekend which means Mike is home – so I’ll wrestle with it some other time. I should probably learn php too, while I’m at it. (I’m totally not going to learn everything about php. I have stuff to sew and knit.)

So I am very, very sorry Manic Monday didn’t publish yesterday, and here it is for real this time:

Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!

P.S. Because the Google Overlords want to force the entire planet into using their crazy social application, my Google Friend Connect widget has been cancelled. But you can still get me in your Google Reader (or any other reader) by clicking on the Feedburner (RSS) link below. :)

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Manic Monday Linky Party!

Hello! Hope you had a lovely weekend! Savi comes home from America today, yay! I hope she’s not too jetlagged as she has to go to school tomorrow. She used to get it so bad I thought she had the flu. Thankfully these days it manifests itself mainly in being tired. Anyway, send good karma her way today so she feels okay tomorrow. :)

Sew Happy Geek

Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!



P.S. Because the Google Overlords want to force the entire planet into using their crappy social application, my Google Friend Connect has been cancelled. But you can still get me in your Google Reader (or any other reader) by clicking on the Feedburner (RSS) link below. :)

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Manic Monday Linky Party!

Hello! How was your weekend? Did you get up to any sewing? I can’t wait to see everyone’s links! And did you sign up for my Fat Quarter Shop Welcome Giveaway? There are 3 chances to win and 3 prizes!

Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!



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Manic Monday Linky Party!

Hello and Happy Monday! (I know, I’m groaning inside too.) What have you been up to? Done any crafting? Please link up!

Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!



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Feature Friday And A Bit Of Pre-Valentine Cheer (Just A Little Bit!)

If you’re wondering what’s going on in the Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL, go check out the Information page and the Flickr group – lots of inspiration in there!
Love (Two red hearts)

So my friend Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs is preparing to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way - from 6 Feb to 14 Feb she’ll be featuring guest posts, tutorials and all kinds of good stuff. And I’m posting a tutorial for her on the 10th, so I’m excited! And you should be excited too: she’s going to host a Valentine’s Project Linky Party, and you can link up your Valentine’s projects AND get your friends to vote for you! The one with the most votes wins a sweet prize! I can’t tell you exactly what I’m making, but I can tell you it’s quilty, and it’s small. Hmmm. No prizes for guessing correctly. :p So get your reds and pinks out and start sewing!

And while we’re talking about sewing, I’d like to introduce you to this week’s features. They were the most popular links, and I think you’ll see why:

Danny at Mommy For Reals has a mini-tute on how to make this applique tree. And I am SO rubbish at drawing that I’m super jealous of the trunk of that tree. And the paisley shapes too. Isn’t it cool?

Dana at Water Penny linked up this tutorial for a Signature Wedding Quilt - doesn’t it look sweet?

Amanda at City Girl Gone Coastal linked up a sweet tutorial on using stamps as embroidery patterns! So clever!

I’ll see you Monday for another Manic Monday Linky Party! Have a great weekend!

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Manic Monday Linky Party!

Hey, what have you been up to? Did you get some sewing time in this weekend? Show me what you’ve been creating!

Sew Happy Geek
Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog (the code is on the right sidebar), but you don’t have to!



P.S. Because I write a non-Blogger blog, I am one of those unfortunates who will lose my Google Friend Connect widget soon. I really value you as a reader and follower, and I’d like to ask you to consider following me on BlogLovin’, a free service built specifically for people to follow their favourite blogs. Thanks!! :)
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Manic Monday Linky Party AND Katy’s Pocketed Cosmetic Bag Tutorial!

Hi guys! How has your last 3 weeks been?  Mine have been strange! Plus, I’ve had a pretty rough weekend. I got my stitches out on Thursday, which was FANTASTIC, but of course my arm isn’t at 100% yet and it’s very frustrating to have to limit myself. Then on Friday I woke up with a VERY sore throat and a seriously infected ingrown toenail and had to get antibiotics from the GP. So all weekend I’ve been eating ice lollies and drinking herbal tea. And looking at my toenail with a mixture of fascination and disgust. Yeah, I’m weird. So what. :)

However, I feel so much better now, thank goddess! Maybe it was the extra 12 hours of sleep I’ve gotten over the last 3 days. Or maybe it’s because the antibiotics are finally kicking in. Whatever it was, I’m just concentrating now on getting my arm back to normal.

Plus, I have an awesome tutorial for you! My pal Katy was generous enough to let me post her cosmetic bag tutorial on Friday, but for some reason it didn’t make it to everyone’s readers, so please go have a look at it right now. It’s very well written and easy to follow. If you’re scared of zippers I totally recommend it!

So I’m really curious to see what you’ve been up to in the last week! And be sure to come back tomorrow as I have another fantastic tutorial for you!
Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!





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