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Sheila Lazarus
Issue #136----November 2016
So... I'm fresh from the International Quilt Market & Festival & I had a blast getting to meet so many new customers & catching up with our longtime customers as well, but I gotta tell ya, I'm suffering a bit from "Festival Lag"...
I'm still trying to catch up from being away from this office for 2 weeks! So enjoy this month's newsletter and
Best wishes to you & your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving season!
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 "Handbag of the Month" Gallery-
So last month we actually didn't run a "Handbag of the Month" contest since we didnt have a full compliment of entries!
BUT...it's a new month and the contest is back with some of the prettiest entries I've seen in some time! 
We've got EIGHT fantastic entries to share with you, so scroll down to check 'em out then click HERE to cast a vote for your favorite.

(For LARGER images: Click on each individual pic)

Annette Macher told me that she's had this elephant fabric for quite sometime now and didn't know at the time what she would make with it, but it sure looks fabulous on this Triple Play!
And this scrumptious Walkabout Wallet is a cool & interesting combination of fabrics. Melissa Koehn did a really great job combining the tweedy-like contrast with bold & graphic print! Click here to see the bag front!
Cathi Page of Colorado Springs, CO used reproduction fabric from the 1800's to create this unique look for her Quattro. Cathi says that now that she's retired she'll be doing a LOT more sewing!
And Carmen Selzer is back with a colorful version of our Carolina CarryAll. She said she whipped this beauty up in an afternoon and has enjoyed the compliments she gets wherever she goes!
And isn't Deborah Rayman's Wrapsody bag impressive? There's something about the fabrications she chose that looks totally lush and classy!
This Triple Play was created by Cindy Keiser of Arlington, NE to be used by her daughter as a diaper bag. She combined these Waverly prints with a "piped" vinyl lower for really classic look. Here's a peek at the inside.
And here we have the very 1st Everyday Attache to be entered into our HOM contest! Pat Bollman posted these pictures on our FaceBook page & got such a nice reaction that she then sent the pictures in for our contest! Check out the inside HERE!
And finally, here's a totally unique take on our Wrapsody bag! I love the brave combination of fabrics chosen by Josee Carrier of Montreal, Canada. Here's a peek at the INSIDE & Josee wrote a nice review of this pattern and some matching accessories and you might enjoy reading it here!
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 Only one vote per MONTH, per email address.
From the Website- 
We posted some fun stuff on the website this past month, and if you're new here, and you want to catch up or if you missed any of those posts don't worry, they're all listed below.
And now... Check out thie "Oldie but Goodie" from our Archives
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TWO For Your Viewing Pleasure-
 Look how happy this cat is to see "his dog"!   
Click image or HERE to watch it.
Keep an eye on the bird on the right.
Click image or HERE to watch it.
A Cute 'Tute'- Patchwork Slippers
Here's a cute little tutorial for what will soon be standard indoor footwear. Everyone can use a new pair of slippers, fight? And you can even use up scraps to make these! Click HERE to get started.
Quote of the Month- 
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Look What I Found OnLine- Marcia Layton Designs
  Marcia Layton is a Florida native and former pre-K teacher. She started making quilts using children’s handprints for the school’s spring art show in 1998 & they were so popular & she had so much fun making them they became the inspiration for her first book, Handprint Quilts, & then Calendar Kids. What an extraordinary keepsake they would be for a Christmas gift!  :)
Techie Tutorial of the Month-  How a Bobbin WorksBobbin Works
Click image or HERE to view an terrific video that explains how a bobbin works! It's fascinating!
New Word of the Month- Craftermath
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26 years ago this tabby cat chose his humans in their backyard. Now at the age of 31, he is still going strong.
Meet Nutmeg the cat.
This super senior cat has one deaf ear and three teeth left, but he has the heart of a lion. He bounced back from a serious illness last year.
Nutmeg may have lost one of his nine lives, but this old man is not ready to kick the bucket yet.
{Click HERE to read more}
Cat Picture of the Month-
Emoticons are very popular right now, so if you're a cat-lover, you might consider using THESE!     Click image or HERE for a larger view.
As 'Funnie' as Real Life-
Proving once again why dogs are "man's best friend"
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