Monday, 28 February 2011

A Febuary block for Larain

Here is the block that I made for Larain, I do hope that she likes it..
she asked for any theme in traditional colours
posted by Linda M 

From Crafty Pug to BubzRugz

Crafty Pug and I did a swap this month.... this is the lovely block I received from her...

My theme is Christmas Trees in any traditional colours ....

Perfect isn't it?

Thanks Crafty Pug - I love it 

Sunday, 27 February 2011

giveaway winner!!!!

hello all!!
thanks to those who left comments to go in the first ever Christmas Quilting Block Swaps Australia Giveaway!! (what a mouthful!)

without further ado, picked out number 1 (one)
wow!! that is random!!!

so the winner is Maria of Life On The Block - congratulations!
your magazines will be in the post asap!  don't forget to show us what you make!

pugs and kisses

Mary S and Rosemary

these are the lovely blocks that Mary S and Rosemary swapped for the January swap

more lovely work ladies!

swaps between Ann and Rosemary

this first photo is the block that rosemary sent to ann for their feb swap

and this one is from ann for rosemary

aren't they both lovely!

Friday, 25 February 2011

February Block

I only joined this swap group this month and Crafty Pugz was kind enough to quickly fit me in and swap with me.....

This is the one I made for her....

this was the sneak peak.....

and I loved the block so much I did another .... and turned it into a hot pad using insulbright for the wadding.... now I have a Christmas gift too....

I have received my lovely Christmas Trees block... but my camera is on Walkabout in Melbourne so we just have to wait till it gets home......

Thursday, 24 February 2011

another big welcome!

we have been lucky to have so many new members in recent weeks!

today we welcome two more - Dawn from Dorset, England and Vanessa from Victoria, Oz.

welcome to our group ladies!! we hope you have a blast and meet lots of great new friends

pugs and kisses

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Christmas star from Canada

Thank you to Brigette for this pretty fussy cut Christmas star, its really lovely and will go well in my project.  It also came with a Christmas card in keeping with the Christmassy theme and a sweet piece of Canadian maple print fabric as a special keepsake.

I also think the Canadian stamps are just so cute, a little lady bird and polar bear cub as well as some flowers.  So pretty that I may have to take up stamp collecting as well.

Thank you so much Brigette I love it xx

Welcome and some info to think about....

hi all!
firstly please join me in welcoming our newest member, Sue V, from WA in Australia.  her blog is now in the members list, so please check it out!

i am working on the swaps for March as we speak, and just want to mention a couple of things.

first, you will notice in the left side bar there is a list of the members of our swap.  when someone takes an indefinite break, or asks to leave, i put their name in italics with 'on leave' next to it.  im a bit of a softie and want people to know that they are always welcome back, so i can't bring myself to delete their names!!!

anyhoo, this month we have had a few ladies need to take indefinite breaks because of changes to their life circumstances, and so i wanted to take this opportunity to wish them all the best.    also please remember that at any time you can just take a month or two off from the swap if you know that busy-ness is around the corner - just let me know!

second, i wondered if people would like to take a leaf out of the standard quilting swap group and have the option of creating smaller blocks (or bigger blocks for that matter), so that we can complete a wider variety of christmas projects?

i have put a poll up in the top right corner of the blog - have a think and have a vote, the poll closes 15th of March.  as per always, we will go with the greatest number of votes.  any questions or comments, please don't hesitate!  it is your swap!

i hope to have the swap partners finished today or tomorrow, so they will be in your inbox then!

thanks for reading and i hope that you are having a great week!
pugs and kisses

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Fiona's block received

i got this gorgeous block from Fiona in the post last week, complete with beautiful handmade Christmas tag.  thank you so much Fiona - just beautiful work
pugs and kisses

Crafty's block for Leena

hi all
Leena let me know that her block arrived safe and sound - here is the whole thing!  Leena said she was very happy with it - which was lovely and always great to know!
pugs and kisses

Saturday, 19 February 2011

February block completed

It was Friday Night Sew In yesterday.  It is so good to have a designated day to stop everything else and sew.  

Here is my block for Shauna,

Shauna, your block will be in the mail on Monday, with my apologies for taking so long.

Friday, 18 February 2011

February block is in the mail

A sneak peak of my February block, now winging it's way to Cheryl.


Giveaway time!!

hi all!

i thought it was about time for a Christmas giveaway!!!

the prize is 3 magazines, complete with pattern sheets, delivered to your door (well, postal address anyway). for those interested, they are Handmade Country Christmas Crafts Vol 26 No 2, and Vol 27 No 4, and  Patchwork and Stitching Christmas Special Vol 11 No 6.

there are a few ways to enter the draw and have more than one chance to win....

entry one, just leave a comment to this post and say you would like to be in it to win it!
entry two, leave a comment that you are a follower of this blog, or become a follower and leave a comment to that effect
entry three, make mention of this giveaway on your blog and then post that link in a comment (with special mention that all are welcome to join the swap too of course!!)

that easy really! open to all, not just swap members, and open until 5pm Sunday 27th of February 2011 ACDST (ie the time in Adelaide, SA, Australia). winner will be picked at random using based on comment number

you got to be in it to win it!!!
much love and hope you are all doing well
pugs and kisses

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Febuary Block Arrived.

I recieved an e-mail from  Linda  today to say her Febuary Block had arrived from me.

So now I can post a photo of it.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

My February Block Arrived.

On returning from a trip to Perth I was delighted to receive some lovley parcels. Linda's beautiful block was amongst them all the way from USA.   
Just love the way this block is put together. Thank you Linda.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

sneak peek of Leena's Block

this will go in the post tomorrow!  hope leena likes it!
she asked for any christmas theme in any christmas colour

pugs and kisses

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

please join me in welcoming our 28th member - the lovely Fiona from Queensland.

her blog is in the blog list - 

welcome along Fiona, and we hope you have a fantastic time swapping!

pugs and kisses

Janet's block to Leena

Leena writes
"this is Janet's Xmas Block that I have just received today all the way from Yukon, Canada. It is January's Block but I am relieved that it has finally arrived. Hate to think that such a beautiful block might get lost in the mail .Out-standing workmanship and I loved the fabrics used.
I think I got more than what I asked for, tumbling blocks with  the added seams does make it look a whole lot more interesting. I love it. Will definitely stand out in my Christmas Sampler!"

just beautiful!!!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Brigettes Christmas Star

My swap partner for February is Brigette from Canada who requested a star in Traditional colours.  I used 3 coloured prints of holly to make this star and am pleased with the result, I hope Brigette likes it.  It will be winging its way to you on Monday, Hugs, Sue x

January block from LindaM

I have received a beautiful block from LindaM, my January partner

Linda included some extra fabric as well

look at that lovely Christmas goodness ;-)
Thank you Linda, I love it!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Christmas Tree from Leena The city to the Mountains....

Hi,This Monday I received from Leena of Kensington my Feb christmas swap block.Thank you Leena it is lovely and a great addition to my collection...I maybe a little late due to other things going on in my life but yours will be on its way before too long...
I do love it so thank you again...