Monday, 31 October 2011

A 'Crazy' Block for Billy

Just posted this 'Crazy Patchwork' to Billy of  Williamstown, VIC. It was a fun Block to do and I hope it is what she has requested for. Thanks for being my partner, Billy.

A Christmasy block from Australia

Fiona sent me this fantastic block for the Christmas swap.  Thanks Fiona!


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Log cabin off to the USA

I am off to an early November start, having made my November block for Jen in USA.  Jen requested a log cabin in traditional colours.  I love making log cabins, you get to use lots of different prints.

I hope Jen likes the fabrics I have chosen for her,  this will start its journey to you on Monday.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The year is flying....and Christmas is a-coming!

Hi all!
Somehow, when I checked my calendar, the month had flown by, and it was time to send out new swap partners!
Im not exactly sure what happened there......I think we all feel the same at this time of year :)
So, check your inboxes for your November partners, and enjoy!
Feel free to contact me with any hassles, if you need to sit out, or to upload photos
Much love, pugs and kisses

lucky Billy!

Billy writes:
Would you please upload the gorgeous block Shirley sent me from Canada
Shirley has embroidered every seam and also sent me a beautiful fat quarter and a collection of glass beads so I can add more  embellishments

i am sure you will agree - wow!!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

A little Christmas cheer

I am sharing a lovely table runner that I have made from blocks received in this group.

Contributors are ( L to R )

Friendship block - Shauna Bushfield
Star Block - Cathy Cates (see the cute felt poisettia centre too).
Poinsettia block - Cheryll Shannon

Thank you sooooo much ladies for your lovely blocks that helped make this project possible.  its lovely to see how three very different blocks come together so well.  And as the theme seemed to be poinsettia it gave me a good excuse to use some fabric with that pattern on it for the borders.

It does not show in the pictures, but the cream fabrics have lovely golden swirls and stars.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Lori's log cabin

New member Lori was partnered with me in October and today I received this perfect Log cabin.

as well as this I got some extra special goodies.  A hand made 100% dish cloth - will put that to good use I am sure, and Lori read on my blog that I am a rooster lover and sent me this cute little rooster block.  I will have to think of something special to make with him.  I also received a letter "S" for sue decal, but I forgot to photograph it.

Thank you Lori xx

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Christmas Block for Fiona

It is done and will be in the mail for you on Monday!  Hope it fits in with your others. (Yay!  I got it to show the right way up.


Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sneak Peek for Robyn from CathyC

Sneak Peek for Robyn, for October

Robyn, as soon as I hear from you, your block will be in the post

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

From CathyC to Jen

I got a brief email from Jen (no blog) to let me know that the block I made for September has arrived ;-)

here is the tease pic I posted earlier

Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of the extra FQs I threw in ;-(

Jen didn't mention the FQs so I hope the package arrived in one piece and that Jen likes what I have sent ;-)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Marias tree

My partner this month was Maria and she sent me this cheerfull Christmas tree, see the cute charm star at the top.

And look at the goodies she included for me, Some green satin ribbon and embroidery wool, as well as a handy little note pad with magnet to pop on my fridge :).  Thanks Maria, I am spoilt. x  

Saturday, 8 October 2011

A lil-peek...

For: Larissa
Today we are enjoying warm weather  in my part of the USA
so off to the post we walk!
We are sending this 'squishy' to Larissa.
Along with a few prayers as she has not been feeling well.
Do hope that you'll enjoy your package & that your feeling better!
Blessings to you~

Friday, 7 October 2011

August Block from Heather to Vanessa

A late post for August block.
I received this lovely star block from Heather.
After travelling from Nova Scotia, the block had a bit of a detour! But arrived safely to me!
Thanks Heather

September Block from Larain to Vanessa

I received this beautiful star block from Larain
Love the fabric and the star design you chose for me Larain - thanks so much.
And for the nice surprise of the reindeer and wreath buttons!

October Block

Here is the Christmas Star block - Christmas colours on snow - for Janet.

This is a new block to me... it is called Annie's Choice..but I used two contrast colours

It's on it's way to you Janet!!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Thanks So Very Much

I am Jen and very new to this group. I had just moved from Bethlehem, PA (USA) to Allentown, PA. To get things done fast, I had put alot of my boxes of things in our garage. As I needed things I would go out and bring in a few boxes. Late one night about 11:00 pm I was getting ready for bed and looked out my front door to discover 4 feet of water rolling down the ally. Everything in the garage was floating around getting wetter by the minute. Well....needless to say with all the years I have been sewing, I have been collecting blocks of the month kits, shop hop kits, fat quarters, threads, fibers, books and yarn (yes I knit, cross stitch and embroidery). I was able to save some of the bigger pieces of fabric but not the small ones. I had a lot of wool felt I had been collecting to make my sister "Pennys from Heaven" quilt, but I could not save that nor the book. My family is safe and well. It took 2 weeks to get everything cleaned out and thrown away. On the following weekend we got hit with a hurricane. Yes we lost power for 6 days. We grilled all the food we could and the rest we had to throw away. Again, we are all good. Crafty, you don't know this, but we just had another flood. I thought I lost everything by the first flood, but now we truly don't have anything left after this second flood. Flooding never happens here. But, we are all OK. I just wanted to thank Crafty so much for the wonderful package I received in the mail. I opened it and started to cry, my husband came over and asked what's wrong. I showed it to him and all he said was "Oh". Thank you so much for the fabric and floss. What a generous gift from the heart. Everyone should be so kind.