Wednesday, 29 February 2012

it's so hard to say goodbye....

hello lovely ladies,

i write this post with a bit of a lump in my throat because....

... i have decided to step down as swap mummy of Christmas Quilting Block Swaps Australia

there are a few reasons for this, but the main ones are the ones tugging on my pant leg when i am typing :)
i have loved being a part of the swaps, and then one of the mummies, but life has gotten a bit busy in the pug household with a 3 year old and a 9 month old (plus my big kid of course - hubby!), and i can no longer put in the time that is needed to run the swap.

i can honestly say that i have LOVED running the swap, getting to know you all, seeing your fabulous work, being inspired by your creations, and helping people find their way not only in the land of quilting, but also in the land of blogging and computing.

i hope that you have loved it too, and will give your continued support to the lovely Cathy who will be generously taking over.  Many of you will have swapped with Cathy in this swap or in the 12" swap, and have admired her lovely work (her points are always so perfect!!).

we will be handing over this month so in the meantime please continue to email me at and we will post more information as it comes.

thanks again and much love to you all

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

you've got mail!

hello lovely ladies,

First, a big welcome to our newest member Jessica, from Texas in the US!  we hope you enjoy your first swap with us!

Second, I have just sent out your swap partners for the month of March.  Don't forget to make contact with your partner, check their details and preferences, and say G'day (or other country-specific greeting!)
Please then remember to let them know when you have sent your block to them, ad also when you have received your block from them.
This just gives peace of mind that your and your partner's hard work has been lovingly sent, and safely received.
Thank you and enjoy the swap this month!
keep those beautiful photos coming in
Pugs and Kisses

Monday, 27 February 2012

welcome to new members

welcome to vicki who is joining us from NSW in Australia, and to Anna who is joining us from Victoria in Australia!
vicki and anna- we hope you enjoy yourselves!

swap partners are in the works at the moment, i am hopeful to have them out tomorrow, or wednesday at the latest (my apologies, the shorter month caught me out!!)

much love

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Lovely Christmas Tree

Maria made this lovely tree for my first block in this swap.  Thank you so much, Maria.  I forgot to take a photo of the block I sent to you.  
Seeing the blocks that people are making is really a lot of fun!  

Chris - Florida

Friday, 24 February 2012

February Blocks

This month I received this lovely Friendship Star block from Raelene.... perfect to add to my growing constellation - thank you Raelene

Raelene asked for a Christmas Tree block using traditional colours so this is to go into her forest:-

Have a lovely weekend everyone


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

February Swap Block.

This lovely Star block arrived from Leena a few weeks ago.

I just realised I had not posted it. Sorry Leena. I love the Star and the fabrics you used.
Thank you so much.

Friday, 10 February 2012

A lovely ...

From Sharon,
A lovely "Log-Cabin".
It's come all the way from Nova Scotia!
Along with a lil-added piece of holiday fabric!
Thanks I love it.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Thank you Maria of Dongara, Western Australia

Just received this beautiful block  and 'goodies' from  Maria. Great choice of fabrics. Definitely enjoyed being yr partner for February.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

January 2012 blocks

My lovely block from Lynda arrived today....

This year I have started to collect Stars and I am so happy to have this one to start my collection....

Thanks Lynda

Lynda asked for a sampler block in traditional red green and white.....

This is the SawTooth block I sent....

Gotta go... Feb blocks to do....