Tuesday, 19 February 2013


... received from Jeneta ...

in the note that came with it she said she was sending some Australian warmth...

can you see the shadows? FIRST sun for days xx So TWO gifts in one  go xx

Diane xx

Friday, 15 February 2013

February's Block from Leena

The postman brought me a lovely prezzie yesterday...an early Valentine's Day gift from Leena.
I love, love this block!

She also included a piece of the red and gold print, which I adore and will put to good use!
Expect to see some of this fabric arrive back in Australia in the near future!

Thanks again, Leena!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Double up for Dawnelle

Dawnelle is my partner in this group for February, and requested any star in traditional Christmas colours with a cream background. I love the striking gold and green holly on black I hope Dawnelle likes it too.
Dawnelle star Feb 13
Dawnelle and I were also partners in the main swap in December and my block to her went MIA, so I have remade that and am sending it with this one.
I hope they arrive safely this time.
Here is the other block, any block in southwest colours. Dawnelle Southwest redone

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Twice the fun & More

I was thrilled to get my envelope from...
The General Store...smile
That Melanie had sent!
I was blessed two times with the
"Pin-Wheel & Log Cabin
 both in lovely fabric & along with that a Yummy packet of
"Coffee drink" to enjoy & how did she know when sending me 
the lovely piece of ribbon
that I was in the middle of making Valentine hearts to send to my sister and needed some red or white ribbon to sew on two of them! OH....now my sister will be so thrilled to know that those two hearts have a ribbon tie all the way from Australia! How special!
All I can say it was such a sweet envelope and I so appreciate the goodies that you added Melanie!
Thank you & it was a joy swapping! 

 I was blessed to get both blocks due to the fact Melanie was worried that the Pin Wheel was a touch off center...(I am the Momma of 8 children and 6 are girls whom are all either already sewing or getting there I have a Mom's eye for over looking! Smile,) how ever I am liking both these and...the fabric's are "LOVELY"
I mean that beautiful quality!
Lori USA

Friday, 8 February 2013

Feb. Block for Leena

Here's the block that's on it's way to Leena in Oz.

Hope it fits in with your other trees, Leena!


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Postal Charges - USA - Australia

SueB has just posted an interesting read in relation to our block swaps and the recent increase in Postal Charges - both here in Australia and the USA  HERE

Please pop on over and have a read - it may save you an expensive trip to the Post Office.

Please feel free to leave any comments if you have some suggestions ;-)

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Off to the General Store ...

In Kanmantoo!
Yes, Melanie I loved making this and it is on the way.

 A closer look at the blended colors...
reds-greens-cream and a wee-touch of gold.
 I hope it fits in with your Christmas collection of blocks.
Enjoyed our February  swapping & blessings~
Lori USA

Friday, 1 February 2013

Angel Sweetness

I was touched when my daughters ran me in a squishy envelope from Australia
when I was not expecting anything....
I had received word that my January partner was having some difficulties and wasn't able to send her block...little did I know that
an angel was making me a block.
A beautiful, beautiful Christmas block!
Thank you, CrafteeCC for making me this and also for blessing my day!
I think that you do a absolutely wonderful job at running and organizing this swap!
Lori USA