Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pay It Forward - Registrations closed


I am participating in Pay It Forward for 2012 and have put my name down with SueB's to be her Pay It Forward recipient.

It is very exciting as some time in the next 12 months SueB must make and send me a surprise gift.  I don't know when I will receive this gift, or what it will be.  How exciting!

By registering with her means that I will have to Pay it forward to three recipients - a bit like a chain letter but a lot more fun  ;-)).


So who would like to be my three recipients?  

The first three fellow Bloggers to nominate will receive a small hand made gift from me within 12 months from registration.
EDITED:  REGISTRATIONS CLOSED


The timing of the gift will be a surprise, but I must do this within 12 months.


All you need to do is be one of the first people to comment on this post and you can nominate then you must agree to put a post on your blog to Pay It Forward.






Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

February swap blocks completed

Well, a lovely hot day here in Adelaide yesterday - 38C - Hubby chilled out and watched the cricket and I sewed - seems pretty natural to me ;-)

I have completed my block for Michelle, for Block Swap Adventure


and also completed by 6" blocks for Robyn for 6" Block Swap


I also sorted some more fabric scraps




Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blocks sent and received

Morning everyone,   2nd post for me today ;-)

what a lovely day it is here in Adelaide today.

My block for February QBSA, has finally arrived at Maria's place in Canada

Here is the Star Flower block I made ;-)

Here is the Churn Dash block I received from Maria 
just beautiful - black & white with a splash of red - love it ;-)
Thanks to Maria ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

CraftMad Sewing Swap - Strip Block

The CraftMad girls are swapping again - this time a strip block.

For the CraftMad Family Quilt, we are swapping 9 1/2" blocks


Here are the blocks I have made


For Mandy

For Merry

For me (just because I was on a roll ;-))

Here they are all together



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Finish ;-)

Another Finish for 2012

I finished the hot pad that was made with a friend in mind.

Back

front

First attempt at free motion quilting ;-)


Binding complete

big enough to put two large casserole dishes on


This pad was made up with blocks received from my October 2010 partner for QBSA, Linda (who now runs Block Swap Adventure), the reason there are two blocks very similar is that Linda's first blocks went for a trip around the world and she very kindly send me a replacement block  - see my posts HERE  and HERE


I must confess, I am liking these blocks so much, I think I will keep it  for myself and make a different one for my friend ;-)

I am claiming this as a finish for Sew its Finished as I have had the blocks since 2010 ;-)



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A nice neat room ..... yeah sure ;-)

I posted previously about having a bit of a sort out for the last Friday Night Sew In 

More fabric sorted

I thought my cupboard was nice and neat .......... yeah, but it could be neater ;-)

I saw a post on Quilting Gallery HERE about a new system (well, new to me) of folding and storing fabric 

Well, blow me over with a feather ;-)  that looks amazing.

And, they are having a giveaway......... so go on over and check it out ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday

my Design Wall this week ;-)

Option #1

Option #2

Option #3
inspired by Samelia's Mum


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

FNSI Show and Tell - UPDATED

Friday Night Sew In .......... Yay!


I did some sorting before I started my sewing

stacks of stuff


bits thrown under cutting table


nice and neat


stacks now sorted


More fabric sorted

I found another UFO - (top shelf) a handsewn hexagon quilt started in 1993 when we gave up smoking - I needed something to keep the hands busy ;-)

I did get some sewing done but need to wait for the camera battery to re-charge and will post photos a bit later.

UPDATED:

Here are some pics of what I completed for FNSI
A hot pad for a friend - front

Back

close up of quilting

first attempt at Free Motion Quilting

I am hoping to get the binding done today ;-)




Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fat Quarters Swapped

here are the pics of the Fat Quarters I swapped for Fat Quarter Swap for January - Spots and/or Stripes


Red & White for Barb

Pink for Vanessa


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blocks received ........... I hope :-)

I previously posted a sneak peek of blocks for Jen for January 6" block Swap

We have now been allocated our new partners for February 6" swap, and I shall assume that Jen has received the blocks by now ;-)

Jen requested batik log cabin blocks


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Look what landed in my letterbox ;-)

Some of you may remember Samelia's Mum celebrating a birthday and 500 posts by having a giveaway! 

Well, I was the lucky winner of the layer cake ;-)


Here it is in real life ;-)



these are some of my faves (on first flicking through)


love this watermelon - would make a great potholder ;-)


loving the colourings


Thank You so much Anorina,
these fabrics have such a beautiful feel to them ;-)
I know I am going to enjoy working with them.






Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blocks in the Mail ;-)

Hi everyone

hope your day has been as good as mine ;-)

this morning I went out and got a much needed hair cut, lined up at the post office and had a bit of 'retail therapy' in preparation for some re-organisation.


Here is a snippet of the blocks in the mail.

These Block Lotto blocks are on their way to Laura

My block for February QBSA, is on its way to Marie in Canada

These Fat Quarters I have received from the super speedy Raelene ;-)
Thanks Raelene, I love the paw prints ;-)

My Fat Quarters are on their way to Raelene 
EDITED:  Raelene has now received her Fat Quarters - so here is a pic.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...