Saturday, December 28, 2013

Secret Sewing | Quilters' Love sent | the Big Reveal

As mentioned a few times in previous posts, I have been engaged in some secret sewing.

One of our QBSA members was in need  ...... so we did what quilters do ....... we sent some Quilters' Love and Hugs.

Some of the angels got together and decided to create a dream come true (oops a song just popped into my head :)) make up a few blocks with the recipient in mind.  20 blocks in total were received which were made up as a quilted pillow cover for a Euro size pillow (26" square), and a candle mat.






Block makers were:  Jeneta, Elizabeth, SueB, Robyn, Ruth, Rosemary, Maria, Anna and Beth
My sincerest thanks to the block makers .............. you have made some really beautiful blocks.
Assembled and quilted by me (CathyC) and forwarded to our recipient by SueB of QBSA.

We hope it has arrived safely and that our 'quilted hugs' helped lift her spirits during this difficult time.

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, December 16, 2013

the last of my December blocks .............

........... are in the mail!

so I don't spoil the surprise, here is a tease!



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, December 13, 2013

December swaps - arrivals and departures

December has been very busy for the sewing room :)  I finally finished my secret sewing ............. I still cannot reveal anything ................ however, here is a tease

first up, some arrivals, with belated birthday love from CathyM for the Fat Quarter Swap
from CathyM for my Birthday
from WendyW for December FQ swap
from Maree for December FQ swap - look at those gorgeous lace ornaments :)
sent to Maree for December FQ swap
sent to WendyW for December FQ swap
next up my block for Kerry - my last for the QBSA Paper Pieced Swap Club
the block is called Global Concepts - I am relatively pleased with the way it turned out, but will not be continuing with the Paper Piecers Swaps - I just don't enjoy this process very much :(

my November block for Encarna in Spain has arrived safely - mine is still winging it's way to Australia


next are my two final blocks for the CraftMad Family Quilt 

this block is called Road to California


The lovely SueB from QBSA and myself finally met up in real life - after 3 years of bloggy friendship!
We met up for lunch and had a lovely chat :)  We exchanged gifts :)
a charm pack from SueB (I love French General!!!)


for SueB (minus the bottle :))
and last, but by no means least, a lovely surprise in the letterbox :)
from Fiona
see her post HERE on how they were made
Thank you so much, Fiona, your lovely gesture is greatly appreciated.


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, December 1, 2013

Mini Quilt has arrived :)

The postie was kind on Friday and delivered a lovely package  :)

my Mini Quilt from Lyn - her blog is Stitches from the Mainland
I will endeavour to take some more photos when the light is better ;-)
the embroidery is GORGEOUS and the colourings are just perfect!

Many thanks to Cheryll, for once again organising a great swap - can't wait to see what is happening for 2014

I also managed to finish my Do.Good Stitches Bee blocks during the week

Wonky Crosses #1

Wonky Crosses #2
some very simple Wonky Crosses in Manly Colours
(I presumed it was not meant as Manly football colours :) )
the teal is a bit brighter in real life, I hope not too bright :)

Only one more November swap to complete - CraftMad Family Quilt blocks
stay tuned for more piccies later
and my Secret Angel sewing is nearly finished, I just have to figure out how to get my zip in neatly :)

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.
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