Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April FQs sent and received

My FQ swaps for April have been completed - with the safe arrival of all FQS at their respective destinations :)

Here are the tease photos I posted earlier - along with the full colour versions


To Kelly



to Skye


As a refresher, this is what I received from Kelly

I love this fabric - I am going to make something for Mr Fixit with this :)

And this is what I received from Skye
thank you Skye, these are gorgeous!!



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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Arrived safely

I have heard from both my April partners that their blocks have arrived safely .............. and they like them :)

to Vicki for Christmas Block Swap

to Ruth for QBSA - must be an all time record - my block only took 6 days to get to USA!

I am eagerly anticipating their blocks to me ..... they are 'in the mail' 


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Saturday, April 26, 2014

More holiday sewing .....

Playing catchup again :)

I realised I had forgotten to post a photo of what I received from Ann for my Fat Quarter Swap for February - I just love the card :)



Many thanks to my CraftMad Family, Mandy & Merry, for being so very patient for these blocks - I am so sad for letting myself get so far behind.

Calico Puzzle for Merry

Calico Puzzle for Mandy

9 Patch for Mandy

9 Patch for Merry

Churn Dash for Mandy

Churn Dash for Merry

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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, April 25, 2014

Holiday sewing

I love it when I can spend time sewing ............. without guilt :)

Mr Fixit was suitably entertained on his laptop, so I did some sewing :)

Morning preparation - coffee & easter eggs & Hershey Kisses (Lauren, my niece has recently come home from a holiday in USA and brought them back for me .............. yummy, very nice!)

morning sewing - finished block for Ruth for QBSA April swap
block is in the mail - will reveal all when it arrives

afternoon preparation - Moscato & choccies

finished block for Vicki for Christmas Block Swap
block is now in the mail - will reveal all on arrival :)



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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, April 19, 2014

FNSI - show and tell

There is not much to show and tell this month - with it being Good Friday, I didn't end up spending much time in the sewing room - just did a bit of sorting and packing for my April swaps :)



I gathered my Christmas fabrics in preparation of my Christmas Block swap, and CraftMad Family Christmas Quilt - will get to some serious sewing today :)

However, I can show show you what has landed in my sewing room recently :)

FQ Swap from Kelly - I love this fabric - I am going to make something for Mr Fixit with this :)


February & March CraftMad Family Christmas quilt blocks from Merry

QBSA - Rainbow Starflower from KateW

this is what I sent Kate

I had a great find on ebay - some sheets offcuts and the best find of all (for me anyway) was finding some floral fabric that matches my quilt cover.





I am going to make a new cushion cover and will make up a cushioned top for the blanket box I have been intending to get for the last few years.  
At times here the weather is so unpredictable - one night you are sweltering, and don't need any blankets, the next night you need a blanket or even a quilt.  We are rapidly approaching the time when we need to get the 'winter weight' quilt out.  All of these quilts/blankets are in the walk-in robe at the moment - currently folded on the floor :(

Stay tuned for developments :)



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do.Good Stitches - March Blocks

I am slowly catching up with my Bees :)

Do. Good Stitches - March blocks
The block this month was a bit more challenging :)
Simply Woven following instructions from ModaBakeshop
Colours requested were for 'muted brights', preferably in the greeny/browny/reddy/orangey colour range.
These blocks were a challenge for me - the first lot came out a bit undersized :(

Simply Woven-1


but the next lot worked out a bit better :)
Simply Woven-2

I have sent both lots, hopefully they can be used :)

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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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, April 15, 2014

Do.Good Stitches - February blocks

I am slowly catching up with my Bees :)

Do. Good Stitches - February blocks
We were asked for any sampler blocks in Navy & White
I love doing two colour blocks :)  and chose Blazing Arrows and Friendship Star
Blazing Arrows


Friendship Star


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter time :)

I realised I had not posted a photo of the GORGEOUS Easter Mini I received from Anthea



The choccies didn't last long :)  I shared them with Mr Fixit the other night while we were watching TV - thank you Anthea, your mini is wonderful and is now hanging up in my sewing room :)

here is what I sent to my Easter Mini Swap partner - I can reveal who it was now that it has arrived safely - it was sent to Shez :)
I originally posted about it HERE, and had a little chuckle when Shez left an encouraging comment on my post :)

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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, April 5, 2014

more catching up ...............

...... on photos

In January 2014, I happened to be in the right place, at the right time to get these patterns from A Patchwork Quilt- with a discount code, I ultimately got postage for free :)  Now to find time to do some stitching!

February 28th was my friend Cynthia's birthday - so I made her a little purse to carry her bits and pieces when she attends workshops :)



but with Mr Fixit's unexpected stay in hospital, and other factors,
there was a bit of a delay in getting her present to her :(



we got there in the end - Cynthia laughed out loud when she unwrapped it ................. Cynthia actually helped me pick out these fabrics at A Quilter's Odyssey LOL



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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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