Saturday, May 22, 2010


Just a short post here.  My new job is working out well but I am very busy.  I've found out I don't know as much as I thought I did, but I still know more than everybody else thinks I do!  Makes life very interesting sometimes.

Got some more goodies this week.  First up, from Lisa of Unexpected Paths:
These two beautiful blocks and two lovely fat quarters.  Thank you, Lisa.

Just in from across the pond, Karen (Breezy Bree) sent these blocks.  You all know I love two color blocks and quilts, but did you also know that one of my favorite color combos is pink and green?  Here are her blocks in all their pink and green glory:
I now have 24 blocks for the swap quilt.  Is that how many I am supposed to have?  Math impaired here, remember?

Totally unexpected and so much appreciated, a bonus package from Mary of Stash Heaven.  You remember that big fabric shop she blogged about?  Mary Jo's in Gastonia, North Carolina?  Mary sent me these for my train quilt:
In her little note to me, she said the bolts were on display pretty much right as soon as you walked in the door.  She couldn't resist and I am so thrilled.  They will work so well in this quilt.  I now have 4 fabrics that have a bit of red in them, which is good.  I had planned to use only green, black and white; but that little bit of red helped me out of a dilemma.  Here is what I mean.
I transferred two of these for the quilt, but I was really puzzled about what to do with the lights, especially the big ones.  They had to be red, but I didn't want them to be the only red.  They'd have stuck out like a sore thumb.  I was going to use the same green as in the rows on the arms, but that wouldn't have been right.  Now, with the bit of red in the farm fabrics, these two pieces will fit right in.  Thank you so much, Mary.

I have the May Snowbound block finished, but I will wait until I have the June block so I can post the pictures together.  I think I figured out how I am going to mount them, too.  There are a lot of BOMs I have collected that I really want to do.  Have you seen Under the Sea by Willowberry Designs?  I am starting that one next.  Six of the blocks have already been published.  I have the fabric and have already transferred the designs and started adding the colors.  This one is really gonna be cute.  Maybe I will have some of the blocks done for my next post.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I have been trying to post this since Wednesday last week, but hubby has been using my camera and I have to recharge the battery everytime I come home.  He left me a little charge tonight.  God knows what he is doing during the day, LOL.  In any case, here is what has arrived since my last post.  From Anne of A Good Yarn:
Not just the blocks which are absolutely lovely, but an Australian Quilt magazine and Australian chocolates (they didn't last long, LOL).  Love the magazine, Ann, it has a lot of quilts (even the ads) that combine embroidery and patchwork.  Way to many ideas for this girl 'cause I just don't have enough time to make them all!

From Ruth of Country Log Cabin:

A cute little kleenex cover complete with Kleenex and the blocks, of course.

From Beth of My Creations, the blocks and a scissors fob (did I get that right?)

From Christine of Stitch Niche.  Just found your note in the envelope, LOL, that's why it is not in the picture.

And from Theri in Texas.  She sent me seeds for the yellow columbines in her garden.  Theri, I will send you seeds when mine are done blooming.

Ladies, thank you so much.  All of the blocks are just gorgeous and I love your choice of fabrics and colors.  Our swap quilts are gonna be awesome!!!!

I finished two more Snowbound blocks.  What do you think?

OK, that's it for now.  Got to get back to making my "surprises" for you all.   Love ya!