Sunday, July 29, 2012

My last 6 inch block swap

Here are the lovely blocks I received from Janet for the July swap in the 6 inch swap group.


here is a reminder of what I sent to Janet 

I have decided to leave the 6 inch swap group as I wasn't having as much fun making the smaller blocks  ;-(

I would like to thank all my previous partners for sending such lovely blocks and a special thank you to SueB for being such a great Swap Co-Ordinator.


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, July 27, 2012

Christmas in July ;-)

Boy, have I been busy in my sewing room!

Here are some pics of the CIJ Mug Rugs/Table Mats I have made for my partners (yes, plural) in the Christmas in July Mug Rug Swap on the Christmas Block Swap Blog.
I gave myself an extra partner to even up the numbers ;-) then I found I had inadvertently left someone off the list :-( ooops!
So here we go!
I won't say who these are for so as not to ruin the surprise when they reach their destination.












While I was sewing, I used one of the hot chocolate packets that came with the mug rug from Diane

Thank you Diane, this was soo yummy! can't wait to try the others ;-)
Diane and I must have been on the same wavelength, as when she posted photos of her mug rug on her blog, I was working on this ;-)


 



I am really pleased with how this turned out ;-) I love using my new Dresden Plate ruler.

Now off to do some more sewing ;-)


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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, July 20, 2012

I have been Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been very busy this month - what with organising the Fat Quarter Swap, the Christmas Block Swap I decided to throw in another swap and organised a Christmas in July Mug Rug Swap.

Just after I had finished organising these swaps, I got a request via my ETSY Store for a custom order of Business Card/Loyalty Card holders for a lady in USA!  So, I was kept busy making 15 cardholders.

ETSY Custom Order

While I was at the machine, I made up a few more samples in another fabric.

Business/Loyalty Cardholders

Normal sewing for my block swap commitments has now resumed.

Here is a pinwheel block for Michell of QBSA
Quilt Block Swap Australia

Here is a log cabin for Jeneta for Christmas Block Swap
Christmas Block Swap

Here are my Fat Quarter Swaps for the month of July

Fat Quarter Swap for Narelle
For Narelle

Fat Quarter Swap for Dee
For Dee

Fat Quarter Swap for SueB
For SueB  (Sue's FQs to me have arrived, but I have not been able to take a photo yet)


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, July 19, 2012

On my Design Wall

I have been a naughty blogger and have not posted a photo of what I received in June from Alison for QBSA.


here are my black and white and red blocks


these have been received from swap partners for two swaps, QBSA, and BSA.

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, July 14, 2012

CraftMAD Sewing Swap

For the month of June, the item to make and swap for CraftMAD was a pencil case roll.

I had several ideas, and after checking out a few tutorials on the net, and a few patterns I already had, I came up with this ;-)

CraftMAD Sewing Swap

I am so very pleased with how this turned out - I nearly didn't send it ;-)


CraftMAD Sewing Swap

My partner asked for 'retro' - I figured Peace & Love is retro, so I hope it is retro enough - unfortunately, I haven't heard from my partner yet, so I don't know ;-(

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, July 13, 2012

FNSI - Show and tell

FNSI came around so quickly again ;-)

I had a lunch date with a friend in the City today - our usual place Cafe Amore, but I think we had a new waiter, as when I asked for a glass of Hugo, Unwooded Chardonnay, he came to the table with a glass of red!  Then, as he was clearing the plates away, I asked for another glass of wine .... 15 minutes later he came back and asked if I still wanted the wine ........ I had to say no, as my friend had to go back to work ;-(

Anyway, I just missed the rain on the way home and could spend the afternoon in the sewing room.

I made up a pinwheel block for Susan, for Block Swap Adventure

Pinwheel Block

Susan's colour preferences were Aqua, red, pink, white and whilst she provided several block choices, I chose the Pinwheel block as I had never made this particular block before. I must say, I enjoyed the way it came together, very quick and easy ;-)

I managed to finish off two more HST BOM blocks.  I am using Sassy by Sandy Gervais and am very pleased with how it is turning out.

HST BOM Block 3
Block #3

HST BOM Block 4
Block #4


HST BOM BLOCK #5
Block #5

HST BOM BLOCK #6
Block #6

I even made up a few more loyalty card holders - have fine tuned the pattern I have used previously ;-)  but I can't show you just yet, coz they are for pressies ;-)

Time was spent sorting Christmas fabrics ready for my usual monthly block swap and for the Christmas in July Mug Rug Swap - hopefully I will get some more sewing done over the weekend.

Glad to have been able to cross off a few more things on the To Do List ;-)

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, July 12, 2012

FNSI coming up

FNSI is coming up 



sign ups HERE


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, July 11, 2012

Santa Sack received ;-)

My Santa Sack/Bag has arrived from the gorgeous Fiona


This photo does not do this item justice ;-)
The fabric has a luxurious feel to it, the embroidery is exquisite and the workmanship is just beautiful!
It is going to be very difficult to look at this and not want to use it before Christmas - I keep on touching and stroking it ;-)


And all the goodies inside, well that is another story ;-)




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, July 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

A sadness still comes over us,
Tears in silence often flow,
Memory keeps you ever near us,
Though you died 14 years ago.

Your presence I miss,
Your memory I treasure,
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.


My Favourite Photo of all time of my Mum
Happy Birthday 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, July 8, 2012

HST BOM - First Two Months

I came across a BOM (block of the month) that I really wanted to follow and have finally ;-) managed to sit down in my sewing room and get some sewing done.

I decided to use my winnings from Samelia's Mum giveaway, Sassy by Sandy Gervais.

This is what I have done so far 

HST BOM #1
Block #1 -  January

HST BOM #2
Block #2 - February

Block #3 - will be posted shortly.


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, July 7, 2012

UPDATED - Our Craft Forum - mini swap - mug rug

Here is the lovely mug rug I received from Nomes
Mug Rug


mini swap - mug rug by CrafteeCC
mini swap - mug rug, a photo by CrafteeCC on Flickr.
tease photo for my swap partner, Shirley

OCF Mini Swap #4
Front

OCF Mini Swap #4
Back (which I think I like more ;-))
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