Thursday, July 23, 2009

BOM's and a Monkey

A quick post today. Firstly I have to show the cute little sock monkey I made on the weekend. I was very happy with how it turned out thanks to the tutorial on "Don't Look Now" blog. The instructions were ever so easy to follow and my Grand daughter Kaitlyn has adopted her.I have finished this months BOM's and am very happy that I have been keeping up with these. They are fun to do and i thank these talented crafts people for sharing their patterns.
First block from Bunny Hills Designs.
Second block from Gail Pan Designs

Third Block from Ellies Quilt Place.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Paper Bag Swap

Teresa has now opened her gift from me so I can share what I made for her with the beautiful fabrics and goodies in her bag. I am so glad she liked everything that I had made. This swap was so much fun I hope there is another organised again someday.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A good week

This week I have been working on another project that has been hanging on my design wall for a few weeks now. I only have to put the top and bottom borders on and it is ready for putting together for quilting. I am going to quilt this one myself. Today I have made these little gifts, a pencil roll and colouring in book tote bag for a special little girls 7th birthday. Happy birthday Monique. These gifts will be travelling down to Victoria on Thursday with Kaitlyn & Sheree.
Now for something special. The "Paper Bag" swap. I have had this parcel sitting next to my sewing machine for almost 2 weeks and have been so tempted many times to open, but have been very good and only opened it today.

Inside the parcel was the cutest handmade wallhanging as you can see below. I am just blown away the stitching is so perfect... how did she know I love bears as well

Also included was a beautiful needle case complete with some needles and a panel of little quilt tags all with little bears.

A lovely letter from Teresa accompanied all these goodies. Thank you Teresa. You have totally spoilt me. I just love everything and will now have to find the right place to hang the wallhanging. This has been a really great swap thanks to Maree of "On my Verandah".

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Postie has delivered.

This week I have recieved two lovely surprises in the mail. My long awaited "Pin Cushion" swap parcel arrived all the way from Bettina in Blue Springs Missouri USA. What a wonderful package to open. This little box was filled with not only a beautifully made pin cushion but lots of goodies as well.
This is the pin cushion in the shape of a pear complete with the cutest pins.
The other goodies in the little box were 2 strings of really cute buttons, a tape measure, a sissor keeper, some beaded ribbon, a hank of pearl thread and 2 stamps and a lovely letter. How spoilt was I. Thank you so much Bettina and also Sandra for organising this swap.

Also in the mail this week was a letter from my "Pin Cushion" swap partner Jenny, also in the USA. Below is the beautiful card she sent with a quilt on the front and the pattern and instructions on the inside and back of the card. The letter was very touching and I appreciated getting such a wonderful thank you. It makes swapping that much more fun. Thank you Jenny.