Sunday, August 14, 2011

Parcel opening

A few weeks ago I received this parcel from my Mug-Rug swap partner in America. Because I didn't want to open it until Diane had received my parcel I have waited patiently. Well today I have opened my parcel (as you can see already opened by Australian Post) so I was hoping nothing had been taken out.

How thrilled am I to have received this wonderful package of goodies. Diane has made a beautiful mug rug in the colours I had requested. There is a jar of her homegrown, homemade Hot Pepper Jelly that sounds yum, some Delicious chocolates a couple yards of red and blue rick rack, a postcard and thank you card. How lucky am I.

This is my beautiful mug rug but I think I will be using this as a mat on my table it is quite a big mat. Thank you Diane for being a great swap partner.

This is what I made and sent to Diane. the mug rug, a coaster and 3 little owls. I also included

two fat quarters. These were the colours Diane chose.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Seriously bad at blogging

I honestly don't know where the time goes. Looking after my wee grand daughter 2 days a week certainly takes away my stitching time but these times are precious as she grows. She had her plaster taken of on Monday and everything is fine but she is still crawling like a crab. A parcel has arrived at my house from America. I joined in on a Mug Rug swap last month and this is the parcel from my partner. I won't open it until Diane has received my parcel I have been running a little late on this one.

I have been commissioned to make a quilt with these beautiful blue and white fabrics. A woman my DH works with has had these fabrics for about 20 years she purchased them in Paris with the intentions of making a quilt but became quite daunted by this as she knew nothing about making a quilt. I haven't started as yet as I am waiting on some extra dark blue fabric being sent from overseas that match what I already have. The quilt she wants is very simple and shouldn't take too long to make once I get started.

Whilst I was cleaning up my sewing room again I found these little blocks carefully put away safely in their own little box. A few years ago the Wednesday Girls decided to do a friendship quilt so this was the one I chose with each block signed. I have started to put them together but am having troubles fitting the last border. Just one of life's challenges.

(((HUGS))) Roz