Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blogger Profile - Irene!!

Irene has written a great blurb about herself... so without any more introduction from me, here she is...

"I am Irene, blogging as Hilachas.  
me.jpgHilachas is the Spanish word for those little loose threads that fall all over the floor and sewing area as you finish sewing and snip the tail end of the thread off the sewn area, also called snippets. I've been blogging at "Hilachas" since October 4, 2010.

I come from a family of seamstresses - my mother, both grandmothers, and my aunts. There was always a dress being sewn or a quilt being quilted everywhere I went. My first adventures with sewing were a home economics class when I was 14 years old. I've been sitting behind a sewing machine or holding a needle in my hand ever since. Through blogs that I follow and my blogging friends,  I learned about and fell in love with English-paper-pieced hexies and that's also how I found the "Inchy-Hexagon Flower Swap."

A little about myself: My husband and I are both retired and living in Texas. Our 3 children all live in different time zones across the United States, daughter in Pacific Time, us in Mountain Time, youngest son in Central Time, and oldest son in Eastern Time. My parents are in their 90s and living in New Mexico 120 miles away so visiting my parents and children occupies much of our time. I've found that while traveling, I accomplish a lot of hand-sewing so manage to get my hexie flowers done.  This is a recent photo of my little 1/2-inch hexies laid out. I figure I'm figure that I've sewed about 1/4 of the flowers I need to make a decent sized quilt, total in photo is 253 hexies.
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With my "Inchy-Hexagon Flower Swap" flowers, I plan to someday finish a quilt from "Friends Around the World" - YOU!

I'm quite domestically inclined. I love to cook and sew while also loving the outdoors and hunting. We have a little ranch in the Texas Hill Country and spend a lot of time there hunting whitetail deer in season (November through January each year) and feral hog hunting all the time.  Feral hogs are considered predators in Texas. They eat baby whitetail deer and compete with whitetail deer for food so they are hunted year round.  Sows can have their first litter (4-16 in number) as early as 6 months of age and can have a litter every six months so, you do the math. 
Here's a photo of me and a feral hog I killed.
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That is all."

I'm so happy to have you in this swap Irene!!

Janet 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Flowers ready to roll...

New Girl Di here...

Hexagons on their way into an envelope..



And after that they are travelling to the USA.

Bon Voyage my first inchy-swappy-flowerettes - safe travels!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August flowers from America

Thanks to Sandra for these pretty flowers. I sent flowers to her in July and hope she received them.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mail call for Kris Young

Kris--you have a little package in the mail. Kris only lives about 100 miles away from me so the package should get there soon. We both live it Utah--a beautiful state!

Thank You Lynette Peters!

What a delight! Theses beautiful dotted hexies arrived from Australia. Thank you Lynette. These will certainly add beauty to my dotted hexie garden. I'm amazed at the fine sewing skills of the gals in this group.


I have a special place in my heart for anyone from Australia. My daughter spent 18 months in Australia as a missionary for our church, the Mormons. She made so many friends and was treated with such love and kindness. We love Australia!
Thank you Lynette Peters.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Huge thanks to Gayle

Today a lovely parcel arrived at my place.
Three beautiful flowers and a really delightful hexie card.  Thank you so much Gayle.  I love them.

Hexies from Jennifer in Queensland

Yesterday I received my August hexies from Jennifer in Queensland for which I thank her most sincerely.   They are beautifully made.



Also included with my hexies was this beautiful hand made card.



And also included was this fantastic needle holder which she has embroidered with an 'S'.  I just love the embroidered flower in the corner which so much looks like a sunflower.

This needle holder will be so handy for me as I store my needles on small pieces of paper for each project.


I feel so honored to have received such beautiful extras with my August hexies.

Thank you Jennifer.

Happy stitching to all.
Simone