Thursday, August 21, 2014

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.

Hexies to Australia

My hexies for Christine Holmes in Australia are packed and ready to take to the post office tomorrow morning.  Hope you like them Christine and that the red is right.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coming and going.....

I received these beautiful flowers and card from Ros for July! Thank you so much Ros, I love them!

And here is a sneak peek for Penny Chattey for August! Your flowers are on their way to you Penny!
oops.... I forgot to take a picture before I put them in the envelope :O! lol!
Happy Stitching yall!
xo jan

Monday, August 18, 2014

Thanks to Shannon

Many thanks Shannon for these lovely hexies and gift card.

Happy Stitching

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Swapper profile - Gayle!!

"Hi my name is Gayle Arnold.  We live in Ohio and are having great cooler temps at the moment."  

What I found out about Gayle's town is that it is an unincorporated community and was originally a Welsh settlement, started in 1801.  However the post office and the Old Welsh Cemetery are both called Paddy's Run.  And... they celebrate everything strawberry the second Saturday in June every year during the Old Fashioned Strawberry Festival. 

Photo from the Butler County web site 
More from Gayle...

"I have been married for 41 yrs. and have two sons.  Both are married and have children. The oldest, Matthew, has a 6 year old son, Austin, and a 6 month old son, Kolton.  Scott has a son, 21 month old Blake, who is a sweet little boy.

We are heading west to visit my sister who is sick and it will be a one time trip for us.

I am retired from the post office and love being home just to do whatever and when I WANT TO DO IT.  I worked outside the home for 34 years so I did my part.

I am putting my hexie quilt together at this time.  I started on 4-27 and at the end of July just have 3 ends and the top and bottom inserts to fill in. I love it.  All by hand but my hands really hurt from arthritis and it has really flared up so hoping the vacation trip will help it to rest.

I baby sit one day a week and keep the 6 year old Austin a week  for 3 months during the summer because they live about 3 hours away and don't see them often.  He is fine normally; not a bad kid but they all have their days.

My youngest son is starting a business as an  auctioneer so I have made him some sign covers and table cloths.  
I make small quilts for children with our quilt guild.  They are given to the pregnancy center, local police and sheriff and life squad so I enjoy making them.   Then a friend, Jane  Kerr, quilts them and I bind them so its a fun project and good to help others.


I am so pleased to have you in the swap Gayle.  I really hope you will show us some photos of your quilt.  Please email them to me if you want and I will post them for you.

And I hope you will get to meet some of our other swappers when they come by to say hi to you.  Have a great trip out west!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

July hexies from Rosalie

I received these second round hexies from Rosalie a few weeks ago but I'm only getting to posting now.  I wanted to sew them on their flowers first and I just have not been sewing very much lately. :(  But that's because it is summer and I am busy. :)

Here are the lovely second round hexies I received from Rosalie.

Gorgeous, no?  I am always amazed that there is a perfect flower for each set of second round hexies.

Thanks Rosalie!!

I forgot to mention that the orange, blue and white flower was made for me by Maggie.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hexies flying to Northampton, and those received from U.S.A.

 This is a sneak peek of the August Hexie Flowers I have put in the post for Geraldine Clancy-Tipton of Northampton England.
I hope you like them Geraldine.
And these bright beauties arrived for me for May from Shannon Wagstaff in U.S.A.
Thank you so much Shannon, they are lovely.
Best wishes,
Rosalie H.