Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sneekie Peek . . .

for Lori J. from Kris Y.  Your March flowers are going in the mail today!!

You asked for color and I gave you color - I hope these flowers work in your garden!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blue and Green

Thank you Pat!
Ros x

A Sneekie Peek . . .

for Maggie F. from Lorraine T. for her January flowers!!

You wanted Civil War petals with cream centers.  Hope these flowers grow well in your garden!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

A Sneekie Peek . . .

for Lynette P. for her December flowers from Lorraine T.  Hope they will go well in your garden!!

As you asked - bright petals with dots in the centers!!!  Enjoy!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Swap Garden

Swap Garden by HobbieSqurriel
Swap Garden, a photo by HobbieSqurriel on Flickr.

My growing garden... thank you all...

March hexies

March hexies by HobbieSqurriel
March hexies, a photo by HobbieSqurriel on Flickr.

My Hexies are done and in the mail. I also received my March flowers... This is so much fun my garden is growing

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thank you and Farewell

I've been a member of this lovely group of swappers for a couple of years now and over that time I've received many, many beautiful hexie flowers for my Granny's Garden Quilt. I've also had much fun making hexies for other group members.

Thank you to everyone who swapped with me, I have a charming quilt - still under construction at this stage- to remind me of you all.

As my grandma duties increase and my involvement with some other projects has intensified, it is now time to leave this group and move on.  I will always think of my time with The Inchy Hexie Flower Swap most fondly.
PS Huge thanks to both Jane and Janet for all their hard work in organising this swap for us.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March hexies from Karen arrived

Thank you Karen for these hexies from Australia, along with the matching card.  They are perfectly made and wonderfully bright.  Kathie L

Thank you Lynda - January Flowers

These were received the other week and were sent by Lynda McC and they are the flowers for January.  Thank you for these lovely flowers Lynda, they are beautiful.

Lynette's March hexies

These hexies will go in the mail today for Lynette.  I love that there are so many Australians in this swap.  When I go to the post office, the clerk always says "Another Australian?"  I took the picture this morning on the fresh snow that is falling.  I think we've had more snow this spring than we had all winter!!
Best wishes, Kathie L in Allentown

Saturday, March 23, 2013

On Being a Probation Officer and February Flowers Received

I have worked for the Yukon Department of Justice for almost twenty years.  For ten years I was a probation officer.  Being a probation officer in the Yukon requires one to be a counsellor/supporter and an enforcer at the same time.  It is a delicate balance, trying to gain the probationer's trust and provide guidance but also being the big gun when necessary. 

When I agreed to take over coordination of the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap I told myself that I was not going to be a probation officer.  Everyone in this swap is presumably here because they want to be here and they are excited to give and receive hexie flowers.  

But I am here today to give some gentle reminders.  I have been distressed lately to see some posts from people who are missing hexie flowers, or who haven't heard that the ones they sent out have been received. 

Please, please be as considerate to your fellow swappers as you would be to anyone else.  This means:

*  When you receive the swap list each month look at it to see who you are giving to and who is giving to you and let me know if there are any problems.  I am not infallible.  I seem to have made mistakes on each month I've sent out so far.... 

*  E-mail your swap partner (everyone's e-mail addresses are included on the member's list)

1) to ask for clarification if you are unclear of what they are asking for, 
2) to let them know that you have mailed their flowers, 
3) to let them know you might be late and when you will send their flowers, 
4) if you are already late - to let them know when you might be able to catch up with their flowers, 
5) when you receive flowers

*  Post public thank-you's on the blog with pictures if you are able to.  You can also e-mail pictures to me and I will post them for you.  

On a very positive note... look at the generous and kind response that Shannon posted after Lorraine let us all know that she doesn't feel she is able to continue in the swap and apologizing for those she is late sending to....

I am so sorry that you are going through this. I will help you any way I can. If you want to send me all that you have I will finish them for you. It will be my pleasure to lift this load from you. Just email me and let me know what I can do.

Shannon, this is a lovely offer and very sweet of you.  I hope if you haven't heard from Lorraine that you will e-mail her, in case she doesn't go back and look at responses to her post.

Edited to add - Lorraine has let me know that Kris also offered to help her catch up.  I understand that both Kris and Shannon are helping Lorraine as we speak.  

I do hope that people don't think this post was to scold Lorraine.  I thought it was very courageous of her to let us all know her situation.  It was really just a reminder to everyone. 

I bet that Nora is wondering why I haven't posted a photo of the hexie flowers she sent me for February yet.  I sent her an e-mail on March 6th letting her know they had arrived.

Well Nora sent me a lovely crocheted Victorian heart along with the hexie flowers she made.  My sewing room was a mess and I put the heart in a "safe place" so I wouldn't lose it.  The "safe place" was so safe that I couldn't find the heart when I wanted to take photos.  So yesterday I spent several hours cleaning up my sewing room.  I got sidetracked twice - starting new projects - oh why do I do that???  But I did finally find the heart.  So here are photos - first of the lovely hexies and all that Nora sent:  (Sorry - blogger insists on it being sideways)

And here is a close up of the gorgeous Victorian heart.


March flowers sent and received

Ros Burton, I put your March flowers in the post today.  They have a long way to go, don't they?  Probably will take as long as if they were going to the USA!  Anyway, hope you like them.

Also, recently received two beautiful flowers from Maree in Australia, they are perfect.  Wish I could find my camera to take a picture, perhaps I will find it soon.  Anyway, thank you very much, I love them and the cute koala card.

Friday, March 22, 2013


Thank you Sandra S from Ohio!  That is exactly what I need!  Loose hexies to hopefully put my flower garden together.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

March flowers for Irene Vigil

Irene your flowers will be in mail to day. Hope they will surprise you!

Edda Björk

Portuguese flowers from Ana

Just to brighten the grey skies we have here, I received 2 lovely flowers from Ana in Portugal. I love the fabric she has picked! Thank you Ana. 

I still need to finish my February and March flowers for my partners - working on them. And I am missing December and February flowers from my partners...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Look at me, all up to date!

I keep forgetting to take photos of my flowers before I send them.  I'm usually posting them so late that I just want to hurry up and get them on their way.

But not this month.  Here are my March hexie flowers which were in the post today!!  And there's still a week and a half of the month left!!

Hope my partner like them....

Really can't keep up at the moment.

It really is time for me to withdraw my participation from this group for a while.  I am still behind, not having felt like, or being inspired to really do any sewing as such since Christmas.  Sure I do the odd doll dress but that is about it.  I had hoped to catch up but feel like I am slowly getting further and further behind and after today's visit to the doctor (if you feel so inclined info on my Balancing Kiwi blog )  I will eventually send the hexie flowers I owe, and do have quite a few cut out and partially sewn up.  But really do need to admit my limitations.

Please I know I have the list, but if all of that I owe flowers to could email me to let me know I owe you flowers, it would really be so much appreciated (and perhaps let me know the colour combinations you want) and then I can put you in one 'folder' so I can easily check on where I am at once I can get on with them.

Perhaps at a later date when I finally get myself sorted out I can rejoin?

Will also email our lovely leader who so valiantly tries to do all the organisation of this to let her know.

Please forgive my tardiness.

Lorraine The Balancing Kiwi.

From Peggy to Shannon

These flowers I got from Peggy for March. They are so bright!!

From Paula to Shannon

 I received these flowers from Paula a while back. Thank you I love them!!

The flowers for Erica T. were sent off last week, so you should have them soon.I hope that you like them.  I have not yet received any flowers from any of my 2013 swap partners, and have not been able to contact any of them.  I don't know if their flowers were sent to me and lost on the way, or if they have not been able to make them.  It is a mystery.  I have not heard if any of the flowers that I sent out this year were received.  I hope that all is well with them and that they are just too busy, and that I will hear something soon.

Coralie in Canada

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Flowers from Karen and Judith

Spring is trying to come a bit early here.
These flowers all bloomed in my mailbox today!

These are from Karen W.

These are from Judith R.

Thanks to you both.  They are lovely!

Karyli Peterson

My Darling January Flowers Have Arrived

from Maggie F.

Thanks, Maggie, I love both of them and they are just perfect for my garden!!

Gayle´s flowers .... in a blizzard

Gayle A. your flowers are on their way - might take a bit, a blizzard is making its way over Denmark for the next 24 hours since this morning....

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Hexies for Ana.

These March Hexies are winging their way to Portugal today, they are for Ana Ferrao.
I hope you like them Ana.
Best Wishes from Rosalie.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Yes, for me this is a real hexaflowerweekend ;-)
Yesterday I put the october 2012 flowers in the mail for Deb Pflager. Better late than never....
Also did I post the march 2013 flowers for Lara Geach.
I hope my flowers will reach you soon!

And this morning the mailman brought me TWO envelopes with hexaflowers!!
I received two lovely flowers from Irene Vigil for the february 2013 swap:

And more lovely flowers from Grit Kovacs for the march 2013 swap:

Grit also added a sweet panel and a wonderful bookmark.

Thank you ladies; you made my day!

I'm almost up-to-date with my own flowerswap obligations. Two more to go:
  • the november 2012 flowers for Ros Burton
  • the december 2012 flowers for Lori Jones
I hope to make and send them within soon Ros and Lori!

Have a nice weekend,

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Flowers for Joanne

These March flowers are flying across the ocean to Joanne. We're having beautiful weather in Texas so I took the hexie flowers outside and photographed them in our apricot tree which is in full bloom.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Yesterday my mail had  a surprise.... My flowers made by Janet.  Yes I had already seen them but.... not the real color. So here they are:

Thanks Janet, I love them!

Christine was my partner for Feb and she has sent me an e-mail confirming they were also at home. Her´s, of course!

Since she was my first swap partner I sent 3 but...... only for this reason!

Tomorrow will post my March Hexies to Celine in UK . Hope they have a nice flight!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

From Cindy in Utah

Look what I received in the post today, thank you very much Cindy for my gorgeous flowers and the three lovely handmade gobsmacked......

I am also wayyyyy behind on my committents but hopefully will be finished by the end of the month.

Flowers for Joanne

Here are the flowers for Joanne.

I hope you like them.

Greetings from Germany, Grit

Flowers for Joke

Here are the flowers for Joke.
I hope you like them.

Greetings from Germany, Grit

Friday, March 8, 2013

January and Februray Hexies

I tried to post yesterday, but I believe it was our connection.
My January and Februray Hexies in my mailbox.
Janet from Canada
Karen from Indiana
They are sew lovely!
Thank you ladies! I love them....
Now working on my March flowers.
Judith, Texas

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

February Hexies

Today I received these gorgeous Hexies from Pat Battison. My very favorite flowers. Roses and Daisies. Thank you so much Pat, I know you sent Hexies to me right back in October 2011, so these are doubly appreciated. A big hug from Rosalie.

Hexies! Mini Hexies!

I joined a Flicker hexie bee called Get Your Hex On and made my first swap hexies today.  They are so cute that I had to show you.  In the photo is one of the hexies that we are making for this swap - 1 inchers - and the 1/2 inch hexies that this month's bee person requested.  The little ones take just as long to make as the big ones do.... 

If anyone is interested, I think our bee master, Stacey, is still putting together a third hive.  Check it out here.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thank you Dorrit

My February hexies are perfect. You chose well - purple is my favourite colour!

Monday, March 4, 2013

March swap list

Hi everyone,

Hopefully you've all received the March swap list which I sent out yesterday.  Please let me know asap if you think you should have received it but didn't, or if there are any problems with the list.

Please welcome out three new members this month: Sandra Scharch, Ana Ferrao and Maree Graff.  

Three people have also decided to leave the group this month.  We are saying good-bye to Anna Schuring, Deb Ramsey and Terry Fischer.  We are sorry to see you go but hope you'll come back to show off whatever you make with your hexies! 

I have taken all the addresses of people who are not currently in the swap off the master list.  This is just to make it less confusing for me.  If you still owe hexies to someone who has left the group and need their address, please contact me as I have the old addresses still.

We still have two spaces in the group as well, so if you know anyone who wants to join please let them know to contact me.

Here are my beautiful hexies received from Irene for the January swap.

And here is a sneak peek for Ana Ferrao of the February swap hexies that are winging their way to her in Portugal.  (The trick being, of course, that they aren't actually green, grey and white.)  They left last Thursday Ana.  I hope they reach you soon.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

All caught up

Sorry i fell behind with my swaps but they are all on there way and im all caught up and about to start March hexis today yayyyyyyy, feels great to be back on track, life happens sometimes :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

feb hexies

I recieved my february hexies yesterday THEY ARE PERFECT.
Gemma your hexies will be posted this weekend - sorry about the waiting, thought they were dropped in a mailbox days ago - found them in my purse yesterday ...uuups

Dawn Caines--here they come

Just finished these fun hexies for Dawn Caines. They will be mailed today along with Deb Ramsay's.
I'm finally caught up--just in time for a new month! Love these little bits of love. Thanks gals.