Saturday, April 27, 2013

April Hexies from Sandrra

I received these pretty floral Hexie flowers from Sandra S in Ohio, they will fit in my Flower Garden beautifully.
Thank you so much for making them for me.
Sandra also sent a recipe card for Ohio Buckeye Candy, it looks so yummy, I can't wait to try it.
A big hug from Rosalie H.

Friday, April 26, 2013

From Shannon to Gayle

I hope these flowers have found you. I loved making them for you!!

From Shannon to Anette

I hope these flowers found you Anette. I hope they will fit into your garden!!

From Shannon to Alice

Alice, i wanted to post a picture of the flowers I sent to you for every body to see. I hope they found you!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April love!

Do you remember Pat Boone and his lovely song April Love?  I do! I was only 14!!!!!
 Well, now my Batik Flower Garden has two more lovely flowers sent by Alice not from the Wonderland but from a wonderful place in North California.
Here is a pic of my flowers and a postcard showing Mount Shasta covered with snow,  catching a warm sunshine in Lisbon on a wonderful April morning.
Thanks Alice, they are gorgeous!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

More pretty pinks!

My mailbox was overflowing with pink hexies this week.  these arrived on Monday, and came along with one of Melody's cute little scissor fobs.  Thanks so much Melody!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I have finally caught up with all my hexies, yeah! I have spent a large number of hours in the car in the last couple of weeks so I have done a lot of hand sewing.

I finished a set of hexies for Erica who wanted fussy cut or borders or stripes with a coordinating solid centre. I made 3 because I am late (February), I hope they are suitable for her garden.
I also finished my flowers for Dorrit (March) who wanted blue with blue centre and pink with yellow centre.
And finally 2 flowers for Edda (April) who wanted repro fabric with a white centre.
I have also received some gorgeous flowers from Beverly (Dec)
and these ones from Ana (March)
And I am only missing my February flowers now...

All caught up now... until next month!

Monday, April 22, 2013

March flowers received and April flowers sent

I received my beautiful March flowers from Gemma today.

Such bright cheerful colours and some Kate Spain fabric too!  Lucky me.  Thanks so much Gemma!

And I have my April flowers ready to mail to Joke tomorrow.  Usually I am mailing on the last day of the month.  Here is a sneak peek for you Joke.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lovely Pink Flowers

When I came home from work on Friday, rain was coming down in torrents, and I didn't stop at the mailbox.  This is what I found on Saturday morning!  Beautiful pink flowers on a beautiful Spring day.  These are from Marie.  Thanks so much Marie!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Flowers for March

These lovely hexies and cute little crochet heart have just been received and are from Lara in Australia.

They are the hexie flowers for March and the last I will receive for a while as I have had to pull out until I can get myself and my health straightened out.

I would like to send a big thank you to Kris for getting me up to date, it has been so very much appreciated.

I hope at some stage I can do a photo of all the wonderful hexie flowers I have received since the beginning of this great swap group.  

With hexi love,
aka 'The Balancing Kiwi'

3 Darling April Flowers Received

from Gayle A.  Thank you, Gayle, I love all of them!!

Flowers sent and received

I forgot to post a couple of weeks ago that I received my February hexies from Maggie Fellow.  Thanks Maggie, they are great.

Also, at the beginning of this week I posted off my April hexies to Sandra Scarch in Ohio, USA.  Hope they arrive safely and that you like them Sandra.

March Flowers on Their Way to Denmark

from Lorraine T. to Marie C.  Here's a little sneekie peek ~

Please let Lorraine know when they have arrived!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Hexies

This wonderful blue Hexies arrived me from Geraldine (England)  yesterday.
They are so wonderful.
Thank you so much.

Grit from Germany

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thanks to Anette Johannsen and Beverly Kirk

Wow! Party at my mail box. I am the lucky recipient of some beautiful new flowers to add to my garden.
Anette from Denmark sent me beautiful flowers in blue and turquoise.

Beverly from Oklahoma sent me a blue polka dot flower and a fun red, white and blue star flower. I am making a red, white and blue patriotic table runner for my kitchen table--to use in July. It couldn't be more perfect.
Thanks dear friends for your hard work on my behalf--what an awesome group to belong to.
Enjoy this beautiful spring/fall weather--wherever you are in the world. Spring and fall are my two favorite seasons. Looks like I could travel anywhere right now and enjoy the beauty of the seasons.

Linda's April hexies

These hexies were sent off to Linda in Canada today.  Best wishes for a lovely spring,  Kathie L in Allentown

Friday, April 12, 2013

April Flowers

for Lynette P.  A little sneekie peek ~

They are on their way down under first thing tomorrow morning!!  Hope you will like them!!

Pink Hexies for Karen W.

Karen this is a sneak peek of your April Hexies, posted today.
They should be with you in a couple of days, they certainly don't have far to travel.
Happy Stitching.
Rosalie H.
Two lovely starry hexagon flowers arrived from Beverly Kirk this morning.  Thank you very much!  The machine on the card is similar to the treadle machine that I learned to sew on.
Coralie in Canada

April Flowers from Hilachas

These beautiful black eyed susans arrived in my mailbox today.
I love them!
Thank you, Irene. 
And thanks for the fussy cut flower too - a little extra surprise.

Happy Stitching!

Hexies for Cathy T

Hi Cathy T in Canada!  Your hexies are on their way!  I forgot to take a picture.  Hope they work well with your garden.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Edda in IceLand

These pretties will be in the mail today. Edda in Iceland, they are on their way!
Smiles, Cindy--in Utah (USA)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beaquilter: Embroidery fun, easy street and more

Wow, so much going on at your place. Hugs to adorable little Sonja

April flowers

Ane from Portugal have send me those beautiful flowers.

Thank you very much Ana they will fit wonderful in my "Garden"


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Monday, April 8, 2013

And the Winner IS....

Susan Linn!!  Congratulations Susan.  I've already sent you an e-mail.

I am disappointed that only ten of the forty-five eligible swappers in this group participated in the give-away.  Does that mean that the other thirty-five didn't look at the blog all week?

I would look for other give-aways but I am not going to spend the time and energy if the group isn't interested.  What's YOUR opinion.  Please let me know.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Very pretty flowers from Cathy T arrived a couple of days ago (my send to me March partner).  Thank you so much.  I really love them.  Flowers for Dawn C. (my send to partner for April) went into the mail today.  Best wishes to everyone for a great April.  Coralie in Canada

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I received these flowers from Erica. Thank you so much. I love them!!

Grit from Germany

Friday, April 5, 2013

March hexies done!

Hi there Kate,

I made your hexies for March very slowly.  One or two seams a day!  But they are done and will be flying off to you in tomorrow's mail.  Here is a sneak peek.

Our friend and fellow swapper Leslie suggested putting the holes in the paper templates to make them easier to remove.  It's a great idea!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Swap list, a giveaway and other exciting news from our sponsors

Hi all,

I sent out the April list earlier today.  Please review who you are giving to and receiving from on both the swap list and the member list and let me know asap if there are any problems.

We are saying good-bye to three swappers this month.  Melody, Lorraine and Natasha, thanks for participating and we will miss you!

We have two new swappers to welcome!!  Diane from New Jersey, USA and Geraldine from Northampton, England.

There are three spots available in the swap.  Please pass this on to anyone you know who might want to join.

Our very own Joanne from Possom Blossom Patchwork is offering a giveaway to one of our swappers this month.  Joanne is situated in Australia and runs an on-line business selling EPP papers in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as precut fabric hexagons.   Joanne will also cut fabric into hexagons to order. And she also sells quilting fridge magnets. :)

The lucky winner will receive a 100 pack of hexagon die-cut papers or die-cut card - winner's choice.  Joanne will ship anywhere.

To enter please go to Joanne's store and check it out.  Then come back and let us know which of her precut small fabric hexagons you like best.  I will close the giveaway on April 7th at noon Pacific Daylight Time.

In other exciting news Paper Pieces has agreed to become a sponsor of the blog.  Paper Pieces is situated in the US and the on-line store offers EPP acrylic templates and paper pieces in a wide variety of shapes and sizes as well as EPP books and patterns.

Jessica is offering members of this swap 20% off in the store, valid on the entire shopping cart but DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING.  If you wish to purchase from Paper Pieces you will need to contact me for the coupon code.  As it is for members of this swap only, please do not share the code with others.    

Hopefully this is enough excitement to keep us all going for the month of April!!