Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gemma and Grit--hexies are on the way.

Just mailed Hexies to Gemma Rothbone and Grit Kovacs. Sorry gals I am a bit late but your hexies are in the mail. Hope they arrive soon!

Thank you Anne Lise from Denmark

A surprise in my mailbox today. Thank you AnneLise for the beautiful Polka Dot Hexies, they are a great addition to my garden.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thank you Lynda

Thank you Lynda for these lovely hexies and the quilt themed card.
Ros x

"in hand" epp link party

hello, inchy hexagon flower ladies! i'm hydeeann. i'm a novice sewer and quilter of 3 years. i share my sewing over at splish splash stash {hydee ann sews (dot) blogspot (dot) com}. janet invited me to guest post here so that i could introduce you to my monthly link party that is especially for epp. it's called "in hand" and runs every second saturday of the month. the party kicked off in october with 21 great links to epp projects of all types.

it's actually through this party that i found your swap. i was visiting jan's post about the lucy boston blocks she is making, when i spied your swap button on her sidebar. so here i am to tell you about the party and invite all to participate.

 i was introduced to epp this summer with the publication of the book quilting on the go by jessica alexandrakis and the blog hop that accompanied it. the portability of epp appealed to me so much. and i love handwork. at the time, i was getting ready to embark on a 5 week summer roadtrip with my family, so it was perfect timing for me to find this great addition to my sewing arsenal.

 i sewed my way across most of the western united states this summer and have taken my project many other places since. it's slow going with my busy life, but i love this project. i take it pretty much where ever i go that i'm going to have some sit down time: family gatherings, sporting events, kids' lessons, dr's appointments, airplane trips. whatever.

since this is my "bonus" project (that idea coinage came from a description by sarah schraw of sarah quilts), i am sticking to this one project right now. normally, i have project add, and do lots of things at once, but with epp, i'm staying to one thing at a time. (i'll admit i have already purchased the shapes for at least two more projects i'd like to do, though!) however, there are several ladies out there with many epp projects going at once. this is awesome.

for my current project, i chose the ferris wheel pattern, which incorporates 1 1/2" hexies, squares, and triangles in an interlocked wheel scheme. i was inspired by a cushion i saw katy making at i'm a ginger monkey. i am having so much fun with this project. i try to sew at least one seam each and every day. on the mornings i get up early enough, i work on it before the kids wake up. sometimes i do a bit before bed. it really calms me as i sew all those seams by hand.
ever since i started with epp, i've noticed other quilters mentioning their projects here and there, but because it is such a longterm project, it just doesn't come up that often in posts. i decided it would be great to have a place where we could share these projects with other epp-ers. only other epp-ers can understand the real magnitude of the seemingly small accomplishment of one finished block or a handful of basted shapes. i wanted a place where i could see the variety of projects out there and where we could celebrate together and encourage each other as only fellow epp-ers can. so i created "in hand." and i invite you all to join us at the next party (or any thereafter), Saturday November 9th.
splish splash stash

you are welcome to link up any post or flickr entry featuring some of your epp. i'm so excited to have found a group of 50 epp-ers! there should be lots of great projects going on to contribute from this pool of ladies. please pay attention to the party's few simple rules. i know - rules - yuck! let's call them guidelines. the guidelines are there to ensure the party runs smoothly, to give credit to all involved, and to enable courtesy for everyone.
for example, in the post you link up, please include a mention and link back to the party. this way others can find it. if it wasn't for jan's swap button, i would never have found you! so please extend the courtesy to your fellow partiers.
as the party grows, i hope to use it to share epp news, ideas, and resources. this coming month your swap will be featured. maybe you'll get some more members!
thank you, thank you for letting me crash your swap blog. janet said make it colorful, so i included lots of pictures. I talk a lot, so there are lots of words, too. I hope it wasn't too much!  now that i found so many of you, i'm counting on seeing lots of great additions to our party next month. i hope to see many, if not all, of you there.
hugs and happy sewing!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thank you Lynette!

The stepping stones for my hexi garden are great!  And I love the kangaroo bookmark too.  Thank you!


October~From Shannon to Lori

Lori, here is a sneak peek for you for your flowers. They are on their way to you!

September~From Shannon to Irene

I am sorry that your flowers are very late. Here is a sneak peek for you. They will be on there way to you very soon.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Jenny's October flowers

They are in the mail Jenny and should be waiting for you when you get home.  Here's your sneak peek... 

:) Janet  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hexies from Lori Jones,Hexies for Christine Holmes

 These Pretty Hexies for September I received from Lori Jones in Tennessee, thank you Lori they are delightful.
These French General ones are on the way to Christine Holmes in Alstonville N.S.W for October.
I hope you are happy with them Christine, they haven't got far to fly.
Best Wishes to you both from Rosalie.H.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October flowers

Hi lovelies,
today arrived the October flowers from Coralie (Canada).
They are so wonderful. Thank you so much.

Greetings from Germany, Grit

Friday, October 18, 2013

More Black-Eyed Susans

Here are some more of the beautiful flowers.

Thanks to Geraldine or these:

And thanks to Gayle for these:

I think they are so charming!  Love them!!
Thanks again.

Flowers to Portugal - Update

 Beautiful flowers received from:

Nora Brough - July

Paula O´Connor  - September

 Marie Cristiensen - October

  My garden is growing fast and so beautiful.  Thanks to all my swap partners.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sunflowers from Maggie

Many thanks Maggie for these lovely sunflower hexies.

It is so exciting to receive international mail containing such lovely sunflowers.

Thank you so much.....

Happy stitching

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October Sneak Peek for Jane Kerr....

Hi Jane,
 These hexie flowers are winging their way to you today. I hope they find a place to land in your garden.
xo jan manley

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oct Fillers for Susan

Here is a sneak peak of your October filler blocks Susan
They will be in the mail today

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sneak Peak for Celine

Hi Celine

Here's a sneak peak of your October hexie stones, on their way to the UK today.

Happy sewing.....


Sneak Peak for Paula O in Australia

Hi Paula

Your hexie flowers are on their way.  Hope you like them.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

September Flowers from Coralie!

I received these adorable September flowers from Coralie last week. Thank you Coralie. I love them and my garden is growing!!!
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

October Sunflowers from Maree......

Many thanks Maree for more lovely sunflower hexies which have arrived safely.

Happy sewing

September~From Marie to Shannon

I have received my September hexies from Marie in Denmark. Thank you!!! I love them!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sneeky Peek . . .

of October flowers for Maree G.

They are on their way to you in tomorrow's post!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

August Flowers received . . .

from Janet R.  I am a bit late in posting these cute flowers as I really did receive them a couple of weeks ago!!

Thank you, Janet!!  I LOVE them both!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thanks Janet.... Simple Thanks!

For your on-going efforts in the Inchy Hexagon Swap!

LOL- lots of Love!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October list is sent

Hi all,

The October list has been sent.  Please take a look at who you are giving to and who you are receiving from and let me know right away if there are any problems.

If you think you should have received this list, but didn't, please let me know.

Please everyone, remember to stay in touch with your partner for the month.  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
We are saying goodbye to Gemma and Sunny this month, and we have one new swapper - Krys from the UK.  There is one spot available.  Please let your friends know if you think they might be interested.

And now to show off... lovely flowers that I received from Geraldine for August...

And wonderful second round hexies I received from Kris for September...

Thanks ladies!!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September hexies

Hi Lara,

Just want to let you know that your September hexies left in today's mail.  Here is your sneak preview...

Tee hee :)  Hope they reach you soon.


september hexies on their way

I mailed Simone's hexies today bound for Australia. Hope they are ok in your garden.
Maggie In Indiana