Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hi everyone,

my July flowers for Krystyna on their way. I hope you like them.

Greetings from Germany,
Hi everyone,

flowers from Christine from Australia arrived.

They are wonderful, thank you so much.

Greetings from Germany,
Hi everyone,

flowers from Anne-Lise from Danmark arrived.

They are so wonderful. Thank you so much.

Greetings from Germany,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

June hexies received

Coralie lives just down the coast from me.... well maybe a couple of thousand kilometres down the coast, but I am pretty sure she is the closest inchy hexagon swapper to me.  All this to say that she sent me lovely second round hexies for June.

One set is sewn to its flower...

It is really amazing to me how I have the perfect flowers to go with every set of second round hexies I receive.  This flower was made for me by Grit.

Coralie sent a gorgeous second set of hexies and I have a flower all picked out and ready to sew them to.... but I have lost one of the hexies....  I have shamelessly asked Coralie if she will send me another one...

Here are eleven of them all their prettiness...

And then Coralie sent me another strip to use for a third round of hexies.  I haven't cut into it yet, but here it is in all its beauty...

Thank-you Coralie!  My Grandmother's Flower Garden is inching its way into existence (Ho, ho, I couldn't help it...).


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lori's Gift of Three Flowers !!


It's 5pm and I opened mail in my desk @ work....

A lovely surprise....thanks so much!!!
Spring planting of flowers....
Hot summer and really lovely blooms!!

Oklahoma Jim Thorpe Museum

Monday, July 21, 2014

These beautiful June Hexie Flowers arrived for me recently, from Nora Brough in Canada, with a lovely matching "Country Wedding Ring" card.
Thank you so much Nora, they really brought a burst of Sunshine to our chilly Winter weather.
Best Wishes,

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thank you Irene!

Thank you for the lovely hexis!
I need to decide what to do with my hexi garden!


Flowers from Alana and Marie and to Karyli

I received some terrific hexie flowers last week. I'm pretty new to the swap and totally addicted already!

Here are Alana's from Australia:

and Marie's from Denmark:

Here's a sneak peek of the ones I sent to Karyli in Idaho:

Thanks everyone!


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Swapper Profile - Diane!

This week we are saying hello to Diane...and here she is...

"Online I usually go by DianeM. 

Although I grew up in West Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY,  I now live in Northern NJ with my DH of 30 years & our 2 children ages 23 & 17. Our daughter is currently working on her post-graduate teacher's license and our son is extremely thrilled to have just finished his junior year of high school. I work during the school year as a paraprofessional at a local middle school. We just finished up last week and I am still celebrating the start of my summer...woohoo!

I LOVE all types of needle arts and all types of crafting. I am forever starting new projects & buying more supplies for more future's an addiction! I also enjoy reading, watching classic movies, and keeping up with my online friends through blogs & pinterest. 

If I could have one wish granted it would be to live on Cape Cod crafting my days away <3

-I tried to attach a picture but it 's at the bottom, I couldn't get it to attach up here with my reply...obviously I'm NOT computer savvy!"

You may not think you're computer savvy Diane, but I got your photo anyway. :)   LOOK at Diane's lovely pink hexie quilt!

Thanks for sharing with us Diane - about yourself and your fabulous quilt!  It is lovely to find out more about you.  

Hopefully EVERYONE will drop in and say hi!


Friday, July 11, 2014

thanks Lynette

...these lovely flowers arrived from Lynette for July!

...and an extra little dog hexagon to add to a flower!

Sorry to my swap partners for being late with flowers...they are all
sent as of Monday last week...I just have to make July's this weekend.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thank you Irene

Yesterday these lovely hexie flowers arrived at my place.  They are really pretty and will fit perfectly with my other swap hexies.  I'm making a red and pink flower quilt - I just adore these colours together.
So huge thanks to sweet Irene at Hiachas.

June hexies

Hi, I remember making June hexies early in the month, but I don't remember sending them. I have looked all over, and can't find them. so... did I mail them?
Maggie fellow

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

May Flowers Arrived From . . .

Diane in New Jersey!!

Love them, Diane and they will be great in my garden!!  Thank you for following through - better late than NEVER!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

For Dorrit

A couple of weeks ago I posted off these June hexie flowers to Dorrit in Denmark.
I haven't heard if they have arrived yet, but I hope they are there and that you like them, Dorrit.
My July hexies for Diane in the USA will be posted off tomorrow

Monday, July 7, 2014

July Hexies for Nora

Here's a black and white sneak peak of your July Hexies.  As I couldn't decide on which colours to do, I ended up doing all three.

Hope you like them.  They'll be in the post tomorrow.

Happy stitching

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hexies received, flowers made

I received my hexies from Christine for March.  Late, but great!  She sent me two sets of second round hexies.  Here they are on arrival...

And here they are sewn on to their flowers...

So pretty!  Thanks Christine!!

One of these days I'll show you all the progress I'm making on putting this quilt together...


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Swapper profile - Coralie!

This week we are meeting Coralie, a fellow Canadian!!  

Coralie lives in North Saanich, British Columbia.  I took this beautiful photo from the District of North Saanich website.

Here is what Coralie has to say.

"A little about me.  I have been quilting since about 1990.  I took a quilting class and attended a guild meeting and was hooked.  The colours and piecing were a passion for some time and now I have graduated to applique and more hand work. 

I have been chairman of the baby quilt committee for the Victoria Quilter's guild for over 10 years now.  We cut fabric for kits and guild members piece them, then we bundle the tops with batt and backing to be quilted.  The quilts go to babies in the neonatal ICU, we have given up to 500 quilts each year.  Most of my quilting has been for the babies. 

Recently I took a class by Ann Shaw who teaches the method that Ruth MacDowell developed and taught before she retired.  Check out Ann and Ruth's websites.  Ann is a super teacher if you get the opportunity to take one of her classes, you will likely enjoy it.

I taught Home Economics to grades 8 - 10,  then I worked at drafting diagrams for publication for scientists at the Institute of Ocean Sciences.  I also worked at the local salvation Army store for several years.  I enjoy checking out thrift stores.

I am married and we have one son.  He and his wife have a daughter who will celebrate her 1st birthday at the end of June.  We live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, it is a very beautiful place with the most temperate weather in Canada.  Our son lives in Ontario over 3000 km. away so we see them only once or twice a year


Coralie, how lovely to get to know you.  Maybe I'll get down to Vancouver Island sometime and we can meet up.  I must get some info from you on neonatal quilts as I have a premie nephew who I would like to make a quilt for.  

I hope everyone will drop by and say hello to Coralie.


Friday, July 4, 2014

July Sneak Peek for Christine

I had so much fun using French General fabrics for Christine
They should be in the mail today

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thankyou to Cindy

I received these beautiful hexies today. I love vintage fabrics and these are from Cindy's aunt..35 -40 years old. thanks Cindy, I love them!