Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thank you Jane, and Farewell to the Swap!

Thank you Jane for these beautiful hexagons and the lovely seasonal card.  Love that table runner!

I would also like to say a very big **Thank You** to everyone in the Inchie Hexie Swap who has sent me these beautiful hexagons over the last three years.    I shall be making them into a lap quilt as a reminder of your friendship and the joy of receiving the little packages each month.  

Ros x

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Some more Flowers

I have a little catching-up to do.
These flowers are my July flowers from Debbie M. in Jerusalem!

These arrived today from Cathy T. in Canada!

They are all so lovely!!
I love that our group reaches all the way around the world.  
It's fun to have that little connection with each of you.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September hexies arrived in Israel!

The September hexies sent by Lori in Tennessee arrived today. Note the cute little smileys in the suns of the yellow fabric! 

Thanks, Lori!

September Hexies for Kate Lyons Holestine

These Black and White September Hexies are on the way to U.S.A for Kate Lyons Holestine.
Sorry they are a bit late Kate as I have been on holiday in your great country.
Hope you are happy with them.
Cheers Rosalie H.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lovely Aug Hexies from Diane Thankyou

September Hexies

Hi Sandra from San Pedro.
Just to let you know that your September hexies are on the way to you.  Hope they arrive soon.
Best wishes
Sue Taylor from Northampton, U.K.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

August and June Hexies Received

I've received August hexies along with a fat 8th of fabric from Anne-Lise Brinkhard in Denmark:

and June hexies from Annette Johannsen, also from Denmark.

Thanks so much. I love the fabric choices ya'll made.


Thanks to Mary Gearheart from Ohio

It has been a busy week for my mailbox! Life is much better when it includes dotted hexie flowers! Mary sent me two beautiful hexies and a hexie notecard. Thank you Mary Gearheart!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thank you Margaret Fellow

Just had a great surprise in my mailbox today--beautiful polka dot flowers from Margaret Fellow!
I have been part of this group for over 2 years. I am getting quite a collection of lovely dotted hexies! I'm just about ready to make them into a twin quilt for the grandkids 'guest room'. It will be beautiful.
Thanks Margaret--and thanks all for your contribution to a beautiful quilt!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lara's September Hexies

Hi Lara

Your hexies for September are on their way.  Here's a sneak peak for you.

Happy stitching

August Flowers

Here are my wonderful August flowers from Joke. Thank you Joke, they are so lovely. 

Here they are with some of the ones that I have made as Joke was unsure as to what I was asking for...I hope this will clear up any confusion that I may have caused...I may need to rethink how I worded how I want my flowers to look...so sorry about that Joke..the ones you sent are just beautiful...

Again sending from my iphone until the laptop is fixed....hopefully soon...my August are on their way to my partner and should be arriving soon...the September flowers will be leaving next week, so on schedule...there have been so many lovely flowers showing up on here...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hi to Beverley

These are the hexies I sent to Beverly, last month.  Hope you like them.

I also popped in a handmade button from Australian designer Theodora Cleave.

Friday, September 12, 2014

July flowers from Christine to Jenny

These lovely flowers arrived from Christine. They are very pretty. Thanks Christine!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lori Jones and Laura Geach.....

I just dropped packages in the mail for Lori Jones in Tennessee and Laura Geach in Australia. Sorry there is no photo but your Hexies are on the way!

Monday, September 8, 2014

August and September hexies

I received some beautiful hexie flowers from Irene for August last week - sorry Irene that I didn't post as soon as they arrived.

I have my September hexie flowers ready for Jane Kerr in the USA and hopefully I shall get them packed up and in the post today

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I found them

I unearthed the missing hexies that I hoped I had mailed, so now they are really on their way to Utah to Cindy Harris - I'm so sorry for the delay.

To Di Sercombe: I love my hexies they will play very well with civil war. I forget about our international swappers and how that fabric choice might be perplexing. So far everyone has been great! thank you so much

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lovely July Hexies from Celine

Thanks Celine for these lovely hexy flowers. They will be beautiful in my quilt

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hexie flowers for Edda from Penny

This is a sneaky pic of the flowers I sent to Edda - I hope she likes them as I used 1930's repro fabrics and now think that perhaps I should have used Civil War repro fabrics?  Oops (perhaps!)

Thank you Jan....!

Many thanks to Jan in Georgia, USA - I just love them!  They are perfect and a special thanks for the lovely green fabric that I will use for the background of my garden around your hexies.  You got the colours just right and they are brighter than this dreadful photo of mine!    I'm going to use the card as an applique pattern, too.  Thank you!

August hexies

My August hexies arrived last week from Maggie in Indiana. 

The green hexies I sent to Leslie for her garden path made it to Canada, but I forgot to take a picture of them before!

I've been part of this swap for three months now and am thrilled with what I have received so far!

Thank you, Janet, for keeping us going!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hi everyone,

this wonderful flowers arrived from Simone in Australia.
Thank you so much.

Liebe Grüße Grit

Blogger Profile - Irene!!

Irene has written a great blurb about herself... so without any more introduction from me, here she is...

"I am Irene, blogging as Hilachas.  
me.jpgHilachas is the Spanish word for those little loose threads that fall all over the floor and sewing area as you finish sewing and snip the tail end of the thread off the sewn area, also called snippets. I've been blogging at "Hilachas" since October 4, 2010.

I come from a family of seamstresses - my mother, both grandmothers, and my aunts. There was always a dress being sewn or a quilt being quilted everywhere I went. My first adventures with sewing were a home economics class when I was 14 years old. I've been sitting behind a sewing machine or holding a needle in my hand ever since. Through blogs that I follow and my blogging friends,  I learned about and fell in love with English-paper-pieced hexies and that's also how I found the "Inchy-Hexagon Flower Swap."

A little about myself: My husband and I are both retired and living in Texas. Our 3 children all live in different time zones across the United States, daughter in Pacific Time, us in Mountain Time, youngest son in Central Time, and oldest son in Eastern Time. My parents are in their 90s and living in New Mexico 120 miles away so visiting my parents and children occupies much of our time. I've found that while traveling, I accomplish a lot of hand-sewing so manage to get my hexie flowers done.  This is a recent photo of my little 1/2-inch hexies laid out. I figure I'm figure that I've sewed about 1/4 of the flowers I need to make a decent sized quilt, total in photo is 253 hexies.
hexie layout.jpg
With my "Inchy-Hexagon Flower Swap" flowers, I plan to someday finish a quilt from "Friends Around the World" - YOU!

I'm quite domestically inclined. I love to cook and sew while also loving the outdoors and hunting. We have a little ranch in the Texas Hill Country and spend a lot of time there hunting whitetail deer in season (November through January each year) and feral hog hunting all the time.  Feral hogs are considered predators in Texas. They eat baby whitetail deer and compete with whitetail deer for food so they are hunted year round.  Sows can have their first litter (4-16 in number) as early as 6 months of age and can have a litter every six months so, you do the math. 
Here's a photo of me and a feral hog I killed.

That is all."

I'm so happy to have you in this swap Irene!!