Monday, December 28, 2015

Hexies for Celine

These Hexie flower petals are for Celine Combet.  Celine prefers greys, tone on tone or like stone/marble.  I hope this pic doesn't take away the surprise element for her.  They went postal last Wednesday, and I'm hoping they get to Celine before December is over!

Merry Christmas to All!!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Oliva's December Hexies

Hi Oliva

Here's a sneak peak of your December hexies which I made over the weekend.

The forecast for Melbourne (Australia) for Saturday was 41 degrees celsius (106 fahrenheit) so I spent the day hand sewing making, among other things, these hexies.  I sat under the air conditioning vent with my two dogs laying on the cool tiled floor beside me.  Sunday's forecast was 37 degrees (99 fahrenheit) so more sewing was done and definitely no housework.  Melbourne's weather is so unique as by 6pm the cool change had come through and it was back to 19 degrees (66 fahrenheit).

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.

Happy stitching

Friday, December 18, 2015

Flowers from Germany

Best wishes of the season to everyone! May you have a restful and blessed holiday.

I received those gorgeous December flowers from Grit in Germany. Thanks so much. The flowers you made for me are perfect.

Hugs and happy sewing to all,




Thursday, December 17, 2015

December Flowers from Down Under . . .

Debra sent these wonderful hexies that will go around two of my polka dot flowers ~

Thanks, Debra, they are fabulous!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

October Hexies from Maggie

I have been away and these were waiting when I arrived pretty....thanks to Maggie Fellow from USA.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hi everyone,

here are the flowers for Shannon in Idaho, Sara in UK and Irene in Texas.
Sorry Shannon and Sara I`m a little late.

I hope you will like my flowers.

Best Regards,
Grit from Germany .

November & December Flowers.

Upon returning from our travels, I was excited to find two packages containing flowers.

Geraldine, my November swap partner, sent me these lovely flowers. I really like how she combined the different patterns/prints in the second flower. They are both perfect. Thanks so much.
We have a new member from Russia. We sent each other test snail mail to see how long it would take to receive something from each other. In about 2 weeks, I received these flowers. I love the cheerful yellow centers and those pretty prints. Thanks, Debra

And finally, for my December partner, I've completed these flowers which will go in the mail tomorrow.

My partner for December is Debra who is asking for small prints in the petals and black and white stripe, checks, or lines for the center. Since Debra lives in Russia and is having her flowers mailed to her Houston, Texas, USA address, she won't see her flowers until later so I've posted a picture of what I'm sending so she will see them ahead of time. I hope she'll like what I chose for her.
That is all.

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Thank You Sara

Tucked away in my mailbox with a dozen Christmas catalogs and sale ads was an envelope from the UK. It had nothing to do with Christmas. It didn't want me to buy anything. It was two sweet hexies and a beautiful card from a friend across the ocean.
Thank you Sara Gulliver for the beautiful flowers--this is happy mail!
Love my stitching friends near and far.

Monday, December 7, 2015

November Hexies for Maggie

My name is Oliva Ohlson and I'm from sunny and warm Arizona!  I say warm because are winters tend to be warm, but summers are HOT...sizzling hot!!!

This is my very first Hexie Swap.
My swap partner for the month of November was Maggie Fellow.  I made these Civil War hexie flowers for her.  I hope that by now she has received them.

Now I'm ready to begin December's petals for my new swap partner.
Merry Christmas! 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Iceland Hexies in the making....

To Edda Bjork H.    Here's what I'm making for
you....     My sewing kit is back out in NOT MISSING..... but IN ACTION!!

We had Iceland-like  aka ... ice covered trees here in my section of Oklahoma City last week.....   Beautiful as I look at the glistening ice.... a little saddened at the breaking of tree limbs......  but impressed at God's great grace in allowing the tree to bend, break a little..... but to survive - thrive and provide cover and beauty in the coming seasons of life.... My metaphor!!!

Great sewing and reflections on life....   Be happy my friends.

Isn't She Lovely.....

Stevie Wonder sings this beautiful song... which I listen to often!!

So, to Mizzy  "D" of Buckingham United Kingdom (I think it says)   YES, YES , YES indeed my hexies are lovely.  I even get excited over the postage stamp... like none other I;ve ever seen.   Places I hope to travel to.....   

A Big - Belated Thank YOU......  and lots of love to my Inchy Hexagon Friends.!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 2015 Lists Emailed

Welcome to December!
This month we're saying farewell to three members. Two are fairly new but are unhappy with missing flowers and lack of correspondence. Please remember to let your partner know if you'll be late with their flowers.
We're also saying farewell to Melody Daly, a long-time member who has to leave us for health reasons.
This month we also welcome Debra Signorotto from Russia. Debra has given us an address in Houston, TX, USA for mailing her flowers as she says it's difficult for her to receive mail in a timely manner where she is located. She also has an address in Australia where her daughter lives so either may be used. Debra sent me a test mailing which included two beautiful flowers and arrived in USA in two weeks so please be patient. Welcome, Debra! We hope you'll enjoy our swap.
Please check your email for the December swap roster and member list. Please let me know if you find any problems.
It's COLD in Texas. I hope you're keeping warm wherever you are.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Oct and Nov Hexagons

Lovely hexies from Kris and extravfabric so I can make another flower
Thank you
Little did you know that I am going to join them with lime a bit like your card.

And my friend Jenny made me some more with fabric she came across while on holidays
So sweet of her

I am loving my new colourway
Have to buy some hot lime to use as spacers so I can start sewing them together

Watch this space!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sunflower November Hexies

Many thanks to Irene for these lovely sunflower hexies as well as the best card ever.

Sunflowers are well and truly my favourite flower.

Happy stitching to all

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hi everyone,

my October flowers from Vicki in Australia arrived. Thank you so much. They are wonderful.

Grit from Germany

Hexies for Lin

Dear Lin--I am sorry to hear about the recent attacks in France. Please accept my love and prayers. I am sending some blue floral hexies to you. We don't know each other but I feel for you just the same.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sneak peek for Geraldine

I finished these today and will,post on Monday to Geraldine in UK..hope she likes them!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Flowers received from Helen

I receive these lovely flowers from Helen yesterday. Thank you

Flowers from Irene

I accidentally posted these on my own blog instead of here ... thank you for the flowers received last month. They are perfect.

Petals sent to Chris

These outer petals were posted earlier this week. Kris asked for bright petals. I hope they are bright enough.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November Hexies for Krystyna

Hi Krystyna

Here's a sneak peak of your November hexies which will be posted today.

Happy stitching

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

November Flowers . . .

are done for Lynette P. Down Under.  Here is a sneekie peek for you, Lynette!!

Hope you like them and that they will fit into your garden!!  They are going in the mail to you tomorrow!!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hexie Flowers From Far Away

We've been traveling but when we got home, I found these gorgeous flowers waiting for me in our mailbox:

These hexie flowers came to Texas all the way from my September partner,Michele in Wisconsin, USA.

I think they're so pretty and love the contrast in the two. One flower in those beautiful browns and the other with its sunshiney center and the little confetti-looking print. Thanks, Michele.

And then there was another envelope which came to Texas from further away. Here are these lovely flowers from Sara in the UK, my October partner.

What a coincidence, another lovely brown and 2 sunshiney yellow centers PLUS another flower with a confetti-looking print. I love the colors you chose for me. Thanks, Sara.

I'm off now to do my own sewing.

That is all.






Friday, November 6, 2015

Nikki Wagstaff--Hexies are Coming

Nikki, your October Hexies are in the mail. I hope they bring color to your garden. These fun colors are from Kona, Bubblegum and Goldfish. The names just make me want to smile. Happy day!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Grandmother's Flower Garden update

For a while I've been meaning to show an update of my Grandmother's Flower Garden, but I've had a row to attach and I kept waiting to get that complete.  Well, I finally finished it at our Craft Club get-together this morning.  So, ta-da!!  Here is my progress to date.

I have enough flowers for this many rows again, but I may make it another flower wider.  I haven't decided what I am going to do with the edges yet.  Karen at Faeries and Fibres has a tutorial for adding a border for a hexie quilt.  And somewhere I have seen a tutorial for finishing the edges without a border, but I can't remember where.  I am getting ahead of myself, because I still have lots of stitching to do before I get there.  But I do have a bunch of flowers already put together so I am just working on adding the green pathway now and it won't take forever (I hope!!).

Hubby and I attended the annual pumpkin carving party at my friend Donna's on Friday night.  Here are our funky and fun jack-o-lanterns.

Hubby's is Alfred E. Newman.  Mine is just a flower.  I won first prize - I've never won before - and got a cute little carving set as my prize,  I'm all set for next year's contest!!

I hope you had a wonderful Halloween, with lots of fun costumes and decorations and not too much candy!  Since NO kids came to our house, we have a box of chocolate bars that I am sure we'll be eating ourselves.. :(


October Flowers for Carrie in Colorado!!

Here is a little sneekie peek ~

Carrie asked for batiks or prints in the Editya Sitar style.  Hope you like them, Carrie - they are in the mail to you first thing tomorrow morning!!

Sneak Peak for Melody

Hi Melody
Make a quick start  Your Nov hexies will be in the mail today

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap November Lists

Hello November!

This month we say good-by to Cathy Thorgrimson and Nikki Wagstaff who are leaving the swap and "hello" to

Oliva Ohlson from Arizona, USA. Welcome to our group.

A reminder:

Please let your swap partner know when you send and receive flowers. Also, if you do not receive flowers, please contact your swap partner asking about the delay. If, after attempting contact, you do not hear back from whoever Is to send you flowers, please let me know and I will attempt contact. If no results, the person will temporarily be removed from the list until they are able to catch up.

The swap list and member lists have been sent. Please let me know if you find any problems.

Happy sewing,



September Hexis

These were my hexis I sent to my September partner Geraldine.  I hope they arrived safely.  After a month off due to the big move I am ready to get back into it again

Saturday, October 17, 2015