I’ve had a bit of a mail bonanza lately so there are a few items I’d like to show…
First up are my brown bag fabrics received from Leslie. The brown bag contest has rules….use 90% of the 2 yards of fabric gifted, add any amount you like from your stash and can add one new piece. Make something by March 2011. I like the fabrics Leslie sent. She thought they might go well with my sailboat…. I’ve got ideas but nothing started yet.
Next is this block received from Heather in Nova Scotia. Heather doesn’t have a blog but she was my swap partner for my first month in the Christmas block swap. I asked for wonky stars in Christmas fabrics on a snowy background. This one is a beauty – if they are all this nice I’m going to be a happy girl! I can’t show what I made her because she hasn’t received it yet.
Then I got the first instalment of completed hexies from DD # 2. They are looking great!
I received this lovely pincushion and a few other goodies in the scrappy pincushion swap. These goodies came all the way from Fiona in Ireland. I`ve named this pincushion Goldie and the Bear. I love it! Below it is the one I sent out to Jeni.
And last but not least I received this postcard. Sometime ago I sewed a couple of blocks to donate to this quilt for Errick who has cancer. The quilt was made by Lucia and she was overwhelmed with donations. She ended up making a quilt for Errick, potholders, a zippered bag, a book showing the process and a mini quilt for his son. What a labour of love. Then she sent us all this thank-you note. What a treasure!
I’ve been busy working on this quilt with the ladies from my hometown crafting group. It’s going to be raffled off to raise some money for our group. We get to use our local community club in exchange for cleaning it twice a month. Lots of floor space to lay things out on = lots of floors to clean!
Have to go and quilt this puppy now!