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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday Night Sew In Report

I know I have been absent again for the last few weeks…  but for the first time in a couple of months I have actually got to participate in Friday Night Sew In.  It’s a good thing too because, as you’ll see I have sewing that needs to be done.

These are the two things I accomplished for FNSI.  They are both swap blocks for the Canadians Quilt Bee that I am involved with.  One is the November block (yes indeed I am late); the other is the December block.

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Sewing machine block for Dominique.

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Improv tree block for M-R.

What am I doing all the time that is keeping me so busy?  Well for instance today was Christmas bird count day.  My friend and I were sent out to walk down the tracks to Tin Cup Creek to try and see grouse or ptarmigan.  We saw two ravens.  Then we walked around downtown and saw two more ravens and two magpies.  Lots of birds at my feeder though.  We are almost at the December solstice.  It is tomorrow (the 21st) at 23:03.  Then the daylight starts to come back a few minutes a day.  Dusk was starting to fall at 3:40 in the afternoon.  Of course the grey skies didn’t help.

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I hope you are having a wonderful “day before the winter solstice”.  Smile

Janet

Monday, December 8, 2014

A fun mail day

I have been away visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Seattle and a quick stop to see a friend on Salt Spring Island.  More about the trip in another post.  Today I want to tell you about the fabulous mail waiting for me on my return. Smile 

First up this lovely postcard received from Lin in the Christmas postcard swap organized by Sheila.  I think it is done with Shiva paintsticks but it may be some kind of foil… I’m waiting for Lin to let me know the details.

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Then I received my paper piecing blocks for November/December from Michell.  She is also in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap that I participate in.  Despite a big move, Michell is further ahead than me as I don’t have her blocks for this swap made yet.

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A couple of weeks ago there was a blog tour for the 10th edition of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and I WON!! My copy from Rochelle has arrived.  This is so exciting as I love this magazine, I have always entered the giveaways on the blog tours and this is the first time I have one a copy. Open-mouthed smile

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And then to top it all off, icing on the cake if you will… Carol at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop sent me a lovely thank-you gift for participating in their Canadian blog hop.  These fabrics are from Moonshine by Tula Pink for Free Spirit, which is the line that I chose from the Sew Sisters Shop as a give away on the blog hop. 

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And included was a gift from Aurifil which was a sponsor in the blog hop.  I love these threads!

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So I have reasons to like Canada Post today.  Smile  How about you?  Have you received anything fun lately?

Janet