One flower to add to my garden this week. I sent off gifts to family today and in my rush forgot to take pictures - oops!. Take a look at Karen's One Flower Wednesday to see how everyone's garden is growing.
Thank you Mary! My daughter and I have had such FUN opening all the gifts you sent.
And here's a look inside.....
A beautiful Merry Christmas goose (which I will hang on my scroll frame)
Four shiny ornaments for my Christmas tree.......
A quilting book, beautiful flower fabric and hand knit hot pads, little quilted pillows/sachets, a table runner, cross stitch ornaments to make, a Santa and mini flowers in a frame, 2 X-block templates cards, well wishes, thread, pins.......
and especially an email friend to keep in touch with...
Also thank you to Cheryll for setting up this great swap.
I will send a surprise gift to the first 3 people to comment on this post. This gift will be made by me and I will send it sometime within the next year. Exactly when you will receive it will be a surprise ( it will probably be a surprise to me too :-D ).
Of course there are some rules in this game. Here it goes:
1. I will make a little something for the first 3 people that comment on this post. It will be a surprise and may arrive at any time in the next 365 days (yes, a year).
2. To sign up to receive a gift from me you must play along too. Share the giving love on your blog by promising to send a handmade goodie to the first three people that comment on your blog post.
3. You must have a blog.
4. After commenting on my post, you have to post this (or similar) on your blog to spread the love. If you haven't posted in 48 hours then the next commenter will be chosen.
I don't know if three people will even get around to commenting on this, but I will say that if you find this post 6 months from now and only 2 people have left a comment, you can still be commenter #3 and get a random goodie from me! When you comment I will email you and get your address and then you will get something from me sometime before next December 2012. What do you think of this idea? I've never done it before but I sure would love to try it. Come and join the fun!
I finally finished a hexie! Life happens when you're trying to quilt: work, my car, radon remediation, my daughter's car, problem with a car title, and tomorrow a furnace /ac will be put in.....it's been a busy month! I need to get back to making hexies and, of course, the last-minute finishing of Christmas gifts. Maybe I should start making gifts in January..............
Thank you punkin (my daughter) for the lunch I found in the refrigerator this morning(I get up for work at 3am) - what a nice present to start my day with!
Don't you think that work should give you your Birthday OFF WITH PAY (taking vacation time or sick time doesn't count)? I've been trying for years but work just laughs so here I am, at work, working, on my Birthday. I have lots to do.........................
My candle mat swap partner,Sharon, opened her mat yesterday also - we decided to open them the same day. Here's the candle mat I sent her. The beautiful mat she sent me is in the post from last night. Thanks agin Sharon!
Thank you Sharon for the Beautiful star candle mat! It looks great on my table (and under the tree where I took the picture). I love the star pattern, how did you do it? Thank you also for the fun 'fruity' fabric, I'm not sure what I'm going to make with the one on the left....a summer/beach bag might be a good idea.
Here's what I sent to Sharon - I'm not sure if she opened it yet so I'll post it wrapped. Thanks Cheryll for doing the swap.
I know my flower isn't complete this week but I cut lots and lots of 2 1/2" squares and there are a few stones and leaves ready to be added to my garden. I made the Christmas mat the squares are on along with finishing and sending off my Candle mat and Santa Sack Swaps.
Another busy week but I did add a flower to my garden. We have been busy getting our basement ready for radon remediation. We have 18 1/2 years of STUFF to get rid of or organize. There are quite a few cracks in the basement floor and they need 3 feet around every crack and 3 feet out from the wall cleared and dust free so they can seal. They come next Monday, so much work to go...so little time.
Two flowers were finished this week - just minutes before. It's been a busy week: work, work, and even work at home, a quilt shop hop (always fun!) and just not much time to sew. Maybe next week.......... Can't wait to see all the other hexie flowers this week at Karen's blog One Flower Wednesday
I'm getting a little help posting - Max wanted his picture taken too!
I only did hand sewing this past week - and really enjoyed it! I just didn't get motivated to sit at the machine. I made five flowers for my garden and I stitched two Christmas redwork pieces. It was great!
I'm stuck on THREE flowers a week - every week I've been making 3 flowers. My daughter suggested maybe I should set a goal of FOUR flowers next week. Being 18 years old without a lot of responsibilities she thought more would be better, I was thinking more along the line of two........
"Siggy Mail!"I love hearing that when I get home from (a hard day at) work. I've received 7 more beautiful siggies this week. When I've collected 100 I'll start putting them together - I'm thinking about making a wall hanging with some sort of sashing....I'll need to start planning.
Three more pink flowers to add to my garden this week. I really enjoy making them - as soon as this is posted I'm going to make petals while watching NCIS. I didn't notice until this morning that I made a flower with the same colors as before. Oh well, I need hundreds for the quilt I'm sure there will be a lot of repeats before I'm done.
View all the other new blooms at One Flower Wednesday by clicking on the button to the left. Have a great week!
one, two, three, four,five! The mailman brought me FIVE precious packages this week.More siggies than bills....who could ask for anything more? My family and I have enjoyed all the little pieces of art and the notes sent. I will now share the siggies with you: