Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

I just finished this hexie......

Wishing you peace, joy, health and a prosperous    New Year.

Thank you for all your support and encouragement.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One Flower Wednesday - Merry Christmas!

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.

I  wish you peace, health, happiness
and a Very Merry Christmas
to you and your family

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa Sack Swap

Thank you Mary! 
My daughter and I have had such FUN opening all the gifts you sent.

Before pictures.....

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...
Thanks Mary

Also thank you to Cheryll for setting up this great swap.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Surprise Pay it Forward

I  spotted this great idea on Teresa's blog Quilting, Stitching and Sew On for a surprise Pay it Forward.
This is how it works.

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!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

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'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..............


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

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.........................

Have a great day!

Candle Mat Swap

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!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Santa Swap Sack

Ho Ho Ho.....Merry Christmas!

Here's what Mary sent me to add to my sack....... (it's heavy)

And here's my Santa Sack from Mary with all the packages......

And the Santa sack she made my daughter....

What a great friend I've made and thank you Mary for everything!

Here's my last package sent to Mary and something for her daughter.  Mary's the one who likes Woody and cupcakes (I forgot to take pictures along the way).

And thank you Cheryll for setting up the swap - When do we get to open the packages?????

Candle Mat Swap

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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Almost ... One Flower Wednesday

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.

Happy Thanksgiving and remember to visit Karen at One Flower Wednesday to see more hexie flowers.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another One Flower Wednesday

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 little time.

Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Six more hexies this week brings the total to 49.......
But I just had to make one more

50 hexies!!!   Yeah!

See more hexies at One Flower Wednesday

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

How do you spell relief?  H-E-X-I-E.  Work was very stressful this past week and at night I would make a hexie flower to relax.............there are eight!

To see more hexie flowers visit One Flower Wednesday - Karen, thanks for hosting this site.
Max, our dog, said thank you for all the nice compliments!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Two flower Wednesday

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!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Siggy Swap

Thank you for all the beautiful Siggies!  Sorry I've been so slow in posting. 

I have collected 92 wonderful siggies and when I reach 100 I'll start putting them into a quilt/wall hanging.
I just can't seem to decide on a color for sashing - any ideas?


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One Flower Wednesday,pumpkin, apple,basket,,,,,

Four more flowers to add to my garden this week.  Thank you to everyone who keep me motivated and to Karen for setting up One Flower Wednesday.  Stop by this site and see all the beautiful hexies.

Last week I was given fabric, a pumpkin mini quilt pattern, and a Halloween card which stated I had no excuse not to finish it - so here it is,  Thanks Jinnie.

I also finished my basket (BOM) for October ( 20 days ahead of time!)

And I have part of a wedding gift completed

It's a six inch scroll frame and I have three other mini quilts almost completed:  bats, a snowman and a flower.

It feels great to get so much done!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Fistful of Flowers

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 had a month to finish this I waited until the 'last minute' and this afternoon after work I pieced it together so I could pick up my next free basket block at club tonight.

Maybe I'll finish the next block before the month ends.....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

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........

To see more Hexie flowers visit Karen's blog One Flower Wednesday

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

85 Siggies! Thank You!

"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.

Thank you for all the wonderful siggies! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

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!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Siggy 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:

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
A Great Siggy Week!