Thursday, February 19, 2015

Easter swap 2015

 Easter is approaching and it is time to gather names for my 2015 Easter Swap on the same lines as last year.
The way the swap works is to send 10 items to a fellow swapper. (The person you send to is NOT the same as you will receive from).

The way these items are to be chosen are – they have to start with each letter in
 "EASTER TIME".  The items can be handmade or bought or both.
E - Egg, Eraser
A - Apron, Apple Fabric
S - Sunflower seeds, Smiley fabric
T - Tea Towel, Trims
E - Envelopes, $8
R - Ribbon, Recipe 

T - Tea, Toffee
I - Ink pen, Ice cream scoop
M -Mittens, Mug
E - Ear rings, Elephant
That is just some ideas I have come up with …
 but I am sure you all can come up with others.

Open world wide.  Closing date for names is midnight 18th March Australian time and I will send out names within a day or two and posting date is 23rd March... so start getting your items together!
Anyone interested?   Leave a comment or email me.
I will need to know the following information from you in an email:
Snail Mail Address: 
Blog (if you have one):
Are you happy to swap with someone who does NOT have a blog?:
Are you happy to send overseas?:
Unfortunately, I won't be able to answer anyone from 21st Feb till 12th March, as I will be on a tour with my Mum in Tasmania, and I don't have access to a computer during that time (no I don't own an Ipad or similar), so if there are any questions, just click on Fiona and she will hopefully be able to answer any questions.

Feel free to use my icon on your side bar and also, I would LOVE for you to advertise this swap on your blog to gather more names.

Until next post..

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Red Cardinal Quilt

These stars were made from the left over fabric from this quilt  & table runners...

I teamed them up with fabric that I received from a friend in the States  and made this quilt.
My friends in the States know I fell in love with their Red Cardinal Birds when I was there for Christmas one year and since then I have been buying & receiving fabric, notions, ornaments, jewellery... (the list goes one) with these dear little birds on them.

Now I have left over fabric from this quilt, so I will have to make something out of it!

Until next post...

Monday, February 2, 2015

All from one kit!

In a recent post, (here) I mentioned that Mum had pieced this quilt from a kit I bought...
well there was fabric left over and as I don't like waste and knew if I put it with the rest of my stash, it wouldn't be used for quite a while..
I made 3 table runners (tops & binding) and I used backing fabric from my stash.
 (The blue fabric was part of the green border print, which wasn't used in the quilt).
Then I still had some of both of the reds and made 14 blocks using the "Friendship Star" pattern.
There are 4 of one fabric & 10 of the other.  I again used fabric from my stash as the light background.  Don't know what to do with them yet!

The only fabric I didn't use up from the kit was the black with gold stars... it has been filed away with the very few other black fabrics I have.

In the garden, the zucchinis are just about finished, but the figs are starting to come into I made Zucchini Pickles & Fig Jam.

 Until next post...