Thursday, April 8, 2010


The mail came today with the label from Trish that she made for me.

I am completing the quilt with some of the fabrics that I inherited from my grandmother's stash.

I am so grateful to Trish for making this for me. The label will be put on the quilt and then sent to my aunt who gave me the fabrics. She doesn't even sew buttons I think, so this quilt will be much cherished.

Also in the mail packet was this quirky book, The Dorky Homemade Look.

It's very funny and written in the vein that I certainly share, in that "no one will notice" if the points don't line up or the 1/4" seam isn't actually 1/4".

My saying is always "I'm not showing this at Paduccah"
and I mean it.

So thank you so much Trish from All things Crafty. She does different creations than I do, but still we are
connected through blogging. She is the first on my
blog roll, so give her a boo and see what she does.

Of course as I've said, "I've got mail" my fabrics came in from Green Fairy Quilts. I love everything. This one is from Happy Camper and I do think that a navy colour just might do for the sashings or "big" colour to go with this jelly roll.

The packet was mailed on March 13th, and I do think that it was sent by pony express. Honestly, sometimes mail from the US comes in 3-5 days, other times, it takes a couple of weeks or more.

I have more to show, but I've not been blogging as you must have noted. I did sit at the computer a couple of times but honestly no words, no thoughts no little light came on so I just walked away. I did read a few of my favourite blogs but even there didn't comment. What was the matter with me? I always have something to say!

I wasn't even quilting during this time, but then thought that if my fabrics arrived and I hadn't finished the couple of items then, I couldn't start on the new stuff. So I finished my little Red Hat Society quilt, except for the hand sewing and oh my goodness.....I am finishing the last of the orange buck eye quilt. I am done with that colour and that pattern. I think I have made 3 buck eye patterns.

I was reading that little Dorky book and in it there is a statement that some of us have favourite blocks that we make, such as Ohio Star, which I know is Helen's favourite and also she loves the Irish Chain. Me?, well I think that I like just about anything that ends up squared at the end of the project.

So today, I am finishing my projects in order to start on my new fabrics. I do have more photos but that will keep for another day.

Again, I had no idea how exciting it was to get mail. I also received a thank you note from Ilene in Australia for the little nine patch blocks I sent. There were two quilts made from the blocks that were sent. Both are so different and so much appreciated.

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