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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What a month!


It's not over yet, but I feel like I've been treading water, really hard! just to keep my head up! And, unfortunately, not a lot of sewing to show for it.  I will be announcing the winner of the Hot Potato Giveaway tomorrow, so you still have a little bit of time left!

I have received some mail though, and that has been very exciting!  May is my birthday month and some of the ladies in the 4x6ers postcards group have sent me birthday postcards - first up was this beauty I received from Sheila a little over a week ago (I should have posted it when I got it and showed off Sheila's talents as it is a beautiful card!)  Thank you Sheila!  Isn't it gorgeous? she also include a wonderful fun piece of happy computers fabric, which I've neglected to take a picture of - shame on me.  Please check out Sheila's blog - a wonderful read with lots of fun projects - Sheila always manages to give me a chuckle! and she does some fantastic needlework - always something on the go!

Then today was another happy postcard mail day as I received cards from both Isabelle and Thea.  Isabelle included these 2 beauties -
this one for my birthday
Foxglove and Wild Roses

and this one for our May swap with a theme of flowers

Queen Anne's Lace

Isabelle's stitchery is gorgeous, and while she doesn't have a blog, you can check out some of her needlework HERE on Flickr.  Beautiful work!
and then there's the postcard I received from Thea!

Roses are Red
Thea is just new to our postcard group and oh she is going to make us stretch!  This fabulous card, with it's 3D rose uses a few techniques I've only dreamed about.  I will be having to give them a go now!  Isn't it gorgeous, too??!!  Check out one of Thea's blogs here and see some of the other wonderful creative projects that she has made - I love her CanCan Girls (A Pat Sloan challenge) she did.
What a wonderful mail day it was!
And, I've also been receiving some 3.5" blocks from the the Mini QT Flickr group I belong to.  So far this is what I've got, with just two more to come.  Checkout the link as this is a really fun creative group - I am amazed at some of the wonderful things they come up with!

It is going to be such fun to put them all together!

I haven't just been receiving, although I think I'm coming out on the good end of that stick! I did make and post my May Flower postcards, but, seems I don't have a final picture of all of them, just this one that shows 5 of them in progress!

Flowers Postcards
not sure why I don't have the sixth one in there?  Oh well, if you go to the 4X6ers blog, you may be able to see pictures of them as they arrive.
And I also made and sent off my 8 blocks for the mini block swap

Black & White + Orange
The 3.5" blocks aren't the only swap I'm doing right now with the Mini QT group - I'm also participating in the Black & White + One not square or rectangular mini quilt swap.  This is my sneak peek on that!


 I had fun figuring out how to piece this houndstooth pattern - those little blocks all finish at 1" sq.  That's all you get for now - I have to get it finished and in the mail before I can show anymore!

AND then, of course, there's the Potholder Pass 3 - not quite finished those, but hopefully soon, and I'll get a picture of them before they are off!
Oh yeah, I've still got the Spring to Finish, OPAM and Say Cheese challenges that I'm working on - I don't think this month is nearly long enough!

Hope you are having fun and keeping busy!

Happy quilting,
J

7 comments:

aubirdwoman said...

Happy Birthday Month.
What a fabulous post. Needed a cuppa to take it all in.

Melissa said...

Well Happy Birthday!!! You should have said something! We could have had a party!

maggi said...

A belated happy birthday. The cards are beautiful. I like the orange with the black, very dramatic. I don't think I could begin to work out hoe to piece that houndstooth pattern!

Joan said...

Beautiful cards - do have a Happy Happy - whatever the date is. Beautiful cards :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love everything, but the flower postcards are really beautiful!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday! Wonderful swaps both the cards and the blocks. Love the ones youy are working on too.
You really are busy. Hope the rest of the month gets easier.

sewpam63 said...

LOVE that Houndstooth pieced bit!!! How'd I miss that...?!