Thursday, January 26, 2012

Just takes 2 blocks

Seems like I got sucked into another freebie on the net. Just Takes 2 is being run by the lady that did Dear Jane and Dear Hannah ( one day I will do the latter for my Hannah) and Sentimental Stitches. I love the red and white but as I had a mountain of blue that's what I chose to use... surprise surprise. ( those that know me know that blue is my favourite colour) Why does the computer or camera turn my photos around?

Here are the first 11 blocks, some are 6.5 " some 8.5 " some 12" and up to now I had a bit of difficulty with the fan block, the house block and one of the stars. I put a row upside down!!!

I am enjoying these blocks though and I know that lots of people are joining in the fun.

Happy Australia Day to those of us down under

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Star AHHH's

Have caught up with the star AHHH's. I loved the first one so made it twice using some fat quarters that DS2's girlfriend bought for my birthday ( what a clever girl) The split star I am not so fond of as it got very skinny at the points and was very hard to keep on the papers. Might need to glue if I do this one again. Still enjoying these but I hope the stars don't get too much skinnier. Thanks to Tonya at Hillbilly Handiworks for these challenging hexies.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scissor swap at last

At long last I have managed to get the energy to photograph all the beautiful things that Marg sent me in the Scissor Keep swap run by Sandy at Cookies and Cream. I sent Marg a thumb pin cushion, a Gail Pan design pin cushion, a scissor keep with scissors and a tassle , a needle case and a bag to keep them in.

Marg's gift to me was a scissor keep with scissors and a tassle, a pin cushion, a mug bag with mug, a mug rug, a needle case with a panda measuring tape ( one ear painted black and the one you pull out in reverse... think that was an oops on the manufacturers part but it makes it quirky which I love) a folder with cover ( have used it to make my 2012 list!) and a blue bird deco. All came wrapped in four parcels with butterflies stuck to the paper. As I explained to Marg when I thanked her, I feel that my boy ,Christopher ,is now a butterfly having seen so many following his death in November so they were very special. I put them on photos of all my children so perfect.

Thank you to all who commented on the post about Christopher, your messages brought many tears but it was wonderful to know that so many people who only know me through the blog care. I go back and read the post and the comments often and they do bring a lot of comfort.