Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Cottage Block.....

Swap blocks... are done... here's a sneek peak..... I am glad to be done becaue I want to send them off early so that my fellow swappers get their house before Christmas..... cross another off the list!
Thought for the Day
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner

Friday, November 13, 2009

Secret Stitcher Gifts.....

I received my Stitcher's Angel Swap from Lucia today... and am quite pleased. The items are lovely and I really appreciate her thoughtfulness.

I really enjoy the Stitcher's Angel Swaps that are put on by Helen Stubbings over at Hugs N Kisses. She is a great Australian designer... check out her blog.

I also finished a table runner that I am sending off to a swapper in a table runner swap. I will get back a table runner, so can't wait to see mine.
Tomorrow I am off to the first of the Christmas Craft Sales in the area - hope to pick up some stocking stuffers.....
Thought for the Day
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you also have an obligation to be one.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A great blog.......

I have been busy, busy working on my cottage blocks for the Cottage block swap that I am in.... pleased to say.... I am almost done. YEAH!!
On another note.... I found a great blog that has FREE patterns for many, many items.... It is called Among the Gum Trees. If you need some great ideas for Christmas this is the place to go
My good friend Shirley also has FREE instructions on how to thread paint various Christmas themes... these are great on quilts, postcards.... anything you want an extra "zing". Check her blog out.

Thought for the Day
So remember while December brings the only Christmas Day, in the year let there be Christmas in the things you do and say.

Friday, November 6, 2009

End of another busy week....

Well, we are now into November... which means Christmas is not far away. I made this little bear this past week - she was quick and easy... I love making these little bears but always end up with so many of them. Two years ago I had a craft sale and sold all my prim dolls with proceeds going to Boston Terrier Rescue of Canada... I guess I will start collecting them again.
I had a busy week - teaching a beginner quilt class, working, and of course, quilting. My customer quilts are getting caught up, my swap blocks are done... and now my goal this week is to start and finish my cottage block swaps.... wish me luck
Thought for the Day
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible
Dalai Lama