Monday, February 28, 2011

Mug Wrap And Coaster Received

Look what I received from Linda over at the Craft Forum.  Isn't it delightful.  We had a Mug Wrap and Coaster swap.  I don't know if Linda has received mine yet so will not post a photo of it till I know.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Handmade For Christchurch

As you are aware last Monday, Christchurch here in NZ had a devastating earthquake with many, many lives lost and untold buildings and houses gone.  Because of this a group of people have decided to raise some money to donate between Christchurch Womans Refuge and The Salvation Army.  They are asking for donations of handmade items to auction off on Trademe.  So if you can help go to their Facebook page to read about it all.

Or to bid on an item

or if you can help with donated goods email them here for details

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mug Rug Swap Received

Wow!! I have just received my Mug Rug swap item from my partner and it came all the way from Scotland, my second favourite country after NZ.  I am so lucky.  The fudge was divine and did not last long in this house and the other goodies will be put to good use.  My swap partner was Elizabeth-Anne and you can go and have a look at her blog here if you like.

Also today many of you are most probably aware of the devastating earthquake in Christchurch with large loss of life. Thought and prayers are going out to everyone there.  Thinking of hubby's two sisters and families down there in the worst hit area.  Hoping you are all ok.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mystery Charm Squares BOM 2011 - Block 1

Well I have sewn my block up for the Mystery Charm Squares BOM 2011 over at Our Craft Forum and I am mighty proud of it.  First time I have done something like this and I think it turned out well.

Sent & Received

Well I finally sent my Quilting Gallery Mug Rug Swap items away on Saturday.  They are currently on their way to the other side of the world.  I do hope my swap partner likes them.  Not only did I send three mug rugs but a NZ themed Fat 1/4 which didn't make the photo

I have also sent my Mug Wrap and Coaster swap Items to Linda from the Craft Forum but will not yet put a picture up of them so she can be surprised when she gets them.

Also I have joined up to the Mystery Charm Squares BOM 2011 over at the Craft Forum.  We received our first block to make and at the same time I received an email from Green Fairy Quilts with some of the new Moda range.  I fell in love with both Lilac Hill and Dragonfly Summer and have decided to do my blocks in Dragonfly Summer so of course I had do do some

and here is my first block all cut out and ready to sew

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

More Views and Snowy

Well I went for a walk today behind my house and up the hill, so I took my camera. One lesson I did learn is that in the heat of the day do not go for walks up hills.
My House

Pouawa Beach

Pouawa Beach

Snowy came for the walk to. My hasn't he grown.  He is 5 months old in a couple of days time.  Currently he is at my feet zonked out.

 I have also finished this quilt top.  Have got the binding, wadding and backing so will wait for a few day of work and trim quilt it etc. Thanks retromummy for the idea.