Monday, July 28, 2014

Blocks Galore

I have noticed that I have not posted a few blocks I have received or sent over the last few months, so will update now.  Hopefully these are them all so far but will have another quick look. I am sure there are some 6" blocks missing in this line up.

These are a combination of all the block swaps I am in.

First up some 6" blocks I sent to Delphine back in April

Then a Paper pieced block I sent to Helen in May.  I am amazed I lined those lines up well.

Some 6" blocks sent to Carolyn in May

For the Xmas swap I sent this Pinwheel to Charmaine in June

Then I received from Charmaine this block

In June I also received these blocks from Jan for the 12" Block Swap

And I sent her this block 

I sent these to Juanita for the June 6" swap

And received these from her

This was sent to new swapper Lee for the July Xmas block swap

And I got this one from her

Then for the July 12" Block Swap I sent this one to Lorilynn

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Another 12" Mini Swap Finished

At the end of last month another Mini Club swap hosted by Cheryll was finished. This time it was Embroidery (Words/ Verse)... as the theme.

I was lucky enough to send to Lyn from Stitches From The Mainland and sent her this

and then was lucky enough to receive from her to and received this

Lately I have also received this gorgeous book I ordered in the mail and plan on making some things out of it

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Clean Iron

Unfortunately I did not take a before picture, but my iron was very yukky and dirty.  I was trying to clean it using tips from the internet with minimal effect, so I took the plunge and bought some iron cleaner.  I was a little bit skeptical about it but wow!!!! My iron is the cleanest it has been for a long time
This Bohin Iron Cleaner was so good.  I bought it from Grandmothers Garden here in New Zealand and am glad I did.  All I had to do was follow the easy instructions and Bam!!!! It is clean.

After the clean.

I was about to buy a new iron but am glad I did not now as I do like this one.

Edited to add ..... my iron blew up tonight so off to get a new one tomorrow

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

FNWF Update

Last night Cheryll once again hosted FNWF.  I was working, so I done some stitching a bit earlier in the day.

This pattern I found at Bad Birds and was a nice fast stitch.  I just have beads to put on some of the stars now.

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