Sue's place in the sun

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A giveaway

Should I tell you about a great give away? Or should I keep it to myself? Okay, okay... I'll share! Head over to Little Bluebell and enter to win a BUNDLE of Denyse Schmidt fabric! And if you win, you'll share with me, right? What, are you still here? Go now!! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Violet Elizabeth Finn born 20/4/2011
Pinwheel block from Sue

Above is the reason it has taken me 3 days to post that Sues lovely block made it across the country. My new grand daughter arrived at 3.54am yesterday morning, weighing in at 2885g and 47cm long. She is a month early as her mum our daughter Kate had high blood pressure and liver function problems. Miss Violet was induced at 8.40pm on 19th and born before her daddy made it back to the hospital, I was on Lily watch at there place. When Lily woke at 6.30am to find no daddy but only grandma she was upset until I told her where her dad was, she then became quiet excited. 

Thanks Sue for a great block and being my partner this month.

Friday, April 15, 2011

from Sue in South Australia - Christmas block swap

Star block
A close up of the fabric

My beautiful block from Sue in SA arrived on Wednesday. I asked for any star block isn't a great use of the fabric. I'm sorry it has taken a couple of days to post but I do have a good excuse - minding almost 3 year old grand daughter for our daughter (and son in law) who has ended up in hospital at 35 weeks pregnant with high blood pressure and liver problems. Twitter and Facebook are great, I have just learnt that she is likely to be there for the weekend and have this baby sooner if things don't improve.
So today Lily has nana to look after her, sew I am sewing an baby quilt that needs to get finished, wish me luck it might be needed next week.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sewing day

Staci's log cabin
I've been sewing today, beside doing April's Bee in Oz block, I also did the various swap blocks for the groups that I have joined. Above is a red, white and blue log cabin that is heading to Staci in USA. I had the choice of making a log cabin, house or flag block. This is for the block swap adventure the first group I joined.

Sues Christmas log cabin
 This is a Christmas log cabin and is going to Sue in South Australia as part of the Christmas block swap. Sue wanted red and green log cabin with a fussy cut centre. This is the last group I joined and am looking forward to having a unique Christmas quilt as I have asked for stars, cream background any colour, nothing is out of bounds.

Star block for Sue

Last is my block for Susan in Western Australia as part of the block swap Australia. She asked for a star block, bright with white background. I saw this block here and fell in love, easy to make and looks great. i hope Sue likes it.

Now to go finish stitching my April Tis the Season blocks, I've almost finished, maybe tomorrow I can show you those completed.

Bee sewing

Bee in Oz block for April
The fabric April sent 
 This my block for April's Bee in Oz. It is heading to Canada for April (confused - April is the recipient of the block for the month of April). April asked us to make a 3" signature square and use Elizabeth Hartman's Mod Mosaic as the guide for her block