Monday, December 20, 2010

These past few days have been ....

... manic.  I have received so many lovely things in the mail and I just had to share them with you.  Also I have a new addiction which I shall share with you at the end of this post.

Okay number one I received a few weeks ago a Threadkeeper from a Threadkeeper Exchange organised by BeckyB and here it is, and isn't it just lovely

Unfortunately I can't find the email I wrote to the
wonderful woman who stitched and finished this for me
but I really love it

Then there is this:

I was in an Exchange organised by Mayte 
which was a Christmas Ornament Exchange and
this came all the way from Mexico and was made by
Oli and it is just gorgeous and this is the package as it arrived and
below is the front and then the back

This is the front of the ornament and ...
This is the back and it was
finished beautifully.

Then there is:

This is the back of the Quaker Quarterly Exchange XXI
from the Legacy Board that I received from Linda

and this is the front. Isn't it gorgeous.  The stitching and
finishing are just superb.  I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

and finally insofar as exchanges are concerned I received:

This is the Blackbird Design exchange I
received from Jennifer M

And this is a side view of it showing that
it is made into a stand-up

FINALLY I am ready to let you into my newest addiction.  I am trying to teach myself how to quilt.  I love the idea of quilting and I love so many of the quilts I have seen and I really want to be able to quilt properly.  My only problem is the standing one and the cutting, but they have another way of quilting in America called paper-piecing, and I am going to give that a try first, if that doesn't work successfully then I am going to try using templates and in the meantime I shall save up for the thing I want most in the world right now which would solve all my problems and that is this:
This is called an Accuquilt GO!  And It would enable me to cut quilts without any problems.

So in the meantime before I can get one of these I am going to be using:

for my first foray into quilting.  I shall be making a cushion 
out of this Charm Pack and backing fabric
which is from the same range.

AND I have a brand spanking NEW Blog and it is called P.S. I Want To Quilt Too.  So come on over sometime and have a look because I promise I shall be making some goodies there too.

So until next time ... 
Lots of Love Patti xxx
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Just for a change I've been sick ...

... and I haven't put needle and thread to cloth in over a week.  Now I had a flu shot this year supposedly to stop it but it didn't work and wasn't worth the sore arm that's for sure.  Plus I haven't been to Weight-watchers for the past 2 Wednesday but hopefully being ill will have a plus side and I'll have lost HUGE amounts of weight.  Okay anything over 2lbs will be a HUGE bonus.  AND to make matters worse as well as the flu I have had tonsillitis even though I had them out on my sixth birthday.  Well guess that didn't work too well either as one of them has grown fully back!!!

On the upside I sent two exchanges out on time and both have been received so I can share them with you and tomorrow I will, hopefully, be stitching again if I can stay awake.

TADA for the exchanges:

This is the front of the Christmas Ornament
I made and sent to Pilar in Spain
And this is the back of it 
(once again all photos are clickable)

This is the Quaker XXI Exchange
via the Legacy Board that I sent
to Mayte

I really enjoyed stitching both of them and hope they are enjoyed as much as I enjoyed stitching them. 

So until next time ... 
Lots of Love Patti xxx
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission - Eleanor Roosevelt
American by BIRTH and MOUTH