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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm really liking the wonky looks

hi all. I really love the wonky star, it's like a friendship star (which is probably what I would have chosen for my month) and will enjoy making it. I have not started the December block and will definitely be falling a little behind; we have been dealing with declining health issues in OH (a six hour drive from MD) most weekends and today we will have to say goodbye to LuLu, out 16 1/2 year old shepard mix. I can't deal with everything after the year I've had.... so rest assured, when we have finished crying over the next few days, I will turn to my sewing machine for comfort and get busy on blocks. thanks for your support and understanding.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

January blocks

Hi everyone,

Did any of you get involved in the Bushfire appeal last year? It is for a wonky star block that is very cute and easy. Victoria has an excellent tutorial on the construction of it. Check out

http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com/2009/02/wonky-star-tutorial.html for the pattern. I am sending little packets out (on Monday morning) of the background fabric to use. I would like you to use any color you might have for the star points. If you don't feel comfy with this, please, let me know and I can send some fabs for you to use instead.

I haven't been thinking straight for a few weeks, too much stimulation. Let me know if you have any questions, k? No rush on the returns to me.

Have a better year...Elaine

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mail came!

Solidia, Just wanted to let you know the package of scraps for your block arrived today. I'll get this started after Christmas and hopefully out to you shortly after.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

String X

Here is my block for December. ... first time paper piecing. I thought it was interesting...maybe a bit challenging especially with the bias triangles, but all in all, I am glad I had the chance to do it!

I hope you like it Solidia. I did add a few pieces from my own stash for some extra variety. I think this will be a great quilt when finished!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

december block done

Here you go Solidia!

This was a first for me.... never paper pieced. I'm a free willy kind of gal.
But even I can admit this was a fun block to make ,
and I thank you for teaching me something new!

What fun this quilt will be when it's all together!


Has everyone mailed their November blocks?
I'm missing 5...
Wanted to check with you all before I go bother my postman for missing mail....
we have the worst post office...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

bee blocks

I am so excited...I am flying out to Washington state tomorrow afternoon to finally meet my new granddaughter, born a few weeks early, so off to packing for the adventure!
Grab the bags, pack one full of baby stuff mawmaw made, re-usable breast pads for the new mommy, new Christmas quilts....what....
....omg, I thought I had done the November blocks for the Bee Balm! I am so bad, please forgive me, off to the post office in the next few minutes. Victoria, what can I say? New babies make me stupid! Please accept my heartfelt apologies for my tardiness.
On the upside, the three little specks are the actual pieces of fabric going back, couldn't fit them in. I hope these are ok for you. I did enjoy this project, very fun, outside the box for me. Thanks for the opportunity to make these for you.
Again, my apologies, red faced and running to DFW...Elaine