Saturday, November 22, 2008
If you are a regular follower of my blog, you will recall a couple of "sneak previews" of miniature quilt exchanges that I'm involved with. I can now show you the finished product since both miniature quilts have arrived to their final destination. The first quiltie (log cabin) was sent to Andrea, Flintshire, UK. Andrea was pretty easy going and only mentioned that she was a lover of the colour blue. Not hard to please!! The next quiltie has more of a story and basically I have been sitting on "pins & needles" for the past 2 months. I mailed this quiltie to another Andrea from Australia. I posted the envelope on September 3rd and it just reached its destination yesterday!! I was very afraid that it went "missing" with all the hard work that I put into it. As well, I wanted to include something "Canadian" for my Australian friend and sent along a small container of maple syrup. I thought for sure that customs confiscated it and were enjoying their own pancakes and syrup. All is well and it arrived in one piece and Andrea loves her quiltie. I can now let out a hugh sigh of relief!!
I received this miniature "Bees in a Japanese Garden" in the mail from Liliane from Luxemburg, Europe. I absolutely love it!! The little bees are a combination of applique and embroidery.
The branches on the outside border is hand quilted with big stitches which really add to the effect of the fabric. Thank you so much Liz!! It has found a home on the wall in my studio.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Here is a sneak peak of my "final" miniature quilt swap for this year!! I have been busy hand quilting and will have it ready and posted to Wales by the end of the week. That's all that I can tell you since it's another secret!! I will post a full size pic when it arrives safely to its destination. My blog/postcard exchange friend, Kate North is the organizer of this swap. I'm looking forward to my own surprise in the mail in the upcoming weeks.
I belong to Art4mail which is group of amazing quilters, fibre artists etc. Recently, I participated in a "Button Fairy" exchange. These are the fairies that I have received so far from Charlie Davidson, Utah, Pam Patton, Texas, Vicky Baker, Alberta, and Nancy Moore, North Carolina.
Each one is so different with the use of buttons and embellishments.
After spending almost 2 hours shoveling my lane way, I decided to take a walking tour of my neighborhood to assess the damage done by our
"freak snowstorm" this past week. I am fortunate to live in one of the historical areas of Brockville and there is no excuse for not taking a walk through the neighborhood. I would like to share with you a couple of my pics on my recent foot tour. Since it was only October 29th (two days away from Halloween) I couldn't resist the Jack O'Lanterns with their snow tops.