Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Keeping up with swaps ............

Since I am having an arthroscopy on my 'good' knee in a couple of weeks, I want to be right up to date with my swapping commitments.
My Christmas Star is in the mail, I am working on my Valentine Heart project, my Paper Piecing block is in the mail today -

[the Circle of Flying Geese is for Anna] -
my 12" Autumn block has arrived and in return I received 2 Tall Ships. this puts me very close to being able to stitch a large floor cushion for my sailing grandsons.
Six inch blocks a little later this month and I will be right up to date.
Tomorrow my DH and I will visit my mother. Mum lives in an aged care facility where the care is just first class, and love and respect abound. She will be 92 years young this month.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Busy swapping month ...................

I have 5 swapping projects this month, and it is so hot I have the perfect excuse to stay inside and stitch.
This is my 12" block to Liz - strong Autumn colours -

This is my December block from Nikki. Love it, it puts me a little closer to making a floor cushion for my sailing grandsons.

I have also joined Cathy's Christmas block swap, and this is my first block [for Cathy]. I have chosen traditional Christmas colours, in Australian wildflower prints rather than northern hemisphere patterns.
My next project is the Valentine Initial Heart Swap, then Paper Piecing and the 6 inch block swap.
I am waiting on a number of swaps - my partners have indicated they are running late and promised to complete the swap - becoming a little twitchy and impatient.