Thursday, October 6, 2011

Some progress and some postcards to share

Since the weather has not improved much I have been sewing , what else is a gal going to do on a rainy windy day right ;-) As I said yesterday I am taking part in the Stay at Home RR with Sunny of Quilting Dreams and really if you want to participate it wouldn't be all that hard to catch up at this point , so.... anyway I am a tad behind as I just finished Septembers addition but hey it is only by a few days so that makes me happy. Here is what it now looks like .
I have added the 3" triangle border then before I start this months border I wanted a little break so added this 1.5" border and turned it on point which is also part of the next step . I am pleased ,I am really going to try to do this from my present stash so that might be a little challenging as we go along but for now that is the plan.

 I also recently received some postcards in the mail ,the first one I received as part of a yahoo exchange from Monika of My Sweet Prairie and the leaves are from her Shamrock plant ,  it is so sweet , I love it ,thanks Monika ! The one on the right is made by Janet of   ,Caribou Crossings Chronicles Janet was my partner in the postcard exchange I had arranged .Janet chose to add maple leaves , how appropriate for this time of year as there are lots floating around our yard now with these strong winds   ,thanks so much Janet I love it!
I really enjoy making the postcards and I hope everyone in the  exchange enjoyed it too, has everyone now received their cards ?
 The postman has been busy this week as I also got another package in the mail from Annette , I helped Annette with a couple of blogger issues and to thank me she sent this wonderful pattern that she has designed . I love crazy patch so this is a perfect fit for me and I want to make this in Christmas prints . Thanks so much Annette . If you are not familiar with Annette's blog  , In Stitches and Seams I suggest you head on over for a visit , she does lovely work and has a tip or two to share as well.
 I finished up the baby quilt yesterday , how did I make out with the FMQ ,you ask , well it is not great but it is acceptable and I have made a commitment to practise more so the next time I am doing FMQ an actual quilt I just might do a better job. Now to get the label made and sewn on as the baby shower is Tuesday .
 Hope you are enjoying your day , send some sun if you have any to spare , I will soon need web feet lol1
Thanks for stopping by , hugs


  1. I love your block Sheila! And you're right - it's not too late to join in if anyone is interested.

  2. Beautiful block Sheila. Your work is always outstanding.

  3. Your RR block is great... I love the colours....
    I can't see the picture of the postcards though??? I have received mine and so has my partner Rosie.... I think you saw them... was such a fun project...
    I read Annette too and have that pattern... I have made it up once and am about to do it again... nice and quick and effective....

  4. I really love the block you have finished. It is a good one for this time of year :)

  5. It's so much fun joining Sunny's stay-at-home-robin.Your block is awesome. I'm doing the same as you, using fabric from my stash. Mostly that is. I did buy some green to go in mine. Bad me.

  6. You block is beauitful Shiela. Love the colours.

  7. I'm starting to think you are enjoying the weather .... or just the time the weather is giving you to do the projects that have been waitng for you. Either way ejoy your time quilting and sewing I know i do.
    The pattern looks nice and dry.
    take care

  8. Beautiful block for your Stay at Home RR! The little postcards are so cute, I really like the one with the maple leaves!

  9. What a wonderful block! I like the border that you chose for it.

    You must look forward to going to get your mail! What neat quilted postcards.

    Don't float away-it's raining here too so I can't you send you any sunshine :-)

    Have a good weekend,

  10. Yahoo Sheila, I'm so happy you received the post card intact. It looks better in the picture than it did in real life! I have received the one you sent me as well and it is lovely. I'll blog them both, sometime this weekend.

  11. Love the block Sheila. Something about oak leaves draws me in. :) The postcards are gorgeous as is the pattern you received. Hugs,