Thursday, April 12, 2012

The postman has been busy and so have I

Yesterday my mailbox was brimming with fun mail , these three packages were waiting for me to discover what was inside . A little while back I won a fabulous giveaway from Fiona at and yesterday this book arrived in the mail. The book is Country Cottage Quilting by Lynette Anderson , incredibly beautiful book ,I will give you just a small sampling of what is inside .
Aren't these just adorable , can't wait to try out some of the many lovely patterns , thank you so much Fiona !
 Next to this book is a magazine I won from the Needle and Thread Network , it is called a Needle Pulling Thread and is a Canadian publication full of incredible work and in this issue Monika of My Sweet Prairie is the featured artist .Monika is host of     the Needle and Thread Network where each week Canadians can showcase their work and well worth visiting . Also if you have never visited Monika's incredible blog be sure to do so as you will be very inspired by her lovely work , it is a treat to visit.  I sure wish she lived closer I would love to attend a class . Thanks so much Monika !

The last brown envelope I can not reveal as it is the final chapter in the crazy patch RR that I have been taking part in and I don't want to spoil the surprise for Dianne , I have to make a block for her and then it will be heading back home , yeah . You are going to love these Dianne :-)

 Now for what I have been up to , trouble you say , no not really but I have taken on two more BOM'S , oh I know I really did try to resist but there was no stopping me this time. First off I have been making these 6" star blocks by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts , hope I have that right . I am not sure why I have been so fascinated with miniatures lately but when I seen these I just had to make them. There should be another block today I think , I must check  later . These are one a week .

Then I have been printing off these sweet house blocks from Shabby Fabrics with the intent of doing them someday , well that day came yesterday . I did start backwards as I did the fourth block which is April's block and I have yet to do the other three .

 I am not quite finished of the applique but almost . I think these are adorable and look forward to catching up ,if you are interested in taking part the link is here  Now come on , how can you possibly resist.
 Dress number two is also finished now , the sad truth is I don't really think it is any smaller although a size smaller but hey she will grow into it and I just love this fabric too .
 I know the fabric is rather busy but here is a close up .The color is off a bit in this photo , it is closer to the correct color in the photo above.
Well I am probably a little late but I am going to link up to the Needle and Thread Network for WIP  Wednesdays ,yesterday was just too busy :-) Thanks for sticking with me this far I know this has been a long post , hope I didn't bore you. Enjoy your day .
 hugs Sheila


  1. That quilt magazine you received looks wonderful. I like the name of it too.

    You've been busy and what fun to get those goodies in the mail.

    I will have to check out Monika's blog.

  2. That was fun love your projects.

  3. Lovely books you have won. Love the star blocks. I was tempted by the houses too but have so far resisted. :) The dress is so cute. love the fabric you used. Hugs,

  4. You have lots of projects to do in those books now... love the little dress fabric.... too sweet... BOMs are quite addictive aren't they....

  5. Sheila, you are on a roll. Those projects and gifts are all great. How small are the blocks you made?

  6. wow Sheila i loved seeing all the lovely projects you have made,well done.xx

  7. You can't go past a beautiful book. Congrats to you Sheila. Love all your stitching. Never bored..I love seeing your gorgeous projects.

  8. You have been busy! Love the dress. I'm sure the busy fabric will be appreciated, it will show spills less. :-) Or maybe boys are messier than girls. LOL

  9. Gorgeous sewing and fabulous wins - well done

  10. oooh aren't you lucky!? Wow. Great pile of mail.
    That little dress is adorable by the way : )
    gosh, thanks for the plug!

  11. Isn't it fun when there is something else than bills in the mail!
    Your house is lovely, might inspire me to make another house quilt.....

  12. Lovely new books. Your blocks are beautiful, the house block is so pretty and the little dress looks great.

  13. I think Monika is one of the moderators on the Postcard Cottage, no? Great wins! Love the dress - and yes she'll grow into it.

  14. I love your projects! Always so much to enjoy! Your Pam Buda blocks are wonderful! And that little dress is adorable! Keep sharing...I love it all!

  15. NEVER boring... always interesting! :)