Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Some happy mail and other news

I can't believe a whole week has gone by since I last posted , life has been hectic to say the least . On a bright note I won a couple of giveaways lately , first off from Quilt Sew Happy , a fantastic win sponsored by Connecting Threads , a bundle of fat quarters called Line Dried .
These are such fun , cute little old fashion prints , what to make that will show them off , any suggestions ?? Thanks so much Jacqueline , I am thrilled .
 The next giveaway was from Judy Cooper in Newfoundland , some really cute Shimmers and a handmade card by Judy .
I had a choice of three shimmers so I chose the houses first as it reminds me of my visit to St. John's a few years back , the star fish because I would be so excited to find one as a child and lastly the bird because I love birds . The card is adorable with some embroidery . Thanks so much Judy I really appreciate you choosing me .
 A friend was downsizing her stash and I bought a few kiddie prints from her , could't resist  . I started immediately to cut and piece this baby quilt for my sisters grandchild .
Super busy for sure but also nice and colourful which I like for a baby quilt . Here is a close up of a block .
The light blue squares have little paw prints which I felt was appropriate . Now I need to buy some batting and get this quilted .
 I completed the OOM for June , a pattern from Trish on a FB wool applique group .
This was a real simple one to make , I have a nice little collection now :-)
This evening is the last meeting for the Thistle Quilt Guild  until September and we are going to have a pot luck before the meeting starts , have to go work up my taste buds .
 Before I go just want to see how many have made and sent their postcards for the swap ? I have heard from a few participants who have mailed theirs and a couple who have received their cards . I just finished mine last night so they will go in the mail tomorrow . I had so much fun with these and hope my partners will like them .
  Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a terrific day .
 Hugs Sheila


  1. Lovely wins. Love the cute ornie.That is a gorgeous baby quilt. Hugs,xx

  2. Love your wins and that baby quilt is wonderful. My postcard is on the design board guess I better kick into gear over the next couple of days.

  3. Congratulations on your wins! Love the baby quilt - babies like bright colours, I know it will be loved by its new little owner.

  4. Life IS so busy these days. I love the bright colors in a baby quilt too. I think it looks great.

  5. What great wins! I love that fat quarter bundle, and can't wait to see what you make with it. I mailed my postcard last Friday, to Linda. We're away on a little trip, so I don't know if hers has made it to me yet or not.

  6. Some lovely wins there Sheila... Not sure what you could make with that lovely fabric.
    Nice pick up from your friend. The fabrics are perfect for the nice bright baby quilt.
    Cute will ornie too.
    Enjoy your evening at guild.

  7. Super happy post. Congratulations on your wins and lovely prizes. The baby quilt will be adorable.

  8. Great wins, I am sure you will think of something lovely to make with that fabric... I love your childrens quilt and beautiful ornament...

  9. I just mailed my postcard yesterday, and heard from my partner that she mailed on the 1st. It was such fun making the postcard, I can't wait to swap again!

  10. I love your baby quilt; bright and fun to look at. Your ornament is sweet, and maybe you should have bought a lottery ticket:) You're on a good luck streak.

  11. Nice wins! Love what Judy sent you. I would love to have won her giveaway but so glad that you did. I love the shimmer with the houses. The kiddie quilt is just perfect! Your sister's grandchild will just love it! I love the polka dots. I sent my post card to Sunny earlier in the week. I see from the comments above, that mine is on its way from Sunny so I will be watching.

  12. Lovely wins in the post Sheila and that quilt is super fun. xx

  13. Lovely winnings Sheila, lucky you :-) Love the kiddy's quilt you are making, and also the gorgeous ornament.Looking forward to seeing what you do with your winning fabric!