Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Looking through

some of the previous posts at all the blocks you have done before and I AM SOOO EXCITED TO BE A PART OF BLOCK SWAP ADVENTURE!  Thanks!  I can't wait!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We Have New Members!

We have four new members to welcome!  Please help me welcome:

Barbara from Oregon whose blog is Cat Patches
(Barbara joined in October and participated in this months swap.  Sorry for the late welcome, Barbara!)

Annie from Utah whose blog is Annie's Ruby Slipperz

Cara from Alaska - no blog

Andra from New Mexico whose blog is Simplify and Quilt

Take a few minutes and check out these blogs if you haven't already.
Welcome to our group, ladies.  I hope you are will enjoy the swap and making new friends.

Linda G

A Block From Cathy

Susan L asked that I post this for her:

Thank you Cathy!  I love the block you sent.  The fabrics are perfect!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sneak Peek for Pamela from Barbara

I'll be putting this one in tomorrow's mail.  I hope you like it!

peek for Tiffany and Carolyn

Here's a peek at Tiffany's block for Nov.

And here's a peek for Carolyn's Dec. block:

I just realized they sort of look like Christmas, but they aren't,  I just used Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sneak Peek for Jackie & her block to me!

As I am up making Deviled eggs and salads.... :)

Here is the great block I got from Jackie (how did she know Log Cabin is one of my faves?)

And here is a sneak peek for Jackie!  Hope you like it as much as I like what you sent to me!

Have a great December everyone!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sneek Peek for Coleen

I hope you like it! It's the first time I've tried this type of block!

Monday, November 21, 2011


This was supposed to be posted over at Let's Bee Together!  Can you tell my head was somewhere else when I posted this?  Sorry for the confusion.  Block Swap Adventure will continue on next year just the same way it has.  Thanks for your responses.

I need to have everyone let me know if you are interested in continuing the swap for another year.  Just drop me a line and tell me if you would or wouldn't like to go for another year by the 1st of December.  I will then figure out if we have enough people to at least make one group.

Linda G
Stray Stitches

We Will Be Swapping!

The votes are in and we WILL be swapping in December.  I will be sending out swap partner information early because of Thanksgiving.  Everyone will receive an email by the end of the day on Wednesday.

On another note......if you wish to stop participating in our swap group, please have the courtesy to contact me and let me know.  You don't even have to give me a reason as to why you are leaving.  If you just drop without notification not only makes it hard on me but is not fair to your assigned swap partner.  And please don't wait to drop until the day that partner information is being sent out.  Of course, if you are reading this, you probably aren't one of those that seemed to have dropped off the ends of the earth - lol.

Linda G

Saturday, November 19, 2011

From Shannon to Pam

Hello Pam. I dropped your block in the mail yesterday. This is not a very good sneak peek. The camera just would not pick up the colors right. I hope you like it when you get it.

A peek and a show off!

Here's a quick peek for Susan in Washington!

And here is a show off of all of my blocks so far. It also shows a few made by my partners in the Embroidery Bee on Flickr and a few I have made also.

Thank you to all my partners who been partners with me so far! You all are wonderfully talented and have made some lovely blocks!

Peek for Lynette C.

Here's a sneak peak for Lynette C.
It's in the mail and on it's way to you.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A block and gift from Pat S. to Jodi W!

Oh Pat S.!!  I have so enjoyed our conversations and getting to know you.  Thank you so much for the beautiful block.  I love the colors and the pinwheel.

I also received a wonderful mug rug that I am keeping right by my chair where I do my hand sewing.  Thank you for that special gift!!

Happy quilting, Pat!!

Luv ya,
Jodi from Colorado

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to my block swapers for you patience for my delay in getting your blocks done. Also sorry for not posting pictures and thankful you have. I have thought about it long and hard and if it is alright with everyone I would like to go another year. I will try my best to do better on being on time. Oh and communicating too. I hope your blocks were worth the wait.

Brenda D.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sneak Peek of Wonky Block for Jorie in IL

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I had lots of fun making this block and would love to be your partner anytime!  Hope you like it.

Thanks Brenda

Thanks Brenda by creativedawn
Thanks Brenda, a photo by creativedawn on Flickr.

Yes, it was worth the wait!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All of My Blocks So Far!

Sorry it took me so long to get this posted, Becky!!!


Pam K asked me to post these pictures of the Wonky Stars she made for Shannon.  She said "I had such fun    making these that I decided to do a small quilt for Linus".

Linda G

Monday, November 14, 2011

From Susan

I received my November block from Susan already!  Thank you Susan!  I actually gasped when I saw it.  I love it so much! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Block from Karen in OR to Kathy in OH

I LOVE the log cabin block from Karen in OR!  Thank you, Karen.  The colors are great.  Look at that cute fabric in the center with the numbers.  Sweet!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November Block from Sunny

I received my  November block from Sunny last week.  Love the fabric.  Florals of course.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Peek for Lana in Texas

Sneak peek for Lana in Texas.  I LOVE this block!!!  I hope you will.  (Thanks Laurrie in Canada for the sewing tips...  it worked like a charm!)

From:  Penpen

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thank you to Brenda

for a beautiful batik block. I don't have a camera so can't take a pic but it goes very well with the others I've received.

Susan in Spokane

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Trying to Get Caught Up

I have gone back through my stuff and found that I have a few blocks that have not been posted either by me or the person I sent it to.

To Munaiba

To Bobbie

To Bryan

To Susan


Thank you!
What a surprise
 to open the mail box
& find my....
This was pressed by Maggie & photographed by Bea!
My girls are so enjoying the...
Block Swap Adventure
They all help & enjoy different aspects of this!

 November block!
It is lovely!
The colors are so 
soft & lovely.
I really like it & 
I thank you Carolyn!

Block from Debra

I received this block yesterday from Debie. Thank you so much Debie - it will go great with my other blocks

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Peek for Karyli :D

I guess the time change made me feel like I got an extra hour in the day - jumped ahead of my schedule and did my Swap block for the month today.  :D

A Tree from Becky!

All of the trees are so different. I couldn't be happier!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sneak Peak for Charlene in LA

Hi is a sneak peak for Charlene in LA, she said that she like Greens & Teals and Reds & Blacks. I went with the reds and blacks I had in my stash. I hope you like it!

@Sew BitterSweet Designs

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Here is the October block I sent to Samantha.

She has been very busy so I am posting for her.

I am sorry Melissa...

My October swap partner was
Melissa is a sweet Momma who
made me a beautiful block!
I loved it, had visitors here
when it came & then put it in a
plastic bag to protect took it all over to show it off....
When we realised that we had not shown all of you ! I am sorry!
Isn't it lovely & the reds-aquas just beautiful!
Thank you Melissa & thanks for waiting!

October Block To Jackie

Pat S asked me to post this picture of the block she made for Jackie in October.  She said that Jackie was pleased with her color choices.

Linda G

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

From Elizabeth to Shannon

I love this block, thank you so much Elizabeth. So pretty.
 She also sent me this fabric. It is so fun. So bright!!

Sneak Peak for Melissa D.

Shades of blue and white. Do you know that if you start crooked that you end up crooked? LOL Hope she likes them.

A beautiful block from Lynette

Oh My.  Each month I get another beautiful basket block, and they're all so different and so original.  These are some seriously talented women!!  Here is my October block from Lynette. 
I think this is my 12th block, and I plan to photograph them all together soon.  Can't wait!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Block from Susan to Susan

Susan L asked me to post this for her......

Thank you Susan Mc!  The colors are perfect for my collection of blocks!


BLOCKS FROM NATALIE! by creativedawn
BLOCKS FROM NATALIE!, a photo by creativedawn on Flickr.

Thank you very much! These blocks are much appreciated. Just wanted to thank Natalie!

November Sneak Peek for Karen in Portland OR

Here's a sneak peek for Janet in Karen, OR from Kathy in Ohio:
I can't believe I am done with my block for November already! Whohoo!  Now off to working on my Drunkard's Path QA quilt.