Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blogging is the Best!

One of the things I like best about blogging is all the new people you can meet from all over the world.  I received these pictures of Nive's 1880 Sampler blocks today.  Nive lives in a small town in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy.  She is doing a fabulous job and is using fabrics from her stash.
Then...
a surprise squishy package arrives in the mail from Heather over at Creative Confessions.
She is teasing me with these lovely precut hexagons and the precut paper templates.  I imagine she expects to see my first hexie soon.  We are going on a little getaway (far, far away from my sewing machine...sigh) and so a handwork project seems to be in order.

Just about done with the first experimental Shamrock...
more a four leaf clover...
but it has to be March before I can share!

15 comments:

Merilyn said...

Isn't it nice to get surprises in the mail? I look forward to see what you do with them!!! Have a great get-a-away!

Karen said...

Nive's blocks are really good.

Wendy said...

I've met so many wonderful friends through blogging. I can't wait to see the green, is it Mar yet?

Sue said...

I love Nive's blocks! Beautiful! Enjoy your time away and hexies are wonderful to work on when gone from the sewing machine!!
I am working on a GFG and little by little one more flower gets finished:)

Maureen said...

Nive's blocks are beautiful! Have fun with the hexies. Can't wait to see the shamrock.

Jeanne Lex said...

Cheryl ~ I'm working on a Shamrock too. Why is it our quilt leanings seem to cross paths all the time ? Some day we will meet.

Elyte said...

Those hexies are perfect for a getaway project. Heather didn't forget to include the black.
Nive's blocks look great.
Have an enjoyable "getaway".

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing Nive's blocks...beautiful! Enjoy your getaway!

Lori said...

Gee, how can you say no to the hexagons?!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh man...here I saw a new post and thought I'd get to see the Shamrock! I'll be away for several days....so may be way late in commenting on it.

Karen said...

Nice of Heather to send you some hexagons. Soon you will be addicted!

Kathie said...

oh her blocks are beautiful!
ok, so its march can't wait to see!!!!
I have still not joined in on the hexie fever in blogland!
Kathie

Stray Stitches said...

I hope you find making hexies as relaxing as I do. Enjoy your time away!

Heather said...

Hi Cheryl! I'm glad everything arrived safely! Enjoy your getaway and don't hurry to start the hexies, if you have something else you planned to take with you, go ahead... The hexies will be just as inviting when you get back! *grin*

Briarside Lane said...

Have a great time! Hexies... another project on THE list! Lovely fabrics, too. And Nive's sampler blocks are beautiful! ...Karen