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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

One Flower Wednesday and a Nice Surprise

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. -Charles F. Kettering


Well, obviously Mr. Kettering was NOT a quilter..........as I have stumbled on many many things while sitting down in front of my sewing machine.....how about you?

I was able to get my flower of the week made early this time and it's a good thing because I am accompanying my sister and my niece to a little day surgery tomorrow............This week I have for you some items from the castle of the Wicked Witch of the West:


This is the hourglass that she turned over and warned Dorothy when the sand was gone that her dog, Toto would be gone too if she didn't surrender the ruby slippers.  Around the hourglass are compasses also from the witch's castle..... 
There are many more flowers growing at Karen's "Journey of a Quilter" ........just click on the link to go there..........

I got a sweet package in the mail all the way from England last week from my friend Cherie of IBe'sCheraldine
I had commented on a post she made showing some gorgeous HST patches in beautiful red and cream..........well what did she say??
"I don't like red very much........you can have them"..............so she bundled them up and just look at what she sent..........

Count them.........20 patches.....and she included some extra fabric too.........look at the beautiful swirls in that fabric on the upper left.......I already have them earmarked for a totebag that I'm making for somebody I know that's a teacher.........

I also got some cute Loralie fabric I had ordered the same day Cherie's packet came in the mail................
This is an out of print design called "Roll Call" by Loralie....I already used the science teacher holding the beaker on a mug rug I made for a swap last week............I will use some more of this on the teacher tote.....................

Well it is way past my bedtime..........we have leave for the hospital in 5 hours!  Good thing tomorrow is my day off........
ta-ta for now.................




16 good friend(s) left a comment:

shez said...

Ida i hope everything goes well in day surgery,and i love these wizard of oz Hexies,its amazing what you come up with.xx

Anthea said...

I love visiting your blog for my weekly Wizard of Oz dose! All the best for the day surgery...

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

I hope all goes well with the surgery. You did a wonderful job on fussy cutting the hexie and love the fabric you received and the Roll Call fabric.

heather said...

That flower is really cute. I love the fussy cutting.

Sherry Of B.S. Crafts said...

I love the flower! I think next time I might try to do something with pictures on the flowers rather than just patterns!
Good luck with the surgery! I'm sure all will be well!

Karen said...

Hope the surgery went well. Love the flower!

Hilachas said...

Cute hexie, as usual. I like your little package from Cheradine. Your teacher projects are great. I wish you'd been a quilter when I was a teacher but I know your mug rug recipient and Lynnie will love their things.

Quilter Raised in the South said...

hope you get a bit of spoiling after the day surgery, and all goes well. I love the flower, I look forward every week to see what happens with these hexies!

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

As always your hixies are wonderful,hope all go well tomorrow. have a great week happy quilting jinnie

Cherie said...

Hope the surgery for you niece goes well. Give her a big hug from me!
Glad to see the fabric reached safely.
The Roll Call fabric is awesome! =D

Needled Mom said...

Great flower!!!!!

Those hsts are wonderful. You will have fun with those.

Hope all goes well with the surgery.

Mrs.Pickles said...

I hope the surgery went well. Love the flower and the fabrics

sunny said...

Nice fabrics! I hope the patient is recovering nicely.

Rose said...

You do such a great job on your fussy cuts for your flowers. Hope all went well with the surgery.

The English Ladies! said...

I love all you fabric, can't wait to see the final quilt!

Maria said...

Nice flower and I hope you get well soon.