Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happiness!

I am continually amazed at how creative and generous my online community of quilt friends can be.  There are several little things that are making me happy in this theme.  I thought I would share them with you too. 

Sew Bee BlissfulI just joined Sew Happy Geek's Sew Blissful quilting bee.  I have not joined into a bee before, but I see such great blocks and quilts being traded on several blogs I just could not resist.  Hopefully Jenna will tell me what to do as we go along, but for now I am just happy daydreaming about what type of quilt Iwould like to make.  If you are interested in joining too, have a look here for more information. 



I met my online friend, Fiona from Patchwork Delights, in person this past weekend. We had a great chat over a cappuccino and a piece of carrot cake at Irish Patchwork Society's national exhibition (which I will tell you more about on Thursday) in Dublin.  Fi brought along a special gift for me which has kept me smiling for days now....my very first mug rug!  I am in love with it.  You can see more of her work in her Etsy shop, so stop on over and pick up something nice for yourself!





I recently also received a nice little package from Mary Emmens for the Japanese Fabric swap.  Tucked inside with her charm pack was this piece of happiness! I can't wait to pin this on my winter coat to brighten up each chilly day.


Last, but certainly not least, is a little chat I had with Katy (AKA Miss Pixie) over the past few days.  Katy was nice enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger award, which is super cool.  If you hop over to her blog, she has the most beautiful needle books.  I have been toying with the idea of making one myself.  So, I asked Katy for instructions and she was nice enough to guide me along.  Most importantly, she had great patients when I asked really stupid questions.  Anyway, she got me through my first needle book.  Here it is!  Ta da!  I love it.



That's the news here at Fluffy Sheep Quilting.  I hope there is something out there quilty that is making you happy too!  As usual on Tuesday, I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story



4 comments:

Miss Pixie said...

You are more than welcome! Your needlebook turned out great I love the fabric and I like the idea of ribbon as a closure I think I will try that in another one day. Your topstitching also puts me to shame!

Katy
x

Flying Blind... said...

All totally lovely!
We are in month 3 of the Brit Bee and I love it and can't wait for my month. Enjoy x

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

You lucky thing, sounds like you and Fi had a great day :-) And your mug rug is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to the Bee too!

memmens said...

Glad you liked the brooch, I love making them and they are great for using up all those scraps we like to keep!

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