Friday, November 18, 2016

Ya know, when you think you are moving and you start packing everything up and then the move explodes and you stay where you are - and then start unpacking slowly just incase?  Well, look what I un-earthed this afternoon:  2 gorgeous second rows from Patricia W in Buckingham, United Kingdom!!  They were my June, 2016 rows!!  Yikes!!  Thank you so much, Patricia, they will be wonderful around some of my dotty flowers!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

June Flowers for Molly!!

Ok, these are the last late flowers from me!! These are Molly's June flowers. She did not care the color of the petals but she did want yellow centers!! Here is a sneekie peek for you, Molly Hope they fit well in your garden!! They are going in the mail today!!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Late, Late, Late July Flowers . . .

Ok, these July Flowers for Krystyna H. over the Pond are VERY late!! My life since June has been a gigantic roller coaster and finally, in the past few days, the ride ended and I am back to the beginning!! Krystyna please forgive the tardiness of these Flowers!! Here is a sneekie peek and they are going in the mail today!!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome IHFS New Organizer

Just a quick post to let you know that Debbie Sprague will be in charge of getting the IHFS lists to you each month. Thanks so much, Debbie, for volunteering to help us keep the swap going. Debbie will be sending the October 2016 lists tomorrow :)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap September 2016 Lists

Wow!  It’s September already.  Where did our Northern Hemisphere summer go?  It seems like we were just celebrating the beginning of summer.  I know some of you are looking at the end of winter and are looking forward to summer.  Can you tell that my favorite season is summer?
 
This month we welcome Tessa Johnson from Iowa, USA and Debbie Sprague from Florida, USA.  We're also saying good-by to Lori Jones from Tennessee USA.
 
On another topic, as we all know, all things eventually come to an end, and I am at the point where I have more than enough flowers for my Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt and will be leaving the group.  So saying, I’m hoping that one of you will be willing to take over organizing our monthly flower swap. Please let me know if you’re interested.  The  system I use is not difficult to use as long as you’re familiar with Excel. Of course,  you’re free to work out your own system.  I will stick around through the end of the year  but if no one comes forward by then I guess the group will have to shut down. Please let me know if you’re interested.
 
The September 2016 lists have been emailed to you. Please let me know if you find any errors.
Hugs,
Irene
 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

IHFS August 2016 Lists

Hello, August!
It's hot in Texas!  We're still enjoying summer in the USA. I hope everyone is enjoying the weather, wherever you are and also enjoying your sewing. 
 
A couple of reminders:  The flowers you sew should be of 100% cotton. If you use scraps, which is perfectly fine, just make sure they are 100% cotton. I know that sometimes "life" gets in the way of our sewing. It happens to all of us but please communicate with your swap partner and let them know if their flowers may be late and when they can expect to receive them.

The August 2016 Lists have been emailed. Please let me know if you find a problem.
Happy Sewing,
Irene

Saturday, July 2, 2016

IHFS July 2016 Lists

Welcome July!
This month we also welcome Lynne Thiessen from Canada to the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap.  We're glad you're here.
 
The lists for July have been emailed. Please let me know if you find any errors.
 
Speaking of errors, for some reason, there were a few errors in our June lists.  I had Michele BaDour and Helen Turner sewing flowers for themselves instead of each other.  I have corrected the error but am sending them their flowers, no need to send to each other.  I hope you like the flowers I'm sewing for you.  
 
Enjoy July and happy sewing,
Irene

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hello Friends and Hello June!
This month we welcome Jennifer Deaton from Indiana, USA and Esther Steele from Georgia, USA. Welcome to our swap group,Ladies.
Sandra Scharch is moving to Florida and has a new address. She asks that her swap partner not mail her flowers until June 17th.
 
A reminder that we swap 2 hexie flowers per month, one inch on the side. The flowers are to be made from 100% cotton fabric.
 
I'm impressed with all the comments and photos on Facebook. If you haven't yet joined us on Facebook, click on the link below and ask to join the group.
 
The Swap Roster and Member List for June 2016. Enjoy your sewing!
Hugs,
Irene
 
 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

OMG, it's May!
















OMG, it's May!  This is something I am just now realizing on May3rd and that's why the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap" lists are late. This month we welcome Shelley Melnyk from Ohio, USA to our group. Glad to have you, Shelley.
 
The May 2016 Swap Roster and Member Lists have been emailed to you. Finally. Please let me know if you find any problems. Just a little reminder to use 100% cotton scraps if you're going through your scrap pile or even purchasing new fabric.  Also the hexies are to measure 1 inch on each side.
Enjoy your sewing,
Irene

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hexie Flowers for Molly

These April flowers are on their way tomorrow to Molly Pruitt. I hope you like them.

 

Hexie Flowers Received

Thank you, Di Sercombe, for the gorgeous March hexie flowers. I love the colors you chose and the "Sewing Machine" card is adorable.




 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

It's finally spring in Texas!  There are wildflowers growing everywhere.
Hello, April!
Here's to a new month and new "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap" lists.  March was a quiet month, no new members and no members leaving.  The April lists have been sent by email.  A little reminder:  we're making 1-inch hexagon flowers for each other. (That is 1-inch on the side, not across.)  Please remember also to let the person who sent you flowers know that you've received them and let the person you're sending know that their flowers are on the way.  I find that Facebook is really a fast way to communicate so check out our Facebook page if you haven't done so already.
Enjoy your sewing!
Hugs,
Irene


Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Easter!

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb... They found the stone rolled away and when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them and said, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen!" (Luke 24:1-6)


 

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Aboriginal Design Hexie Flower

I'm back home now from a 2-week trip and found this lovely hexie flower in my mailbox. One of our newest members, Daphne, sent it. The petals are make from Aboriginal designs. Thanks for making this for me. It's lovely.


 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

IHFS March 2016 Lists

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to March!
This month we say hello to Donna Authenreith from Ohio and Sally Mace from Michigan, both in the USA.  Welcome to the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap!
 
I'm amazed at the difference our Facebook page has made. It seems like it's much easier to post there since I'm seeing so much more activity than what is seen on the blog.  For those of you who haven't joined us on Facebook yet, click on the link below and ask to join.
Only members of the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap are allowed to join. I have two requests from names I don't recognize. I realize that some may be signed into Facebook under a different name.  So, does anyone claim either of these two names who I haven't accepted into the group?
Susie Hollams
Brigitte Petra
 
March 2016 lists have been emailed. Let me know if you find any problems.
 
Happy March and Happy Sewing,
Irene
 
 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

IHFS Flowers Received

I received these pretty January Hexie flowers from Janet Rushant along with a pretty book mark. The flowers are lovely, such pretty colors you chose. Thanks so much.










 

May~From Beverly to Shannon

Beverly, I love these flowers, they will fit in perfectly, Thank you!!


January~To Helen from Shannon

Helen, I loved to make these for you. They are so pretty. I almost kept them. I hope you like them!!


September~To Lori From Shannon

Lori, these are very late. I hope you like them. Here is sneak peek for you!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hexies from Shannon

I received these beautiful hexie flowers from Shannon!!!  I absolutely love the colors and the fuzzy cut detail.  I will try and work this technique on some of my future hexies.
It will absolutely work in my garden Shannon...thank you!

By the way, I'm really enjoying our Facebook Page interaction.  Thank you Irene for setting it up!  I still like that we are continuing with our blog though.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Say “hello” to February 2016!
This month we’re saying “good-by” to Grit Kovacs who has enough flowers to make a quilt and “hello” to Sue Hayles from Australia, Daphne Tinkler also from Australia, and Amanda Hauser from South Dakota, USA.  Welcome, Sue, Daphne, and Amanda!!

The Facebook page has been a huge success.  I’ve noticed that more people are commenting on or “liking” posts made by other members.  We have 41 members and 33 have signed up for facebook.  We’re just waiting for the remaining 8 to join us.  Just click on this link to join:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/214153442256949/

I want to remind everyone about the flowers size we use on “The Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap.”  Notice the word “Inchy” in our name. That’s to remind everyone that the petals for our flowers should measure one inch on the side.  Many make their own templates, which is wonderful, but please measure the sides of your hexagon. You can also order a package of templates already cut to size.  I’ve bought them on ebay, quilting supply stores, and paperpieces.com.  I’m sure there are other places that sell them as well.

The February lists have been sent to your email. Please let me know if you find any problems.
Hugs and happy sewing,
Irene

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

November~From Shannon to Oliva

Oliva, your flowers are on their way. I hope they fit into your garden!!


October~From Shannon to Krystyna

Krystyna, I love the way your name is spelled. So unique! I am sorry these flowers are so late. They will be on there way to you tomorrow. Here is a sneak peek.


Dec~From Maggie to Shannon

Maggie, these flowers are so bright!!! I love them!!




November~From Helen to Shannon

Helen, I love the batik fabric you used. So bright and sunny!!




September~From Geraldine to Shannon

Geraldine, Thank you so much. I am sorry it has taken so long to show these off, but I love them!!




August~From Liz to Shannon

Thank you so much Liz!! They are wonderful!!




Polka Dot Hexies from Vicki

I had a very special delivery on Saturday afternoon all the way from Australia!
I received my two polka dots hexies from Vicki Isaacs!  They're perfect and blue and daisies and polka dots are my favorite!

Thank you so much for my pretty hexies and sweet note card Vicki!!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hi everyone,

here are my January flowers for Mary.
I hope you like them.

This are my last flowers I send. It was a wonderful time in this group. Thank you all for your wonderful flowers.

I will show you my finished quilt soon.


Grit from Germany

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January Flowers . . .

for Geraldine C. in England.  Here is a sneekie peek for you:


Hope they go well in your garden!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Flowers for Susan

These January flowers are off to our newest member, Susan Arena. I hope you like what I chose to sew for you.




 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Thanks Susan!



Wow, I got a fun parcel in the mail. Susan sent me three, yes 3 darling hexie flowers. She also included a fat quarter of some fun fabric. It is covered in bright beach umbrellas. Susan said this fabric reminded her of her beach in North Myrtle Beach.
I live in landlocked Utah so I really don't have much beach experience. The fabric reminds me of warm summer days. We have a couple of feet of snow in our front yard right now, it is not warm!
Thanks again Susan for the happy mail. It made my day!
Love, Cindy


Friday, January 15, 2016

Thank you Simone

 I received these gorgeous December Hexies from Simone Smith!  I love them!  The colors are perfect.
Thank you so much Simone, and also for the lovely card!

These are my first hexies I have received since I joined last November.
Oops...the first two sets I mailed out, I have to confess that I messed up the size of the hexie flower and petal!!!  The size of the total hexie flowers I made were 1" round.  I will make sure to mail Celine Combet and Maggie Fellow the right size flower and petals.  I feel awful an I apologize for my mistake!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

on their way

I have been on vacation for the holidays, so my flowers for Shannon have just left Indiana. I hope you like them.
Maggie

Friday, January 8, 2016

Pretty flowers from Ruth

These arrived today..January flowers from Ruth who lives not that far away in Newcastle.
 She was very generous and made me 3 flowers ..such pretty soft colours, they will fit into my quilt perfectly. Thanks Ruth!

December Hexies from Michelle

These were in the post box today..two lovely floral Hexies from Michelle..all the way to Australa from USA..and a lovey Christmas card. Thanks so much Michelle I love them!