I feel like I was merrily going along reading every single eye candy US Quilt Market post I could find and then bam… It’s two weeks later, I have no idea what is going on in blog land.  My throat hurts, my nose is stuffy and I have a new job and an assignment that is 4 days overdue and I’m late for a block swap.

It’s also the last day of another month, where I have not participate in Le Petite… June will change this, I promise!

Here is the star block I received from Brenda in WA, Thanks Brenda! – I requested a block from a star block quilt-along in pinks and greens.

Star Block from Brenda in WA

Star Block from Brenda in WA

I also received my zippy purse swap and my partner received her zippy purse, so I can now show you it, in it’s entirety!

This is the wristy I made (zippy purse!) from the Janelle Wind Book Pieces of Me - book in Background!

This is the wristy I made (zippy purse!) from the Janelle Wind Book Pieces of Me - book in Background!

Even though it was a little wonky in places, I liked how it came out and I think LeAnn, in CA liked it too!

It was also my first attempt at covered buttons, I may have to make millions more!

Janelle Wind Wristy from the book Pieces of Me - Picture taken to strategically hide wonkiness :)

Janelle Wind Wristy from the book Pieces of Me - Picture taken to strategically hide wonkiness 🙂

and  another one just for good measure 😀

Janelle Wind Wristy from pattern in book Pieces of Me

Janelle Wind Wristy from pattern in book Pieces of Me

I even finally figured out what everyone is talking about with boxing the bottom corners… For the life of me have not been able to figure that out before 😀

Here are the THREE , yes THREE, little goodies I received from LeAnn in return!

Big Zippy Purse, Little Coin Zippy Purse and Tissue Holder to Match! Thanks LeAnn!

Big Zippy Purse, Little Coin Zippy Purse and Tissue Holder to Match! Thanks LeAnn!

The photo does not do it justice, the colours are gorgeous and her sewing is perfect and so super neat and mine is all wonky and uneven tension 🙂

I love them!  The little one is going to save me from the fact that my new wallet/purse I bought at Christmas time, doesn’t fit into my favourite night time/ going out to eat/clubs bag properly, so that will work wonders for ID (not that I need that any longer… 36 boo!) and cash.

and with me being all stuffed up right now, the tissue bag is an added bonus!

So… now I’m back to blog land, I’m going to have to keep up eh? oh… I nearly forgot, not sure if you caught the Denyse Schmidt, Joann’s fabric craziness in blogland in the USA. Well our Spotlight stores here in Australia, must have the same distributor or something, because guess what goes on sale tomorrow!!!

Proof of Craziness!

and now …. at an Australian Spotlight store near you (I think I am going to have to play badly with my budget but I am going to grab as much as I can get my hands on!)

Denyse Schmidt Fabric on Sale in Australia!!

Denyse Schmidt Fabric on Sale in Australia!!

It’s not $9.99 USD but it’s still a very good price for Australia!