My prepaid cardboard envelopes arrived today, so it took five days to get here.
I applied clear packing tape to all edges of both envelopes before packing the HSTs, and then I applied more tape to the outer envelope after packing, addressing, and sealing, so even though they're full to the brim, hopefully they'll get to you in one piece, Roxana! Maybe you can throw some more tape on the return envelope after you've packed it with the swapped HSTs so it gets back to me intact.
I'll send my package out tomorrow. Do I need to take it to the post office, or can my regular mail person just grab it from our mailbox at the end of the drive?
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Nancy, if it will fit in your mailbox, the regular mail person can just grab it and bring it. Be sure to get the tracking numbers off the envelopes though before you send them my way. I can't wait to see them. This has been so much fun!
Joyce, thanks for the update. I found them fun and relaxing. I can't wait for everyone to see what I've been able to see! This will be so much fun putting together.
Melissa, your HSTs came in today's mail. Thank you so much!
Great! I'm glad they got there OK.
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Mine are almost done! My machine crapped out completely. I do have a second machine that is working, though. I should have the stitching done tonight so I can press them tomorrow & have them in the mail either Wednesday or Thursday. I have to say, I really like the triangulation paper! I printed mine from the quiltingandwhatnot.com site and the measurements are spot on! I do have to trim the dog ears off, but that's pretty minor and can be done while I'm watching something on tv.
I can't wait to see the rest of them! I am starting to think about what I want to do with them...I have a couple ideas, but will hold off until I see the final blocks.
Thanks, Susie, for the update! I can't believe this swap is so close to the other side! Trust me, everyone, it's going to be great!
Wow, Joyce, what a day! I think I would have gone to bed also! .... Here's to better tomorrows!
My HST's are finished, both groups. Now to get to the post office!
Roxana - Just got home from morning chores one of which was mailing my HST's. Tracking number is 9114901075742854448490. Receipt says it should get to you by Thursday.
Thanks for running the swap. I wished I had done both of the swaps because I found a wonderful pattern in Kim Diehl's book, Simple Charm on pages 24 - 29 called "Happy Go Lucky." It uses 4 1/2 in blocks but I'm going to use the 5 1/2 in blocks instead. It's a really easy pattern. Just pinwheel block and then plain block, alternating rows. Should be very quick to complete. Gonna cut my 5 1/2 blocks today and wait to see the wonderful surprises I get in Sept. Thanks again.
Mimi, Happy Go Lucky could be great for our HSTs! Kim Diehl has another interesting HST design called Sweet Autumn. Maybe our HSTs are too small for that one.
Happy Go Lucky
Roxana I finally finished my hst's. I will get them in the mail tomorrow. Need to search for your address. I had the instructions printed but didn't print your address. Sure be a relief when I get them in the mail and hear that you have them. ha
MNnancy:Mimi, Happy Go Lucky could be great for our HSTs!
Thanks Nancy. I'm making it for our bed so it's gonna be a big one. But I'm going to make it 15 blocks by 17 blocks and then add the HST border. That makes a quilt 85 x 95 including the border using our pinwheel 5 inch finished blocks. Sew I need 132 pinwheel blocks and 127 of the plain blocks. That's why I wish I had joined both of the swaps. Now I have to come up with about 50 more pinwheel blocks. But I think my stash can handle it. LOL Sweet Autumn is great too.