I received my fabric for Round 3 of Chaletgirl's Block Swap a few weeks ago, but have only got around to sewing them today. The blue and white gingham blocks are for Sadieandlance. This fabric is the same as my girl's school uniforms which now makes me look at that fabric in a different light! I teamed it with two prints I got recently from Sarah with my mini quilt, how is that for a swap within a swap? The purple floral is for Becky. And the pale blue and white floral is for Bekka. Hope you like them girls!
And now to change the subject totally.....
I have a dear friend who has taken up the joys of blogging and she has thrown out the challenge that May is the "May-be I'll write a letter month". The art of letter writing is dying, as we are all blogging maybe? I used to be a prolific letter writer in my late teen's and early twenties. At my peak I had 34 pen pals and would receive on average 3 letters a day. As I got older that turned to writing daily in a journal and now, well, I blog.
One thing I have done over the years is write a letter on the eve of their birthday, a letter to either daughter. A letter to be received and opened when they are older, maybe on the eve of when they get married or become a mother themselves. With all that was going on back in April, Grace's letter this year just didn't happen. Until now! I took up the challenge here and finished the letter. The other envelopes behind this year's are from previous years. Now I have tied them back up with a ribbon and pushed them to the back of one of my drawers till next year.