Friday, April 28, 2017

Yay!!!! I received my 2nd round to be quilted!!  Thanks, Sandra!!!  Can't wait to get started!  But first I have to finish my second round so I can get it in the mail!!  I think I have finally figured it out!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Today I mailed the block with the second round complete.  It will be arriving in Midland, Tx on Friday according to the post office lady.

top received from Shannon

hello Shannon,
I received the lovely little mini yesterday!!!
Am pondering what to do to this cutie!!!
Just luv it-wish it was coming to live at my house!!!! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dear Liz,

There's an envelope in the mail to you. Ready for backing, batting and binding. Forgot to put in note: there were no requests or fabrics. I just put it in the post today so it will be a little while.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Change of plans

I had to re-design my round as I didn't like the results. In the end it is fabulous. Wish I could keep this one! I'll be posting it in the mail on Monday.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Would you believe?

i still don't have a quilt room, or a place to sew.  The flood was in August, 8 months ago.

But now I do have a lot of fabrics, both donated and some of mine that have been laundered and saved.  And a dining room table at least.

I will have to spend this next week on this daughter will produce our first grandchild on May 1.  So my time will be spend bugging her to see the baby.

Who knew I'd ever like a baby so much, even when I haven met him yet!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

finished 2nd border

What a fun round!
I really enjoyed working on this one!
(I think I say that about all of them!!! LOL!)
Mailing to Rachel tomorrow or Thursday!
Happy Easter to all!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

I do love Cotton Robin

The center with one border now has two. I probably have to "admire" it over the weekend before I pack it up and mail it on Monday to Traceyann in Canada. That was a fun project to do.

The Robineer who is sending a piece for quilting/finishing to me ... go ahead as soon as you are finished. I will be gone all of June. Don't really want to make you all wait for me if possible.

As for allergies ... when I left Germany 42 years ago, I had not heard of anybody having allergies. Now being 68 I just have found out that yellow pollen from pines don't like me. Yuck! At least it is not sweet animals. My daughters have dogs and a cat and of course I want to visit with them.

Happy sewing to all.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Block Has Arrived

Hi Sophie and Julie, the block with the first border arrived today.  I have plenty of time to make the next deadline.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cotton Robin

Hi Julie,  I have no allergies, except maybe to housework😋. I have no pets.

Hi Sophie, I still haven't received a  pkg from you.  Have you had a chance to mail it yet?  No hurry, just want to be sure it isn't lost.

Monday, April 3, 2017


Just returned from a cruise down the Panama Canal so I am checking in on all my things.  Kate, did you get my package?


It has come to my attention that at least one Robineer is quite allergic to cats and had a strong reaction to the parcel she recently received.   I'm sorry to say that I hadn't really thought about this before, although since I currently have three cats in the house and volunteer for a cat rescue/adoption organization, it really should have occurred to me!

So I'm wondering if, in future robins, there's a way to structure it so that allergic persons don't receive packages from homes with cats...  To that end, an informal survey:

- do you have cats in your home?
- are you allergic to cats?
- anything else you're allergic to that might be affected by this swap?

Please respond by comment or email to me.

(I should add that, although I diligently keep all cats out of my stash, they do occasionally notice if I've left fabric out on a flat surface, and they don't have any qualms about claiming it for a nap-spot.)



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Block Sent

Hi Allison! I sent the block yesterday and it should be in your mailbox soon! I'm sorry I was late! I got the due date wrong in my head and thought it was March 31st. Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Received my next round

Just came in the post this am...very colorful..not sure what I am going to do..pondering! Looks great sew far😀

Monday, March 27, 2017

Safe arrival in NZ

My piece from Helen was waiting for me in the mail box when I came home this afternoon. Quite different than the last round (that's what I love about doing this) and looking forward to it.

received my block

I received mine last week while out of town.  It looks fabulous, thanks!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Beautiful Quilt block

After an awesome weekend sewing with friend I came home to a beautiful quilt center and border from Canada.  Now I have another fun project to work on...Thanks.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

I Hope Someone Has Mailed Something to Me!!

I haven't received a block for the next round yet...has someone mailed one to me??? Yes, I'm anxious to see what I'm in for!

Cathy L

Friday, March 24, 2017

Received my block with the first border!!  Now to put my thinking cap on so i can do the next border!!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Got it!

Center with 1st border just arrived.
Ha-ha, my husband had gone to the mailbox and entered my hobby room with the envelope triumphantly.
Allison, you did great! How to follow that?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dear Laurina,

First, what a beautiful name.  Second, I received a block today that is absolutely stunning. I don't think I'm supposed to say anything more, but WOW!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Block Mailed with first border today

Got my block with first border in the mail!!!  On its way to Sophie by Thursday!!!

My Third Round Block Received

I got a beautiful block for the third round. I'm a bit late in posting. Not only that, but I threw away the envelope and can't remember who sent it to me. I love the block and thank you for sending so soon!

In the mail... really!

Have added my row! The center plus row is on it's way to Rachel in TX today!

Received Center plus Row from Kate!


Saturday, March 18, 2017

tick, tick, tick

We're nearly up to the deadline for mailing your block-with-one-border on to the next person.  About half have already been sent, but I haven't heard anything from:

  • Allison
  • Elizabeth
  • Helen
  • Marie
  • Nan
  • Rachel
  • Sandra
  • Sophie
  • Terri
  • Terry

If you're going to be late mailing it, please let me know.

As always, please post or email me when you mail and when you receive, so I can keep my spreadsheet updated.

(and if you posted and I missed it... sorry!)


Shannon C.

I am mailing block to you on Monday, sorry husband wound up in ER one day.

Mary M.

Just received the block from you😀

Friday, March 17, 2017


Oh, yes..... Diana I did recive the block.  Perfect choice you made!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kate, Da'hling

I mailed the block off to you today.  I think she undercharged me, so I really hope you get it in the. next few weeks!  I purposefully left the border a bit wide so you can choose your next move.  Wonky, straight traditional, small, wide.  I know what I would do, so I am very interested to see what you do! I am sure it will be wonderful!

Received My Next Block

It is awesome!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

On the way!

The block I received and added to is on the way. (Peggy start watching for it in the mail.)

Monday, March 13, 2017


Block mailed to Donna today.  Expected delivery day is Thursday.

Cathy L

In the mail

This block lay silent on my design wall for a few weeks. All it said was brighten me up. So I did.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

First border on its way

I finished my first border and put it in the mail today to Mary. Hopefully, it won't take too long to arrive. Looking forward to seeing the next round.


Mailed my centre-with-one-border off earlier this week (after checking it was ok, since it was a bit early). Nice to have it done and not hanging over me - now looking forward to receiving the next one in due course...

Saturday, March 11, 2017

First border done!

Hey- hope everyone is working on their first border.... I finished mine up today and it will be in the mail this afternoon. Can't wait for the next to arrive.

Friday, March 10, 2017

1st round on its' way

mailed my piece today and am looking forward to the next one!

Posted Mine

I mailed my block+border earlier this week.  What a fun project!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

1st Border - done

That was a challenge! I hope I got it right. My husband likes it though. He brought it to the postoffice yesterday. Now I can wait for the next round.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Center block has arrived in NZ

I was wondering if I would be the last to get mine (close to it, I think). Looks good - time to get creative!

Mine Arrived!

Got my block on Friday!  Can't wait to get started....


Sunday, February 19, 2017


Got my block-loved it!
Did my additions today!
Will mail around the 7th or the 8th!
Never did one soo quickly!
What fun!!! 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Got the center

It arrived today. Yeah!
Now math first (width of first border) and then decision, decision.
Quite exciting!

Got my block

My Block came, it's adorable!  Can't wait to make some borders!

blog update

I sent invitations to a bunch of you to be "authors" on the blog.  Once you've accepted the invitation, you'll be able to post directly to it...

Let me know if you run into any issues.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Got my block yesterday!!!  Love it, but I am going to have to think on it awhile!!!

Mine's here, too.

Now to have a think about what to do with it next!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Block Arrived!

Am I the first?  I got my block yesterday in the mail.  It is right up my alley as I uncovered some fabric that matches it wrapped around my antique crystal just this last weekend!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Gang's all Here!

The last center block arrived today, and I've made my list and checked it over and over...  so now I just need to figure out why I don't have enough envelopes!  Gremlins, probably...  in any case I will get all of these to the post office on Friday or Saturday at the latest.

Here are all the centers. You'll notice a few themes.  (If I don't have your block right-side up, please let me know.)


Monday, February 6, 2017

small update...

Hi all,

There are 3 center blocks "in the mail" and I'm hopeful that they'll all arrive within a couple of days -- so I'll be able to meet my self-imposed deadline of February 10 for getting them all mailed back out to you!

Today, I'm going to take photos of the ones I have so far so they'll be ready to post when the rest come in...



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

tick, tick, tick

I think my very favorite thing about the cotton robin is when the center blocks show up in my mailbox.  I like ALL of them so far -- so many possibilities!

So far I have blocks from Laurina, Diana, Rachel, Allison, Sandra, Kate, Christa, and Shannon.  And one from me... although after seeing the great stuff that's come in, I'm thinking I might have to make something more interesting. Hmmm.

I've heard from more of you that your blocks are in the mail, or nearly so.  If not, please keep in mind that they should reach me in California by the end of January.  (If you're running a couple days late, that's fine -- please don't pay extra for priority postage!  Just let me know...)