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up up and away


They Arrived!

Two happy REB’s (raw edged bears)

had a long haul flight to Colarado, but seem to have survived it well!

They have gone to stay with Curious Lottie for a short visit before

she packages them up with LOTS of others and bundles them off

to Japan.

Take a peek at the blog, I love the dolls she makes ……



for little children …


oooohhh! it just gives me goosebumps to see them!

They arrived at Red Gingham and Sarah will send them on to Christchurch :0)


you can see lots of other lovely things that will be wending their way through Sarah

and friends

to Christchurch …. with love  xx



Cherry Blossoms: Cherry Blossoms

If anyone in UK is interested in sending

quilts for Japan

I understand

Midsomer Quilting in Sommerset

is happy to receive them and direct them on to Japan.

their details and a little about them:

“Midsomer Quilting is less a shop, more
the home of friends with fabric for sale.
Helen Conway (Liverpool)

Our shop is out in the country (10 miles from Bath and 16 from Bristol),

in old farm buildings in the grounds of Norton Green Garden Centre in Chilcompton.

You’ll find that we have plenty of free parking space within a few feet of our door,

and excellent wheelchair access to both the shop and our workshop.”


otherwise after the 1st May they can be sent to:

Naomi Ichikawa
Patchwork Tsushin Co.,Ltd
2-21-2,Yushima,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo,Japan zip:113-0034


apparently there are nearly 500 000 people in shelters and it is cold.

ready to go …..

although I have been using it  …..

I would like it to warm someone in more need than me.

Thanks for stopping by …

Val xx

and again ! …..


well I can’t vouch for it being

JUST 15 minutes …

in fact it certainly wasn’t

BUT I can vouch for it being


AGAIN!! :0)

this morning  this ….

Became ….

(sorry about the photo!)

I was having so much fun and couldn’t wait to make

them turn into …..


and they will soon be on their way to ….

Evie at http://heartsforchristchurch.blogspot.com/

Hearts for Christchurch

she says

“Two heart shapes sewn together, stuffed or not, embellished, embroidered,

CQ’d,quilted, plain or fancy, anything goes.

Add a loop for hanging. Choose your size.

For ease of posting, envelope size is a good measurment.

You can send them flat just add a note ‘To be stuffed’.

Sign (or not), add a message and where the hearts are from.

This is a small measure of something nice to give in this terrible time.”

these are just three from Evie’s blog …. from California


If you have 15 minutes to play ….

why not have a heart for New Zealand ….

and send it with love :0)

have a playful weekend!

from Bella and me :0)