Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Beate's Inchies HouseThis is what I did with my Inchies
a House
more here

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Hi Sara. Hope all is well with you. Your 1x1 square blog is on my dashboard and shows up on my bio and I can't delete is as I am not the administrator. Would you please delete me from this blog and fix it so that it will not show up any longer on my dashboard and under my bio. Thanks so much.

P.s. any thoughts on another swap????

Thursday, July 19, 2007


This is what we did with our squares: a 3D piece with strips of translucent paper coloured with oil pastels, pending from an hexagon made of copper. They actually look better than in the pictures (it's very hard to do honor to a piece with this format). Thank you all, we really enjoyed the experience!
ADATA: Anita, Helena and Laura

Monday, May 28, 2007

Book cover

here are my inches on a piece of velt and organza
first I wanted to make it into a walhanging but now it wil be a bookcover
thank you all for the lovely inches and you sara for the wonderful swap

Friday, May 25, 2007

My blue inchies in a frame!

Here is mine blue inchies in a frame!! Thank you so much; Sara, Dianne, Arlee, Beate, Helen and Alicia! You can read more on my blog!

Finally arrived :-)

YAY, my Group 2 inchies FINALLY arived today...(I think I must be the last), and I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Julia, Emmy, Laura, Dotee and of course our fabulous host Sara for my wonderfully detailed white squares, they are exquisite up close, and I'm looking forward to creating something unique with them....but how can I possible upstage Sara's amazing creation???? Andrea XXX

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My inchies arrived!!

Thanks to everyone in group 2!! I received my beautiful inchies today from Julia , Emmy, Sara and Laura. I love every single one of them.

Julia - I adore the inchies you have made. You have gotten so much detail into each square. I love the birdy one!

What a great swap :)

Dot from Australia!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pink Jewels

just a quick pix of all my beautiful, fantastic pink one inch jewels. got them yesterday and am thrilled. the set in the upper left corner are the ones i did for myself.now to put my creative cap on to think of a proper display! thank you,Sara for all your hard work and inspiration and thanks gals for creating such lovelies. susan


Hello textile artists, embroiderers and friends

This is ADATA reporting from Buenos Aires. We have recevied the orange square sets and are delighted with the possibilities! Thank you Sara for filling in the missing set. And Thank you Andrea, Emmy, Dot, and Julia. We can´t wait for our next meeting to start a project with them. I'll keep you posted.

Laura - Helena - Anita
ADATA - http://www.flickr.com/photos/adata_textiles/

Monday, May 21, 2007

What I did with my inchies

Today I finished my inchies piece. I want to thank all of you for participating and doing such a fantastic work!

I changed my mind about the house because as the inchies laid on the table I began to do arcs with them and then this idea came to my mind!

I used the embellisher and some stitching. Also scrim and paper and my new faces.

Please show me what you all do with them. Put them on the blog so that many other people get inspired!


Sunday, May 20, 2007


hello sara I recieved the inch yesterday and I must say they are so wonderful thank you all for this swap I dont now what to do with them but I wil come up with an idea and let you now

Friday, May 18, 2007

Inchies arrived

Hia Sara and all the girls from Group 3, I recieved my inchies today. I have spent the last 2 hours just looking at them! I wanted to say a big thank you to you all, they are so lovely, so different yet go together as a set wonderfully. I am going to stitch them to a canvas when i get five and I will post the picture when I do. Thanks again carol t

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Inchies sent!

I just wanted to confirm you that I sent the inchies per priority mail and you should get them in about 4-7 days!

Have a nice week and don't forget to show at this site the pieces you do with the inchies!


Monday, May 14, 2007

I send the inchies today!!

Dear group 2 and 3,

I will send the inchies I have today because you already waited enough!

I will ask the Cathies to send the inchies they must finish directly to each one of you when they are finished.

I go to the post office now! :-)



Friday, April 20, 2007

for group 2

Dear ladies of group 2
I know you are all waiting for my squares to arrive. I am trying my best to finish them, I'm about 1/2 way done. I should have been been finished with all these way before this but life gets in the way sometimes. What I would propose is for me to not hold up the swap any longer. I propose that I send you each a fat quarter of my own hand dyed fabric which is of very nice quality. I apologise for being such trouble to this group. I had very good intentions when I started and have never let a group
down that I've taken part in .
I can mail out the fabric today so that you will have it soon. If you prefer the squares, it will be another week or two before I finish.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Group 2 and 3

I only want to confirm that I haven't sent the squares yet because I'm waiting for the last ones to come.

Some of you have asked about it.

I have everything prepared. When they come, they leave the same day!!

Have a nice weekend!


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

We are complete in Group 3!

I have good news, we are going to get the missing squares because Kathy is back after some problems!
I'm so happy she is well off and working again!


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Solving a problem... Group 3

Dear ladies of Group 3,

You know we have this problem of being 6 instead of 7 and having now 54 ownerless green squares.

Now I have an idea, I will tell my grandson to draw a name out of a box and one of you ladies is going to win all of them!

I will do the drawing when I get the last squares (they are already on their way!!) and will announce the winner in the blog, so keep looking for the winner!


Thursday, March 22, 2007

From Cathy Group2

Thanks ladies for your responses. I am working as quickly as I can to finish these and get them sent out for you.

My fingers are still esp stiff in the morning but if I do my exercises, they will eventually loosen up and become somewhat more flexible. I never thought a broken pinky finger could cause so much trouble! I have threatened my dog if he does anything like that again! (:>)

But he's got himself in his own trouble. He caught his paw in our chain link fence, we think, and he has a deep cut on one of the pads of his paws. He looks so sad. He sits holding that paw up in the air and walks on 3 legs at times. So, I think maybe he's been paid back for what he did to me?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Big problem - Group 3

Dear Ladies of Group 3,

We have a problem. Kathy isn't responding to my mails asking if she is working on the squares. What do we do?
We have a Cathie, who already sent the squares, a Cathy, who's doing them and then a Kathy who doesn't respond. Please give me some idea of how to proceed. I sent her mails with an automatic response if she opens them and this isn't working either...


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Dear Ladies of Group 2, I am so sorry that I don't have my blocks finished. It seems life got in the way of me remembering the due date. I have been working hard at my rehab of my fingers that were casted. I totally forgot the due date for this swap. I can't believe that I did but I am sorry. I will be happy to do my blocks and send them to you, if you will allow me a little more time. Sara proposed that I finish and send by the middle of April. If you are all agreeable with that I will make mine and send off so that you will have them as soon as possible in April. Please accept my apologies, I am so sorry, Cathy

Monday, March 12, 2007

Group 3 question

As I was one week in bed with the flu and my head isn`t working full yet, I want to be sure that no packages got lost. I suppose Kathy, Jamie and Judy didn't sent yet? I already have all others. You can take your time because the deadline is the end of March but I want to know if everything is running smoothily! :-)


Saturday, March 3, 2007


Joy in the mail! I'll be blogging and figuring out the display of them on Sun--thank you to all you wonderful artists who particiapted!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

many thank you's

Dearest Sara,
Arlee, Beate, Alicia, Dianne, and Gunnel,
Thank you all so much for these little treasures. I don't have a picture but I enjoy them all mounted on my sitting room wall.
Special thanks to Sara for hosting this delightful swap

take care all...I'll be following your blogging creative delights

Friday, February 23, 2007

I received my 1" Art Squares!! (Dianne)

Thankyou so much for hosting the swap Sara!! Thanks also to the other ladies in Group 1 - Helen, Arlee, Gunnel, Beate and Alicia!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Angel from Africa - Our mystery soap opera...

Dear all,

Now I must review what I wrote about our "angel". This is getting more mysterious because I don't quite like how it evolves...

Today I got the package mentioned in the letter, but directly from the States with our customs stamp on it and brought by our postman without any marks that it had been in Africa. Just the normal post way...

Now, how can this package come directly from the States, per Air Mail (it was sent on the 10th of February) and somebody has in the meantime time to send the address to Kenya - per computer? - so that this person sends a letter telling me he has the package and is forwarding it to me???

Everything is very suspicious. Now I would look very closely at the people working in the post office that forwarded the mail...

The world is getting kind of crazy with this globalization...!!


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

All together in a row!

Hia all here are all my pretty maids in a row! I

loved this swap and can't wait to get mine! Thanks for such a lovely time. Thanks to you Sara! Love Carol T

Here they are

Thank you so very much all in the first group: Arlee, Alicia, Helen, Beate, Dianne and Sara!
This was a lovely swap!


Wow. I just received today the squares from the swap. Many thanks to all of you!, your art it's gorgeous and I envy your artcraft!!.

Thanks again ^__^

Muchas gracias Sara por organizar este swap.

my blue squares arrived today

Hi, and thank you all in the first group, today has my blue squares arrived! (THEY didn´t goes to Africa!) I will post a picture later, the blogger didn´t let me now!


Monday, February 19, 2007

They arrived

these small wonderworks belong now to me and I am happy.
Thank Sara, which you organized this Swap,

ADATA has finished! Group 2

This is a picture of all our squares. The yellow ones were made by Anita for another project. The format has been delicious! And seen like this, they do look like candy...
When we get the rest of our orange squares, we plan to mount them in a 3D structure. Today or tomorrow they leave Argentina to reach their destination. And we can't wait to see what we'll get. It's been a pleasure. Sara, you should start something else. It's a lot of work, we know, but you've done it wonderfully! Thanks, thanks, thanks.
Helena, Anita & Laura

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Green - group3 and that's me finished

Here is my last offering for this time! I have absolutely loved doing these and have learned a lot along the way. I have used a lot of techniques and have really enjoyed. On these I melted felt, used painted angelina, sequin waste, beads and buttons. I will be sorry not to be stopping in here so regularly. Hope all the recipients like my bits! Love carol T

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Last but one art squares - Purple group 3

These are my art squares for the purple. I have loved working these as purple is one of my favourite colours. It is suprising what you can fit on to a one inch square. On these I have melted felt to make laddery type things, Used sequin waste (2types) to make pattern, layers of organza, buttons, beads, sequins, closed feather stitch, Kantha type stitching, Button hole, fly stitch, rolled a kind if organza bead, french knots and used the glue gun to make a heart encrusted with microbeads! Phew! I really love these, will be sorry to send them off, and am gutted that the next ones are my last. Only green to go. I want to do some more illustrative stuff on my last ones as I always seem to do textural instead!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

ADATA at long last - Group 2

Though we've been sooo late to come to the blog, we haven´t been idle. Our sets are all nearly ready. The camera was one of the delays, but here are the first results. Our colors were IVORY/Butter - Aquablue - White - Lemon green - Green - Purple and our own Orange.

After Sunday (when we meet again) I'll have the rest of the photos and then they'll be on their way to Sara.

I must say we've enjoyed enormously this initiative and this format. LAURA-ADATA

The one above is the aquablue, and the one below is the Green set

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sudoku Series on kitchen wall

Thought some of you might be interested in seeing the completed Sudoku pieces that my dh did for our kitchen.

Pink and Red and Gold by Judy for Group Three

Hello girls here are my latest for the group three swap, nearly there now just one more set and then Ill mail them off to you Sara. I've include a photo of all the inchies Ive made so far....

Love to all Jude xxx

Monday, February 12, 2007

Big problem with my computer!

Dear all,

i have a big problem, i cannot log into my own computer because something happened (too long to explain, all computer technique!).
Now I wanted to send the squares and noticed I cannot get into my old mails because they are in the problem zone.
Could you please send your addresses once more to
saralechner@gmx.at ?

sorry for the inconvenience!!

best regards,


Sunday, February 11, 2007


It has been a privilege to participate in this art exchange. Thank you Sara and all the workers bees! I can hardly wait to find out how all you clever people will "use" these gems. Take care, susan

Soldering iron

Susan asked in the comments about using the soldering irons. There are lots of techniques using the soldering irons and you can get really fine tipped ones. The diffinative book I have seen is "Burning issues" by Margaret Beal, and you can get soldering irons from her too, if you email her. Google her and you will find it, or check out workshop on the web's traders mall.
What I did was to use the tip to burn holes through felt(acrylic) and also to score lines in the surface. Hope this helps.
Love carol T

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Turquoise/agua...group 3

Aqua...grp 3

finito for group 3

these are the purple squares. again i took the photo without flash near window on a cloud filled day.

My Charms are off in the wind....

Hi Sara and all other wonderful artists in Group 3....
Just wanted to you let you know that my charms are in the post this morning with my
$5 USD. I can't wait for you all to receive them. I hope you love them as much as I loved
making them for you!!

Cathie Recca - Raleigh, NC -USA

Friday, February 9, 2007

Turquoise and aqua

Here are my turquoise and aqua squares for group 3. I have also enjoyed doing these. I have used the soldering iron to make holes and score lines into the felt. I couched down the cable as last post, but I used some of my daughters stretchy jewellery cord, it is a plastic tubing thing. It makes a nice contrast to the matt of the cable as it is quite shiny. I really like these.
Thanks to everyone who has left me lovely commnets here, they are much appreciated.
Love carol T

Pink for Group 3

Thursday, February 8, 2007

on a roll for Group 3 Red and Gold

A gift for a friend using some 1" fabric squares..

I am well and truly addicted to making 1" fabric collages and have made quite a few (aside from the ones I have made for this swap!).

I made this fabric quiltie using 9 of my little squares. It is for a friend in Virginia in the US. Quite happy with the way it turned out.

not meaning to step on toes

I hope no one is offended that i did this! I notice some photos are hard to see the detail in so i took the liberty of fixing them with a little tweaking--here are Carol's turquoise squares for example!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Carol's turquoise suares - group 3

Here are my turquoise squares for group 3. I love this colour myself, and don't know why I didn't choose it myself! I striped some electrical cable this week for my hanging and the cable covering was a lovely blue, so i have couched it down. Sorry the scan is a bit rubbish, some have a lot of beading and so the scanner doesn't like them, hope their new owner does! Love carol

Gold for Group Three

New counter

I put a new counter on the blog beginning with "500". I suppose we had more hits than that, but I wanted to let you know. Our blog is very popular!

WIP (work in progress)

A few tweeks and Green for Grp. 3 done!

I made some minor adjustments to my Greens for Group 3 and am happy with the results. I promise I wont touch them again! Even though the human eye is suppose to be able to discern like 2300 shades of green I only used but a few.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Yeah.... I'm done!!!!

Well, here are the balance of my squares for Group 3 - the Red and Gold, the Gold, the Green and the Turqoise. (I previously posted my purple and pink - see posts below) I had such a good time making them -- I want to play again!


Raleigh, NC - USA

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Sudoku, really not OT!

The other artist (dh) I live with got busy with a project while I was away for a few days. At the fabric store he found this book "Sudoku Quilts" (ISBN: 978-1-56477-731-7) and it inspired this nice piece. (thankfully the book includes the solution to the puzzle). 81 1"x1"squares. He used paper instead of fabric because he'd heard that paper behaves better in public than fabric!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Turquoise Aqua One inch squares by Judy for Group Three

My turquoise /aqua squares, gorgeous colour choice!!! Not biased at all, Jude xx

Purple Squares - Group Three

I loved making these. I made some handpainted, embossed and free motion embroidered fabric and am happy with the results. These still need work, as I need to finish off the edges. I would appreciate any advice from my fellow traders as to a few methods of nicely and neatly finishing off edges on these little critters.

Cathie's first attempt at art squares

Pink Squares for Group Three
Well, this is my first attempt at making 1x1 art squares. What fun!! These still need a bit of work - I need to clean up the edges. It's tough to sew those teeny tiny edges!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

a display board for license plate charms

this is a nice idea as a background! i found it in allison strine designs photos

Monday, January 29, 2007

Red and gold squares - group 3 - Carol's

This is my work for the red and gold colour for group3. The scan is a bit poor sorry, as I did quite a lot on the surface. Hence the red is not strong on the picture, but it is in the flesh. I did the background by doing stamping in expanding medium onto acrylic felt. I then sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and blasted it with the heat gun. This expanded the medium, made the embossing powder gold and melted back the felt. I free mcained this onto a gold taffeta background and then embellished with stitch, charms, beads, brads and wire. Hope you like them Nina! Love Carol T

Purple One Inch Squares for Group Three

Been having a bit of quiet time over the last two weeks but have been working away in my studio~ here are my purple squares embellished with fabric beads, crochet, beading, embroidery and patchwork. Jude xx

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Andrea's last set - YAY!

This is my last set for Group 2 - the white set.
It was great fun being involved in this and I really look forward to receiving other people's creations. Thanks to Sara for organising.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Andrea's white-beige set...

I'm getting close to the end of group 2's sets, only my own to go now....

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Diving into the pool

These are my "maybes" for group 3 green. I guess I will need feedback as to whether I am headed in the correct direction. I sure did have fun in the doing.

work in progress for Group 3

I work with paperclay often and like how versatile it is so I thought I would make some of my embellishments. First photo is the "before" and the second is the "after'. I am too looking forward to where these lead me!