Sunday, January 17, 2016

HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 1/17/16

Hello and welcome to a very special edition of Hexie Linky Party for Hexie-aholics!!
What's so special you ask?

Well...have you ever wondered why HeLP is held on the 17th of each month?
That's because it's my birth day.

BUT ... Today is not just my birth day but it's my BIRTHDAY!!!!!
It's even a birthday that ends in a 5!

I hope all y'all will be spending your Sunday working on an EPP project to help celebrate with me! Oh and don't forget to have cake - with those 5 minute mug cakes all over the internet that should be a breeze.


I didn't get nearly as many hexies done this week as I had planned. I think a lot of our lives go that way but I think I have a pretty good excuse. 3 actually. Long Story Short - Saturday afternoon was taken with a nasty MVA. The kid made out pretty well given how bad the accident was. Sunday was taken with hockey games for both of my nephews.

Garage Fire

And last but not least was this fire at 1:15 am Monday morning.

And just so you know how close to home this was...
I looked out my upstairs bedroom window when the siren blew and saw no smoke or flames.
This photo was taken only 30 seconds later.

As an EMT I help distribute coffee and make sure the firemen have gloves on, etc, in the freezing temps,  Let's just say I went back to bed at 6:30 and still made it to work by 9. Barely. It took 2 days for my toes to warm up...

I spent a few nights trying to catch up on sleep but finally got my hex on again Thursday night! I had to move my project to the folding table though.

A. It's really too big to be in a lap anyway.
B. Squeaky wants to sit on half of my lap but not be under the quilt.
C. Zorro wants back in the house as soon as I have myself settled on the couch.

In case you can't tell by my horrible pictures, I am finally finishing the ends of my Value Proposition quilt - which means 4 corners and 6 half diamonds. I am half way across one end and hope to spend my birthday weekend getting as close to finished as possible.

You might be able to see that I was watching Blacklist Season 1 and I have several other TV shows on DVD to keep me going. I just realized I didn't stock up on snacks. Better do that on my way home. My ultimate goal is to have the borders on (and maybe have it spray basted??!!) by the end of the month. As long as there are no more excuses that should work out just fine...


And here's the fun part --- What hexie project are you working on?? It can be a current project, a UFO or a dream project. Please join the linky party!

I'm in the process of putting a little prize know, for my birthday! I know there will be chocolates and something hexie related but who knows what else I'll find. I'll update this post as soon as I finalize the goodies.

Leave me a comment for a chance at the prize.
Join the linky party and add another comment saying you did so for another chance.

I'll draw the winner at noon on Monday, January 25th. Good luck and Happy Hexing!


  1. ♪♫ Happy birthday ♪ to YOU! ♫♪
    ♫♪ Happy ♪ birthday to YOU! ♪♫
    ♪♫ Happy birthday dear ♪ Sarah!!!! ♫♪
    ♫♪ Happy ♪ birthday ♪ to ♪ YOU!!! ♪♫
    ♪♫ And many more . . . !!!!! ♫♪

    I hope your day is filled with laughter, love, family and friends! And HEXIES!!!! Happy birthday!!

  2. Annnnnnnd . . . I linked up. What?! Yeah. :)

  3. You had an exhausting few days and hope you caught up on sleep and warmed up. Happy Birthday sweetie!!

  4. Happy Birthday! Get some rest. I love your work, but I cannot get into hexis at all. Maybe because I stink at handstitching. I have been quilting busy despite an aggressive steroid treatment to break migraines/neck pain.

  5. Happiest of birthdays to you--ending in 5 lol!! My Monet's hexagon garden is hanging up in the "Closet of shame" I really want to finish that one up this year.....hugs, Julierose

  6. Happy Birthday to you! May it be filled with hexies, tea, cake, potato chips and all things tasty!

  7. Happy birthday to you. Lots of things going on, I know, for all of us. We still find time for our fantastic hobby. Great. Hope you'll get many quilty presents today, and I hope to win one myself. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Happy birthday! Hope your day is slightly less frenetic than the days you showed us in your blog.

  9. Not sure what we are to link if there is no blog here. You had an exciting week..... back to the hexies which are exciting in their own way.... me - I no longer get excited by my birthday but if you are only 5 then I can understand your excitement!!!!

  10. Happy Birthday!
    I'm finishing up some hexagon place mats for my sister. I made four of them for her for Christmas and promised four more. All I have left is trimming, binding, and mailing!

  11. Birthdays should always be full of hexie! Have a great day.

  12. Birthdays should always be full of hexie! Have a great day.

  13. Happy Birthday!!!! Thanks for all that you do as an EMT!

  14. I just linked up my hexi star. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  15. Happy Birthday! Thanks for hosting the link up.

  16. Happy birthday! What an exhausting weekend and you still managed to sew. My birthday ends with a 5 this year too... actually it begins with one too

  17. Happy birthday! Being an EMT is a hard job!

  18. Happy happy day!

    I haven't been doing anything hexie-related lately, so nothing to link. But best wishes for your birthday and the year ahead!

  19. Happy Birthday Sarah........!!
    I'll catch up in a couple months.

  20. How did I miss this post?
    Happy Birthday, Sarah! Sounds like you could use a week off to sleep!
    Okay, okay--I will link my very lame progress on my hexie project. : )