Springtime Swaps

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Oh, how I suck at this blog posting thing! I sew, sew, sew and then neglect to post pics here. So I'll try to redeem myself, and post a bit of what's been going on in the sewing room since March! Because I know you're not all that interested in how EXTREMELY glad I am school is out for the summer! I'm so tired of homework (my kids homework). . .tangent. . .sorry. . .

I've participated in a number of swaps this Spring, and it was totally fun! Some of my secret swap partners are overseas and it has been a bucket of sneaky goodness stalking them. . .

To Give. . .
This mini quilt was made for my partner in the DS Mini Quilt Swap.  I love the prints Denyse Schmidt has released for Fabric Traditions. The aqua/blue/green colorway are my favorite~and my partner's too. This mini is on it's way to England!
Sewing machine cover, a catch-all basket and some favorite Amy Butler fabrics are my swap collaberative for Modern She Made. Scraps from my bin, a new favorite~Essex Yarn-Dyed in Flax, and a text print for Timeless Treasure made this project super fun! Part of the swap guidelines were to include something circular in the project~thus the pebble quilting. This is also on it's way to the UK.


I also participated in the Potholder Pass! This was so, so fun! My partner, loves Red and Aqua~what a coincidence, me too! So these were especially fun to make. Some applique, some embroidery~sweet! And with text print fabrics being all the rage, I used it for the background. These went to Peggy!
To Receive. . .

I've also received some REALLY great swaps. This is the min quilt I received from Charlotte. It is adorable, and I'm in love with the little tin of mints she sent along with. There is also a great little sewing kit, fun selvedge, the double decker bus magnet (which the kids fight over to hold their picture up on the fridge) and a postcard which I promptly added to my design wall~they're coming in from all over the world! Run on over and check out Charlotte's Flickr page, she's just made these AWESOME pillows from shot cottons~amazing!
These are the goodies I received from Colby in the Potholder Pass. The potholders are perfect for my kitchen! I love them! They match my cookie jar and canisters! But, I'm not using them~they are just for show. My "used" potholders look like they've been to hell and back! These are too pretty to dirty up!

A Tidbit From The Garden. . . 

I do have to share some delicious goodness from our garden. We planted a great, big bunch of strawberry plants this spring and we're already picking berries! This is a favorite right around dessert time.

Well, my summer plan is to get all caught up with my bloggy friends (Dee, Terri, etc.,) I heart you all! And some catch up time is definitely needed!



 
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