Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween Trick or Treat Swap

I just received an email from Jennifer, my swap partner in Susan of Blackberry Creek's Halloween swap. She received my package and liked it. YAY!!!! Now I can show pictures of my gift to her. I made a Dresden Fan Tabletopper and added a candle for the center and little spiders crawling around, a pair of Pumpkin socks, a pumpkin ice cube tray, a deck of scary Dracula playing cards, and a cute Pumpkin witch plate with pumpkin cookies. If you click on each picture, you can see a bigger view. I had so much fun choosing all those things and Katie really enjoyed trying to eat those little black and orange plastic spider rings. She was chasing them all over the table while I was trying to take these pictures! I even made my first computer printed label. My next one will be better, now that I know how to do them and how NOT to do them! The tabletopper was so easy to make, I think I'll make more for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks, Susan, for such a fun swap. I hope you make this an annual event!

Until next time.....
Happy quilting,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Miniature Booty Swap Round 2

I mailed my mini quilt today for The Quilting Pirate's Miniature Booty Swap Round 2. I wasn't supposed to participate in this until the Special Holiday Round, but I owed "The Pirate" a favor, so she "let me" participate early and work off my debt. WHEW!!! You don't want to make "The Pirate" mad, 'cause she'll make you walk the plank, lol. Can't have that! Seriously though, Toni is the just nicest person and always willing to help out her fellow quilters, so when she needs help, how could anyone deny her? I'd feel like this if I did, 'cause she was so nice to me.

This is the quilt I sent out, plus a couple of extra goodies just because she/he had to wait so long for her/his quilt. I hope she/he likes my package.

Now to move on to my quilt for Kate's

This is what the hills here around the lakes were looking like a couple of weeks ago. Here's what they are looking like now.
I love the colors of the Fall season.

Until next time....
Happy Quilting,

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Finally, some completed projects

Just a short post today so you can all see how busy I've been. Completed and mailed off my October Fun Food Theme Happy Blocks to the 2 lucky winners, Barb McF and Gerda. My fabric was blackberries, raspberries, and currents.

Have my November Autumn in the Country theme blocks done with a plaid center and autumn leaves bordering. I love these. I hope I can win this month and collect all these Fall color blocks.

Finished and mailed out my Halloween Trick or Treat Swap to --------. Just a peek at what I made until Susan or my swap partner lets me know the package has been received. This was such a fun swap, I hope Susan at Blackberry Creek
makes this an annual event. I think Halloween is my favorite holiday after Christmas.

I'm working diligently on my ALQS piece. This is the fabric I chose. I'll have more pics later.

And I just finished off a piece for Toni, The Quilting Pirate and her Miniature Booty Swap. That goes in the mail Tuesday when the PO re-opens after our Columbus Day holiday. Pictures to follow.

Katie says she doesn't like it when I hand sew 'cause I won't let her play with the thread, so I have to go find some more fabric for her to play with. She is getting grumpy lately when she doesn't have a project to lay on--er, I mean quality control check.

Until next time......
Happy Quilting,