Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I really have been working...

I haven't been completely lazy--I've been working on a bunch of swaps for other groups. I did a Mug Rug swap at Seasons BOM group and received this little beauty from Carla Louise in California. Isn't it pretty--even has my name embroidered on it! And here is the one I sent to Valerie in France. I have several others in different stages that I need to finish up and get mailed out. I can't show them yet just in case someone might be peeking. These are so much fun to make-I love them! My Scrappyandhappy Yahoo Group had a 3-G Swap last month. We had to create a great, green goodie for our swap partner. My partner was NorthernDeb, who makes all things beautiful. I decided the best thing for her would be a traveling sewing kit, as she's always on the go. Here's what I made her. I filled it with some sewing notions and, scissors, and thread. Gerda in Alberta had my name and made me a darling needlecase and scissor holder. They are a perfect fit for the traveling sewing caddy that I received from Dale in Chookyblue's SSCS last Christmas. Remember that? I just finished one needlework project for Easter, so as soon as I decide what to do next, I'll get that caddy organized again and use Gerda's gifts with it. Aren't these cute? I also did some swaps with my Quilted Table Yahoo Group . We've been swapping St. Patrick's blocks, Easter bunny and carrot blocks, and are just finishing up an Easter/Spring table topper swap. I received my new Spring topper from Linda in CA, who made me a gorgeous topper that I forgot to take a picture of! I'll have to do that tomorrow and post it later. Gosh, I'm such a goof sometimes. I did remember to take a picture of the one I made for ?????? It went out in the mail the other day, so I can't say who it's for. I hope she likes it. I think I need to make one for myself, too. I love the colors--but I don't have enough of the Iris floral to make another one. Well, back to the sewing machine to finish up those other projects. Until next time... Happy sewing from Sharon and the girls Katie and Patsy Cline

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lots of pictures to share this week...

seems like when we are all back at Quilt Club, there is an abundance of beautiful projects to look at.

Diane S is back from Florida, so we celebrated her birthday belatedly. Here is the garden flag that Donna G made for her. And Diane was also busy-she made herself an Esther-the-Easter-Chicken tablerunner, like Bonnie made last year. Isn't it a gas?
Ann made herself a new purse-not sure if it's for Easter or just for Spring. So pretty, I want to make one for myself if I ever get caught up on my UFO's, lol.
Here's Bonnie checking out Donna's latest quilt-the Buck-a-Block we did at Village Sampler last year. Donna doesn't like the yellow, but we all did. I have to get both of mine finished yet. Isn't her's pretty?
Here's another of Donna's beautiful creations-a table hanging for her daughter.
We're all supposed to be making these little tabletop hangings, but so far Donna is the only one who had actually finished several of them. I finished my St. Paddy's one and then went on to other things. So now I don't have anything to put up for Easter. But I still have a couple of weeks, so maybe this will inspire me to get going on them again.

Katie says if I'd get off the computer, I could get to work now and get one made for myself for Easter! Sheesh! She is such nag! Patsy is taking a nap now, so maybe I'd better listen to Kate.

So until next time...
Happy Quilting from Sharon and "the girls", Katie and Patsy Cline