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


Northern Deb said...

You KNOW I love my green goodie! I've taken it on Fridays to "chattertime" and it works out great... I like the way the top flips over to keep things from falling out... and it's so pretty! Thanks, Sharon :)

Lynda said...

Oh so many lovely swaps. Looks like lots of fun. Love the Esther the Easter chicken too. I too love Maxine. I have one at my desk at work that says, "I keep hitting escape but I'm still here!"

moosestashquilting said...

Wow have you been busy. They all look fabulous!

Stray Stitches said...

The gorgeous table topper was for me! I absolutely love it!!! When my hubby saw it he said "How did she know that irises are your favorite flower?" It is sitting proudly and beautifully on my living room table where everyone can enjoy it with me. Thank you!
You certainly are involved in lots of swaps. I don't know how you find the time.

BettyAnn Maki said...

Sharon I love my tote bag swap I got from you. I haven't made many tote bags before I got yours, but now my quilt friends call me the bag lady. I used you bag and the pattern, ps016 Charm Party Tote to make mine.
I would like to know if I could post your intrusion on my blog.
I enjoy seeing all you swaps.

Rebecca P said...

Wow Sharon you have been busy.
Love the mug rugs you made & received. I agree they are so much fun to make.
That is such a cool sewing roll you made for Deb, so clever.

BettyAnn Maki said...

Hi Sharon,

The date on your blog is


New holiday projects.

It was Aunt Pitty Pat Halloween Tote swap.

You sent me a beautiful orange Halloween Fabric bag.

It's the tote bag instructions I would like to post on my blog, with your permission. I will post the the bag was made you.
Thank you.

It's still my favourite.

Thank you.