Monday, December 20, 2010

Swapping is FUN!!

Ok, so I've been sewing like crazy to finish stuff up for Christmas....photos will be posted soon of all the goodies I've been making.  But for now I wanted to share all the fun swapping I've been doing.

First up, I did my first ever Modern Swappers this year and it was SOOOO much fun. I've already posted photos of what I sent to my partner...but here is what I got today!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE everything! My partner totally got me :) Thanks Leah, I don't know if you have a blog....so if you do email me your site so I can link you!


She wrapped all my goodies so pretty AND they match my rug!!

 Fabric...the one in the middle I've been wanting for a long time!! I collect fabric with hexagons on it so I am really excited about it!  PLUS, you can't go wrong with Heather Bailey and New Anna Maria!! YEAH!
 Super cute hot pad and fun thread to match!
 A hexagon ruler and fun scissors!!
 The cutest pillow EVER...I still can't believe it's all mine!!
 The back of the pillow
A Flutterby tissue holder

Second up, At the last STLMQG meeting we did a brown bag swap. The rules were you put a half yard of fabric in a bag with your name and then you pick someone else's bag and you can add another half yard of fabric to make something special for your partner!! So, the lovely and talented Cara of Me a Mom? got my bad and I got hers!!  Be sure you check out her awesome blog!
This is what Cara made for me....an awesome Gathered Clutch!! Cara, I LOVE it and already have it loaded with fun stuff in my HUGE purse/bag :)  Thank you soooo much!!




 This is what I made for Cara!  She is a stay at home mom to three adorable little girls so I made her a mama whale with three babies :)  Thanks for letting me use your photos!!
Whale mini quilt from Jamie

Whale family mini-quilt from Jamie

I thought I'd share a common thread of me sewing....which is my little girl Izzy.  She likes to be involved with EVERYTHING I'm working on and thought I'd share these cute photos with you!


Thank you so much to all of my swap partners...ya'll are awesome and "SEW" inspiring!!

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Very nice stuff! I love the whales! The owl pillow is really cute, too!

AllieKatMom said...

That whale is adorable!

Mari said...

My Dear Jamie:

Your whale quilt is AMAZING!!! I really LOVED it!!!
You getting better each day and I am SO pround to have a graet quilter designer as my special friend. I wish you successfull forever!!
Will you be in Houston to the Holidays?
BIG kisses,
Mari