Swap Update

Pictures have finally been taken of all the stuff that’s been delivered to our house in the last week or so, and I’m excited to share them with you.

First of all, I joined the Holiday Ornament Swap over on Swap-bot, for which I made the 9 embroidered reindeer (and one bell). In exchange, so far I’ve received:

Puffy Square

Pink Spotted Mushroom

Stained Glass Angel

Little K House

6 more should be coming in the next few weeks – can’t wait to see what arrives!

Then, Sarabeth sent me this lovely item for the Doll Quilt Swap 5:

Doll Quilt Swap 5 Received

The back is the same pink woodgrain that the front has. I love the fabrics and colors she picked. Also, it’s something I could never make myself, since I’m not that good at applique, and my machine’s tension issues make the zigzag/buttonhole stitch difficult to get good results with.

Look at all that lovely applique!
She also sent me some coffee, which was super-nice, though I will be re-gifting (is it horrible to say that? it's honest) because I gave up caffeine, and this way someone else will be able to enjoy it.

Lastly, just yesterday I received my pincushion from the swap on Craftster. There was some squealing involved when I opened it up.

Why? She included some amazing vintage supplies in pinks and greens, including buttons, sequins, embroidery floss (must research “fast color will boil”) and rick rack – pink and brown, and some baby rick rack in brown (which was the cause of the squealing, and totally didn’t get it, but that’s OK).

Vintage Supplies

Look at all the detail work on the top!

Closeup on the details

More details

And promptly after taking pictures, I put my non-magnetic pins in it (they’re great pins, and I’m glad I bought them because they’re much nicer than the other cheap ones I have, but for some reason they’re not magnetic and I didn’t figure that out until I got home).

Fulfilling its destiny

Thanks, Sarabeth, Michelle, and others!

One Reply to “Swap Update”

  1. oh, hey! i’m so glad that you liked the quilt. i was totally nervous…i know your binding talent is far superior, so the applique (basic as it is) will sort-of even things out, right?

    sorry i didn’t get you the pertinent info. i fail at life sometimes. speaking of which, i hope that it is okay for me to steal your photos of the quilt? i spaced and didn’t take any.

    also? regifting is a perfectly acceptable practice.

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