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:
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:
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.
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).
Look at all the detail work on the top!
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).
Thanks, Sarabeth, Michelle, and others!