Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A quick catch up!

Seems I'm really busy lately, and it's not with sewing.  I've rediscovered my cookbooks and have been cooking and baking like a crazy woman!  Not good for the waistlines, but my husband is really enjoying the change.  Tomorrow that is going to stop!  I made a list of my sewing commitments and it's time the machine comes out again.  In the meantime, let me show you a few of the things I did get done since my last post and the the neat stuff I got in swaps.

First, here are the last two Halloween mug rugs I made:

Cat with a green nose.....

Googly Eyed Spiders

I think this is the year of the googly eyes!  They really make me smile every time I see them, so this Halloween I think I put them on almost everything!  Crazy!

Then, I got my package for the "Love of Solids" group and it was a dilly.  I got a gorgeous pillow in really bright, beautiful colors from Diane of db by Design.  She nailed my color preferences perfectly:

Pillow &  extras from Diane (db by Design)

I really should have ironed that cover before I photographed it, but I think I was in the middle of making cookies and the rain was coming, so I rushed the deal.  Bad me!  Did you note that she also sent me some pretty zippers too?  Cool!

Then, I got my quilt from Poppyprint.  This was a long time in coming, but Krista is a very busy girl!  We did a private swap right after one doll swap awhile back and I sent her this one:

DQS9 Simple String Angel Quilt

She told me she was going to make me a selvage quilt and I got this beauty:

Private swap from Poppyprint

It really is so much lovelier in person.  It's so hard to see the detail with the black fabric in pictures.

Then, I was blessed with one more thing this week.  My dear friend, Shirley (the one who lives in Siberia.......not really, but if you've been reading my blog, you know what this means), loves to make bags.  A few weeks ago, Amy made up a tutorial with a really neat one and Shirley made it for me to use for a wedding that I'll be attending this Friday.  Think everyone will know that I'm a quilter?

Shirley (freidasew) made me a purse

So, that's it!  Now you've seen almost everything I have left to show you (except #13 in the Ladies Series because it's still traveling), so I better get to work and get off this cooking binge.  Hopefully, I'll be back to my old self tomorrow.

18 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lovely creations both sent and received Carol!

Mary said...

Great purse for a quilter to take with her to a wedding. I'm sure my Hubby would love for me to cook, too many deadlines around here to do much of that. I like the selvage quilt!

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Amy said...

What a surprise to see my bag at the bottom! I love her version. Your Halloween projects are making me think that I should get started on costumes soon. I got the supplies (first things first right?). I love Krista's selvage quilt!

Mommarock said...

I saw the spiders and was in love, so was ready to post to you how much I loved them, but then I saw the next photo, and loved that.. and the next and so on.. so now I just have to say.. OOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!! Fabulous. All!

Annie said...

You know I love your mug rugs. And Siberia Shirley's fab bag. But somewhere along the way I never saw that pillow top...what great colors and design! Your little quilt to Poppyprint is nothing short of fantastic. And what a sweet selvage quilt you got from her. You'd never catch me going on a cooking frenzy! LOL

Michelle said...

I love that purse -- is the flap a dresden plate?

Poppyprint said...

You're having a great week for sure! Glad you like your little selvage quilt and i hope you have a great time at the wedding with your swanky new purse!

Teje said...

Hi Carol! I just love everything you show! That quilt with pink and orange solids is so beautiful and sunny! Your miniquilt is beautiful and the quilt with selvages just adorable!
xxx Teje

BahamaDawn said...

always love your work!!! did you get my email?

Dianne said...

Well aren't you a lucky girl? Not only has your vision improved it seems you have attracted a boatload of quilty love!! Sweet!!

BTW I don't think googly eyes CAN be overdone!!!

Sonia said...

Awesome! You are very talented. :)

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Susan said...

Terrific bag - what a great way to coordinate all your gear! And an interesting way to use selvages - and you dont need to much of each. Great work - as usual - mayeb a little less cooking but enough to keep Lord & Master happy!!

Rettabug said...

Lots & Lots of pretties!
LOVE your new bag with the Dresden plates around the flap...cool!

Madame Samm said...

Oh my what great things you are up to ..the solids in pink...just pinkie delicious..what food would that be if it were...lol

Annie of Blue Gables said...

How darling! Everything. I love the purse. I want to make one.
~a

VickiT said...

Wow. Such a great bunch of beautiful things all in one post. I don't think that even while these are all so different, that I could possibly pick my favorite from them all.

Judy Liechte said...

Love your mug rugs. Just wanted you to know that spiders have 8 legs. (He looks a little short legged).