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