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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Swaps...

Blog swaps are an excellent way to 'meet' other bloggers as well as encouraging people such as myself, to revisit old skills and use these to create items to send to our swap partners. I had been a very keen sewer in my younger years but gradually did less and less. I started signing up for blog swaps in late 2010 and had so much fun that I signed up for some last year. But this year, I've outdone myself...there are actually very few that I don't sign up for! That's why I have 4 swaps due for posting by the end of April!

So I've been working steadily on these swap items and yesterday 3 were posted away. Unfortunately I can only tease you with photos that only show a snippet of these items as the items are still on their way to their new homes...
First the colour swap...

Something for a room in the house...

Something personal...

Something 'smelly'...

Something to eat...
Next is the Mothers Day Mini Quilt Swap

It looks like a muddy mark on that corner...but it's not! lol  I rarely work with browns or browny pinks so it made a nice change to work with those colours...


I drew up the design for this project, including a quote that I had found, but thought that my lettering looked very ordinary. I ended up writing to Jenny Elefantz and asking if it would be a copyright problem if I used her alphabet published in her eZine.


Jenny replied that the lettering was indeed under copyright but that she was very happy for me to use the letters as long as I acknowledged it...which I did of course.




Another swap is the Mrs Martin's Celebrations swap and yesterday I posted the Mothers' Day parcel away for that! Again the photos are quite enigmatic! lol


I'm just finishing off the Table Runner Swap which uses a pack of charm squares. It will be in the post in the next day or so...last weekend it looked like this...



Now swaps are 2 way things...I'm getting parcels from other people who were given me as their swap buddy. Already one has arrived! A table runner from Sue at Quilted Hugs and what a lovely surprise! It's lovely thanks Sue!

A beautiful range of fabrics...


I think that my other 3 swap parcels may come when we have left for NZ so my neighbour will be on alert ready for the postman, and I'll have some lovely surprises when I get home.

7 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Marie you have peeked my interest with the snippets of projects that are not to be revealed. They look wonderful I love the colours. This is a great idea. B

Shari said...

Interesting sneak peeks! You are certainly busy but it's nice to do.

Anthea said...

Maria, by doing all these swaps you are sharing your talents & skills with others... well done... signing up for a swap is hard to resist! x

Cheryl said...

Swaps are such fun Maria as we know. You have been very busy and look forward to the reveal. Beautiful table runner

Dorothy said...

Maria - how do you find the time to do all you do ? Lucky swap recipients. xox

Justjen said...

What lovely surprises they'll be, I agree I don't know how you find the time lol.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

And those sneaky peaks have arrived...and Oh my!!!!! email following...xx