Friday, January 21, 2011

Who am I, really?

Some fabric I bought today!
I'm pretty new to swapping, but I really like it.  It is great to create something outside my normal comfort zone and get something in return that is maybe not something I would have made, but something beautiful that someone has put time into creating.  I really am enjoying it.

Last weekend, I managed to make a second pillow sham for BD #2

Get two of my three fabric postcards completed:

And make the potholders for PP6

I'd say I was doing pretty well except that last weekend was a holiday weekend and I had an extra day.

One of the swap mamas on one of the swaps suggested we list our likes and dislikes in our Flickr profile.  It actually was something that I had been considering posting here.  It is a work in progress of course, as I discover new things I like, but here is the basic ME:

Here goes...

1. Favorite color/least favorite: I love bold, bright colors. Not a fan of muted tones (think Kansas Troubles, Martinique or A Morris Tapestry) although some of the individual pieces in these lines are OK. And totally at odds with the trend, I really, really dislike gray.

2. Favorite fabrics/least favorite: Where do I start?? I love the usuals... Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner, Sandy Gervais, Erin McMorris, Joel Dewberry. I love almost anything paisley. I like fun, whimsical prints, but not character prints.

3. Things I'd love Handmade? I'd love a sewing machine cover - I have a Pfaff 1475 - (like this [love the pocket for the foot feed! - not a fan of felt though] or this, or this or this ) or something to help me stay organized, like a bill organizer ( )or a scrap basket or bag (like this ).

Also, I love embellishments - embroidery, buttons, sequins, beads, etc.

Partner, I'm sure I will love anything you make, so don't stress, just have fun with it.

4. Things that you collect or decorate with, specific items or colors: I am not a great decorator, and I don't collect anything (except fabric, LOL) but my home is mostly blue and yellow and wood tones.

5. Favorite designers, etsy shops etc: I love Hawthorne Threads, Pink Chalk Fabrics, Fabrics N Quilts... Is there such a thing as a bad fabric store?

6. Other: I'm new to this group and fairly new to swapping, but I've been sewing and quilting since I was very young. I only really discovered designer fabrics last year, so I don't have a big stash of designer fabrics yet, although I've been collecting fabric for decades, so I probably have an enviable stash of authentic retro fabrics (ha ha!). I'm a banker by day and a sewist-crafter-quilter the rest of the time. I love sewing, quilting, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, reading, etc. I'm a wife, mom of 3 and grandmother of a beautiful 1-year old girl.

There.  That's me in a nutshell.

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