Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fun Mail

I'm really not sure what's wrong with me lately....  Ever since I got home from my uncle's funeral in Seattle I've been in kind of a sewing/blogging funk.  I just don't seem to be making much progress on things lately.  But I did manage to have a photo session of finished projects and swappy gifts last week, so I thought I would share some of them.  This very cool panel is part of a lovely tote bag that Susi made me when we did our bag swap back in...  um....  June or July?  Really?  And I'm just getting around to taking the photos??  Forgive me, Susi.  I'm not sure what happened.  I opened them...  And admired them....  And put them away, and just.  Never.  Took.  Pictures.

And here's the bag.  Isn't it just the cutest?  I love the spools.  And the books (arranged horizontally and vertically - Fun!)

Check out the adorable pin cushion...

And the button jar is just too fun!  I honestly have one very similar to this on the shelf in my sewing room.

Along with the adorable bag, Susi made me this Girl On A Swing mini quilt.  Isn't this adorable?  And I love the bright colors.  I have to admit that I have been admiring coveting these since Aneela did the tutorial way back in 2010. but I was always intimidated by doing the face, so I doubt I would have ever tried it. 

Thank you, Susi, for the lovely gifts.

I received this fun little mini quilt from Michelle (A.quilter.2) in the Super Swaps Flickr Swap.  The theme was "embellishments" and I think she did an awesome job with the buttons, the embroidery, and the beads.  The little pouch even has a 3D flap.  so cute.

Michelle even included an adorable little matching fabric basket to help me organize the sewing room.  I took photos, but they are all so blurry that they make my eyes cross.  Not sure what happened there, but apparently the camera and my eye were not communicating.

Thank you, ladies, for the lovely surprises!


  1. what lovely treats! I'm in a sewing/blogging funk as well. (note blog that has not been updated in more than a week, eek!). I'm heading to the Sewing & Quilting Expo this weekend, that should light a fire under me!

  2. What lovely quilty goodness! They are all just adorable!

  3. All that cuteness should cheer you up! I have admired the Girl on a Swing too, it's on my list for one day. What great gifts you have received, and sent out too. Don't worry, we all have little blips - this too shall pass. Thanks for sharing your goodies!


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