"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Monday, March 15, 2010

DQS8 And The Pillow Talk Swap

I am officially done sending and recieving for both these swaps!! They were really great swaps- I am glad I was a part of them, even though emergency surgeries and serious illness made actually making things stressful for me ;)

In the DQS8 swap, I was to make a mini for Jeanette. She said that she really likes cherries. And I happened to have a bunch of Sandi Henderson's cherries from the "Farmer's Market" line :)

DQS8 Quilt Top

This is what I sent to her. I forgot to take a picure if it finished, though :( Fortunately she was a lot better than I was and took this great photo of it :)

And I recieved this AMAZING mini from Karen. I absolutely adore it and I am always looking at it! I hung it above my sewing machine table so I can see it all the time :)

DQS8 Rec'd: AMAZING Owl Mini From Karen!!

And in the Pillow Talk swap....

I was to make a pillow for Julie. She gave very good details regarding the colors of her home decor, and I was able to make this for her:
Pillow Talk Swap DONE!!

And then I recieved my Pillow Talk Swap pillow cover from Charlotte!
Pillow Talk Swap: Rec'd!
I simply ADORE it!! It's so springy, and let me tell you, almost all of that applique is done by hand... she must have a LOT more patience than I have or will ever have!! It's beautifully done. I am going out to Joann's tomorrow to get a pillow form for it!

My "swap mama" for both of these swaps was the lovely Natasha! She is a great mama :) All in all, these were two very good swaps!

And now I will be taking a bit of a swapping break- because it's GARDENING TIME!!! I am getting the tomatoes, peppers and broccoli started indoors this week, and will start preparing the garden beds next week! I am so excited about this I can hardly even type :)


  1. WOw, I can actually leave a comment now without worrying about being obvious! I am too forthright to be a good stalker!

    Glad all the swaps worked out so well! I love the pillow you made.

    While I'm happy about the warmer weather, I do wish I would have gotten more done this winter. We started tomatoes & basil this past weekend...spring is finally coming!

  2. all of them are so cute....I especially love the pillow cover you made.....

  3. I love the brown flying geese variation...just beautiful!

  4. Totally love them all...your fabrics are great!!

  5. Congrats on the Quilt Home win. And they have your fav fabric featured this week, it must be fate.

  6. Hey, there! Congratulations on the Quilt Home win. I really LOVE your brown and orange flying geese pillow! Two of my very favorite colors. Great job on the design.

  7. where did you get the instructions for the Irish Net scarf that you are/were knitting?

    Congratulations on the Quilt Home win.

  8. Love that brown and orange flying geese pillow. The quilting really makes it.

  9. Love that cherry fabric. I have a crate of fruit and vegetable fabrics and must get to sewing them.
    I think a good book idea would be quilts that use theme fabrics.