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 :)
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 :)
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:
And then I recieved my Pillow Talk Swap pillow cover from Charlotte!
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 :)