Saturday, 18 April 2009

Spring Swap and leftovers.



Thank goodness Easter is over. It is a terrible time for a chocoholic like me. Temptation everywhere and when it comes to chocolate I have NO willpower - lol ! The kids go back to school on Tuesday and I will hopefully have more sewing time. I have loads of new ideas floating about in my brain - time will tell if any will actually get put into practise


Like many others I have taken part in Linda's Spring Swap and I think a good time was had by all. I received a lovely parcel from Betsy with the following goodies. There was also a magazine but I can't find it at the minute.







Wonderful stuff. Of course that tea towel is far too nice to use - lol - so I think I will have it on display in my kitchen if I ever finish the decorating in there. The cushion cover is waiting for me to buy a pad which I keep forgetting to do.


Thankyou Betsy - another lovely swap.


My swap partner was Sudi-Laura and the instructions I had were no dull colours and BRIGHT please. I agonised over this and eventually came up with a kaleidoscope table topper. The purple appliqued flowers just sort of happened. Bit different to what I normally make and it WAS bright. I also included some chocolate mini eggs for her son and a funky notebook.




I have had a bit of recurring trouble with the trapped nerve in my arm so not an awful lot going on quilting-wise. I did get a little quilt top done for project Linus with the leftover squares from the quilt in my last post. I want to make more of these little quilts - I seem to have lots of novelty prints sitting around doing nothing.



Dawn has posted pictures of some quilts from a show and the first one has really caught my attention. I am just off to work out some measurements for a sample block......

8 comments:

RachelJane said...

Hello Andrea! I was just thinking about you ~ well, actually I started thinking about my PIF and still wondering what the heck I'm going to make for you three ladies... then I started thinking about you because I haven't talked to you for a while.

I love the spring quilt you made for your swap partner. She's going to love it, too; it's so nice and cheery. You got some great goodies, also.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! ☺

Fiesta said...

Andrea I am pleased that you liked everything. It was a pleasure making them for you.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Lovely .... all of it, and especially the Disappearing Nine Patch at the end ..... it is a DNP isn't it?

meggie said...

Sorry to read you are still having trouble with that trapped nerve!
Lovely goodies there, & I love your Kaliedescope!

Guðrún said...

Try to rest your arm, you have to listen to your body.

Teresa said...

That's a very nice table topper for the Spring...wtg.

Lynda said...

Your Linus quilt is perfect - bright and fun!

Shell said...

some nice goodies there,love reading your blog