Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Welcome Surprise

My surprise package from my swap partner came last week...

It occurred to me that I never showed my potholders from the Potholder Swap we did! I received these adorable potholders and matching dish towel from my swap partner Amy B., who doesn't have a blog... but I know she's out there!!! Isn't the Dresden especially sweet? And they go nicely in my kitchen!
I have a huge red rooster weather vain on the wall in my farmhouse kitchen! Perfect!
Thank you Amy!!!

Another surprise was my friend  who came to visit...
She lives in Oregon and happened to be doing some work down here in California... and decided she had time to look up an old friend before heading back up north!
We haven't seen each other in something like 8 years! (Back when Hannah was a puppy) So now Hannah is allowing Lynne to make up for lost time and give her lots of attention! We had a wonderful time catching up... and the weekend was over in a heartbeat!


Something else I haven't seen in a long time were these shop samples I made for Cottage Quilts!
My friend Virginia ran into my office yesterday and dropped these off for me on her way to work... at Cottage Quilts. This was a Fig Tree Club project called Cobblestone.
This was another Fig Tree Club project.
A table runner out of Whimsy!

Here is my little wall hanging that gets to come home now and live in my sewing room!

And yet another Quilt Along that is to cute to pass up!
Kelly from Charming Chatter is teaming up with Darlene from Quiting Daze for a mini version of her
original pattern. I loved her original pattern and have that on my "I'm Going to Make That Someday" list.

So, a mini version... I say why not!
 I think I can squeeze this little cutie in between Schnibbles...
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Trisha said...

Love all that red from your swap partner! How fun that you had a visit with your friend and that you get to bring home some of your store samples. I definitely think you can fit in the QAL between Schnibbles! :)

Sherri said...

Great gifts from your swap partner...and fun that your quilts came back home! We're going to have to hurry to get this month's Schnibble finished with the weddings, aren't we?!

PunkiePie said...

Love the gifts from your swap partner. The red dresden.... awesome! Your mini quilt - handmade. I LOVE it!!

Cyndi said...

Wow, those pot holders and dish towel from your swap partner are awesome! I'm sure they'll look great in your kitchen.

I love it when I can visit and catch up with "old" friends. It's just the best.

And, I love all of your shop samples, especially the little wall hanging. Too, too cute! Have fun with the mini!



an encourager said...

Okay, I'm going to answer that "Don't you?" question at the end of your post.... yes, i'd love to sew my life away. But... I also love to ride my bike, golf, write, swim, read, visit, clean (it's my mom's fault), clip coupons, read my Bible, etc. I think my brain has too many options!

Needled Mom said...

What wonderful swap items!!

I love that cute little handmade wallhanging. It will be perfect in a sewing room.

umbrellalady said...

Your swap partner has given you wonderful potholders and towel! I really like the freshness of your mini quilt - so summery!

Vesuviusmama said...

Great swap! And I absolutely LOVE your Handmade wallhanging!

Julie said...

Love, Love the red! And how fun to have an old friend come to visit!

Cindy said...

Absolutely adorable, Sinta. I am loving your reds and whites from your kind swap partner.

And your quilts - just plain wonderful !!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love the Dresden pot holder - so cute! And Sinta - my gosh - I'm drooling over your Fig Tree projects -- ALL of them! I bet you're so glad to have them all home! So excited you'll be joining us in the Quilt Along, too!