Sunday, September 18, 2011

Roller coaster week

This last week has been nuts! Texas finally got some rain! It is also supposed to rain this coming week. Not that it matters as much since The Hubs crushed up his pinky finger between the handle of a sledge hammer and a rim of an 18 wheeler. It's nasty and gross and had to get 16 stitches. The ER doctor seemed to put all the bone pieces back where they needed to be. (I think I could have stitched it prettier) So a forecast of rain and a jacked up finger are how we are starting this out. I'm staying positive though!

Another addition to my crazy week? The mail. I forgot I had ordered some little apples and was quite surprised when I opened the mail to find that. I just got one little charm pack. No idea what that will turn into. Maybe save it for a giveaway some day. Today when I went to get the mail a red light ticket was waiting for me. They caught me! I will admit I am horrible about gunning it and barely making the green. It's a left over habit from living in the big city so long. Now I get to send $75 to the city. Damn technology!

Upswing of the mail? I got this.
FLOSS Package!

The wonderful Melissa of Child of the Wild Blue Yonder made me this gorgeous 17" pillow and tiny cathedral window pin cushion. This was her first time making cathedral windows! They look great! I am one lucky swapper.


This went out to Sarah of Moshie Creations. Click the photo for more details about what she received.

Goodie Swap partner 2

This is mug rug for partner 2. It's about 12"x12" square. The tree trunk is from some curtains I found at a resale shop. I knew I would eventually want to use them for an applique project. I got the idea from pinterest and tweaked it to meet my needs. I think for partner 1 I will make a wallet and partner 2 will get a pincushion. I've got the wallet put together 99%. Its from my own simple pattern. I think I may just turn it into a tutorial vs a pattern for sale. I get so much from others tutorials that it only seems right to share one. Once its finished I'll try to make up a quick tutorial. (This is all assuming its cool enough that someone would want to actually make one.)

I have yet to make any bow tie blocks for that swap. I think I will get to that after vacation. I have until October to do those.

I think I have become addicted to swaps! I want to sign up for another one. Anyone in the US know of any good ones still open or about to start?


  1. I definitely want a tutorial!! -- sew happy geek is hosting a table runner/wall hanging swap starting oct 1 -- its an international swap though, not sure if thats what you're looking for

  2. Swaps are becoming a little like crack here as well... Just too much fun to get those little surprises in the mail, and to make things for people who actually appreciate them!

  3. Wow! You're so lucky with that new pillow case of yours! That's spectacular.

    I love, love, love the 'rug you made for our swap. It's so beautiful! Go on and get that tute out :)

    I too have become a sucker for a swap. There's an Aussie scrap and goodie starting sign ups today if you'd like info there? Let me know...

  4. I've never done a swap, but I think you have had a great bunch of swappers to get such beautiful things. And you're right--they appreciate your work and efforts. (And I like that purse you've created for someone else--is it hard to part with it?)

    Elizabeth E.

  5. Check out sewhappygeek -table runner swap...also UK