Monday, June 29, 2009

Git'er Done

That's what I've been saying for a few weeks. I had a lot of swaps to catch up on and a few baby things to make. My swaps are done. Whew! Now I have yet to finish 2 shirts for hubby and burp cloths and bibs for Anna Grace. Starting to breath a little easier. Can't wait to have time for blogging again.

Here is one of 2 Brown Thrashers from the other day. One was found across the street so we brought it to the back yard to be next to sibling. Parents fed the sibling but ignored this one. An hour later it had disappeared. Poor thing.

My favorite bird. Hummingbird.

This is a pincushion that goes with the bag below. It was a swap to the United Kingdom.

Here is a bag I just finished for my daughter Rhonda. It's called the Professional Bag. Very large, middle zipper pocket plus 5 other pockets inside and 5 pockets outside. I've never broken so many needles on one project before. It's about 14 inches tall and 18 inches wide.

These are 4 coasters and some brown and pink fabric for a make a wish swap.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Not a welcome visitor!

This little guy (12 to 18 inches) was on the screen trying to get a lizard. I went out to get a photo and it was gone. A few minutes later the cat was chasing something on the back porch. Sure enough, it was this snake. At first we thought it was a pygmy rattler but after I caught it and took some photos and compared it to the guidebook photos, we are sure it is a baby Black Racer. I took it way out back and let it go.

Friday, June 19, 2009

An Angel Landed

Last fall I was in a swap put on by Helen. I found out that Vickie had been forgotten by her partner so I stepped in to be an angel. 'Bout the closest I'm going to get LOL I forgot to take photos of everything I sent her. A tote bag, 2 pincushions, sewing kit, stained glass suncatcher that I made, some fat quarters and a few other things. Here is one photo from her site. Please visit to see the rest. I love doing this. It's so much fun.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Aunt Pitty Pat's Raggedy Swap (Edited, mine added)

I've had this box from Awtemnymf at faeriewysperer sitting here for over a week!!! I refused to open it until I got hers done and sent. I finally got sent today. As soon as she receives, I will post photos. Isn't this cute? Also got flower seed, peanuts, a magazine, chocolate bars and a charm pack. Thank you girl! p.s. this little gal smells like chocolate. Mmmmmm
EDIT: Those are not chocolate bars LOL They are gluten free, good for you bars. Also, Awtemnymf says it's not chocolate she put on the doll. It is vanilla flavored tea. Well, it still smells great! :-)

Here is the little girl I made for Awtemnymph. I liked it so much I almost kept it LOL

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pincushion swap

Finally finished something. 2 down and 2 to go. Don't think I'm going to swap again for awhile. I just can't seem to get motivated. Here is a photo of the pincushion for the swap that is shown at right. This one is hand sewn and my poor arthritic fingers were cramping up big time! OW! EDIT: Cheryl finally got it! It took a long time to make it to Canada!

Here is the pretty one I got from Sylvia of Holland. Thank you Sylvia! Unfortunately her package was ripped open so if anything else was in it, it is gone now.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Gratitude Sign

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