Saturday, June 8, 2013

Long Overdue - Photo Heavy

I've been meaning to share photos of the recent swaps on Flickr that I've participated in.  It was a busy couple of months trying to complete all of the swaps, but it was well worth it.  I am in love with absolutely everything that has come to live at my house!

This is what I made for Sherry in the Friendship Bag Swap.  All of the participants used the same tutorial by Rachel at P.S. I Quilt for the baskets.  

In return, I received this fantastic package from Leona.  She blogs over at Leona's Quilting Adventure.  Please stop by and visit her.  I've been a follower of her blog for a very long time.

Another swap was Sew Sew Modern.  This was the second round and I was fortunate to be able to participate.  I was brave and decided to make the Weekender Bag by Amy Butler.  The pattern has been popular all over blogland lately.  Wendi, who blogs over at prsd4tim2 (pressed for time too), had asked for a bag.  She likes brighter, modern, prints with a white background, but I was afraid of dirt not washing off as well if she were to use the bag heavily.  So...I chose a modern style fabric with a darker background.  She also asked for a pendant to hang in her new studio.  

 In return, Adrianne sent me an awesome pillow cover and 3 pouches.  She blogs over at The Windy Side.  One of the coincidences is that the fox on the pillow reminds me of our dog.  Daisy usually stands in the same pose as the fox on the pillow and if she''s in trouble, her tail straightens out just like the fox.  I am truly excited over this package.

 The Modern She Made Swap was also fun to take part in.  One of the rules was the project had to include a star.  Meaning a star could be in the fabric, patchwork, or quilting.  My partner asked for a sewing machine cover and I've been wanting to make a mini swoon.  I found a paper piece pattern in one of my books to make a 12" star.  It was perfect to set into the center of the sewing machine cover.  It now lives with Collette of Poppy and Poochie.

Andrea spoiled me with an amazing Christmas Tree Skirt.  I L.O.V.E. it!!!  When we filled out the sign up form for this round, it asked for suggestions.  I asked, but never expected.  I cannot wait until the tree goes up to put this beauty under it!

The last swap is the Pillow Talk {Swap}.  I used a wonderful tutorial found over at Lurline's Place.  It flew it's way over to Erica.  She was so happy with it and shared that her daughter told her "ooo, you got a good one"!  I'm so thankful she loves it.  I have not received a pillow cover in return yet, but I will share when it arrives.


After making and receiving such loveliness, I'm even more addicted to swapping on Flickr.  Though, I don't know if that's possible.  Another Modernista Homemade round is getting up and running.  Of course I HAD to sign up!  This round focuses on the bedroom.  I asked for a bed runner or a clock in the colors our room (when we move..hoping next month) will be.  I'm planning on decorating in aqua, yellow, gray, and or green. We used to live on an island and I love the "sea glass" colors and tones.  I miss it.  Hopefully the colors in our room will help bring some of that back to this "land locked gal".  I created a mosaic with all kinds of ideas for my partner, but she does not have to stick to anything in it except the colors.  If you'd like to see any of the pictures in a larger format, just click on the link below the mosaic.

1. PTS10 Scrappy Spring Sprouts... finished, 2. Pearl 8 - aqua yellow, 3. Blues, yellows, grays, 4. DQS12: Finished!!, 5. DSC_3114, 6. Daffodils in Blue Mason Jar 2, 7. Scrappy string quilt bed runner, 8. Improv log teepees for Kelly in Bee Happy, 9. Yellow Tea Towel, 10. Modernista Pillows - Received!!!, 11. Pillows by Willow_011, 12. Day-11, 13. Aqua, grey, yellow chevron quilt, 14. Final Reveal!, 15. Modern 4x5 Quilt Bee, 16. Block For Mama Missa, 17. 3 Layered Star in Aqua, yellow-gold, and gray on Kona Snow for Emily, 18. Cracker Scraps Detail, 19. Cutting out my Joseph's Coat Petals, 20. paint colours, 21. beehive 24 2nd quarter for rebeccasrags, 22. Blues, yellows, grays, 23. Bike Quilt, 24. Wonky log cabin wedding quilt, 25. QATW 2 Lady Face Block (Aqua, Blue, Yellow & Grey)


Friday, May 10, 2013

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by during the past week.  I had fun reading everyone's comments, but do apologize for not responding to all.  I was so busy visiting all of the blogs and making new friends, I was exhausted by the time is was time to crawl into bed.  

I had total of 6 winners for both giveaways I offered.  Congrats to CyLynn!  She has won the Traveling Stash Giveaway.  Head on over to visit her and enter the Traveling Stash Giveaway once she receives the box and adds to it from her stash.  She lives over at CyLynn's Sunflower Patch.

The 5 other winners each won at Studio Cherie Duffle Bag Pattern.  The Random Number Generator happened to be my Hunka Burnin' Love.  Out of 125 (2 comments did not qualify) comments, he chose in this order:                                          #77 - PippaP 
                                                                     #36 - HeatherD
                                                                     #107 - chibidani
                                                                     #55 - Southern Gal
                                                                     #6 - tlcala4me

I've sent emails to each winner.  If I do not hear back from them within 24 hours, I will choose another winner in their place.

Thank you, again, for visiting!  I look forward to seeing you again and again :)


Monday, May 6, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day is Here!

I have been looking forward to Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew for quite a while.  I always have great fun reading all of the different blogs and finding new friends to follow that I thought I'd post a giveaway also.  There seems to be a big move towards bag making in Flickr land, so what a perfect time to share a duffle bag pattern!  Studio Cherie has such a fabulous pattern, plus she lives in the same city as I do.  Why not offer 5 of her patterns?!

The only requirement to win a pattern is to leave a comment.  Mr Random Number Generator will pick 5 different winners.  The giveaway closes on May 10th, 5pm PST.  Please leave your email in your comment or have one in your profile, otherwise your comment cannot win.

I also love followers (hint, hint)!  I must admit I'm not a "regular" blogger, but I have several projects I've taken photos of and hope to get posted in the near future.  My health doesn't always follow what my mind desires when making plans!  Please find me over at Bloglovin' to keep up with what I'm doing.

You can go here to find all of the other fabulous giveaways!  If you are a blogger, I have another giveaway for a traveling stash box happening here.


Traveling Stash Giveaway

Congrats CeLynn!  Head on over to her Sunflower Patch to see what she adds!

The Traveling Stash has visited my home and is ready to fly away to yours!  A traveling stash is a box of fabrics, patterns, and notions that travels across the United States visiting bloggers homes.  While it is visiting, you can take what you want as long as you replace it with like items.  I also have a Sew Mama Sew Giveaway happening here.

Here is what arrived in the my box:

Life's A Hoot Apron Panel

This is what I kept:
The charm packs are perfect for a charity quilt I'm planning to make for the quilt guild :o)

And this is what I added:

The giveaway is open until May 10th.  To enter:

 Rules and Guidelines
  • Be an active blogger -- post about receiving the box and the giveaway in a timely manner.
  • Update the travel log in the box to let others know where the box has been.
  • There is a list of rules and guidelines in the box -- be sure to follow these to keep the box full of quality items and the experience positive for everyone.
  • You may take any items from the box just be sure that you are replacing them with quality and comparable items. (Guidelines for fabric below).
  • Ship box to the next person timely -- and communicate tracking information with recipient.
  • Shipping is within the US only.

Important Things to Remember 

  • Please ensure that items in the box are quality. If items in the box are poor quality they should be removed. Items that are being removed can be offered for optional inclusion to the next recipient. Poor quality items can be discarded but this should be done with discretion. 
  • Only include items that you would be proud to own -- this is not a dumping ground for outdated or worn items.
  • Items should be free of smoke, odors  and pet hair.
  • You must replace all items that you take with items of equal value and replacing with more than you take is welcome.
You can read further details here and see what other boxes are traveling here.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Low Volume Love

So...I've jumped on the "low volume bandwagon".  I have always enjoyed these types of prints combined, but didn't realize it had a name until recently.  I've joined another Flickr swap called Sew Sew Modern.  I spent a couple of days considering what I wanted to showcase in the mosaic for this swap that represented "me".  I think this mosaic speaks it loud and clear!

1. Thrifty Cherry Christmas Hexie Pillows, 2. January bee blocks for Lucy., 3. [workinprogress], 4. Wasp Bag, 5. Pillow Talk Swap 8, 6. DSC08031, 7. Duffel Bag, 8. Modern she Made Swap received, 9. go anywhere bag., 10. Mariner's compass Pillow, 11. + & x blocks, 12. Nikki Tote Bag - Pattern available, 13. Journal, 14. Butterfly Spools Pillow Cover, 15. Untitled, 16. The Hood Tree Skirt Front

Til' Tomorrow!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Flickr and Swapping

Hello World!  This is officially my first post and yet I don't have any followers, I want to share my love for Flickr and swapping on Flickr.  I have met some wonderful people and participated in some amazing swaps. The swaps I'm signed up for at the moment are: 
1. Modernista Homemade - We are swapping one large and one small item for the living room.

1. PTS9 Sent, 2. Granny square mini from last year finally done! Quilted it, Made it a pillow and washed it to make it fit the pillow form I had. I love it! About 19" finished and washed., 3. Pillow pair, 4. do.Good, 5. It's ready! What one will the postman deliver?, 6. Modern She Made, 7. Pillow Talk 9, 8. Pillow Received, 9. finished pillow pts9, 10. PTS round 9, 11. AMH feather bee blocks for January, 12. ~ underwaterworld ~, 13. crowns, 14. PTS 5 received, 15. Pillow top done! I kept quilting minimal, and it is going to have orange binding for a bit of pop., 16. seeking shelter, 17. Completed Pillow, 18. Swap Goodness, 19. What do you think?, 20. On a Whim quilt

2. Pretty Little Pouch Swap - Round 6 - We make a pouch for our partner according to what their mosaic has inspired to create.

3. Modern Scrappy Bits Swap - This swap centers around sending scraps to our partner.  The scraps are enclosed in a handmade pouch, needle book, or table basket.

4. Text Me ( Text FQ Swap) - The participants mail in however many text print fq's they want and receive different back in return from other participants.  This swap will do amazing things to my low volume print stash!

5. Tumbler Party too - This is the second round of the swap.  Each participant sends in 16 fat quarters, the swap mama cuts them into tumbler shapes, and then returns an large number of tumblers to the participants.  I can't wait to see the selection of tumblers I receive back.  The colors are "cool" - blue, green, gray, and purple

6. Granny Gone Wild  - A swap all about granny squares!  Each participant decides how many blocks they want to make and send in.  The swap mama exchanges those blocks with others and returns the same amount of blocks back, but were made by different participants.  I can't wait to see the selection I receive back!

Til' Tomorrow!
~ Kristy