Friday, April 30, 2010

Polka Dot Apron Swap Completed

The theme for Shawnie's latest flirty apron swap was to create a "Polka Dot Pretties" Apron and include a cookbook in your swap package.

Today I mailed my apron off to my swap partner. I made a reversible pink and brown polka dot apron. Hopefully she will like it.

Also today I received my apron swap package from Kathy. The apron is absolutely adorable, chicks with polka dots. Many thanks Kathy for a lovely swap package.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Check In

I missed posting on the sew in from two Fridays ago. That evening I had just returned from doing the NJ Shop Hop with my quilting buddies.

It took the Jersey Girl Quilters three days to hit 11 shops. Actually we hit 12 (one not in the Hop) and we revisited one: Pennington Quilt Works because I won the the daily prize for Wednesday, April 14. It was a beautiful basket full of quilting goodies: fat quarters, Best Press, Gloves in a Bottle and an autographed book by Kaffe Fassett entitled SIMPLE SHAPES SPECTACULAR QUILTS.

One of my friends Cathy won the daily prize for Friday April 16 at Needles & Pins Quilt Shop in Swedesboro, NJ.

At each shopped everyone picked up a package of fat quarters, a pattern and a recipe. The theme for this year was chocolate. It was a fun, fast paced three days with great friends. Kudos to Cathy for doing all the driving.

Then I had to turn around and head to Orlando for a conference at work. Despite the fact that I had to sit in a boring conference all day long, I had a great time.

So it's been a few weeks since I had a chance to do any sewing. Today I'm working on my apron for the polka dot apron swap. It has to go in the mail this week.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pin Up Mama Apron Swap

Val is hosting another apron swap. Theme is Pin up Mama. If you interested click the picture and go check it out. These apron swaps are a lot of fun and they are a great way to meet new friends and to accumulate aprons.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Friday Night Sew In

I'm late, meant to join and post this earlier. April's Friday Night Sew in is this Friday, April 16. If you are interested in participating (and it doesn't have to be a sewing project, can be knitting, crocheting, spinning, etc.) go over to Heidi's blog by clicking below to sign up.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Hoppy Easter

A few Easter related projects that were quick and easy to do:

Hexagon Table Topper

Another hexagon table topper. The embroidered bunny is really cute.

A table runner. I used the brick die from the Accuquilt Go cutter to cut the blocks out.

Nine patch table topper.

Embroidered male and female bunny towels.