Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Kokka fabric
This fun Japanese print by Kokka is for a swap I'm participating in...Gen X Quilter's Japanese Imports Swap 2 on Flickr. This is my second round and I had so much fun participating the first time that I thought a I'd have another go at it. We each choose a yard of Japanese novelty fabric and cut it into 5" squares. We then send it off and get back 2 charms of each person's fabric.

It was so much fun to get a variety of prints to play with. I haven't decided what to do with them yet but AnneMarie is hosting a quilt along soon that I may consider. And of course Carla has had me thinking about I Spy quilts for awhile now. I'm sure I'll think of something!

I found this at Sarah's in Lawrence. I love the little beagle in this print. I had a very sweet beagle and it makes me thing of my dad who loved beagles, too.

Have you participated in many swaps? I've done a few through KCMQG and a hoop swap and they're so much fun. I've done a pretty good job of not getting carried away with them so far but I could see how easy it would be to sign up for a bunch.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sherbet Pips Peek

Sherbet Pips Gift and Quilt

Thought I'd share a couple of Sherbet Pips goodies with you.

My sister gave me part of my birthday present very early this summer. When she was visiting in the spring, we were fabric shopping together and I may have expressed my LOVE for the girl on the swing print {just a little}. She found this little pouch on Etsy and she was right that I would love it. I've been keeping my needles in it lately.

The quilt is something I started in September at a sewing retreat. It's a kindergarten nap blanket for my kindergartener. Since I started it, the kids are napping with their heads on their desks because of some unwelcome "tiny friends" in Jenna's class. My sister, who's a first grade teacher will understand this situation! And all of you teacher friends out there. Thank goodness, none have come home with her! But I kind of stalled on my progress. I hope to pick it back up this week and finish it up. I had two goals in mind to experiment with when I started this, so I'll share those soon.

Hope you're all doing well!


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