Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Swaps

I have been trying to get myself back in the groove of posting, but I keep falling down on the job.  I did manage to finish 2 charity quilts that were presented to the Veteran's Hospital by members of  the charity quilt group I belong to, the Quiltniks.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of them.

I did manage to take pictures of the items I made for a Christmas swap sponsored by the Sew Delightful Designs embroidery Yahoo Group.  This is the first embroidery swap I participated in and the only thing I knew about my swap partner, Leola from VT, was that she likes Sunbonnet Sue.  I sent her a hot pad and apron with Sue designs,  3 FSL ornaments, and 2 hand towels.  All of the designs are from Embroidery Library.  Sorry for the quality of the pictures, they were taken using the new Fuji camera I got for Christmas.  My old camera did not have 1/10 the bells and whistles of this one and I am struggling reading the manual to learn what I am doing.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the front of the hot pad which was the same color as the apron.  It had a red work embroidered Sunbonnet Sue building a snowman.

My swap partner Leola sent me a lovely Christmas fat quarter, 5 FSL ornaments and a bar of Lemon Verbena soap made by a local company where she lives in Vermont.  The ornaments now hang on our Family Room tree.

Everyone posted the swaps they received on the Sew Delightful Designs group photo pages.  I was delighted with the results and feel more confident about participating in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Katie - I just love the embroidery you did! Bet your swap partner was SO happy to get those cuties! And, the ornaments you got are pretty too! So glad you're blogging a bit more (smile)!


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