Friday, July 18, 2008

Swap sneaks...

I was working and working last night...
These are some sneak peeks for my Four Seasons Summer Quilt Swap. I was inspired to not wait until the last minute. I thought..."What might getting something finished ahead of time feel like??"

Well, I finished the quilting last night and I feel GREAT! I got a little crazy with thread painting (for me). I like this one, and I hope my partner likes it too. I was excited that she gave me some preferences and it enabled me to focus the creativity a bit. Here, I thought that I had been nice to my previous partners by being so open, but now I am thinking that giving a few broad focusing ideas is helpful and even inspiring. I have been enjoying peeking in on her blog and divining something that she might like. We will see...
This happy package reached mi casa last week and I have been so lazy about posting. This is from my Flickr swap group... our theme was triangles and I just love my seascape star quiltlet! My partner, taylynnsbean, sent so many fun things along with the great quilt. My favorite is the Lucky Charms postcard that she made me. I was never able to eat this cereal as a kid, but I always LOVED the commercials for it and the jingle, it's Magically delicious! My oldest son swiped the pedometer that she sent and I haven't seen it since. I am sure that he has it stashed in his pillowcase and is using it as a super secret computer. Hopefully, he won't break in to the Pentagon, I can't take the stress...

My quiltlet for her is finished (another early finish!!!) but I can't show it yet because she might be peeking and reading the blog... I have to say my binding is getting WAY better with all of these little quilts to finish. I feel like I can whole-heartedly call myself an intermediate quilter now.(even though I started my first quilt 15 years ago!!!)

One more note:
I had a great experience the other day with Freecycle. I had some patio furniture that had been passed down to me that I was DONE with. I posted it and a wonderful woman came and picked it right up and was so happy...and I was so happy that it didn't get sent to the dump (or that I didn't have to cart it to goodwill...) Check it out. I think that I might post a bag of magazines next... I always want to keep them to collage with, but I don't need to keep more things. I really don't.
Happy Summer Day!
JMB

5 comments:

cher said...

fabulous glimpses of your summer swap-I totally agree with you about having more of a focus from a swap partner-from both sides.

Diane said...

Seeing a tiny bit of your swap quilt is like waiting for springtime bulbs to bloom. Some of the beauty is in the anticipation.
I'd like to Freecycle some fabric your way. Let me know what styles/colors you'd like and where to send it.

Rebecca said...

love those colors on your Four Seasons Summer Quilt Swap quilt.

susan said...

oh that is nice that you were able to give your stuff to someone else that will love it for awhile more. your sneak peek is mean!! it looks so gorgeous, i want to see it all!!!!

Yaz and Rob said...

I love the freecycle. Do you know you and Matt were our personal freecycle when we returned? We just went to your garage and that was it, we were good! Thanks again for all the stuff.