Monday, November 30, 2015

a swap for all seasons no. twelve - what I made for my partner

Number twelve! My last sampler I made for my partner in A Swap For All Seasons. After this post, I'll have my final two that were made for me by my partners for November and December. I'll share them with you when they've arrived. 

(You have no idea how extraordinary this is that I've completed this year long project! I'm the Queen of Unfinished Projects --- certainly when I make something for myself, it never gets finished. I guess making things for someone else and having a deadline is the key --- I am extremely motivated by not wanting to let anyone down or be a flake or be late. Another unheard of milestone for me, I finished my last two ahead of schedule. I am also the Queen of Procrastination and Last Minute Frenzy and I am sooooooo shocked at my on-task speedy self ... I have joked that surely there has been an alien abduction LOL, because I don't recognize this person!)

I made my twelfth sampler for my partner, Pam, of Treasures N Textures. I had thought it would be fun to try to make samplers that fitted the month or season whenever possible. Hence my little snowman guy I made for Pam. One of my favorite holiday songs is "Winter Wonderland" and the lyric "in the meadow we can build a snowman" became my theme for the rest of my project. 
It's been a pleasure to meet you Pam and be your final partner in A Swap For All Seasons. I had so much fun making your sampler for you!

Dumbstruck over here that another year is coming to a close ...

Happy holiday season everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

a swap for all seasons no. eleven - what I made for my partner

We've arrived at number eleven now in A Swap For All Seasons. This month my partner was darling Jan, of Jan's Arty Junk. You've probably guessed by now that I'm all about themes LOL. (I got all giddy and had the giggles when I found that I had Acorn scrapbook paper WOOHOO!)

I had so much fun making this autumn themed sampler for you Jan! 

Just one to go now - already made and mailed to my final partner. Sad to see this swap end, such a lovely experience.

Happy stitching and crafting and a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Monday, November 2, 2015

a swap for all seasons no. ten - what I received from my partner

Oh gosh, can you believe October has come and gone?!! This year is a-flying by, isn't it! 

On Saturday I received the above mondo fantastico sampler from my partner Debbie, of Kitten Creates. I adore the tradition of Dia de los Muertos and it couldn't be more perfect for me Debbie. Such fun fabric and the embellishment details are so great. Love it to pieces! 

My sampler ... and goodies (so much fun - skelly sockies, candy corn fabric and skelly washi!) ... were wrapped charmingly, it all made me smile so much. Thank you so much for everything Debbie! 

Only two more samplers to make and receive in Linda's wonderful A Swap For All Seasons, it's been  such a lovely creative journey.