Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine swap

I participated in a Valentine swap on one of the yahoo groups that I am in, and boy, was I spoiled! Shelley sent me all these nice gifts: a tote bag, a scissor/needle case, heart pins and charms, a notebook, and chocolates! Thanks so much, Shelley! You are too sweet!


Here is what I sent to Shelley: a little Valentine block on an old-fashioned hanger, crocheted dish clothes, Valentines suckers and some heart ribbon... :o)

I only have FOUR blocks left to quilt on the Beachfront Cottage quilt! And then the border, but, hey, I am almost done! Woo Hoo!

I did finish putting the binding on this quilt over last weekend. I finished the quilt top last summer, right after the 4th of July, and had not liked how my triangles did not line up. So I added the rick-rack to the quilt top. But then the quilter at the LQS would not quilt it, because of the rick-rack. So I finally got it ready for a custom quilter that works thru the LQS and she got it back to me last week. It has stars and stipple down the strips, without messing up the rick-rack... :o) I love the old-fashioned patriotic fabric!

Thanks for visiting! I am hoping to have the quilting done of the Beachfront Cottage quilt this week. I am SO ready to be done with it and to move on to other projects... :o) Dear hubby has been at work for 24-hours straight, pushing snow, and the kids are home today, and probably tomorrow, because of the snow here. We got 4+ inches overnight, and today the wind has picked up so it is blowing around... Thank goodness for the Wii that we got for Christmas! :o)

9 comments:

Molly said...

Shelley did send you something nice but she also got something great from you. You are doing good on sticking to it until it is finished. You deserve a pat on the back. Take care.

Shirleymac said...

What sweet gifts from Shelly! You deserve to be spoiled. I love your little quilt. The rickrack looks so nice on it that no one would know you did it to hide anything... it looks creative :0) Boy are you fast on the quilting! You'll be done in no time.

Riet said...

What a lovely swap gifts you both had. I love that quilt.

Becky said...

Great gifts both ways! We are getting snow on top of the 17" we already had. I'm afraid the trees are going to start breaking again and then more power outages. We lucked out over the weekend and didn't lose power. We have some friends that are going on day #5 w/o power!!

kwiltmakr said...

That fabric in your 4th of July quilt, those little children with the flags, that is sweet fabric.

Béa said...

I love your little quilt with ric-rac, great idea and congrats for hand quilting so fast !
Snow, snow and snow again, here too...

Piece by Piece said...

You receive some lovely gifts and also sent some nice ones too.
Love the ric-rac on your 4th of July quilt.
We had a fresh fall of snow over night, hard to say how much as it did blow around a bit.
Just wanted tolet you know that P.O. Designs was have a lot of problems, so started a new blog, podesigns 2, follow me there.
Thanks.
Patricia

Shutterbugs said...

Love both sets of gifts! And I love the Patriotic quilt...you did good!

Annette said...

I love your quilt with the ric-rac. Looks like you had an awesome Valentines Day.