I wanted to do a post some days ago, but then I thought; I have nothing to show and tell, because I haven't sewn much lately - just a little bit...
I think I'll start with something that makes me quite excited!
A fun swap - a fun contest!
Click HERE to read more about the swap/contest and to sign up.
I have done a little bit sewing over the last days though; tea coasters for an exchange. It's not a secret exchange this time, but I don't want to spoil the suspense by showing it before my exchange partner Usha in Malaysia has received it. :)
The last couple of days I've sewn a few more blocks for the Polar Bear quilt.
I still haven't decided how the quilt is going to be... I'll make some different blocks and then trying to figure out a design.
I like these blocks; Arkansas snowflakes - as they are called.
I participated in NNC's birthday exchange 2010. You can read more about the wonderful gift I received from Diane (no blog) here.
My birthday partner is Alynn over at My Cross-Stitch World.
Since this is a secret exchange, the participants don't know who their partner is until the parcel arrives. I was quite mean to Alynn - I sent the parcel approx one month before her birthday, so the poor girl had to live in suspense for weeks before she was allowed to open the secret gift! :)
I made a table runner for Alynn.
A close up...
You have guessed right; Alynn's favorite color is purple! :)
There's a little story behind the table runner; I spent weeks figuring out what to make, and in the end I decided on two different blocks. The set-in parts in the lilies were a little bit tricky - I made only one mistake (that went into the bin!). :))
My intention was not to make it as big as it turned out to be, but taking the lilies pattern into consideration, I believe it had been difficult (at least for me!) to make the blocks smaller. (Total size: approx 18 x 49 inch / 0.45 x 1.25m).
I forgot to take photos of the other small gifts, but over at Alynn's blog you can see what she got from me as well as read more about it.
I'm glad you like it, Alynn! :)
Have you ever tasted zucchini brownies? Or apple brownies?
I'm a follower of Lori's blog, and this is the second time I'm trying one of her recipes. I tried the zucchini brownie recipe; it turned out delicious! Lori, thanks for sharing the recipe!
Click here for the recipe.
(I forgot to take a photo!)