Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tea Coaster Swap, Brown Bag Quilt Contest and a WIN

Earlier this year I signed up for the NNC's Tea Coaster exchange, hosted by Usha (no blog).
There are many talented crafters in NNC, and one of them is Zarina from Malaysia. I received these lovely tatted tea coasters from her.
Zarina has used her own hand dyed thread; Aubrille & Garden's Path.
If you want to see more of her hand dyes, click here.

Zarina crochets too; look at this beautiful doily I received together with the tatted tea coasters. The doily can be used for the tea pot.

Zarina is a quilter too, check out her blog here.
Once again, thank you so very much Zarina, for the beautiful tea coasters & doily!

My partner for the tea coaster exchange is Usha (no blog - Usha, I'm very sorry if I do a mistake, but you don't have a blog, do you?)
This is what I made for Usha; four quilted tea coasters and an extra for the tea pot.

A big thanks to NNC & Usha for organizing the tea coaster swap 2010!


I always say I never win... How wrong was I???
When Kris over at Tag Along Teddies launched two new patterns and a giveaway, I left a comment for the giveaway - and I won the Butterfly Hunt pattern!

HURRAY!!! Isn't it cute?! Click on the photo and you'll see it more detailed.
Thanks a lot, Kris!
If you want to know more, click here.


Brown Bag Quilt Contest - for more information, click here.
I have signed up for the BBQC, and my swap partner is Sharon (no blog) in the US. Today I received the "ugly" fabrics from her....  GOSH, aren't they ugly???? LOL! No, I don't see the fabrics as ugly. The colors go from light to dark purple. Purple isn't my favorite color, but after I made the table runner for Alynn, I'm a bit more comfortable with purple.

After auditioning the fabrics, I have an idea what to make, but I have yet to decide on pattern. This is going to be FUN!
I forgot to take a photo of the fabrics I sent to Sharon; too much in a hurry that day. :)
Once again; thanks for the "ugly" fabric, Sharon! :)


karenfae said...

I have seen Zarina's work and love it also. Such pretty coasters you have. It will be interesting to see what you come up with for the purple fabrics.

Michelle said...

You received such lovely coasters, and a doily, and sent such beauties in return. What fun!

Congrats on your win!

Oh, and I love purple. If the purple fabrics bother you too much, I could send you my address. ;-)

Kjerstis løse tråder said...

Så mye vakkert du lager fra heklede ting til nydelige quilteblokker, de siste i log cabin var en estetisk nytelse.)

Huisvlyt said...

You had some eventful days!! Your coasters look amazaing! I really like them, and the doilly is very pretty.
Congratulations on your win! Do I see a reason for not finishing some of the other quilts...?
I recieved my "ugly" fabrics today. Boy, what to make of them :-)

Janet C said...

Congrats on your win!
I like the coasters & doily you received from Zarina. Your pieces to Usha is also lovely.
Looking forward to see what you make from your 'ugly' fabrics! ;)

shavroo53 said...

How lovely my fabrics look in your picture! I am squeemish about purple too! Actually, orange has been my real uncomfortable color, but have been trying to use it in my scrap quilting - a little isn't too bad. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabs.