Friday, November 5, 2010


Well, my partner Cindy has finally received her package so I can share with you now.

Cindy is the one who sent me the amazing Elephant quilt that I love so much, along with a mug rug, a bag, and a million other fun little things. Let me tell you, it's hard to compete with a package that awesome and I really felt the pressure to send her something worthy in return.

This quilt started out as the very first block in my "A Tisket A Tasket" quilt. I didn't have a bias tape maker so I used ric rac for the handle and it was a total bugger to sew on. After making this block I decided that there was NO WAY I was sewing 11 more months of ric rac handles, and I didn't want this to be the only basket with a ric rac handle, so I set it aside and made another January block. It's been hanging on my design wall ever since and I thought it was the perfect foundation for Cindy's little quilt with winter being right around the corner. And since she lives in the south, she probably doesn't get much chance for real snowmen, so I hope this brings a little winter nip to her home.

And since I am obsessed with mug rugs right now, I thought it would be fun to send along a little matching mug rug. I created this penguin using the companion print (on the back) as a guide. I think he turned out so cute, I used flannel for his earmuffs so they are soft and fuzzy =0)

I also wanted to send her something great to make up for all the goodies she sent me and made her an Abbey Bag. I made the one for me, and the one for her at the same time and it was really hard to give up because I loved hers even a little more than I loved my own, but I figgured she would rather have this one than the cherry one, so off it went.

I also threw in a few other little goodies, the requisite red lace that I send to all my swap partners, and a little christmas notepad and some fun magnets.

It was fun swapping with you Cindy, I hope you had as much fun as I did!


Stray Stitches said...

I love the little peguin mug rug! Cindy is very lucky!!

amity ville boronia said...

Your penguin is so cute! I want to hug him....