Whew! The last swaps have been sent, and received. This school year is over. Well, for three of us anyway, the little one still has one more month to go as he's on Year Round. I can finally sit back and relax a little.
I have been out of school for one week now and I have spent that week cleaning and organizing my sewing room. Putting away all those little piles that seem to accumulate. I have finished mom's Mother's Day quilt (I know, I am terrible, I didn't get the binding on it in time, but it's all done now!) I have stitched the blocks for a patriotic quilt (I LOVE all things RW&B and I am in love with how this quilt is turning out, I can't wait to show you!) and made a table runner (All but the binding, hoping to do that today).
But in the meantime I have some really awesome swaps to update you on!
First of all...the STUD swap. Our theme this time was "Specific Room" so you got your partner then chatted back and forth about what room you need a quilt for. My partner was SewGentle and she wanted a quilt for her powder room door so that people could find it as it masquerades as a closet door and guests were always confused. I was excited to do this and planned a cute little boy/girl quilt with the little restroom people, but when I saw pictures of the room that the bathroom is next too, it was far too elegant for a cutesy quilt so I decided to go with something a little more classic. I really love how it turned out, and I think she does too =0)
An added bonus was the darling little Donkey that MollyJolly sent for my son. Isn't he cute? My son loves all things donkey and when MollyJolly found out, she contacted me and said she would love to send one of her extra donkeys our way. I'm not sure who loves this little donkey more, my son, or my kitty, who has decided this donkey is her baby. She keeps stealing him and hiding him from my son. She grooms him and hisses at you if you try to take it away from her.
Unlike the quilts I have made for other, non quilting people, who to them...it's just a blanket. They don't think twice about throwing it out on the grass and sitting on it, or letting the dog chew on it, or throwing it in the trunk of the car for when it's cold. Swappers know what went into it and treat it accordingly. And they THANK YOU, unlike the other people I have made quilts for. I have been so disappointed by the various family members I have made quilts for. NOT ONE has acknowledged that it's a hand made quilt, and none of them have actually thanked me for them. It has been so disappointing and has made me vow that I won't make another quilt for a non-quilter, they just don't get it.
Well, except for my SIL who is expecting her first baby. I have one in the works for her because I KNOW she will appreciate all that went into it and love it as it should be loved =0)