Friday, October 11, 2013

A Lost Week

The past week I have been battling an upper respiratory infection and my head has been in a fog.  Needless to say, there has not been a lot of productivity from this end.  The one thing that I did get finished was my needlecase for the Sewing With Friends Swap.  Since it has arrived at my swap partner's house, I can share it with you.

Ida has a pet turtle, as do wee, so I took off on that idea.  I really had fun creating this little guy.




.......but, best of all, look at what Ida made for me.  I just love how elegant this crazy quilt needlecase is.  She did such a fabulous job on it and filled it with all sorts of terrific goodies.  I love how personalized it is with the "M" on one side and the cowboy boot (Ida lives in Texas) on the other.    This has been such a fun group for swapping.





I was really glad to see Kate start up her newest swap - ALQS8.  I LOVE the way this swap is run and I have been thrilled with each round that I have been a participant.  This one is for a mini quilt so check it out and join in if you are interested. 



I had a really fun win arrive in the mail this week too.  This was from Jamie at Busy Bee Quilts .  Isn't the emergency thread kit a great idea?  It's all the colors that you are constantly needing.  Of course I love the jelly roll and look forward to using that in the near future.   Thanks so much, Jamie.



Since I have spent the better part of the week sitting around, I did make some great progress on my Christmas Stocking.  I am now onto the outlining stage.



One last small project that I tackled was another friendship bag.  The colors don't show up well, but it is in purples, blues and pinks.


23 comments:

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow you really did get a lot done on that stitching. Too bad it took a respiratory infection to have the time...Glad you liked all the Fabric Fest goodies. And the needlebook you received is very very pretty. I love the front and the back. What a fun swap!

Exuberant Color said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. You have made great progress on the stocking.

Terry said...

That turtle is adorable! :0)

sunny said...

Cute needle case(s)! Hope you're feeling all better soon.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Mary. What a fun swap with both of you getting the cutest little items.
The little quilt swap sounds like fun - where do I find it?

Kathy said...

Mary hope you feel better soon. Your needle case turned out so cute and love the one you got in return.
Thanks for sharing your week :)

Grit said...

I hope you feel better.
Your works are all so wonderful.
Greetings Grit

Helen McNaught said...

Your turtle needle case is wonderful! and the needle case you received is so pretty. What a great idea to have an "emergency thread box".. I'm making gifts for my friends at the moment (to give when we go to the craft show next week) I am making little zippered purses to be "binding buddies" and inside I am putting some Clover binding clips but now I'll add some small reels of thread too!! such a great idea! Hoping that you are on the mend now Mary.
Best Wishes from Helen

Stephanie said...

I hope you're feeling lots better. Adorable turtle. Love the dots. What a fun swap. Ida did a fabulous jobs and really made it special.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! wonderful projects there mary; yours and the ones you received. Feel better!!

Nat Palaskas said...

Hope you are feeling better Mary. Love both do those needle books. What a fun swaps! Enjoy your weekend - Hugs
Nat

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love that cute turtle! Sounds like a fun swap. Blessings, Marlene

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I hope you're feeling much better now and will have a productive week ahead.

I love those little needlecases! That little turtle is just too cute!

Michele said...

Feel better soon! Your swap gifts look like so much fun!

barcord said...

Hope you are feeling much better Mary. I love both needlecases. You and Ida did a great job. I do like the friendship bag too. You have made great progress with the stocking, looks like it will be hung up for Santa this year. I too am glad to see Kate's ALHS8 under way. I haven't planned what to do yet, but looking forward to taking part. Take care xx

Kat said...

Love, love, love the needle cases. That turtle is adorable and Ida is always so creative with her ME.

nancygrayce said...

For a sick woman, you sure got a lot done!!!! I love the little turtle!

OPQuilt said...

Sorry you are sick, and I send my best wishes for a quick recovery, or at least, a solid recovery even if it takes a little longer.

But you were amazingly productive during that time with your stitching. It's fun to see the turtle needlecase that you had sent off earlier--very creative!

E.

Michele said...

So sorry that you've been under the weather but at least you did get some stitching in.

Wacky Woman said...

I love, love your needle cases.

Wacky Woman said...

I love, love your needle cases.

deb said...

that turtle needlecase is brilliant!!!!! just darling!

Barbara said...

I imagine your cold is better by now my commenting is so behind although I do sometimes check out your blog from facebook.