Sign ups for Doll Quilt Swap 10 were a few weeks ago. Many, many flickr members sign up for this swap but not so many get in. Members are chosen by a lottery and I found out yesterday that I made it!!! I was over the moon!
I am so excited about who I got for a partner! It is a secret, but I am going to have a blast making her quilt! Our *likes* are very similar.
The deadline is March 31st, so after my art show in 2 weeks I will start designing this new quilt. Go ahead and follow along in the fun by clicking on the Doll Quilt Swap tab on the right sidebar. You will see some fantastic quilts made!
For Doll Quilt Swap 9 I made this quilt for my partner:
And I received this beauty from my secret partner:
As some of you know, along with my dogs and cats I also rescue fresh water turtles, so this little quilt was perfect for me.
It has been pretty cold here and my turtles are not liking it. Here are four of them all piled up trying to soak up some sunshine.
Have a great week!
WOW!!! Can’t believe how long it has been since I blogged last!! My life spun slightly out of control, but I think I am getting back into the *normal* (whatever that is!) swing of things.
Last week I was supposed to send out some swaps, and I was behind on that ……..
Wanted to tell you about one of them. It is called “Quiltie Pal Swap”. Each person in the swap makes a flat quiltie pal, takes it to various locations to take pictures, then sends it off to a secret partner.
My pal is Goombay the Bahama Turtle.
Goombay is a street festival that they have in the Bahamas, and it is also the local soda that is pineapple flavored…..YUM!
First Goombay was in the sea grape trees looking for sea grapes with Trooper, my number one helper!
Then it was off to the vet for her shots to travel, since she is going abroad!
Then a final look at the harbour, here in Marsh Harbour, before her journey begins.
I haven’t received my quiltie pal yet…..maybe this week!
Off to continue catching up on my life 🙂
Have a great week!
Spent this weekend in the garden. I love the weather we have right now….warm but not too hot with a nice breeze. I was also very excited that my bottle brush tree finally bloomed.
I think this is my favorite tree. It is so pretty when it is blooming.
Also cleaned out the turtle ponds. Whenever we do this the dogs are very curious about the turtles. Trixi got nipped in the nose by one this time, so she’s not so curious anymore!
But Salty here has no fear!
I let some of the turtles have a run in the grass. Whoever came up with the idea that these creatures are slow….was very wrong! This one below is my large female. She is about five times bigger than the little one in the above picture. I couldn’t hold her in one hand and take a picture with the other!……well I could if I wanted to get nipped myself, but after Trixi yelped and jumped back about four feet, I figured it hurts!
I also finished up my Urban Home Goods Swap this weekend and will be mailing it out tomorrow.
I made a journal cover and a set of coasters. Hope my partner likes them!
Just a quick post since I just came from the studio trying to finish up some jewelry orders. I have usually been asleep for an hour by now, so that is why there are a lot of pictures and not much writing in this post!
Good night for now. Will be back in a few days with some new creations 🙂