I had posted off my Colour Surprise Swap to Jane who wanted GREEN and she has let me know that she has recieved it and is happy with the items I included so I am relieved. I always worry that the things I make are not as good as they could be or my surprises are not very exciting.
I forgot to take a photo so I hope Jane doesn't mind me posting a copy from her blog.
This was another one of Cheryll at Gonestitchin 's great swops
She is already organsiing the Santa Sack Swop for this coming Xmas which I love joining in with.
I also made a couple of mug rugs from some hexagons I had made after being inpired by the recent blog hop and then cut out a load of apple core pieces with my new sizzix die - it is so quick and easy. I used my Indigo Crossing layer cake but added in a few extra vintage reds to add sparkle. This will be a good hand project to take away with me in the caravan.
My other new start is a clam shell pattern which I have wanted to do for a while. It came about as I decided not to do the Texas Teardrop Quilt as it takes such a lot of fabric. Instead I decided to use my Rowan/Fassett fabrics for an attempt at a clam shell !!!
I found a pattern on the web for this one which uses a plain white row inbetween and it looked as if it would go well with these fabrics.
BUT after four rows I think this may be one of those which gets picked up and put down regularly as it does not grow very quickly- although it does show the fabrics off !!.
I like to have some handsewing on the go during the summer so that I don't have to spend time in my sewing room at the but can take it with me and sit in the conservatory or garden.
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