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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wednesday I received my bag from my swap partner Heidi Devlin.

It is really a nice big bag. I need to find out what pattern was used on this bag.
It will make a great overnight bag.
She also sent this beautiful pair of earrings. (the picture doesn't do them justice)
Here is a picture of the inside of the bag. It has nice pockets on both sides.

New Sunday Bag!

In light of receiving a new church calling I decided to make a new bag to hold me church documents.
I got this idea from a lady who works at Dave's Bernina I love the saying and the bag was really easy to make.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ribbon Swap

In this swap I had two partners. The swap rules where: send 4 different ribbons a yard of each.
I decided to make a ribbon holder from a piece of card stock. I had fun decorating it too.
I actually sent 5 different kinds of ribbon because I wasn't sure if rickrack is considered "ribbon".

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back by Popular Demand!

I decided to post another picture of my apron I received for a few reasons.
  1. To show how much my son really loves me.
  2. Because a bought a new camera today for my cruise (can't wait - going in March) and wanted to try it out.
  3. Last but not least - because it was requested that my model show off the apron that I received from the swap.


I got my apron today from my MommyHolly Amy Butler Apron Swap today.
I was so excited to see the little card in my mailbox that said I had something to pick up at the post office.
I'm still at work...............but I really wanted to get this on my blog so I used the pictures my swap partner took of the apron before she sent it to me.
What a lovely modeling job... :)
"Rosy - Posy" is her blog name and this beautiful Rosy-Posy must be her trade mark.
Anyway my beautiful apron came from Rosina who lives on a 40 acre farm (I'm jealous) in British Columbia Canada. She is a mother and like me has three children. It was here first swap making something for someone to wear. Her husband is a tugboat captain and she says she works seasonally for fisheries off loading sea urchins and sea cucumbers (weighing them and filling out logbooks for the fishermen for their harvest quotas). That sounds so interesting, fun and exciting to me since I have always be surround by so much land my whole life.
It was so fun receiving this surprise in the mail and meeting someone new, who I would have never had the opportunity to meet.
Can't wait until I do it again!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Amy Butler Bag Swap on it's way.

Today I sent my swap partner her new purse. This is made with Amy Butler Material using an Amy Butler pattern. I hope my partner enjoys her purse. I had a lot of fun making it.
This the first Amy Butler bag or purse I have made. I really liked the pattern.

Here is a inside view of the purse. It has two pockets.

Here is a close up of the coin purse I made. It's made with my embroidery machine.
I have a packet that makes all kinds of clutch purses and coin purses.
(I don't know why this picture keeps loading sideways.)

I sent a few little extras with her purse. Things everyone needs in there purse. Lotion,
Chap Stick, gum and a coin purse.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My weekend project.

I saw a cute purse at the Bernina store that they were teaching a class on last Friday and I thought it would be perfect for my cruise. I wanted to get it done this weekend.
This is a picture of the front. I thought it would be a perfect size for my passport and a little wallet and my phone.
Here is a picture of the back that my handsome model shows us.

I used my embroidery machine to make the designs on the corduroy material for the front and back of the purse.

I liked the look of the lining material so I decided to have it show about a inch on the top of the purse. I think it will be prefect for shopping in Mexico!!!! I can't wait!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Color Inspiration #40

I decided to kill two birds with one stone and make my Strong Family Card swap and Kristy Werner Color Challenge the same card. I'm also using these cards in my Stampin' Up card swap at club.

Both of my clubs need two cards for each person.
So everyone will get a birthday hat card and a cupcake card.

I couldn't decide which paper to use so I made a few of each color combination.

What do you think? Which one do you like better?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Apron Swap Update

My Apron Swap package is on its way to Michagan.
I sent a few of my favorite treats.
A pumpkin cookie to go along with the pumpkin soup recipe.
And of course the most essential sewing component CHOCOLATE!!!
Chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate covered sunflower seeds
And my favorite Werther's Originals
plus I sent a couple of my Valentine cards to share my other hobby
I hope my swap partner likes her package. I can't wait until I get my package.

Just thought I would share.

Valentine Card Swap!
Here are the Valentine cards I made for my Stampin' Up Club card swap.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Apron Swap!

Well I'm getting ready to send my Apron Swap out. With my apron we are to send a recipe.
I thought I would show off the recipe card I made tonight. The recipe design is a stamp set I bought a while ago but this is the first time I have had the opportunity to use it. I put the pumpkin on it in light of the recipe I have chosen.
I was Fun!!! I'm sure I will be making more.
By the way, this soup is awesome. I love it as a desert topped with whip cream

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cassie 1st Tumbling Competition

Cassie is a part of a tumbling group called C.E.T.A. She has been tumbling about 4 months.
At the first of the year she decided she wanted to start going to the competitions even though she hasn't been doing it very long.
She went to her first competition Saturday.
Her first event was the Floor. They do two passes. She competed at level 3.
She did great. I was so proud.
She got 2nd place in the Floor event.
Her second event was the Double Mini. They do two passes in this event as well. She competed at level 5 in this event. It is a little harder for her but I was so proud of her for trying the harder level. She took 5th place in this event.
Here are some video clips of her competing.

Here is the 1st pass on the Double Mini.

Here is her 2nd pass on the Double Mini.

Here is her 1st pass on the Floor.
Here is the 2nd pass.