Friday, October 14, 2011

Just a few things.....

Do you remember #8.......Susie, my friend?

#8 - Susie

Well, here she is with herself:

Susie and Susie

Too bad she got a haircut yesterday and doesn't look like herself anymore.  LOL  Oh well, too bad!!

Then, the mailman has been good to me this week.  First, I got pretty coasters from Tiffany (love2quilt7) for the Potholder swap.  How clever to use ribbon and rick rack to embellish, huh?  I gotta remember that one!  You can' beat that neato black and white binding either.  (My favorite binding colors, in case you didn't know!)

Coasters from Tiffany (love2quilt7)

Then, I got my mini quilt from the June/July QT swap from Pam (uberstitch).  Pam was a bit late, but I was in no hurry anyway, besides she sent some additional minis which really knocked my socks off!  First the mini:

From Pam (uberstitch)

And then the awesome surprise additions:

Pam made my Toby on a quilt!

And another Toby quilt!

That last one is my favorite!  How cool to get my Toby on a quilt, huh?  I know this is possible, but not from me.  My hubby would have my head if I told him I wanted to put fabric through the printer!  Eikes, I can hear it already!  "You what?????"  "Are you out of your mind??"  I think I'll pass, thank you!

So, that's mainly been my week.  I've been working on binding my Halloween quilt that I got back from the quilter yesterday and making ornaments for the Trim a Tree Homemade Ornament swap.  Next time, I'll show you both!  Until then, have a great weekend and enjoy the fall weather (unless you're from "down under" where you lucky people are having spring!!)  I'm jealous!  I LOVE spring!


Annie said...

Hello Susie, and fun swap goodies! Just don't tell hubby that the "special paper" is fabric on one side. They don't gotta know everything!

Poppyprint said...

Oh my, what a haul. The coasters are so nice - Tiffany does such lovely work. And the Toby quilts, well, those are simply amazing!!

Alicia said...

I asked my husband about printing fabric and I got the reaction your husband would give you! He thought I was crazy and said absolutely not. I have been on the hunt for an inexpensive printer that prints amazing pictures. I have come to the conclusion they do not exist! So no printing on fabric for me. I have tried iron on transfers but they are not the same.

Sewconsult said...

I know the feeling about the change in Susie's hair style. After I spent months on a needlepoint version of my childhood home, my dad had a new roof put on the house before I could give them the picture. The roof went from a multi-colored speckled look to a solid black one.

Love all of Tiffany's rick rack adorned project.

Nancy B said...

I use an Inkjet Printable Fabric Sew-on in my printer. Check in your craft store, but be sure to have a coupon because it is a little pricey. After the ink dries, just peel the backing off and you have a sewable piece of fabric. Hope this helps.

Snoodles said...

You got quite a haul! Love your portraits, and enjoy stopping by your blog.

Tonje said...

I just had to leave a comment for you after browsing through your blog. You are probably the most talented sewer I have seen! The peacock in the peartree just blew me away! It's a big joy to walk around in your blog and so I have added myself as a follower so I can come back!
love from Norway

Cindy said...

Your work brings out the best in your partners.