Friday, March 1, 2013

Where do I start?

So much to share, I don't know where to start.  Perhaps I should show you what I did today.  Over at the Bitty Block Committee we are having a side swap of "Bitter Bitties".  My theme was, "you are the needle in my foot":

BBC Needle (with thread) in my foot

And naturally I made 12 of them:

Needle in my foot

Then, I made a few pouches using 2 1/2 inch Kaffe squares:

Anyone like Kaffe?

That one was basically the same on both sides, but the next one has two different sides....again, using the Kaffe squares:

Another Kaffe Pouch (Side 1)

Another Kaffe Pouch (Side 2)

Aren't those zipper pulls just the BEST?  I got those from the "Zipit" lady on Etsy!  She has fantastic prices on zippers too.......(I wish I had known about her before I invested probably $30 at Joanns on zippers.)  I did buy some from her though....couldn't pass up the price!!  And not only that, she only lives probably an hour from me.  (Gotta support your neighborhood people, you know!!!)

Then, round 9 is done for the Little Quilt, sew, vote swap group.  This is the one I made:

"Happy Hand Dyed"

(Did you put your sunglasses on?)  lol  It is a bit bright!  And this is the one that was my #1 pick that I got from Charlene - "waggonwest".

Yeah, I got my favorite!!!

You wouldn't think that was my style, would you?  I love it though!  It looks very antique-like......not that I'm into antiques.....oh who knows why it appealed to me?  Maybe the heart with the buttons?  Probably!  Whatever!!!

Then, besides making Lady #38 and having her receive it.........(and you'll see her next time), I did a side swap with Synnove from Norway.  I noticed on some swap that she added beads to her pouch zippers for a bit of whimsy.  I looked all over for appropriate lightweight beads, but found nothing so asked her if she'd like to do a swap so she could get some for me.  Lookie what came:

Private swap with Synnove

Holey moley, huh?  I'm thinking I'm really going to have to make a few pouches to use all of those beads!  E-gads!  She went a bit NUTS!!

So, that's it for today.  More soon!  I have more to show...............until next time..........


Rettabug said...

Lord have mercy, you EVER STOP??!!! What wonderfully colorful creations...they just keep on coming!

I adore your bright little quilt but those 'needle in my foot' ones made me wince. How stinkin' creative! Your mind amazes & baffles me, Carol.

Talk to you soon,

Patty said...

Wow Carol! Don't you ever slow down? You put some of us to shame with what you get done in a day!

Sara said...

Beautiful pouches and way to support a local "neighbor!!"

Lucky Duck Dreams said...

You both amaze and amuse me! lol!

Needled Mom said...

Great the zipper pulls and little bags.

Annie said...

Ok, that needle in the toes...yeah, that one is too much for just feels too real! Great little colorful pouches. Not a bad little addiction there! A wonderfully bright little quilt you made and I love Charlene's quilt too. The buttons at the bottom of the heart are a great detail.

Sandi said...

I have to ask, have you had a needle in your foot/toe?

I have, I visited a friend with white carpets and took my shoes off. Long story short I ended up with about 3/8" of a needle, the eye end snapping off in my baby toe. Trip to emergency a T incision and about 5 stitches later after the x-ray and I was only way home...did I mention it was a Saturday night and my right foot?

The memories came flooding back when I saw your block. Fortunately I can smile at the memory.

I love your pouches.

Farm Gate Creations Incorporating Hummingbird Quilting said...

I love them all, what a great swap I'm sure that you will find heaps of projects for those beads to go on.

Thearica said...

I do love those zipper pouches and the pulls! Thank you for sharing where you got them. Alot of people wont do that.

I adore that heart mini!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Carol you must like that heart quilt because it's white, lol. Oh that needle in the toe reminds me of when I was about 12 years old and got out of bed and stepped on a needle that broke off at the tip and that tip was in my toe area for a couple of years, because the 1st Dr. couldn't get it out.

tubakk said...

A lot of eye candy. Thank you!

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Rettabug said...

♫♫ Happy Birthday to Youuuuuu! ♫♫

I hope you hav a yummy birthday weekend & an even better week ahead! I celebrated all month long & I think you should too.

Mega Hugs & Best Wishes,

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sheila 77 said...

There is so much goodness in this post, enough for about five posts. Needle in the foot block??!!!! so far out, I can't see it any more. And these little pouches - mega wow - especially the lime green one, but all of them really. Then your mini quilt - easily recognisable as your beautiful colourful graphic art. Thanks for sharing.

Valspierssews said...

I can just feel the needle looking at that block. I love all those little zippy purses. All the colours look great.

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I can't wait to get my Quilt Photo. I will send you a photo of me holding it also..I love, love your work. You do beautiful work on all your projects!