I got 2 Swaps Down, 2 In the Mail and 2 More To Go and then I think I am going to call it quits for the rest of the year. The first swap I'd like to share with you is a swap hosted by Jenny and Vicki called a Hug Mug Swap. We were to send a hug for a coffee cup and a coaster to put the cup on. The point of the swap was to send a "hug" to someone else in the world. My partner was Simonas from Croatia. I was amazed at her beautiful work on the mug and mat she sent to me. It is so beautiful and her stitches are so tiny and perfect. Thank you so much Simonas for such a beautiful way to dress up my coffee cup! She also sent me a pretty hankie for my birthday. How sweet is she?!?!
I borrowed the pictures that Simonas took of the mug hug that I made. I did a strip patchwork on one side and then on the other I had some fabric that said, "Friends all around the world hold hands and share their hearts". Mine is cute, but not nearly as beautiful as the one I received.
The next swap is Aunt Pitty Pat's, Spooks Rattles Pots and Pans Apron Swap. My partner was Diana Dwyer. Diana did the most perfect job of making my apron. I love the mixture of fabrics and the pattern is so cute! I can't wait to wear this apron to Lexie's Halloween party on Saturday. This was Diana's first swap and I think she did an absolutely wonderful job!!
Diana also sent some foamies and stickers. The kids were pretty happy with that! Then she also made this cute Halloween banner. I love all the Halloween fabrics and it looks so nice hanging up on my living room window.
Here's the apron I made for Diana. I went with a pirate theme. I'm really happy with how it turned out. AAaaarrrggghhhh!
I made her a pin (thanks to Val from Yarni Gras for the idea!) and some goodies for her two boys. I hope they all enjoy everything and I hope this was a positive first time swap experience for Diana!
Thanks to Jenny, Vicki and Marcel for hosting the swaps and a HUGE Thank You to Simonas and Diana for such wonderful swap packages. You both out did yourselves!