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January 6, 2011

A smattering of things....

I have kind of a random smorgasbord of crafty goodness today. Mostly received items, but a few new things from me as well!

I received not one, but TWO awesome pillows from my partner in the Pillow Talk Swap 4. She shipped them all the way from Australia, so I didn't get them until the day I left for Kentucky (the 23rd). I actually picked them up from the post office about an hour before we were supposed to leave, and boy was I glad I braved the post office to get them. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to gaze lovingly at them during the 10+ hour trip...or pass them around to my entire family to admire and envy during Christmas....


n' Back

Front of Pillow #1
(You wouldn't believe the amount of detail in this pillow. She hand stitched the she took the time to find all of the most adorable fabrics in the world. It's a fact. Note the Scottie fabric at the top, center....and the Heather Ross Alice along the bottom left side!)

Front of Pillow #2

And here's a fun little mosaic of the pillows I received + the pillow I sent (to ladmquilter) for the PTS4!

Next up are the blocks I've received so far from the 4th quarter of the 3x6 Bee. I received a super awesome block from jenjohnston last quarter, so this time around I asked my fellow hive members to create blocks to match. Jen's block is the first one shown, and the other 4 are the ones that were made for me this quarter.

(I threw that last photo in for good measure...hehe! My hilarious mother-in-law bought my husband a self-inflating sumo suit for!)

And lastly, we have some fun stuff from me!!! I finally finished all the cutting for my deliciously colorful Rain or Shine quilt. I rotary cut my little heart out while watching a Criminal Minds marathon on Christmas Eve. Do I know how to party or what?

Block Group #1 (curse you blurry photo!!!)

Block Group #2

Block Group #3

Block Group #4

Block Group #5
(the 3rd one over is light yellow, not white...I've seriously gotta get my paws on some natural lighting...working until dusk is for the birds)

My husband bought me Photoshop 9 for Christmas, so hopefully I'll be able to figure it out soon and start posting some decent photos on here! Wish me luck as I attempt to conquer photo editing. Any tips?


  1. I've fallen in love with block groups #'s 3, and 5!! So many beautiful pinks :)

  2. gorgeous pillows! this is such a fun swap!

  3. Very cool pillows that you received! What is the new quilt that you are making, I like the color groups!

  4. The pillows are lovely, especially the diamond one. WHo was your generous partner?

  5. I love the diamond pillow! And I can't wait to see how your rain or shine quilt comes out. I plan to try that pattern soon.

    Oh, and apparently we are both party animals, because I watched the same criminal minds marathon on Christmas Eve...:)


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