Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday

This week has been all about catching up with my swaps and getting them out into the mail.  Then stalking the mailman.  Seriously, I haven't been this excited to see the mailman since I was a kid.

I sent out my scraps for Sew Sara Scrap Swap and have been receiving some in return.  I swear I could spend hours going through fabric.  I makes me want to start another scrap quilt.... maybe an Irish Chain.  Ohhh that sounds like fun.  It has been ages since I made one of those.  Oops sorry I am rambling...back to the swap. 

Karen (on the right) and I are definitely on the same wave length.  There was more than one print in her pile that I seen in my stash over the years.  And Genie (on the left) included a cute little coffee cozy that she made for me.  How sweet was that!  She even included the instructions.  I hope they enjoy opening my scraps as much as I have enjoyed opening theirs.

Last week I asked for suggestions for some goodies to go along with my Pin Cushion, for the swap over at Cara Quilts.  I got some great ideas and from that I had a brainstorm to make a needle book.  Then, of course, I got her some needles to go along with it.  Something we never think to buy but always need.  Sometimes I just need a little push in the right direction.
Thanks!  You Girls Rock!

Here is a picture of the inside. 

 Also, I am going to put together a tutorial for the pin cushion and needle book but will wait to post them till after my partner receives her goodies.  That seems only fair.

Have a minute?  See what others are up to.
Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Love that pin cushion and needle book. Very cute. And yes, I heart my mailman too. We are in a new house and I think this guy thinks I'm crazy because I"m always answering the door before he even rings the bell!

  2. Oooh, scraps. I was in the swap too, but have yet to receive mine. I agree that it is fun to anticipate the mail each day. Happy Quilting!

  3. Hello! What a lovely packet with patches! Your pin cushion and needle book are lovely! Teje

  4. Oh, I would love a tutorial for the pincushion!

  5. Just wanted to let you know that I posted your guest post on my blog today! Stop by and check it out @

    Love the upcycled tie idea! Thanks for sharing with me!

  6. I know! I'm anxiously awaiting my doll quilt from the DQS swap - every time I go to the mailbox, I get as excited as my kids on Christmas morning! Alas, I haven't found it yet. : ) That needle book and pin cushion are just so darn cute. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!