No, I didn't fall off the face of the planet. I have just been sooooo busy. So much has happened in my life. Most good, some not so great (like the fact that I've been sick the last week and someone rear ended me really badly last week!). I appreciate the notes of concern you have dropped.
I also wanted to apologize to everyone who entered my giveaway in my last post (which was in August, by the way). I will take care of that drawing and get prizes out this week. I'm so sorry.
I learned something that happens when you neglect your blog for a while....You get a LOT of SPAM comments! I'm shocked at how they are getting by the spam blockers. Sigh. Hopefully that will abate as I get back into the swing of things, here.
I wanted to kick off my return by showing you the results of a swap that Lynn, Alamosa Quilter, and I just finished. We had planned it and worked the details out over the summer, especially when I was visiting her. She said she wanted a new pillow for her sewing room, and I said I needed a new sewing machine cover. I received my swap item last week, and she nailed it!
I sent her the measurements for my machine, and I told her I wanted it to fit when I had my Sew Steady table on my machine. Look at this beautiful cover she made for me! It fits perfectly! (I thought I had taken a photo straight on, too. Sorry. I guess I did not!)
I love the turquoise and green scrappy stripe she made for me, especially against the linen. She knows me so well!
And I love her beautiful hand stitching along the sides, with the beautiful variegated thread.
She also sent me some lovely goodies....a scissor fob, a cute little tweezer, and a pattern for the thread catcher she made me once and that she knows I love!
My favorite little goodie was this sock monkey tape measure. Oh, yeah. I'll use this well!
Thank you so much, Lynn! I totally love my new sewing machine cover and all my little goodies! I had a ton of fun with this exchange.
I'll show you what I made for Lynn tomorrow. If you want a sneak peek, you can head over to her blog today, where she blogged about it.
I have learned that swaps are a lot of fun. It's really fun to think about the person (I've only done these with people I know), what they like, what their style is, and to try to make something you think they'd enjoy.
Hope you have a great day. And if you're still out there, thanks for coming back and reading again!
Until next time,