Saturday, November 20, 2010

I'm still here...I promise

Life has been absolutely crazy lately.  While I know I've been things accomplished it sure doesn't feel like it.  I have several projects I'm working on that aren't ready for sharing.  But in the meantime here are a few finishes.

A postcard for the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap II
...the theme was "home" so I immediately thought of "Home is where the heart is."



Next...if you signed up for the Secret Santa Christmas Swap and you think I might have your name, now's the time to stop reading and click the little red "X".  I don't want to ruin the surprise for you.

So now that that's settled, let's back to business.  These runners are for Charming Guys & Girls Secret Santa Christmas Swap.  Why is there three runners you ask?  Well...long story short...my friend Donna signed up to do the swap too and both of us being short on time these days, I told her I would piece both our gifts if she would quilt them.  I piece faster and she quilts faster so it was a win-win! 

So yesterday for our two gift recipients I made each gal a Christmas runner (seen in red and green) and an all year around runner (third picture).




Let me tell you something.  This was a tough swap because both of us had a hard time figuring out what the ladies receiving our gifts might like.  Both gals were newer bloggers so their blogs didn't give us a lot to go on. 

Well I gotta get back at it. 

Happy quilting y'all!

14 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Loveeeeee the postcard and anyone would love to have the table runners.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Was just about to send our a search party for you! Those table runners are gorgeous and I'd be happy to receive any of them - cute postcard!

Yvette said...

What a great postcard!

I like the idea of piecing and having someone else quilt. Brilliant!

Grethe said...

Oh nice,"Home is where the Heart is" for sure
written for me!!
And I really wish I am the one to be receiving the lovely tablerunner, waiting.... :-)

Charlene S said...

Doing the piecing and having someone else quilt is the best way to go. A friend calls it quilting-by-wallet but I have made a deal with DD#1-I gave her a Phaff grandquilter and a frame then she does all my quilting and I do all the binding. Works perfectly!

Quilt Hollow said...

Here you are!! I'd been wondering but then had been busy myself so figured we ALL must be busy.

julieQ said...

Love your table runners...really so very pretty, anyone would love to recieve one!

Brigitte said...

Really lovely runners. I wish I was on your list.
www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Micki said...

I love your table runners.They are so pretty!
Micki

joan said...

Those are gorgeous and I know your Secret Santa will love it... Monica.. Don't forget to post your link on Kelly's Mr Linky so everyone can enjoy your beautiful work...
Can't wait to read about it on you SS blog...Hope you enjoyed the swap and so glad you participated.
Merry Christmas

sunny said...

I win! I win! I am the lucky recipient of two of those beauuutiful runners. Thank you so much. Even my hubby couldn't believe how lucky I am.

julieQ said...

Your postcard is just wonderful! I love your runners, and I know your recipient does too!

Kim D. said...

Love the postcard, letters seem to be all the rage lately. Your table runners are really pretty also. Hope to see more of your projects in the new year. Maybe I'll even get those fabrics I won from you sewn into bags next year. Wishing you a joyous New Year!!

Myra said...

Love your "home postcard" Monica! Very appealing... 8-)
The table runners are wonderful!
Happy stitchings! 8-)