Monday, February 20, 2012

MonDay MorNinG

What a GreAt way to start off a week... with a surprise!
I received my "blog name" hanger from my secret partner Jess at The Elven Garden blog. Jess was paired with yours truly in Samelia's Mum name game swap. How clever of Jess to incorporate my blog name in the quilting. She has actually written a tut about how to do it over on her blog HERE, if you would like to try it some time. Of course I didn't know it at the time but Jess had been stalking my blog... scary eh?... and did a great job on my gift... so a big THANK YOU goes out to her.


I can't show the name game I'm making as it isn't quite finished just yet. More on that later.
This was a really FUN swap to be in... and I read there may be another one, so keep watching Samelia's Mum's blog on that if you're interested!
My partner in Once A Season Swap was Elaine and as she has already received her gift I can show you what I sent earlier this month. Elaine is a trike pilot (interesting eh?) and she said on her blog that she also likes to knit. SO what better way to pass the time during Autumn than knitting something for perhaps "winter". I also thought the warm and cosy neck cowl I knitted would suit her while flying... no long tails to get in the way.  Elaine said ALL the gifts would come in handy!

Thanks Elaine for your nice comments too!
And I have another finish this month.
My "Monthly Make" is done and dusted... feels good to have all but ONE wip finished for February!
I made this quick play rug for DD#1 acquaintance who is expecting soon.


Love the fabric ~ Pooh Nature Friends by Disney~ which came in a beautiful pastel green (my favourite colour) soft, colourful AND neutral so suits a boy or girl I think!




I backed it with flannel (as winter is approaching) just as an added layer of warmth for the little bub.



I hope the new Mum & Dad like it too. xx


13 comments:

shez said...

wow Chez your hanging name is fantastic,love it.What a wonderful lot of gifts to send to your autumn swap partner,lucky Elaine.
That play rug is just too cute Chez i am sure they will love it.xx

Fiona said...

How clever is your name rug... and what a nice gift you sent... I love the little bubz rugz.... and lined in flannel is just perfect....
Hugz

Maria said...

That's great putting your name in the quilting.
You did receice great gifts for your swap with Elaine.
Your Baby quilt is so cute and will be more cuddley with the fannel backing.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

oh drats!!!! I was eyeing that name game swap quilt off! lol Lucky you and Jess has done a lovely job with quilting your name in it...oh so very clever. That play rug in beautiful xx

Sue B said...

Lovely gifts sent and received, and how exciting nanna to be. Love the Pooh bear quilt - perfect.

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous surprise - Jess's quilting is stunning!

hugs, Kaye xoxoxo

Love Bears All Things said...

That's a pretty baby quilt..I love Pooh and friends...
Mama Bear

Sheila said...

Your name rug is special, just love how she incorporated your blog name. Great baby quilt , who doesn't love Winnie the pooh

O'faigh said...

Love your name quilt....some lovely gifties...and a special baby quilt..Hugs, O'faigh

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely post Cheryll. I bet your sewing space is 'spec' now with that lovely name hanging.

shez said...

hi Chez

young by design said...

Beautiful name rug . . . it's stunning! It'll look great in your sewing studio! I'm not sure what a trike pilot is, but I love the gifts you sent to Elaine. And your baby quilt is adorable!

Allie said...

Love the stitching on your swap gift, that looks wonderful! And I love the gifts you made, that baby quilt is too darling.

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