Friday, October 16, 2009

A Giveaway Win and a Swap...

I'm a little behind making this post.

At the end of September I won a wonderful giveaway from Pam over at Tall House Quilts. The giveaway was for some wonderful fall decorations and a Halloween decorating book. It's hard to see in the picture, but all the gourds are covered in beads. I have decorated my "sideboard" (which is actually an old dresser with an even older mirror propped on it) in my dining room. I absolutely love the way it looks! Thank you so much Pam! If you get a minute you should really pop on over to her blog, she does some beautiful sewing and quilting!
fall giveaway

My other goody I want to share is a swap I participated in. Viki from Tozz's Corner and Jenny from Elefantz hosted a mug hug swap. We made a mug mat and a mug cozy for a partner and they made one for us! It was great fun to do! Nanine from the Netherlands (no blog that I'm aware of) was my partner and what she sent me is darling! I love the way she quilted the hearts into the mug cozy! And it's pink! What more could a girl ask for!!! Thank you Nanine for making this a great swap for me!
Angel Hugs

And here is what I sent her:
mug cozy
mug mat
It's hard to see, but the flowers are actually embroidered with silver thread, it's a pain to work with, but it looks so nice when it's finished!

9 comments:

Daffycat said...

Lovely blog win. The sideboard looks very festive!

I love the sawp of the mug sets. Darling idea and both are so very cute.

Allie said...

Your sideboard looks so festive!!! I love your swap items - they're both darling and I love the silver thread! That was a truly fun swap!

retdairyqueen said...

ALL LOVELY LOVE THE MUG HUGGIE THINYS

Sarah - Kala said...

Looks like you have won some very nice things and decorated all lovely!

I love the swap you made, too. I can see the silver just fine.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How awesome! I love the one that you made. I know what you mean about the metallic threads. They are a pain, but look so pretty.

Micki said...

Congrats on the win, and what a fun swap you are in!
Micki

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love those fall decorations!

Carrie P. said...

Great pumpkins you won in a giveaway.
You swap projects are both cute, yours and hers.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a sweet swap. I love seeing everything that was made. I just don't seem to have the time to participate.