Monday, July 14, 2008

SUMMER SWAPS


I've been too busy lately to give some shout outs to my recent swap partners, Shari & Muriel, so here's the praise they deserve!

Shari in Michigan sent me the most fabulous apron I've ever seen as part of the Sassy Apron Swap. She must have seen that I love the color orange and I spend a lot of time in the garden because she included elements of both in the apron. It's a halter-style with a flirty ruffly bottom edge. The material is thicker than a typical quilting cotton, which she said was perfect for grilling out (which I will be using it for!). She also made and sent along a matching towel that has an attachment ring so I can link it onto just about anything!

The swap included a non-alcoholic drink recipe and she sent her childhood recipe for a yummy coke float. I have to say here, that I love the fact that it was specifically a COKE float as opposed to a soda float or one of those other subpar carbonated beverages. I'm from the south and spent a good deal of time in Georgia, so everything is a coke and only Cocacola will do! (yes, I'm a Coke snob).

The next swap in which I participated was from the Bend The Rules Sewing group and we selected placemats and napkins to swap. My partner, Muriel, sent me the cutest set of placemats with a garden-y theme to them. The napkins even had a hot pepper stenciled on them to match some of the fabric she used in the place mats. She lives in the Netherlands, so they traveled a long way to get to me. She also sent a recipe for chicken salad with melon. Sounds yummy!

I've had fun with these summer swaps. They allow me to see how other folks get creative with fabric which is inspiring to me. I've also been able to reconnect with an old friend that I've known since high school - Hi, Sarah! I have more swaps in progress now, so I'll post on those more later.

Yay, swapping! I love it!

1 comment:

doucepoints said...

Hi,
I'm so glad the placemats and napkins got to you fine and that you thought they were cute.
Bye, Muriƫl