Then I took the train down to see my Sister in Southern Oregon. This is my annual train trip that I have been doing for about 4-5 years. She comes here in October I go there in March. The train is always fun and interesting and I don't have to drive in any fowl weather. We laughed, joked, ate, walked, saw a play, laughed some more .... it was a great great time. (Love ya Sis)
Now I'm back home and soon the packing will start. Whew. BUT - There has been sewing going on. You have to fit that in somewhere!
I was in a Mug Rug Swap - First of all what is a Mug Rug you ask. A Mug Rug is a small place mat for your mug and possibly a snack. Anyway, I made the two required mug rugs and sent them to my swap partner in the UK and then my return mug rugs came from a sweet lady in New Zealand. I did post about this previously and gave more detail on the swap and where the pattern came from on Feb 26 if you want to scroll down and check it out. Here are the ones I made and sent.
Of course I had to send some other goodies too.
Now here is a picture of the ones I received.
And yes there were goodies too. Chocolate! No I haven't eaten it all. But it is good. :) Thanks L.
Aren't they cute.
Now for the Next project of the month - I joined a Group called Doll Quilters Monthly, that swaps Doll Quilts every month. This is the doll quilt I sent to my partner in Tenn. Now unlike the partners in the mug rugs, the doll quilts are a one to one. Who you send to is who sends back. So any day now I will be getting one from Tenn., Back.
The monthly theme was animals and my swap partner likes cats. She also said she liked 1930's reproduction fabric and purple so this is what I came up with. It's hard to tell from the picture but what looks like navy blue is actually purple.
I also hosted my first blog hop giveaway check out the post on that. And I worked on an Easter wall hanging that is in wools - but I'm not done with it and will save that for another post.
Now for the March UFO..... I started this last year for my youngest daughter's boyfriend - who is now her fiance ... He is an OR Duck fan so I made this fleece blanket for him. Blanket stitching around the edge of this with dmc floss (I've heard pearl cotton would have been easier) ... lets just say it wasn't as easy of a project as I had hoped. Therefore it got put on the back burner for several months, and qualified it as on of my UFO's. So with out further delay my March UFO, just in time for his April Birthday....
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading - Have a Super Blessed Day!