15 January 2012

Swappy Shindigs!

Hello there!
How has your weekend been? While the boys in our house were busy yesterday morning at rugby & rowing, I had a lovely time sewing away in my wee corner listening to Coldplay...it was wonderful! Hopefully I'll get the projects finished tomorrow so I'll have something to show you then.
We're only two weeks into January & I was wondering, how many of you have signed up for a swap or a quilt along? There are some great ones like the Swoon Along or the Sew Red Blog Hop. The first swap for me this year is going to be Mouthy Stitches which is going to be great craic! The theme is for a zipped pouch & there are 90 of us poised & ready, just waiting to hear who are partners are! Here is my inspiration mosaic:
1. This is my sew mama sew giveaway happening on Monday keep an eye out for the blog post, 2. My niece's pencil case, 3. Swap Clutch Side View, 4. needle case, 5. Finished w.i.p, 6. finished pouch, 7. Pillow Swap sent, 8. Mitty Owl Clutch purse pattern available for sell now., 9. My 3 Houses on a Hill Pouch, 10. Brit Swap Pillow 1..., 11. PLPSRnd 3 (16), 12. Love Birds Make Up Bag, 13. PLPS Crosses pouch inside, 14. Curvey pair, 15. Pencil case for my daughter, 16. imagesCANSR5HY
Last year I really enjoyed taking part in some swaps & here are some of the gorgeous pouches I was lucky enough to receive:
From Kelly
From Christine
I love swaps - they're great fun & such a wonderful way to meet folk. Its so nice too to have something that someone has made, just for you... like this table runner I got this week from my Sew Happy Geek Table Runner swap partner:
From Linda

Doesn't it look perfect on our kitchen table!
We'll I'm off now to stitch some hexies & watch some Sunday night TV with the rest of the Hamilton household...Hope you all have a lovely evening!
Take care


  1. I can't wait for the partner assignements! Looking forward to get going

  2. Looking forward to starting on the pouches, I am doing swoon along too!

  3. Glad to have you - Just need the last folks to get their mosaics up now xxx

  4. You've got some really lovely swap items there K! I'm sure this swap won't disappoint either! Jxo

  5. So pleased you are in the swap. I use the pouch you made for me all the time. It keep smy perle for current projects on hand, along with a needle book, etc. And I love it everytime I see it.

  6. Ooohh! I love the mosaic. Lots of red, lots of applique and really cute fabric prints. Lovely :)

  7. Love the mosaic. As an ex-rower though, all I can say is that inside in the warm was the place to be lol

  8. Can't wait to see what you make for your partner!!

  9. I emailed you re UK guild on Artfire; can you get back to me please?