Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wash Cloth & Block Swap

~ I am expecting special visitors next week ~
~ my DES and DIL are arriving on Tuesday from UK to spend 5 weeks with us ~
~ how lucky am I? ~
(they are the ones expecting their first baby next year)
~ I am so excited ~

~ I have to remember ~
~ breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out ~

It was such fun to join up with the Wash Cloth Swap with Jodie from Jellywares 
~ I haven't done one of these before so was a bit nervous on what to include and make ~

Now that my swap partner Cassandra from Cosmic Creations has received her parcel I can show you what I sent

I am a novice at crochet so a simple square (though I did work at a scalloped edging!! haha) and then Christmassized it with an applique star.....
~ the cotton was lovely to work with ~



~ I had fun with a mug-bag ~
I've been waiting for an excuse to make one of these
Those are my swap partners initials on the tea-bag!


  ~ on the back is a pocket for a tea bag - I put a vanilla one in so it would make everything smell yummy ~


~ and then what else but Christmas tea ~


~ Cassandra says she loves it all ~
~ have a look at Cosmic Creations - Cassandra has been dying wool with food colouring ~

Thanks Jodie for hosting this.... it was such fun taking part
Jodie has a lovely crochet star washer cloth tutorial HERE which I'd like to try
- mmm maybe a bit of a challenge for me...

I have also joined Sue's Quilting Blocks Australia - I enjoy linking up with different people but it is also going to challenge me to try some of the blocks - and experiment more with colour....

My first block for Rosemary is a Log Cabin in Earthy Greens.  Rosemary doesn't have a blog but she might have a look in here .... so sneaky peak only until she receives it....


This is the second one..... I messed up with the first one and the size was wrong..... I now have a large pot stand - but you can't see that either - 'cos it's the same!

I have fancied an "I Spy" quilt for ages so I have requested Wonky square blocks - I will be getting one from Rosemary - can't wait for the start to my new quilt!  

Thanks to Sue and Rosemary for help in getting going with my blocks.... much appreciated..

PS. Anyone can join - you don't have to live in Australia.... Just pop over HERE and drop Sue a note..

17 comments:

  1. Your gifts to your swap partner are lovely and I am sure were much appreciated , I especially love the mug bag with the sweet little stitcherie , wonderful job!

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  2. You did great That fabric, If I did quilting I would join block swap I do not. quilt.Your stitchrie is very nice. Laura

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  3. I love your wash cloth and the mug bag you made for your partner. You did a great job... where did you find Christmas tea? It is all so perfect. Like the challenges you've set up for yourself. I think you will enjoy the challenge immensely! Going to check out that crochet star wash cloth. I have made a few of Jodie's wash cloth patterns.

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  4. I bet your swap partner was thrilled with all the lovely gifts you sent. I especially like your "mug bag". Such a great idea. Just checked out the star wash cloth. Think I'll try it. Thanks for sharing. Nola

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  5. Great job on the wash cloth and mug bag Bubz....I am sure they will be loved....

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  6. I love the colour of your wash cloth, it looks great. Your edging looks really good too. Good on you. Together with the mug bag they make a fantastic package.
    I bet you can't wait for Tuesday! How wonderful.

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  7. 5 weeks, oh you are blessed!!! What a wonderful Christmas gift. I love your crocheted wash cloth, I love making those myself - never thought to applique, that looks lovely! And your mug bag is just adorable.
    I've never made a log cabin block, it's on my list - but mine will have to be wonky [sigh]. Looking forward to seeing the wonky squares you receive!

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  8. Your wash cloth is great. Can't believe you are a beginner. The mug bag is a great idea to include for the tea side of the swap. You've been very busy. Have fun with your block swap too.

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  9. Lovely wash cloth and the mug bag is gorgeous, you've really made it quite special.

    Now trying to work out the initials DES and DIL? Hope they have a wonderful visit with you, I am sure it will be a really special time.

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  10. Ooooh! How exciting to have your special visitors come soon!!!! I'm sure you are going to have a wondeful time!
    Love your little gifties too, well done :)
    lv,
    Joy

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  11. You have been so very busy ! I hope you have a lovely holiday season .

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  12. Great Job on the Wash Cloth & Mug Bag they both look Great...Nice Swap.
    cheers

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  13. Pretty cloth! Love the tea pouch. So sweet. How wonderful your family can come and stay for such a long visit. Enjoy!

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  14. I made some of those bags a few years ago. They are so cute. I just dug out the pattern a couple of days ago to make some more :)Yours looks great!
    Hope you have an awesome time with your family coming to stay.

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  15. Hello Fiona,

    Love the goodies you made. Must check out the link for the cloth. A quick project to make for in between those big jobs.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  16. The items you made for Cassandra are all gorgeous and she must have been thrilled to open her swap package.
    Hope you have a wonderful time with your family Fiona.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  17. Hi Fiona, I certainly do love my gifts. I would never had guessed that you were a crochet novice, it is wonderful. And the cup bag will keep my tea and cup safe in the staffroom next year at school - especially with my initials on it, no excuse for not knowing it is mine!

    Thanks again Fiona.

    Cheers, Cassandra.

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