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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Samplermakers Stash Swap

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all keeping cool! I am loving this weather!

I wanted to share the items I received in a couple of swaps with you .I participated in a Stash Swap on the Samplermakers forum  Kriss from Kountry Porch Primitives  was my swap partner. I was so lucky to have Kriss as a partner! She has designed her first cross stitch pattern and I was honored to receive the first one! She is one talented gal! The new pattern is Simple Peacock Sampler Pillow. LOVE IT!  She also sent me the sweetest notions box (that she handmade) with a stitched sampler top and inside was the fabric and floss to complete the pillow and a darling pinkeep and a needle holder. She also sent a beautiful handmade card with the cutest prim girl on the front! I have the notions box sitting on my table next to my stitching looks perfect there! You can check out her blog here

I don't know why the bottom photo is not horizontal! I can't get it to flip...guess you will have to look at it side- ways! lol

The next swap I participated in was the Red and White Swap on the Sew Many Ways blog We had to send 125 , 5 inch square blocks of  fabric ( had to be red and white|) and we received back 125 different red and white blocks! There were 125 participants from the US and several other countries and I was thrilled with the blocks I got back. I have looked through them several times and there are only a couple of duplicates. I can't believe how many red and white fabrics are out there! I was in Lancaster and went to several quilt shops before I found a truly red and white fabric!I finally found one I like at The Old Country Store in  Intercourse. If you are ever in Lancaster, this shop is well worth stopping in! I have spent a small fortune in there, I love their fabrics! Now the real headache comes when I have to decide what quilt top to make using them!
Anyway here is what they look like.

 I am really glad I participated in these swaps. I was a little hesitant at first. I haven't done an online swap for about 8 years. I got burned several times by bad swap partners. But not this time! WHOO HOO! I may just participate in some more!

Well that's all I have for today. I will share my junking trip with my BFF'S from last weekend maybe tomorrow. Then I will start sharing some Cades Cove photos. I am still trying to get them organized.

Have a great evening!


  1. Fun swaps, Wanda!! I love your goodies from Kriss!! She's such a sweetie! And that little notions box is wonderful! Gotta do her pattern one of these days....I love it! Hope you have a great week!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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