Saturday, March 28, 2009

Elin has received her package

Elin from Iceland has received her package from me. I was beggining to get worried because usually the post to Europe is faster that the post to the US. Here is the lambkin I made for Elin, together with a stickpin, thimble and fabric.

Now I need to get the other two pincushions made for the swap on the other list. I'll post photos of those when they are ready.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Chris received her swap package

Chris from CAPC received her swap package from me so now I can post the photo of the little lambkin I made for her. I sent the lambkin, stickpin, pincushion and fabric.
That leaves just one more swap package to be received and I have to make two new pincushions for another swap.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another package has arrived

I received another one of my swap packages, this one is from Chris on CAPC. Chris made a beautiful baby block pincushion with embroidery on all sides, fat quarters folded in the shape of a star, a little baggie with trims and a pretty picture on fabric of a stork bringing a baby. Chris has a new grandbaby so this swap was all baby themed.
Here you can see one side of the pincushion with the lovely pins Chris added.

and here is the other side of the pincushion where Chris added a special embroidery. Thank you Chris.
Sherri has received her swap package from me so now I can show what I made for her. Our theme was Spring and so I made a lambkin.
I needed to make new thimbles to add in to my swap packages. This time I used a set of ladybirds instead of flowers and I painted "ISRAEL" in blue instead of the usual black. I've added a before thimble in plain wood so you can see the difference.

Till next time,

Monday, March 23, 2009

One Pincushion Has Landed

Hello again,
One pincushion has reached it's new home. That was very fast, only 5 days from here to Texas. This is the pincushion I made for a very dear friend's belated Birthday gift. Blue is Susan's favorite color so of course the pincushion is blue.

On Thursday we took someone to clean Liat's house so she could move back in. She hadn't been home in 4 months so there was a lot to clean. Liat moved back to her house on Friday with the help of my oldest son Eyal, my grand daughter Topaz and myself.
She is still finding it very hard to take her dog Kaya out for walkies, Kaya was totally spoiled while staying with us - LOL.
At the moment I am painting some more thimbles so I can add them to the swaps etc., that I send out. I'll upload some photos when they are ready.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Swap

Good day,
On two groups we have been doing a Spring pincushion swap. One is my group, Pincushion Crazy where I am swapping with Sherri from the US and Elin from Iceland. On the other group (CAPC) I am swapping with Chris in the US. Today I sent out all those swaps plus a surprise package for someone (can't tell who she is till she gets her package). I also can't show photos of any of the swap items I made till everyone gets their package, but I can show you the lovely swap package I received from Sherri.

She made the cutest pincushion in purple, I just love it. My favorite color since I was a child is red but for the past couple of years I have been hooked on purple and Sherri sent me this pincushion in purple, it's so pretty. Sherri also sent a gorgeous stickpin, pieces all cut plus the templates to make a Grandmother's Flower Garden pincushion, amazing, and a lovely card which you can see in the background. Thank you Sherri, I love it all.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My New Fairy

I found this fairy via Judy's blog isn't she cute.

Friday, March 6, 2009

First Week of March

Starting Sunday March 1st Liat went back to work. She's still on crutches but in order to keep her job she had to go back. Hi-Tec companies are having a hard time of it at the moment and everyone at the company Liat works for had to take wage reductions.
Shalom had a birthday on the 4th, he is 68 now. As my gift to him he chose some new shoes, I almost fainted at the price of them (400 shekels) but that's what he wanted so I bought them for him.

My Christmas swap from Kathie arrived on Wednesday and I must say it was well worth the wait. There was a snowman pinkeep with an ice pack on his head - LOL, so he could stay cool on his way to me. A very cute sewing kit, 3 fat quarters and a lovely card. Thank you Kathie.

Today I got a lovely package from Mariah. The bed springs are here, yeah! Mariah also included in the package a beautiful heart pincushion. Thank you so much Mariah.

Tomorrow we are going to pop over to Liat's house to get some change of clothes for her for work.
I'm still working on the pincushions for the swaps, I hope to have them finished tomorrow.
Till next time,
Warm hugs,