Monday, May 18, 2009

This and That…

We went to Ogdensburg, NY yesterday to do some grocery shopping and to pick up a few things that I needed at Joann’s. I hadn’t received my latest Joann’s flyer or I would have postponed going until this weekend as that’s when all the great Memorial Day sales begin. I did pick up the things that I ‘desperately’ needed and plan on going again this Friday to take advantage of the specials.

I’ve been working like a beaver on my swap gifts. I finished the mini quilt for Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap, so that’s two out of four swaps that can put to bed.

DSCN0429The dimensions are 17” x 13 1/2” and it’s done in purples and greens, my swap partner’s favorite colors.

Here’s a little peek at a project that I’ve been working on for another swap.

DSCN0431 And some things that I painted which will be included with each swap package…

DSCN0436And another style…

DSCN0435I’m having a great time creating, sewing and playing with all these projects and so far I’m on schedule to have everything made, wrapped and ready to ship out on or before the due dates. Woo hoo!

Last night I had to bring in the few annuals and hanging baskets that we had purchased because of the chance of frost that was in the forecast. It certainly is a little nippy for this time of year but the warm weather can’t be too far away.

Having said that, I’d better venture outdoors to see how things fared overnight in the gardens.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren

17 comments:

Janet said...

You sound like you've been having a grand time of it. The wee quilt is a sweetie and I'm liking the sneaky peak of the redwork, not to mention your fabulous painting.

Stephanie said...

Nippy here too! Tender young plants spent the night indoors. What beautiful projects...sneak peeks and all. Your painting is perfection. I've never had a talent for anything to do with painting or drawing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

All of your items for swaps are just so beautiful - lucky recipients!

Linda said...

Beautiful work Kaaren. You have been busy. Wow to be on the other end of the swap, lucky person.

Bunny said...

Oh Kaaren! Love your little quilt so very pretty. Don't you love going to Joann's have not been across the border for a while now, must get my girlfriend and have a day out in Buffalo.
Your redwork looks like Raggedy and your painted project is really interesting. Your swap partner will be delighted.

Rumi said...

Your swap partner will be thrilled! Lovely little quilt.

So envious of anyone with drawing and painting skills. I can barely draw a straight line.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Kaaren,
Your swap partners are so lucky...your work is beautiful. Can't wait to see the finish on that peek you gave us, looks adorable too. It's been rainy and a little chilly here. Before you know it, the temps will be in the 90's and I'll be complaining!!
~Karen~

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I don't know what I liked more - the stitchin or painting! Very lucky swap partners you have!!

hugs, Linda

Sherri said...

Yes, I agree...you'll have very happy swap partners! You've been busy! I love it when I'm on time for my deadlines...such a great feeling!

Annette said...

Fun and very interesting sneak peeks. Even pieces of your projects are beautiful. I'm on the edge of my seat to see the rest.

Stina said...

Busy...busy Bee... glad somebody get something done..:o)
Love the little quilt... :o)

Carrie P. said...

Whoa, that is a lot of swaps. I know you are very busy with those. Hopefully they don't all go out the same time.

Quilt Hollow said...

Kaaren....How many swaps are you in?! OMG...just my one PIF is enough with all that I must do and want to do. It all looks absolutely wonderful!

Carla said...

Your little swap quilt is beautiful.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love sneak peeks. This looks so cute.

Handmade by Mai said...

You make me very curiuos with your sneak peeks.

one of your swappartners

Candace said...

There are some very lucky swap recipients out there, Karen! Can't believe this spring weather - we actually had one of our warmest days so far this year!
Cheers!