Here are a few snapshots of what I've received from Australia and what I'm working on these days. At a workshop I learned how to make 'quilt stitches' with invisible thread with my sewing machine. I bought a spool of that thread right away. The rainbow fabrics are for the Modern Scrappy Bits Swap and the embroidery is for the Stitch me up blog hop. Both are going to be so much fun!
Another swap! Yay! I finished up these covered notebooks for Super Swaps.

Today they will be send off to my partner. Hopefully she will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.

A lot has been going on here. I've been participating in a few swaps, worked on some old projects and tried not to start anything new! Here's my list of finishes:


Little ticker tape/dresden quilt
for the Little Quilt-Sew, Vote, Swap Group

I received this cute little one back.

Quilt top

This quilt top is finally finished! It is a pattern by Camille Roskelley, Little Ones. I enlarged it a bit, so that it fits a Twin size bed.

Butterfly charity quilt

It felt great to make an improv quilt with scraps from the quilt top above! No pattern, just cutting and sewing!!

I first finished the line with all the triangles. After that I used other scraps for the six blocks. Those six blocks were not big enough to make a little quilt, so I decided to use a neutral with it. That seemed a bit empty to me. The quilt feels girlie to me and what matches better with girlie than butterflies?! The butterflies are appliqued on it with raw edge applique.

I guess that I'm very pleased with the result. Do I really have to give this baby away to charity? Yes, I hope that it is finished in time for the 100 quilts for kids.

Another swap

For the RATZ swap (Rapid And Tiny Zakka Swap) I made this needle book with a pincushion embroidery on the front.

This gorgeous needle book came my way from Norway. Raw edge applique and crochet, I love it!

Now I'm off to make a notebook cover for Super Swaps and I have to buy some batting for my charity quilt! But before I go, I'll link up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!
_It has been very quiet here. In the meantime a lot has happened in my home. In December I've ...

... participated in a mug rug swap.


... made a pillow for myself

    (I'm entering this pillow in the Stash Project of the         Month on Clover and Violets blog.)


... made some pillows for a birthday.


... bought a few books!
        a devotional, Our Daily Journal
        an agenda/planner for 2012
        a book about change
        a GREAT book, Copernicus and the Jews, about the separation of church         and faith (I'm already halfway!)
        and a book about decorating, Eline's huis. (it will be translated into                 English in 2012!!)