Friday, July 11, 2008

I finished my dental practicum this week and I'm happy to report all went well. The girls in the office were very patient with me and let me do just about everything. I think they're going to miss me because I was doing all the work....teehee. I'll see them again in 6 months because this office is my regular dentist. I've been visiting them for over 18 years. And BTW, I did have my regular cleaning done while I was working....LOL

I finally got into some sewing today, it sure feels good to get back to cutting and sewing. I don't have much progress to show, so since a few asked about the quilt on my new black quilt rack, I'll show the whole thing today. It's not new and I showed this when I first started blogging but I don't think it was quilted at the time.
Swapping can be so much fun, Karen and I have done a couple of swaps and I really enjoy each one. She has such a wonderful way of packaging, I just love the red gingham tissue paper, I wish I knew where to get some.
All this came in that wonderful wrapped package, I feel so lucky Karen included 2 of her stitched pillows, they are so cute and her stitching is fantastic, I'll keep these on display all year. The braided runner (which you can't see all of) it so prefect, Karen knows my colours well and it looks awesome on my front hallway table. She included a CD from Kathy Schmitz which is full of clipart, labels, redwork pillow and needlepunch, I'd highly recommend this one. The pattern is for 2 doll quilts and it comes with pink and brown fabric to make both. Thank you my dear friend Karen, I'm going to have so much fun playing with everything.
This year I bought a hardy fuschia plant called Santa Claus, this one doesn't like direct sunlight which is prefect for the backyard and our weather. I love the red and white, it's doing really well and full of so many blooms.

26 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

What a lovely gift from Karen! She definitely has great taste :o) I love your quilt. It is beautiful! The colors are fantastic.

Carol said...

I love that quilt...what wonderful treats from Karen...oh and your fuschia is just beautiful.

Karol-Ann said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Love the little people in it!
Quilty mail is the best and hopefully you'll get some from me soon :-)

When we were kids we used to love 'popping' the fuschia flowers before they opened (very naughty!!)

ps glad you're finished with your practical!!!

Guðrún said...

The quilt is so beautiful, thanks for showing it. How lovely the little pincushions are.

tami said...

Beautiful quilt. You are lucky to have Karen for a swap partner. Very nice package. You're right she is great at packaging.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I LOVE that quilt - did you share the name of the pattern - or could you :). That fuschia plant is really pretty, I've always liked those, but again I can't grow much, with my brown thumb LOL. Glad you liked your goodies :)

Hugs - karen

Lynn said...

Love the quilt I bet just looking makes you feel cheery. I inherited an old iron like the one you have on your shelf. Can you imagine ever using one of those?

KSedlak said...

Hi Wendy,
I love your quilt you have hanging on the black shelf. Homespuns are one of my very most favorite fabrics.
I love the little pillows that you received from Karen, too. They are just adorable.
The fuschia plant is beautiful, they are so much fun to watch blooming through the summer.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you soon.
Hugs,
Karen

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice treats and your quilt is just gorgeous....

Knot Garden said...

I love the colours in the quilt on your rack - the whole thing is just beautiful. Is it a Cheri Saffiote pattern?
All the goodies from Karen are gorgeous - I love the way she embroidered the flowers on the pillows!

Darlene said...

Oh, I love that quilt.

The box of goodies from Karen is wonderful. So many wonderful treasures to love and enjoy.

Linda said...

Gorgeous quilt, thanks for the full view. Such a lovely parcel and filled with so many lovely things.

Libby said...

What a lovely surprise to find in your mailbox - a great way to celebrate your hard work *s*

Judy said...

What a Lovely scrappy quilt! All the goodies are just to die for and what a friend! That's one nice pile of fantastic stuff!

Mad about Craft said...

Love the quilt, I think the colours are lovely and the little people are cute!

The gifts are also cute!

Carole said...

Lovely quilt! Oh.... and what wonderful goodies from Karen. How fortunate you are! Glad that you are finished with school. What a relief it must be for you to quilt without guilt! lol Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Donna said...

I love your quilt. Antique-y quilts are about my favorites. And aren't you so fortunate to have Karen for a friend. she also does amazing work. I have been reading your blog for months but have never posted. Decided to step out of lurkdom to say hi.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Wendy! I love that quilt on your quilt rack! Something about it is so comfy and warm! And your swap gift is AWESOME!

Leanne said...

Love your quilt and what lovely gifts...blogland is such a nice place.

Thimbleanna said...

That quilt sure is cute! And lucky you to be swapping with Ms. Farmhouse -- she's awesome!

Lyn said...

Hello, what a wonderful swap buddy you have. The packaging and goodies are really lovely. Warmest Regards Lyn

Melzie said...

That hanging quilt is gorgeous :)

That flower looks like little fairies in pretty swirly skirts.

Haven't seen you in a while, how ya doin? xoxo melzie

Karen said...

I do like the quilt on the rack. It looks like it might be a Cherie pattern.
Your sure received a treat with all those goodies in the package. You must have been a very good girl.
I am not familar with the Santa Claus variety but then I am not a gardener. It has lovely flowers.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that Santa plant. And Karen sent you some great things. I just love her. She's so nice.

Linda said...

Oh more drooling!! I a lurker and luster in quilt blogs!! Your sewing and stitching are wonderful!

Karen and I and another gal are doing a fall swap - now I am feeling even more insecure about what I made - how can I ever measure up!!

Lucy said...

What a wonderful quilt do you have on yoru rack!