Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ornament swap, ghost story Friday and Finishes....

What are finishes? It is when you get a project done! The best feeling in the world, and yesterday I finished several of them and it feels good.....I finished my charms for the Amusing Muses charm swap...I made little tiles and a few fabric ones with beads.






Here are my charms all packaged up and ready to go.....







I made two sets of pillowcases for Barb in American Samoa...There are some villages there that still are having a really hard time and she has become the blogging distributor for that area...I also am sending a set of sheets, and some toiletries...Most families have lost everything so she has put out the call...If you are interested in doing something, please leave me a comment stating so and I will direct you to her....Barb even gave her Janome sewing machine to a lady who had lost hers....I always want to do something huge, cause I feel so bad but sometimes I can only do something little....If you are in the same situation, do something small and all of our small things will add up to really big things....thanks again Barb for making me aware of the need and you can find her at http://bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com







I also finished a 6x8 quiltie for Mary S from Australia....It is part of our round robin quiltie group and her theme is vintage with soft colors...This is probably one of the most popular themes out there for altered art and one of the hardest for me...I think it is the color schemes that throw me...I am more of a "retro girl.....by retro I mean 40's, 50's and 60's...I love the color schemes, the kitschy stuff and the old trailers!!!!!! Anyway, this is what I came up with....




Last of all, two fun events for bloggers....First of all Laurie from http://indulgeyourshelf.blogspot.com is having a ghost story telling on Friday.....It is going to be SCARY for sure......Go visit her to play and then we all can share scary stories on Friday!! I have a couple of really good ones to share...Phantom Friday!!!!!!I cant wait....









Then Val is hosting a Woodland Ornament swap that will be really fun...It is for a handmade ornament, woodland themed and a treat for your secret swap partner...Just something fun and easy and she is a great hostess....you can sign up at http://yarnisgrasswapperspot.blogspot.com

10 comments:

Laurie said...

Yay! Thanks for putting up the button! I can't wait for Friday!

Barb said...

Love the pillowcases....and thanks for the plug about the island of Amerika Samoa....you are awesome!!

Utah Grammie said...

Those are adorable! Yo got a lot done :-) We still need to make arrangements for the quilt and I certainly don't want you to think I don't want it! Quite the contrary! I'm sorry but I think I may have misplaced you number - my email is colleen_blake@comcast.net

Thanks again and I think I might be needing it on these cold nights!

Utah Grammie said...

PS - love the "new" look of the blog! Very vintage!!

Lottie said...

My goodness you have been busy - what fabulous and stunning work.

Your new look blog is awesome - brilliant - clever you.

xx

Linda B said...

You are so multi-talented! Love those charms, and the tiles, and everything else. Must have felt good to get so much accomplished.

purplepaint said...

Hey lady! You have been busy!!! You do such beautiful work Melinda! Love Mary's quiltie! And the pic of the furrballs cuddling is just too cute!!! Did you get any of this snow and cold we've been having?

Margaret said...

Great work Melinda! I love the little charms and the vintage piece! your 'new look' blog looks fab! M

Micki said...

I love the charms and all of the pillowcases.You are so talented!
Micki

Pam said...

I'm finally able to blog again. We've been in the country with dial-up. Just wanted to say I love all the wonderful things you have pictured on your blog. You have been busy. Especially love the quiltie and charms.