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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fabirc, Gifts and a Basket

Oh, I have lots of fun stuff to show you!
First off, how do I look? I got a makeover!! Well my blog did anyway! I had won a free blog makeover, professionally done, from one of the giveaway sites I love! (Bloggy Giveaways)
Shera from Sweet N Simple Design did a wonderful job didn't she?? I wonder if she could do as well if she were to give the real me a makeover!!? If you love my new look, won't you please go over to Shera's and tell her so?
Second, and this may come as a nuisance, I've learned how to create collages with my pictures!! I will probably over use this knowledge, but please allow me to play!
And on we go . . .
Right before I left for my annual sis/mom-in-law retreat in sunny/warm St. George, I was surprised to see a package in my mail box.
I opened it up, and to my utter astonishment found a wristlet made from the feminine fat quarter I had sent to Sherri!! Isn't it a riot? Well, I knew just what I would use it for - my Bingo bag for the weekend!!
My dauber, iPod, gum and some chapstick fit perfectly and I sported it as I toured the casino. Boy did I look smart and sassy!
Now I use it to carry everything for my embroidery project I'm working on.
Sherri assured me she had enough fabric to make one for herself as well, THANKS SHERRI!
Here is some fabric I picked up while on my girl's trip. We went to five (?) quilt shops!!
There are a few pieces that I had purchased from Jane's shop, and I threw them in the collage as well.
What am I going to do with all this cotton? I'm going to GIVE some away during my MAKEOVER EVENT! Stay tuned for that! January 26th - 29th
My dear friend Cheryl (no blog) made me this awesome melon basket for Christmas. Notice the three dimensional braid on top of the handle? Wowsers! It was full of fun stuff, a book, gift card to a quilt shop, gift card to Barnes and Noble and homemade jams.
Cheryl is a very good and generous friend and I love her so much!
I hope you've had a chance to enter my giveaway for One World, One Heart giveaway and will come back during the MAKEOVER EVENT January 26 - 29!
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8 comments:

Sherri said...

Wow...the new blog look is great! Where did you find the black and white sewing fabrics...they are great...I might have to run up to St. George...or e-mail Jane!

Kritta22 said...

Wow!! Look at your cute blog!!!!!!! Seriously this is so cute!

I love the sewing machine chick! and your signature!

Tracey said...

Its brill your new look, fantastic,
And all that great new fabric,
Have a great day,
Take care
Tracey xx

Shari said...

Your blog is looking pretty good! Glad to hear you had such a great mini-vacation complete with fantastic retail therapy!
Hugs

Pat said...

LOVE the new look of the blog! I'll go tell that to Sherri now, too! :)

What a CUTE little bag, too...and very useful for those small things that are so easy to lose.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ok, I need to start at the beginning, love your new look, crisp clean, professional and at the same time still you, very cute.
The wristlet, how cute is that, BTW love the collage!
Now on to the fabric, look at all that candy, love all the reds, I need to start to collect reds!! Ahh, more to buy!
Also the basket is just amazing, how beautiful and the workmanship is unbelievable. Wow Mel, yay for you!!
Love the signature too!

Candace said...

Hi Mel...what a bright, new, jazzy look you have! That little quilting gal up top looks just like you! Shera does fantastic work! And that little wristlet - toooo cute!
Cheers!

Dawn said...

The new look is fantastic!! Great fabric finds... The basket is stunning!!