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141  Winter Birdhouse Table Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by quaggy on: December 09, 2014 06:30:42 PM
So loved making this table quilt for my 12 hays of Christmas partner kbrison.  The stand was purchased or it can just be displayed on a wall!

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142  Re: Secret Santa 2014 SU Until 10/29 Send Date 12/5 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by quaggy on: December 09, 2014 04:58:00 PM
I'm working on getting the sent/received list updated. Don't forget to message the organizer of your group when you send (with tracking #) AND when you receive. If you are going to be late let your group organizer know.

AND NO PEEKING OR EARLY OPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No matter how bad you want to look.  Grin

Dear Santa I really am not a bad girl, well maybe just a little.......I got a Pm to open my box and inside I would find a tin which I could go ahead and open!!!! Yipee!!!!!!! The boxed that arrived yesterday was from my secret Santa!!!!  and what was inside the tin some yummy cookies....I not only had a secret Santa but this person is an angel too!  I can see some of my gifts but have shut my boring brown box and will just have to indulge in a sweet cookie treat while I wait for opening day!  Off to brew a cup of coffee!  Thank you whomever my Santa is!

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143  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Rd. 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by quaggy on: December 07, 2014 04:45:39 AM
My stocking  arrived from sharalee.....yesterday but life did not allow me to post pictures.   I collect TM Patches and right smack dab in the middle is the cutest snowman TM patch.  Sharalee went to great care by pinning it on so that if I wanted to remove it I could.  She also made a super cute bow and added it the came way.  Holy moly the stocking is perfect.  I took several photos and one has it lying on a throw rug that is in my living room.  I also have a large round rug just like it under my coffee table.  When I say perfect match of colors that I like to decorate with.......when has she been inside my house?HuhHuh  Grin  Since yesterday I was determined to get my tree up my reward was to open my parcel when tree was complete.... and boy what a reward it was.  I also open a few gifts that Sharalee said were extras.....  A sewn mug caddy with mug and sewing kit.....I love the mug and will need to replace it with one in my stash that really doesn't appeal to me as know way will this one stay covered up.......I have made these before for swaps but as you all know we seldom make anything for ourselves and I yep you guessed it now I can mark that item off of my do list for me..... Kiss Kiss Kiss

Another extra that I opened ended up being CHOCOLATE  Kiss

Not sure how long I can hold out before opening another present!!!!! Will keep everyone posted if I cave!!!!!!!!

Decided to throw my emotional side out there as well tis the season.......the stocking fabric is perfect.....my avatar is my senegal parrot that I lost a few years back......she was like a three year old went everywhere with me...loved to go camping  rode around on my shoulder and had a very large vocabulary.....she knew when we started packing up to go to the lake and would always start saying......... going camping going camping.....she loved the dogs called them by name... often asked what are you doing while I sat and crafted and loved to get into beads and such.  She was what we called a cannibal as her perfect people food was chicken and french fries, she also loved to sit on my coffee cup and have a sip or two.  She was one spoilt bird!    I searched from the time I got off until dark for her for over 3 months with daily drives in the neighborhood.......I can only pray that she found a home that needed her more than I did!!!!  Yes her name is Paisley
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144  Embroidery and Pieced Snowman Mini Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by quaggy on: December 06, 2014 06:34:53 AM
I made his mini snowman quilt for my partner kbrison in the mini 12 days of Christmas!  I pieced the top, appliqued the snowman and then  embroidered the detail in a sparkle metallic frost thread.  The mouth is also embroidered but hard to see. I used a small doily and bell on the hat. Painted the cheeks and added some buttons.  Such a fun project!

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145  Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2014 - SO 11/12/14 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by quaggy on: November 12, 2014 04:21:47 PM
My partner is out of town but tracking shows all 3 boxes arrived to her house today.  Here is a teaser picture for fun!
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146  Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by quaggy on: November 08, 2014 06:07:39 PM
kbrison sent me two boxes.  One was marked perishable so in the frig it went.  I got a pm saying it was ok to open as it included an extra Shocked  an extra!!!!! just look at this fantastic Nestle butterscotch fudge Shocked 2 round tubs and it tastes terrific.  OMG I love fudge, I am in heaven!!!!  I had the perfect dish to display it on. Popping 1 in the freezer for later....kbrison also sent me the recipe!!!!  Win win!!!!

Here is also a peek at all my pretty presents!!!!  Hoping to get my tree up over Thanksgiving break, then update a proper photo!!!!

Tree has not been put up yet...life happened but maybe by the end of this week......


So excited to start opening.....today I received 8 fantastic crocheted snowflake coasters....... could used then as ornaments  but so needed some seasonal coasters...these are perfect in size and they have a winter theme that I can use until spring  I do not crochet ...ummm maybe just a little but really no patience, they are perfect!!!  I also have a few packages labeled extras so I splurged and found inside this package some vintage buttons.....I am such a hoarder of buttons, can never have enough as far as I am concerned.....

And just look at this cute tissue paper sewing gingerbread...who ever knew!!!!!


Today when I opened I found two adorable ornaments!!  One is pieced from the perfect fabrics.  The stars are silver so shiny and bright.  I love this pattern and of course the cute little star button on top.  So well made!  Then also packed inside was an adorable felt snowman....Just look at his peppermint striped chenille earmuffs.  He is so cute and I have named him sparkle.......so need to get my tree up!!!!

sorry folks I am having trouble getting photos to rotate...worked well yesterday but can't seem to get it to cooperate today!


the gift I unwrapped yesterday was made to decorate me!!!!  I love snowmen and this wonderful snowman necklace on a silver chain just melts my heart!

Day 4

Today the gift that I opened was full of Christmas tree ornament hangers.....they could be used alone but I have plans to use them to hand my decorations and may just have to steal this idea and make more.


Kbrison is the best she sent me a PM pointing me in the direction of the next gift to open. I have been opening them as they are numbered small 1 small 2 etc. then move to medium 1 etc......  The next gift in line marked small day 5 was the one in question!  Karma, how cool is that? Todays gift was a charm bracelet that matched the necklace that I opened on day two....Plan was to wear the necklace today, which I did but I also had a matching bracelet....How cool was that?  Several co-workers attempted to make me be nice and give both away....but I held fast.....told them join craftster and you too can get some awesome gifts.....none of them craft so chances are slim.

Here is my necklace again!   I just love this set!

I managed to get ,y tree up today so I am adding a picture of it with my pezzies still to open.


Today I received the cutesiest  gift tags.  They have owls on them.  Super cute.  I do have a few packages to wrap so these will be put to good use!

This swap has really put me in the Christmas mood!   I decided to wrap a few packages today and use the tags that kbrison sent to me.  Don't they look fantastic.

I opened an extra just because......inside there were 3 Christmas cross stitch kits that will be started during my holiday time off that starts in 2 weeks I forgot to snap a picture so I will add those tomorrow!  But I also got 3 adorable gingerbread men ornaments......I usually have a gingerbread themed tree in my den but it has not been put up yet so for now they are on the one in the living room. I also took pictures of my first 2 ornaments hanging on the tree with my cut new hangers.


Todays gift was a soap making kit......I am so excited about this....I have never tried to make soap but have always wanted too.....and it is perfect  Tie Dye a favorite of mine. One of the shapes is a peace sign!!!!  My tree skirt is tie dye fleece  and I have  tie dye stars all over it!  again I think kbrison has been in my house.....gonna have to talk t BF about that.....maybe Santa gave her a key!!!!


Yesterdays gift was needed so very bad....Just look at these two dish towels...perfect for my kitchen.  They are double thick meaning the towel was cut in 2 and they look the same on both side, double thickness! I just love the crocheted button.  A craft I do not do well or I would probably make a hundred or so of these.

Day 9

Super spoiled today with not one but two mug rugs!  One is a seasonal snowman so love this cute fellow and look at the back...it was quilted with a snowflake!

mug rug two is extra special....parrots....and it was quilted with my user name quaggy.....hard to see in the photo. OMG do you see the skunk between the two snowman?HuhHuh I listed this as my favorite animal in so many swaps!  I call it my eye spy mug rug....I spy a racoon, 4 rabbits, a fox,   9birds, a deer 1 snowman and 1 snowwoman. I must say these are perfect and the binding was hand sewn and so professional.  Also a sweet treat to bake up.....

The back side fabric!

My coasters from a few days back!  just because..............

DAY 10

Todays gift was a double sided apron that I so needed.  I tend to make these for swaps but never me.    I love the fabrics that she used and have already put this to use!

DAY 11

I was so spoiled with this gift!!!  6 Reversible placemats..........the fabric is perfect......and I know the time and love that went into these.  from the decorative quilted stitching to the hand sewn binding........... I will cherish these forever!!!!!!

Day 12

A much needed new wreath......I have already placed it outside my front door.  It was night time so this is this best picture I could snap!!!!!!!

It was wrapped in a cute piece of gingerbread fabric that kbrison stitched together with a very long stitch so I could remove it easily and use the fabric for something else.  So thoughtful!!!!

I was so spoiled and had the best partner......we connected in our PMs to each other through out opening days....Tis the season for magic!!!!!
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147  Creepy fun Halloween Tray in Halloween Decor and Parties by quaggy on: October 17, 2014 03:51:10 PM
An altered paper craft tray for my partner Lindy in the mini 13 days of Halloween Swap.

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148  Interchangable welcome sign in Halloween Decor and Parties by quaggy on: October 15, 2014 05:44:58 PM
I made this Ceramic Welcome plaque for my partner Lindy in the mini 13 days of Halloween.  The center is attached with Velcro and can be changed out for the different seasons.  I only took pictures of the fall scene but also sent various others as well.  I think the snowman scene was my favorite.

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149  Welcome to our web wreath in Halloween Decor and Parties by quaggy on: October 14, 2014 04:11:43 PM
I made this super quick wreath for my partner in the mini 13 days of Halloween.  Grab a grapevine wreath, ribbon, loose spiders and a slate of wood. 

Wrap the wreath with web, hot glue on some spiders of choice.  I painted a wooden slat with ivory paint, after dry applied a coat of crackle.  When dry again I painted it a shade of purple and waited for it to crack and dry.  Don't forget to drill two holes so you can wire it to the wreath. Paint on your verse.  Make your bow and wire it on as well.
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150  Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Round 6 in The Swap Gallery by quaggy on: September 02, 2014 06:04:37 PM
Here's my spooky spot of gifts rom Lindy!!!!!

Here is a shot of all my gifts.  The ones not wrapped are meant for day one.  I love what I see so far...... the pumpkin, ghost, and 2 Halloween bobble heads are headed to work for my desk!!  (I love Frankie)  The candy jar is full of peanut and plain M & M's, twix and snickers...Yum Yum.....  I will post a better picture of these things on day one.  

Day 1

Candy corn soap dispenser that is full, ghost and pumpkin!!!!!

Boo and EEK!!!!!

A decorated jar with candy.........

So taking day 1 to work with me to decorate my desk!!!! Action shots tomorrow!!!!!


Wonderful altered blocks that spell spooky!!!!! and a two headed skeleton cameo

Office shots of my altered blocks and goodies from day 1!!!!!

Here is the package prior to opening, the skeleton was used as a package decoration!


Awesome fall leaf banner.  Perfect timing, we got our first cold front temps dropped to the high 80's today!

and 2 super cute wooden cut outs!  I have not seen these before.....will get them painted this weekend and repost a picture......I get to be creative for me!!!!

Day 4

No work today so as I sat and drank coffee I was able to get my wooden ornaments painted.....Now I want a black tree....see what I can conjure up!

Lindy had told me she was sending a kit so I played touch and squish and found this adorable wall quilt, not only did she send 2 panels she also sent backing fabric and bias tape tada a kit.......... I love this panel and am always amazed at seeing things I have never seen before this panel is so cute and I am hoping I can work on it this weekend!


Today I chose a gift wrapped in purple that felt like it might be a hoopla!!!!!!!  Yee Haw!!!! I am doing the happy dance!!!!!  I was sent the most amazing piece of stitched art!  I know Lindy sent me a piece of her life as the amount of time that went into this is amazing!!!  The stitches are so neat and clean and the purple Drink and Scary has been filled in with either long and short stitches or small delicate chain stitches.....The spider hat and bats feel like felt but are not felt that is how fantastic her satin stitches are....I hope the picture does justice it is amazing.  Did I say how much I love this....Thank you so much.....For now it is going to be displayed on an easel but will be added to my hoopla wall after Halloween.  Lindy also sent me the two orange chevron kitchen towels so now I have a pop of Halloween orange in my kitchen!!!!

The back of the hoop has been sealed with a piece of orange felt.


2 magnets made by Lindy's kiddos!!!!!  Such a treat to have the kids help and make me something!
a  3 d bat and a black cat!  Lindy give them each a hug from me!!!!!!!!!

Day 7

Today my surprise was an altered haunted house....I just love Lindy's paper crafts and was partnered with her in another swap so I am starting a collection called Lindy's Altered Art. My photos do not do this piece justice.... I love it and just look at the door knocker, spider web  black cat, skull, pumpkin, thatched roof and flying bat.  Such a cute piece of art!!!


Today I also opened a ghost as a present........This little fellow was hard to snap a picture with his eyes going crazy.  He is painted wood and his eyes flash a whole rainbow of colors.  I managed to get his eyes  showing 2 different colors but not the whole image with the eyes lighted.


Wishes do come true..... I was hoping to receive some Halloween jewelry and got two  fantastic bracelets today.  I love them both...  I have heard Lindy talk about the ones she makes and am now a proud owner of one.  I do not know the name help me out here Lindy.....it may start with the letter K?Huh?  I also got another wooden ornament ....spider.....hope to work on it this weekend!  

DAY 10

A kit to make a Halloween cupcake!!!!  Not the kind you eat but one to display!  Hoping to make it this weekend!

I also got 2 more woodies to paint...I am gonna have an awesome Halloween tree!

DAY 11

A pumpkin candle that smells great and is dressed with a charm.....and two fantastic rolls
of Washi tape...  woo hoo for Halloween supplies!

DAY 12

A wreath and some web...... Lindy and I both sent spider wreaths.....great minds think alike......This is going to look awesome on my office door......

DAY 13

all good things must come to an end....tomorrow is gonna be so sad with no prezzie to open..
I was super spoiled today with 3 awesome pieces of jewelry............

fabulous owl earrings. These will get a lot of wear


2 super cute necklaces.........I love them both!!!!!  Thank you Lindy for being such a wonderful partner!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Haunting everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

I forgot to show the wooden pumpkin ornament that was included with day 13 and here are the others that i received along the way all painted.  I think I may add some glitter...........
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