Friday, April 23, 2010

A Trashy Block!!!

Dear Jane BOM
Originally uploaded by *Mormor*

I made this block using just fabrics from the trash!!  Heehee!  Yup, scrounged the bin at our last quilt-meeting and said that I could make something pretty from what my quilting buddies threw in the garbage!!!
I think it turned out ok....for trash, that is!!!
The "scrap-lady" strikes again!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

On The Rocks!

This picture was taken on the penninsula, Kullen, in Sweden a few years ago.  I just love all of the rocks!  I dedicate this shot to my Icelandic friend, Anna Margrét, who is a rock fanatic!  With the volcanic eruptions going on in Iceland right now, I am thinking of her often, hoping that all is well with her and her family.  Take care, Anna Margrét!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Swap Goodies!

Isn't this little black-bird cute??!!! 
Here are my lovely spring goodies which I received from my swap-partner, Karina, from Lithuania!  This sweet birdie decorates the front cover of a beautiful, hand-bound journal.  Karina's hand-work is just so exceptional!

Along with the journal, came some very pretty pieces of fabric and a cute card!  Thanks so much, Karina! 
I just love my swap goodies!!!

Here is the stitchery holder I sent to Karina (made from a pattern by Natalie Lymer!), a matching card and two Fat Quarters in blue tones.  As Karina mentioned to me that she one day hopes to learn to quilt, I included a few essentials in the stitchery holder to help her along!!

Good luck, Karina!
Make sure you post a picture of your first Quilt Block! 
Thanks again for swapping with me!

Mary Ann 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Anne's Pretty Blocks!!

Anne, who is a member of our little group of Dear Jane stitchers, has completed the first three of Brenda Papdakis'
Congratulations on finishing your beautiful blocks, Anne!