Thursday, March 12, 2009

Swap Til You Drop | January

Yes, I realize that it's March 12th and I am just now posting about a January swap. Remember my last post when I said things have gotten a little out of hand? Well, it hasn't gotten any better! Remember when Austin Powers lost his mojo? That's kind of how I feel right now. I haven't sewn a thing in over two weeks -- unfortunately, sometimes quilting has to take a back seat to higher priorities, like my family and my job. In fact, I'm writing this post from a hotel room in Boston, where I'm traveling for business!

I'm still dealing with IT issues at home, but (cue angels singing) I finally got my MacBook! I just got it and I'm still learning how to use it, but I LOOOOVE it. I am so excited. And the other good news is that one of my teammates at work was able to save all of my files from my old computer. I'm still working on transferring everything over to the MacBook, but I am just so relieved that my music collection and my family photos are not lost and gone forever.

OK, so back to the swap. In January, Solidia and I were paired to make "plain jane" quilts in the Swap 'Til You Drop mini quilt swap. Solidia actually sent me a mini quilt once before, for my very first mini swap quilt ever back in July! As much as I love that quilt, Solidia outdid herself this time.

Isn't this such a great little quilt?? (The image is actually taken from Solidia's photostream ... I'm still not able to download photos from my camera to my computer). Solidia incorporated pictures of my three children into the design. I love it, Solidia ... thanks so much! I am glad we'll be swapping some more in SewConnected 3!

Here's the miniature quilt I sent to Solidia in return:

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I sent Solidia this 12"x12" quilt in shades of red, pink, and chocolate brown and an with all-over stippling design.

I hope you liked it, Solidia!!

I've got lots and lots to finish up this month, and I can't believe March is almost halfway over already. I hope I get my mojo back ... soon!!


  1. Congrats on the'll get used to it soon. iPhoto is a great "easy" tool for editing your pictures and makes it super easy to download them from your camera, too!

  2. So you are becoming a mac hey?? I am a mac myself and I think you are really going to love it! The two best "tricks" that I learned are that that most of the useful shortcuts use the command key and the letter used on the pc and a right click is press ctr & the mouse button. Once I knew that everything else came so easily.
    The mini quilts are super cute.... both of them. I have to join a few of those swaps.

  3. your
    congrats on the mac...that's awesome.
    and even more awesome that you'll still have all your music & photos.

    love the stud quilts.

  4. Pretty! I love travelling for business, I can sew uninterrupted by my kids and husband! It's easy being a 'everything by hand' kind of gal, you can take your work everywhere.

  5. Sorry to hear about the computer troubles and the lost mojo. I've been struggling to get mine back since the exam. It's really tough when the rest of life gets completely out of hand. (Btw, check is in the mail and should be getting to you today or tomorrow? Thanks again!)

  6. Those little quilts are both awesome! Threw me for a little loop after reading it was a "plain jane" swap!

  7. welcome to the mac're going to love it! did you get the apple care? definitely worth hubby just took his mac book in today with a broken screen. stuff happens.

  8. i've lost my mojo too. i just don't feel up to it, and i currently have 4 blocks to complete for various swaps. it's driving me crazy having so much on my to-do list.

    love the mini quilts, just fabulous.

  9. My mojo's been missing too. I hope we get them back soon.

  10. Great swap mini! Congrats on the new mac and recovery of your files - big sigh of relief - for sure! We back up to an external drive every couple of months :)

  11. I love the HOME quilt. Actually I love everything on your blog. Mac?