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Friday, January 17, 2014

Oh so Blue & Thinking of You for January...

Even without a studio to work in...since it's a kitten haven...I signed up for A Swap for All Seasons. Our January theme was "Thinking of You" and the color was blue.  The package above is what I sent to my partner, Jill.  Blue is one of my favorite colors, so I had lots to choose from...the big challenge was finding it in the boxes I've taken out of my studio. 
This is the tag I created for Jill...the flowers are fussy cut from a vintage greeting card & the image is from a book of vintage images...I can't remember which one at the moment. 
I went with very cool blues for her card...and one of my favorite stamp images by Michelle Ward.  You can still buy her image...and so many more of hers...here through The Shoppe at Somerset.
I also sent Jill some of my hand dyed ribbons & tags to use in her own creations.
And some vintage buttons in cool blues...which you can barely see through this glassine bag...sealed with washi tape, of course!
I received a fabulous package of blue goodness from Pam of Textures-n-Treasures.  She has posted great pix of what she created for me, so please visit her blog to see them.  In the package of destash goodies, you can just barely see a vintage quilt top piece sticking out.  In a couple days I'll be back here with pix of how I'm using that quilt piece & some extras she sent...lets just say history from Pam's family will live on in my quilt.  Thanks so much, Pam!
It's too late to sign up for February's swap...sign-ups are always on the first of the previous month.  But the March swap is all about SPRING & yellow...and you can sign up on February 1.  Watch for the announcement here at A Swap for All Seasons.  If you love to swap...this is one of the best swaps ever!


  1. Oh, what a wonderful bunches of blue goodies! Love, love that first tag and that hand dyed ribbon made me drool. lol! I am sure Jill is going to love each and every little thing. Hopping over to see what your partner sent you. So excited for our swap!

  2. Oh, what a fun idea for a swap. I am going over there to follow so I can get the update. I love having a reason to be creative.

    I am also looking at your blog list and seeing many blogs I don't know about so I will have to do some clicking.

  3. Love the items you made for the Blue January Swap. Lucky partner!


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