Handmade Christmas 2009 page updated

I’ve added some links to projects I’m going to make for people for Christmas this year (hopefully), so if you need some ideas you might stop by that page. Boy do I need to get going! At least now I sort of have a plan of precisely what I want to make for everyone, including the guys! Don’t forget, if you have some projects you can post them on there too. Just add your blog link to the comments section. I’d add a Mr. Linky but I’ve heard it doesn’t work here on WordPress, bummer. Oh well.

Happy Holiday Stitching!


P.S. I’m not sure if it shows up on the sidebar, but I just posted something new on The Crafty Girls Workshop blog as well. Stop by and check it out! And there is still time to enter the drawing for the pin cushions!


September 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Crafty Girls Workshop, Give Aways, Holidays, sewing. Leave a comment.

Do Me a Favor

OK everyone. Do me a favor. Get up, go and look at your stash, if you have two fat quarters that are looking kind of rejected, but seem to be related to some holiday, consider sending them to me to be swapped with someone else’s.  Well, chop them up into 5″ charms before you send them. All you need is TWO fat quarters for this, that’s about 1/2 yard of fabric. You will get back 24 different charms! That’s probably enough to do a border on a cute wall hanging or to start an awesome table runner!  If you have checked your stash (and I know you have one) and you have those two lonely, neglected fat quarters, e mail me right now, lunachick654@yahoo.com and tell me you want to send them to a new home.  I have posted requests on three different lists, this blog and a quilter’s forum and have only had 5 (That’s FIVE) people respond that they want to participate. I have already gotten one package from one of them and the charms are awesome!  The complete guidelines are listed in a previous post called A Charming Charm Swap.  I hesitated at first about making this swap “public” on my blog because I thought I would have TOO MANY replies. I haven’t had any! Granted, my sister’s dog ran away and that has taken precedence in the subject category, but please consider this swap. It is EASY and it will be fun to get a package in the mail, just in time for Christmas, or whatever holiday you observe! Thank you for your time. I will post later about the Split Rail Fence block that I completed last night and anything else exciting that happened at my quilt guild meeting. We are supposed to have the Singing Quilter tonight, supposedly very funny.  Thank you for all your comments and e mails, I SOO enjoy meeting other quilters from around the country and around the globe! Quilters are AWESOME!

Happy Swapping,


aka The Sad Swapping Queen 

November 8, 2007. Tags: , , , , . Quilting. Leave a comment.

A Charming Charm Swap

This is my second post of the day but that’s because I have more to say (hey that rhymes!)  I have been sort of obsessed with the idea of swapping stuff lately. I think that this time of year puts me in a swapping mood. I also noticed that someone on another blog mentioned that it’s a good way to get more fabric with very little money. SO, I would like to offer to host a charm swap. We will swap 5″ squares of fabric that are Holiday themed. Below are the guidelines (which can change but hopefully won’t):


2) “Holiday” means ANY holiday related fabrics. Originally this was novelty fabrics but I have opened it up to include anything related but not necessarily novelty.

3) All fabrics must be 100% cotton and pre washed. If you are unable to pre wash it, please make a note of that so that I may inform everyone else.

4) Charms are 5″ square pieces of fabric


1) If you want to participate, just send me a quick e mail with CHARM swap as the title. My e mail addy is lunachick654@yahoo.com

2) Participants will send two sets of 12 charms (one fat quarter of fabric can produce 12 charms).  One set of charms is made up of the same fabrics.  These two sets of fabrics are to be different. (This will produce more variety and allow us to have enough to make a completed project, hopefully.)

3) Send the charms to me along with a self addressed envelope and return postage. I will swap your charms with everyone else’s and you should receive 24 new charms back!

4) Deadline to receive the charms is November 30, I will swap them and send them back to you by December 7. 

5) Enjoy your new fabric charms!

 So, those are the guidlines and description of how the swap works.  If you want to participate, please e mail me (lunachick654@yahoo.com).  I hope to get overwhelmed with replies! It should easy and FUN! Just grab two holiday fat quarters you had lying around in your stash, chop them up into 5″ squares and send them out. Yeah! I love to get stuff in the mail.  Until next time…

Happy Swapping,

Anna L.

P.S. I cut out the fabric for my Frenchy Bag last night. Took me a good two hours! I forgot that using a real pattern means cutting it out of the fabric. I guess quilting has spoiled me with all the easy to cut squares. So, tonight I hope to start the assembly process. Hope to post pictures as well.

November 5, 2007. Tags: , , , , , . Quilting. 1 comment.