My packages have been received for two recent swaps, so I can finally show what I sent:
For Kelly's Favorite Things swap, I was partnered with Jessica. She said she loves vintage, which was perfect because I had already been collecting items in my current favorite colors of aqua/yellow that had a vintage feel to them.
The items are featured on a pretty aqua/teal platter. For some reason the design of the platter seemed to evoke times past for me... is enameled and then has white flecks on it. It seems like I remember back in the day my mother had a pot that looked like that (or was it Elliott when we first got married... I don't remember! haha). I included colored jelly bellies and M&M's, note cards with a William Morris feel to them, an Anne Taintor magnet (love her... she captures the humor in life so well!), and because Jessica seems to really enjoy cooking, I machine appliqued some little birds on yellow kitchen towels. This was a really fun package to put together. Thanks for hostessing Kelly!
My about.com quilt also arrived at it's destination yesterday. This quilt was made for Margaret, who you may know as the fabulous hostess-with-the-mostess of several on-line swaps, including the 4 Seasons Quilt Swaps. This quilt has 6 inch blocks, and is hand quilted. It was a lot of fun to make!
My packages from these swaps should be here soon. I can't wait!