Friday, October 8, 2010

Poe Swap & St. Nicholaus Swap

I participated in the Poe altered art swap. I've already shared the great package I received from Little Messy Missy here. So what did I send? My partner was not a fan of gruesome or scary so I went with the sweeter side of Halloween. My partner chose the story The Black Cat. I couldn't find a cigar box so I altered a paint can to look like a black cat. I made a few bookmarks, a cat coaster, a candy corn brooch and included some candy as well.
This is my favorite piece. I made this quilted black cat wall hanging for my partner. It took longer than expected but I'm really happy with how it turned out! It's the first time I've made my own binding so I wanted to keep it! I mailed it, so hopefully my partner will love it.

I sent off the Poe package to my partner then received my St. Nickolaus Swap package. Cindy made this incredible quilted wall hanging for me. Don't you love it?!!! I hung it right away!

These are the other goodies Cindy sent. Thank you Cindy!! She even sent some rocks, polished sea glass and a cute little owl bag for Nature Girl. Nature Girl was very grateful as these things are all her favorites.

Look what she made with the rocks . . . . St. Nickolaus! Isn't that cute?!!! I'm always impressed with Nature Girl's creativity!


Apryl said...

I love the black cat wall hanging! it's fantastic! lovely swap goodies your partner was very lucky!

SweetT said...

Jill I do love the wall hanging and everything. I sent you an email but I rec'd an undeliverable message in return. I have tried again but just in case you don't receive it, this is what it said:
Thank you for one of the best swap packages that I have ever received. I love it all especially the quilted wall hanging. The can is great and is purrrr-fect for holding candy or other goodies. I love the candy corn pin and can't wait to wear it. Anyway, EVERYTHING is absolutely AWESOME! Thank you so much!!!

val said...

love it all....I knew you'd do always do!!!!!


Karen said...

I love the idea of teh Nicholaus swap. I was born in Holland, so every year on Dec 6th, we'd wake up to shoes filled with candies from St. Nicholaus. Brings back sweet childhood memories. We did it with our children too, but our grandchildren don't eat candy, so the tradition kinda stopped with us. Maybe I'll revive it this year with little toys and pencils and you got my mind working :) Have a great day!