this afternoon i went to check and see if i could bring anything in from the garden.
this is what i picked, one really lovely "ugly" tomato, two yellow beauties and a small pile of grape tomatoes. its funny, but mr chickenfoot and i are trying to beat each other to see who gets to pick goodies. he really wanted that big tomato, but it was soooo ready for me!! petty? maybe, but i picked it!! i will even share it with him! see how sweet i am. i ate one of the yellows for lunch, just sliced and into the pie hole it went. ahh, one of the highlights of summer in my opinion.still never repainted those deck chairs either, but we wont look at them, ok?
i have a lot of swaps that i have received that i havent acknowledged here, so i wanted to do that tonight, but first, am i the only one NOT watching the olympics? mr chickenfoot turns the boob tube on the minute he gets home and has been staying up past 9 to watch them!!! now thats not normal (for him anyway). not to mention, whats with all the controversy and drama this year?? sheesh
ok back to our regularly scheduled programming...
this little bunch of lovelies is from erin koch for the russian doll swap that imagingermonkey hosted. i just love my little embroidered dollies. i have put it up in my sewing room. and look at that sweet little chubby doll. too cute. thanks so much erin
and geez i couldnt remember if i blogged about this or not, so i figure hey, if i do it twice, thats ok, right?? this beauty is from the oh so sweet megan. she knew i had to wait a long time for my dqs3, so she made a point of sending it super early. is that sweet or what??? she also sent some extra goodies too. thanks so much megan, i think this is just such a clever block, and perfect for a summer swap.
can you believe it?? lucinda sent me a goodie package just because, and included was my very own chair quiltie. lucinda has become known in our little quilting world for her chairs, and this one does not disappoint! gah! i am in love. thank you so much lucinda.she also sent me the most gorgeous button that i had been drooling over on her flickr acct. along with a whole bunch of other yummies
the last swap i received was for the cupcake and tea swap hosted by the indispensible rachael rabbit. this was such a fun swap to do, i would love to do it again in the future. amy williams was my partner, and she sent me the sweetest (get it, sweetest) little cupcake goodies
she appliqued little cupcakes on vintage linen napkins and made some cute little cupcakes that have magnets in them. altho i have put them on a little plate with my other "fake" sweets, instead of on my frig. she sent my favorite tea, english breakfast and a tea ball. i dont think i will be able to bring myself to use the napkins, maybe one day!. thanks so much!!
this is my scrappy quilt from tracy. she organized a scrappy doll quilt swap, and i got my quilt from her! isnt it awesome? i just adore 30's prints and we share a special affinity for log cabin blocks. smooches tracy, i will treasure my quiltie. oh, she also sent me my very own hitty doll. go check out her hitty blog for more info, im sure you will become addicted!!
ok last one, i swear!! boy this is making me look really bad!! i really dont think it has been that long of a time span that i got these all in. i guess i am just really lucky!! a little while ago jill asked me to take a peek at a tute she made on a felt strawberry needlebook, so she sent me one as a thank you.
its so funny she sent this the week i started my strawberry swap. she had no idea!! isnt it a sweet needlebook? and who doesnt love strawberry spinach salad??? yum. thanks so much jill, i use it almost every day. she has the tute up on her blog now, along with a bunch of other cute projects...go, scoot, check them out...