Another way to know someone is by the company they keep. Lately, I feel an embarrassment of riches in artsy and craftsy folks I consort with. Everyone who visits here is incredibly supportive of my exploits and many reach out to offer even more fellowship and sometimes help. I am grateful for your feedback—whether positive or negative. Thanks!

A few swaps and gifts have landed recently. Let’s see the fruit-based technology app shots.

First, I mentioned these sewn swapped delights from Nicke before and finally got a couple of photos. In exchange for a potty-mouthed cross stitch sampler, she made me a fancy poop quilt block.

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And she added this scrappy miniquilt, embroidered with one of my favorite quotations.

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And then Jacey heard my pleas and sent me a surprise care package of Moon Pies—a classic dessert from my homeland that is rare to find up here. Heh. She tucked in one of her sweet owl-y pouches and other sweetness too! [She recently opened up a shop with loads of patchwork-y loveliness.]

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Third, I snatched up Amanda‘s recent destash of a couple pounds of some scraps of solid fabrics and, as a surprise, she included one of her recent screenprints. [You can see more of her work in her shop. I bought a tote bag from her that I use all the time.] I haven’t stopped singing this song all weekend.

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Finally, fourth, Kay packed this sampler of Biggan dk yarn off to me, to support the ongoing blanket frenzy! Don’t you just love those colors?

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Thanks, friends! You spoil me in the sweetest way.

xoxo,
c