Saturday, September 3, 2011

A lttle give, a little get

I recently sent my friend Halle her birthday gift. It is either very late or very early for next year, since her birthday was in early May. Apparently I'm not just the Queen of Free, but also the Queen of Tardiness. Thankfully, now that Halle has received her gift, I can show it. I used several images, most of which I found on Halle's Friday Freebies, along with my favorite little girl from Terri's Pringle Hill Studio. Halle called to tell me she had the perfect piece of driftwood that would just fit the large loops I always add to my quiltlets. This one was made using fabric paper and Halle's favorite colors. Feel free to click to enlarge.


In addition to sending Halle's gift, I received this month's six player tip-ins from Jan of Dandelion and Daisy. Jan generously waited for my boxes to get unpacked so I could actually sit and appreciate these beauties. And appreciate I DID. These are stunning. For those who don't know, my swap colors are rust and white.


Aren't they stunning? Jan, who recently joined this nearly failed swap when two people backed out, is an excellent artist.


Once again, I got a page with fabric, which seems to be a theme that everyone in this swap has used.


I'm totally impressed with these beauties and I want to thank Jan from the bottom of my heart for these absolutely STUNNING works of art.

Have a super weekend everyone and a great three day Labor Day holiday for those of you who live in the United States.

12 thoughtful remarks:

notmassproduced said...

what's a few extra months among friends?! gorgeous artwork..love it.

elle said...

This swapping stuff is very interesting. Great job from the Dandelion lady!

voodoo vixen said...

What gorgeous tipins you have received and I love the quiltlet you made for Halle, those little pieces of red really make the whole thing pop!!

Sue said...

Hi hun
im rubbish at getting bdays right! lol, beautiful makes you have there, given & received, sue,xx

~*~Patty S said...

your quiltlet for Halle is wonderful on so many levels E...
Color YES
Design YES
Thoughtful use of Halle's Images and Terri's too YES
Brilliant YES
can you tell I Love it and can just imagine it hanging from a special piece of driftwood too

Jan's pages for you are really wonderful...super details and special touches!
Good luck on your swap flying right from here on out!
oxo

priti.lisa said...

I enjoyed all of the prettiness here, yours and Jan's. I love to swap art...
And don't worry,
soon you'll be up to your ears in snow!
♥♥♥

Tricia said...

Such lovely creations. The quiltlet is just great. I am sure she is thrilled to get her birthday present, late or early. : ) And I like the idea of a page tip-in swap. That is such a good idea - much easier to mail. Your friend did a lovely job, too.

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful art for Halle's birthday gift! Love all the texture! Also; Jan's work is lovely, too. Thanks for sharing all of this.

Any cooler there? xxoo

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Wow, I'd love that birthday present....no matter how late it was! Thanks for your kind words about the color swap pages, I'm glad you like them. I'm happy I joined, even tho' it has been a bit of a challenge for me....but that is a good thing.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhh, Elizabeth! My little girl never looked so lovely!!! I'm sure that Halle was thrilled to pieces with your very special gift. And Jan's pages are gorgeous! Lucky you!!! Hugs, Terri xox

Electra said...

Oh my, I DID enlarge it and it's WONDERFUL!! I love everything about it, except, um, er, that I can't TOUCH it!

Halle said...

Love, love my gift! I have it hanging above my desk so I can see it every time I sit at the computer. Makes me smile...