Monday, August 16, 2010

Something for everyone

Two swaps that I have participated in have drawn to a close.  
This is the wonderful package that I received from Sarah (Mumblings):
Aren't the hexies great?  And look at that awesome fabric and adorable pouch!
Thanks so much, Sarah!

You may remember the hexies I sent off --
but I can now tell you that they were received by Julie (jaybirdquilts).  

I haven't received my gathered clutch yet, but the one I sent to Kirsten (threedancingmagpies) was received today.  I think it's pretty sweet that her little daughter fell in love with it...

and the hexies that were inside.

Here Ellie counts the hexies, proving that they are both fun and educational.
Be sure to check out Kirsten's lovely blog, three dancing magpies

Yes, all the cool kids are playing with hexies.  
Cindy's grandson demonstrates the cool factor while helping to keep Cindy organized.
Note the cool shades and "tat".
Cindy does fabulous things with selvages, so check out her blog, live a colorful life, too.

Thank you Kirsten and Cindy for allowing me to share your wonderful pictures.

And thank you to Terri -- SewFantastic -- for recently giving me some Heather Ross love:
I can't believe she's going to leave us soon!  Oregon's loss is California's gain!

And speaking of showing some love, I have received a little bit of recognition in the past week (aw, shucks!).

First, Jennifer Paganelli featured my gathered clutch made from Sis Boom fabrics on her fabulous blog.
And then a Turkish site featured the same clutch yesterday.

And the lime, gray, and black clutch was featured on Craft Gossip.
Thank you Jennifer, 10, and Craft Gossip.

I'll leave you with a few pictures from  events I attended last weekend.

We went to a murder mystery dinner at this gorgeous estate Saturday night.

The setting was just perfect.

Sunday night's event was held at this Ponzi Vineyards bistro -- wine tasting and antipasti.

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan


  1. I have yet to go to a murder mystery dinner, but they seem so fun! it's totally something I would enjoy =)

  2. You are doing lots of lovely things...great hexies...fabulous bags...some fun nights out! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I like all the colors in your photos. there is so much going on in your post. I am glad the swaps all worked out well for you.

  4. Woo Hoo! for your clutches being seen around Blogland, Joan! They are so cute. The hexie swap looked like a fun one.

  5. Is that caviar on a potato--hmm, interesting combo:) Sorry that is one of the things that caught my eye:) That restaurant looked beautiful and your clutches are so amazing like I said before!!

  6. Great post Joan. Now following Cindy's blog, 'cause I just needed one more. Saw your Clutch over at Sis Boom and thought, "There is MY clutch!" I have been trying to work on that do not covet thing!! ;0) LOL!!



  7. Nothing but eye candy on this post. Gorgeous photography, Joan!!

    Your clutches are so great. I'm glad they are getting the exposure they deserve. (And aren't you glad you can now put in a zipper with ease? I may have some questions about that...)

  8. Congrats on the recognition! The clutches are very lively and beautiful - how quickly you became an expert in them! I am trying to decide whether I'm more jealous of your pics of Ponzi or the Heather Ross fabrics - they are both tremendous treats!

  9. Wow Joan, you had a really exciting week!! Beautiful swaps, and a super fun-looking dinner!

  10. Your clutches are so cute!

    It looks like you've had a very enjoyable week!

  11. Congratulations on the well-deserved linkage :)

  12. make me want to go and get my 'hexis' out!
    The food pictures are to die for. But they are causing hunger pains!

  13. Who would have thought that your conquering of the zipper would lead to such fame! Of course they're all gorgeous and deserving. I loved all your photos, the cool cutie and the amazingly fun dinner.

  14. That was so cool to see your clutch featured on Jennifer's blog! I jumped up and down for you! What great swaps you sent out and received. I love seeing such successful swaps going on out there.

  15. Congrats on the features!! Looks like you have so fun and exciting things going on these days...

    Jennifer :)

  16. Joan, congratulations on all your links and recognitions! It was so fun to "wishes, true and kind" pop up all over in my Google Reader and on Twitter! Great photos of your swaps, hexies, clutches, food AND wine!

  17. That is so cool that one of your clutches was on Jennifer's blog! I feel so lucky to have one! I took it for a test drive tonight for my girls night and it is PERFECT! Thanks again and thanks for featuring my hexagon counter on your blog!

  18. wow, all those lovely hexies!!! I adore them...