I joined this mug rug swap on the net and have been having anxiety and fun over it! I got partnered up with a gal, she remains anonymous still, as it is a secret swap and I am sending my package to my Mama in Ohio with a friend that is leaving Oman tonight. I don't trust the Omani Postal Service, sorry!
Anyway, here are some pics of it.
She likes many things; but what I got out of what she liked that I could deliver were these things: Red and aqua. However, I realize this is more teal now! She likes hexagons and log cabins and yes, I screwed up my log cabin darn it! Still, I love it!
Here is a shot at the back. I hand quilted it and tried to make it flow nicely. I got this crazy new technique on binding for little projects. I went ahead and used the same DMC floss that I quilted with to finish the binding. Usually, you can't see my binding thread. Ever. I sorta (after the fact now, huh!) like the hand done look on it.
Got my label in there!
My favorite tool to hand quilt with these days? A piece of scotch tape on my middle finger! heeheehee...
It works! Really!
I have the whole loot of stuff that I sent but my battery died and is charging now. I will come back and show you!
Off to pick up Amal from after school activities and then off to Maya's to drop off this package. Then, I'm making baked chicken strips dipped in buttermilk (marinating over night) and egg white and rolled in parmesan cheese. I shallow fried it in Olive Oil last time. I'll be making a rocket salad and then baked sweet potato (from America!!) fries! Oh man, I'm hungry now!
Did I tell you that I am completely and totally engulfed in Eminem's new album?