Monday, 22 April 2013

Colour Swap Of 4 Items, Hello Pat!

My parcel for the Colour Swap Of 4 Items has arrived to its new owner, yay, so now I can show you all what I made...
My partner for this swap was the lovely Pat, who does not have her own blog but whose work can be seen at the Club Quilt Narromine blog. Pat chose BLUE for her colours.
The four items needed to be:
Something Edible... yummy Lindt choccy & two drink sachets
Something Smelly... scented candles
Something For A Room In The House... a table runner
Something Personal... a mug bag, mug, tea bags & some blue DMCs
Thank you to Bronwyn Hayes at Red Brolly for the free pattern of Chic Butterfly Mug Bag
 Pat I am so glad you like everything!

Now it's confession time...Sewing for Pat was an exercise in De-Sensitisation Therapy for me, because I am not such a fan of the colour blue. It's a complicated aversion - in a nutshell the only 'acceptable' blue for many years has been the sky, denim fabric & the ocean...
Being partnered to Pat, sewing for her & putting together this swap, has forced me to consider whether blue is so terrible after all... &... well... it seems my dislike of it may have softened just a weeny bit! I have even kept some of the bigger scraps of fabrics, to continue my therapy, LOL...
All that said, I really did enjoy sewing for Pat... I have wanted to make the mug bag & the runner for ages, so this was a perfect chance.
Thanks to Swap Mama Extraordinaire Cheryll for another fab swap!

ENJOY IT ALL, PAT!

24 comments:

shez said...

Anthea what a beautiful parcel you have put together for Pat,the blue you have chosen to work with is so pretty,lovely swap ,well done.xx

Heather said...

What a lovely lot of goodies you have put together for Pat. It's amazing what colours we have an aversion to! Mind was brown!

Noela said...

Beautiful gifts Anthea. I am a blue lady and love them all. I'm sure Pat will be over the moon to receive them. Hugs.....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Anthea......Pat wil totally love all of these....they are gorgeous....x

Susan said...

I think you did a fabulous job meeting your blue challenge......lovely gifts.

marina said...

those blue gifties are gorgeous. I love blue and your fabric choices are wonderful. Lucky Pat!

Cheryl said...

Lol its hard working with a color that's not your favorite, but you did an amazing job - lovely gifts

Sharyn T said...

Your blue is my green Anthea. Your torment turned out very nice, lucky Pat. Sharyn:)

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely gifts Can see why Pat would be very pleased

Susan said...

What lovely gifts - I glad you are getting over the blues!

Maria said...

What great "Blue" gifts you have made for Pat..

Maria said...

What a lovely lot of 'colour' gifts Anthea! Pat must have been thrilled! I was interested in your comments about blue...I'm like that with brown. I've just done another swap where my swap buddy obviously likes browns (I did a bit of blog stalking) so I was out of my comfort zone while I made that item.

Mrs Shepo said...

Thank you so much Anthea, everything is perfect, you did a great job with BLUE, to be honest it is the first time I have ever chosen this colour. Cheers Pat.XX

FloS said...

You made so lovely gifts !! the mug bag is splendid !!
And in the same time you made a therapy !!! how wonderful are the swaps !!
Florence

Christine M said...

What a lovely parcel you put together for Pat. I'm like you and don't really use a lot of blue (strange as I have 3 boys!). The table runner is lovely, as is the mug bag. My partner also requested blue!

katherine said...

Such beautiful fabrics you have used. I think it all looks fantastic.

Fiona said...

such gorgeous gifts you made.. and with that beautiful fabric I'm not surprised you have softened towards blues!!
Hugz

sunny said...

Yay - you conquered BLUE!! Everything looks just wonderful. I love everything blue...

Leanne said...

Lucky Pat, your box of goodies is beautiful,

KAYLEE said...

This is a lovely parcel of goodies you sent to Pat. I am sure she loves them Anthea, I have never been a fan of blue either but these blues look great, well done Anthea.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Such a lovely parcel. hugs

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have made some gorgeous gifts, love the mug holder and table runner, hugs

Lin said...

What a lovely collection of gifts Anthea - lucky Pat.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well for someone who doesn't do blue (seriously? in my world that just doesn't compute but moving on...) you've done a fabulous job...such lovely gifts...

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