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Silver Bella Swap Excitement

July 21, 2009

The past few weeks has been filled with so much fun and excitement with all the wonderful swaps that will be going on leading up to and during Silver Bella. These swaps are just a few of the exciting things about Silver Bella, besides the oh so talented teachers, fellow Bellas, vendor fair and of course being surrounded by so many lovely ladies that truely "GET YOU".
Since we had a few more months of preparation, planning and creating, I signed up for not 1, not 2, not 3, but 8 swaps (1 of which I am hosting!). I just couldn't help myself so many wonderful, intriguing swaps that expand your creativity and all the lovely ladies participating in them. So I thought I would share some swaps that are already done and on their way...
The Vintage Paper Swap... I just can't get enough of all of the beautiful vintage papers, journaling paper, postcards and wallpaper so I had to join. Just gathered a few of my vintage paper and then wrapped with a small goodie of vintage paper for the hostess for putting together this swap. So fun and quick!
For the Needlework Sampler Swap, I finished these 3 needlework samplers. Each a little bit different, but the same. I so enjoyed returning to stitching after months of not picking up the needle and thread...
It was relaxing and inspiring not to have to follow a pattern and to be able to design and put together something from scratch.
The nice thing about these small samplers is that they are easy to take with you when you have a few extra minutes during lunch, waiting for kids to be picked up and while riding in the car.
And so much quicker to finish than larger samplers.
And what swap would be complete without a little goodie?
Shawn said...

Sheila your swaps sound like so much fun!! Silver bella will be so much fun! I'll be helping out Karla again this year so you'll have to stop by her booth :)

Tammy said...

I am in awe of your needlework! Wow! Oh, so pretty, I envy the lucky recipient! I did an Easter swap long ago and it was fun...I dare not join any crafty swaps though as I would be laughed out of Blogland ;D

AliGripp said...

Wow!! 8 swaps!! I signed up for one this year!! I decided not to host as well! Kara signed up for 4 swaps! What fun goodies you are going to have!! Can't wait to sit in the hotel room and have show and tell again!

Leah C said...

That's a lot of swaps! Love the needlework...so pretty:) Wish I could stitch like that. hugs~

LillySue said...

You are one creative, busy chickie!
Blessings~LillySue

Stephenie said...

Your swap seems like alot of fun..I wish I was able to go to Silver Bella this year..Maybe next year..I just loooove your needle work..You really did such an amazing job..I want to learn how to do needle point..Hope all is well..
Stephenie

Kara Ward said...

These are beautiful. Okay, you have to teach me how to do that chain stitch. Clueless!!! Love them! -K

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wow, you are on the ball! I only signed up for the vintage paper swap because it seemed simple and fast!

It' an Evolution said...

Your cruising on your swaps...wow, they are adorable. You will make some lucky girl very happy.
Started pulling mine together today and getting pictures of inspiration.
Take care
Janet

Rebecca said...

Hello
Your needle work is just so pretty and looks like so much fun. I love needlework it is relaxing.
I just found your blog and have been enjoying it...thank you.
Blessings
Rebecca

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love your needlework!

Rachel said...

I don't know how I missed seeing these, but WOW! I wish I was in that swap with you :) So pretty! And 8 swaps girl?!? Wow you go! I am doing 2 and feeling behind already ;)

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