Thursday, April 21, 2011

Brown Bag Challenge

In February I showed you a sneak peak of the project I was making for a Brown Bag challenge that our quilt guild was having .Those who participated placed three to four fat quarters in a brown lunch bag with just your name inside so the person who recieved it would know who they would be making something for , this was to be kept a secret until last evening when we had our April meeting  The runner on my design wall is what I made for my partner Marlene ,this pattern was designed by Kim Van Rossum of Harbour Quilt Company here in Nova Scotia .

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I was very pleased , no excited to open my brown bag when  it was revealed that Anne had worked on my Brown Bag fabrics and here is what she made , isn't it just gorgeous . I mean wow I was thrilled to say the least and it has a nice spring look so will be placed on my table for Easter .Thank you so much Anne I love it!!!!
I almost forgot to mention that last night at the meeting I won these scissors by Scissor Lite, they are pretty cool as they light up so even if the power goes off now I can continue to cut ;-)  As a fund raiser each month we have something to sell tickets on and these scissors were actually donated by one of our very kind members Carolyn . The funny thing was last night I was doing the  program and my talk was on the ergonomics of sewing and how important it is to use the correct height for your sewing table or desk as well as  your  seating position when sewing to avoid stress on the body and along with those facts the tools we use should also be ergonomic and these scissors are perfect as the handle is ergonomic . Needless to say I was thrilled to win and I went home with a beautiful new table topper and a nice pair of scissors .
Since this is Easter weekend I want to wish each and everyone a very Blessed and Happy Easter . I will not have a crazy quilt block tomorrow since it is Good Friday but will make two next week to make up . Thanks so much for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful day .
hugs Sheila

15 comments:

  1. That is the sweetest gift she made you! How neat is that? Very clever!
    Those are also some interesting scissors and I thought I had every pair of scissor out there! Never seen those before!

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  2. What a great idea, it would be so much fun to try it in our little guild. Both yours and the one you got back are beatiful.

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  3. Your brown bag reveal is gorgeous!! You must have been a little relieved too to get such a beautiful finished piece. :-) Scissors are cool!!

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  4. I love what both of you made with your challenge.. beautiful - and the scissors look great... a stitcher never has too many scissors....
    Hugz

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  5. Both look great....and your new scissors...hmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  6. Oh wow love what Anne made you. Simply gorgeous. Love the runner you made to. Been thinking of making a runner for my table & something like you made would be great. Congrats on winning the scissors. Happy Easter

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  7. It looks like your brown bag challenge was very successful. It is great when everyone works in together so well. Love the scissors, too.

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  8. Your challenge has resulted in beautiful gifts for you both. Those scissors are novel, I have never seen any thing like them before. I can see that they would be very useful.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  9. Your runner and the center piece you got back are lovely. I can just see you busy cutting out at night in a blackout :D
    Happy Easter.

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  10. Your runner is lovely and your friend Anne did a lovely job on your centre piece. Those scissors are pretty cool!!

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  11. Your runner is wonderful... and so is the mat your partner made for you... very pretty! :)

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  12. Wow your swap presents given and received are just lovely. How cool are those scissors? I haven't seen them before. Hope you had a wonderful Easter xx

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  13. Both Very Beautiful Projects Sheila ..Love the new Scissors.. Hope U had a Happy Easter.. Hugs ..

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