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Friday, August 27, 2010

I've been bitten!

it's the swap bug and it's very contagious.  Symptoms spread rapidly between participants - and sometimes it affects everything you do - you can't eat or drink or even sleep because your mind is possessed with creating another quilt or block or postcard, or mug rug!  You have to create, sometimes many many versions to try and get it out of your system.  Work gets in the way, there's not enough hours in the day. 
It's bad. 
it's good!
You get wonderful things sent to you in the mail - things that you know have been made just for you, with lots of love, care and attention.  Just this week I received this wonderful package from Laura in Brazil.

Laura was my secret DQS9 swap partner, and everything in the box was as fabulous as the box itself!  Look what I got

Lots of fabulous fabric - look at those shoes! Some yummy candy, lipstick!!!

and this picture doesn't include the pincushion I found when I unwrapped my doll quilt, or the quilt itself!
Isn't it gorgeous?
 I love it!  All of it!  See this swap bug thing is good!
The latest strain of this bug that I've caught is the MugRug Bug.  Now this could be a really dangerous one.  You see it makes you want to make more and more of these cute and fast oversize coasters to go under your mug
Just check out what kind of havoc it's creating here!
I sure hope I'm strong enough to survive this one!
Happy quilting!


Melissa ;-) said...

Oh what a great haul!! I am swapping my little fingers off, too! So yes, I guess I have also been bitten!

PatchworkPottery said...

Great post! I love your funky mug rug and I still think that is the cutest little quilt I have ever seen! Lucky you!
Hugs, L

Teresa said...

Oh you have described the bug so well and it has spread world wide.

Coisas da Laura said...

Dear Janet,
I am so flattered to have seen 'me' in your blog! Thanks.
I am in the mug rug swap too!!!Meet you there!