Monday, November 15, 2010

Swap Goodies

I recently participated in a swap hosted by Jillayne.  In addition to myself, twelve very talented ladies (including Jillayne) also participated.  We each made five 5x5 inch art squares in the medium of our choice. 
I used (mostly) paper for  my 5x5 inch creations.  
Lucky me! I received a wonderful assortments of art work back. 
I'd love to share them with you.

 This "shadow box" square is from Genevieve of  gm glimmer glass
The details in this one are so beautiful.

 This wintery treat is from Tina of  One Wild Swan. 
Doesn't it look icey cold!

I love this winter angel.
It looks like she's in the middle of a blizzard of sequin snowflakes! 
Thank you to Freda from sew whats new.

 Marcia of The Painted Gift painted this cute square. 
Love the fluffy sheep standing on the festive candy cane.

This pretty poinsettia was created by Susan from Suztats
The tatted center is the perfect touch.

It's quite a collection....don't you think!  Each piece will be a wonderful addition to my Christmas/winter decorations.  The initial idea was to link these all together vertically and display as one piece of art.  I may still do that ~ but I'm also thinking about spreading my treasures around the house a little bit. 
That way I'll see (and enjoy) them more often.

Not only did Jillayne host this swap she participated in it as well.  So she had her own squares to create and all our squares to organize and distribute  (read more about that here).  But she still found time to create a gift for all the swappers as well.  I love the little pouch she made for each of us.  It holds our 5x5 squares inside.  And the crazy quilted heart was a wonderful surprise as well. It's already hanging on my inspiration board in my craft room.   There are so many creative women out there.  Having this blog has allowed me to meet more of them then I ever thought I would!  How great is that!


Dorthe said...

Hi dear Marie,
yes it was a wonderfull swap, Jillayne invitet us to take part in,-and I see you also, got beautifull pieces, just like me-and everyone else. Jillayne is a dear woman, I too love my little haert, and the bag, from her.
Thanks for showing, and Hugs, Dorthe

Shelley said...

They are all very pretty Marie.....blessings on your week dear friend....Shelley

LDH said...

They are all so beautiful! How exciting to receive such lovely creations!

Scrap for Joy said...

The 5X5's you received area ll beautiful Marie as are the ones you made for the swap. That's a great size...they are like little pieces of art. Are you able to keep your head above water? My shows are done but I have some orders to fill and we just snuck away to see our brnad spankin' new grandson bron last Monday. Miles Liam is Charlie's new brother (Charlie turned 3 on Friday the 12th) I wrote a post and Blogger wouldn't allow me to upload any more photos. I'll try again later.

Ann said...

You really got some pretty stuff there. Looks like there were some very talented ladies participating in that swap. Love that bag to hold them too. It must have felt a bit like Christmas getting those.

Suztats said...

Hi Marie! I am so glad you liked all your squares. I received lovely ones as well! This was my first swap, and Jillayne made it so delightful with all the extra goodies, and being a wonderful swap boss. Have a good one1

Jillayne said...

Glad you like them! I think we all did an amazing job and now have a lovely little art collection started - 5" squares just make it all seem so manageable! Thank you so much for participating in this Swap - it was a lot of fun for me and I am glad to know it was for you too!