Friday, January 15, 2016
ASFAS Fabric Banners...
During 2015 I was able to participate in A Swap For All Seasons monthly Mini Fabric Samplers. It was a great challenge and I am so grateful I got to be part of this fun. Linda was the perfect hostess and kept us very organized. 2016 is finding Linda preparing for being a Grandma and therefore no swaps will happen monthly. Maybe there will be something later on in this year.
This happy banner was from Debbie of Kitten Creates blog. As you can see it was the month of December and Debbie created this precious little Yo-Yo Tree with snowflakes. Did I mention the size of these banners? The size of a standard postcard...4" x 6". The venue is small however the creativity is huge. I love this traditional red and green beauty.
So you also see the precious little ceramic mouse Debbie included with my banner? So very thoughtful and I am so very grateful. Thank you Debbie.
Here is the back of the banner and I am very glad Debbie included her name and month. She also made me the beaded wreath ornament and I love it too.
Each month we participated we sent to one person and received from another person. This is the banner I created for Linda in December. I really like the image of the little girl telling Santa her wishes. Thank you Linda for organizing this unique Creative Bliss in 2015. From one Grandma to you...it is the best experience ever!!! Enjoy every moment dear!
So far this year I have yet to join any swaps. My two favorites from the past are on hiatus.
El Nino is here in Northern California and we are cold, damp, raining and soaking wet. I am not complaining at all after four years of extreme/exceptional drought. Let the rains fall lightly and soak into the earth to refill our water tables. Snow is falling in the ski resorts and they are jubilant for finally having business to restore their livelihoods. Mother Nature is smiling upon us.
I am still seeing a trend of bloggers who are converting to other forms of social media. For me I shall continue to blog and enjoy this generous group of creative souls. Thank you to each of you who take the time to share and inspire. I do believe 2016 will be an amazing year and I am so ready.