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.
Posted by Createology at 3:33 PM
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and we are so glad you will continue your blog. you are an inspiration to all of us!ReplyDelete
Sherry, both banner pieces are sweet Christmas ideas. As my Grandmother made me a yo yo bedspread soooo many years ago, I think of yoyos as vintage sewing. I think it's great that you both had vintage Christmas on the mind. Yes, that is a sweet, sweet vintage scene you stitched to your banner. Aaand, yes, El Niño is a magnificent weather maker for us here in northern Cali.ReplyDelete
what a beautiful creation,,such beautiful work!ReplyDelete
I hope your wells fill up full and no more drought!
Beautiful work! I love the yo-yo Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing ... <3 PatReplyDelete
Both banners are absolutely gorgeous - the one you created and the one you received!! I love the vintage Santa image you used!! So glad you are getting some much-needed rain!! Mother Nature isn't sure what to do with us...it's 0 one day and 50 the next!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)ReplyDelete
A Mermaid's Crafts
Cute little minis! Those are super tiny with so much pretty detail.ReplyDelete
You guys are getting all of our rain so far. Not much is happening down here, but glad you are getting it there.
Yup, blogging is my preferred social media. You have some really cute little keepsakes. I doubt that would happen on instagram! lolReplyDelete
Such a beautiful creationReplyDelete
I love how 3-dimensional the banner is. Both banners have a lot of work in a small space. Very special.ReplyDelete
Wonderful you are now having El Nino visiting to fill all the empty wells , seas and ponds , Sherry.ReplyDelete
Your swap piece, recieved is so lovely with the sweet yo-yo tree, and the extra gifts. And the one you created so sweet with santa and the trees.
Wishing you a lovely weekend Sherry.
Proof that you can get a lot on a postcard sized area. Both banners are lovely. And all the extras you received are very sweet, too. I love Instagram, but don't plan on giving up blogging as both offer something different for me. And I don't want to give up all the blog friends I've made over the years. Glad to hear you are getting rain. Have a good weekend, TammyReplyDelete
I'm glad you gave the sizes.ReplyDelete
It puts them into perspective. Such a lot of work on each one. Our water tables are well and truly up with all the rain we have been having. Stay safe. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
They are so, so cute!ReplyDelete
I don't always comment, but enjoy visiting your blog and am glad you are staying with it. I'm doing the same. Glad for your rain! Such adorable banners made and received.ReplyDelete
I'm not leaving blogging any time soon. I love that we get more of a story in our blog posts than just a snippet on Instagram or FB. I'm so glad you're finaly getting all wet and soggy!ReplyDelete
Love the mini banners!! Just too cute!!! I have always loved the idea of swaps but have never participated. Seems like such fun!!ReplyDelete
2 very Christmassy banners and so small with so much detail lovely. Like you I will continue to blog though have lost some followers with the new google thing only half the number of comments in the last quilt blog I did.ReplyDelete
When I saw your wee banner I thought for sure it was a LOT larger than that! What an incredible amount of detail in such a small area. And yes, I can vouch for grandma-hood being the best!!ReplyDelete
Your swaps are always so fun to see - you know how to have fun and connect with friends, dear Sherry! XOXOReplyDelete