You thought I was dead, didn't ya? LOL! Well, I'm not. I'm just in a few pickles as of this writing.
First, I'm building my New! and Improved website. YEAH! No pics of that, sorry...it will be open soon so just hang in there. I will have a grand opening sale too, woo-hoo! For now, you'll just have to shoppe at my wonderful old site....which has some great new Redwork fabrics from BaumTextiles. They're soooo gorgeous. Did you see the new slideshow? I put it there so you could see all the wonderful reds with beige...not white! Do you know how hard it is to find a red print with beige? Very! The pics just don't do them justice. They are stunning.
Next, I was in a swap. Yep, you know me, always looking for adventure! So I joined a "Mini Art Cupcake Quilt" swap. Did you get that? Wow, that was a mouthful! Now, only after I received my quilt did I realize that these women meant business. But how was I supposed to know this wasn't a beginner level swap? Hello!???? Now I'm at a loss. You think my swap partner might mind that she got the runt of the litter so to speak? Oh dear, I'm in soooo over my head here. Take a look at this mini quilt I received. I've seen lesser quilts at the Vermont Quilt Festival, hello! This one came from Australia! Sorry, I didn't press it...this is what it looked like right out of the wrapper....
Remember, this is supposed to be a Cupcake themed quilt...see all the teenie-weenie cupcakes in the background? There is a cupcake "plant" coming up hert skirt!
Did I mention the woman's body is embroidered? The cupcakes have sprinkles and cherries made from beads? Oh, man...what's up with that? There's metalic thread and all kinds of fancy piecing and details.... look at the skirt!it's as if she is running on a path made from crystals. The skirt has a ruffle too...and did you see the "cupcake plant" ? And the fussy cut cupcakes tucked in and hidden in the greens???? GP says her feet are hidden under the skirt, which I thought was pretty funny! How's that for a different perspective? Did YOU notice she has no feet? I bet you didn't!
It arrived in a cupcake bundle with a cupcake card....how awesome is that? Oh, and the artist/quilter embroidered her name and country on the binding.
So now you see...how am I supposed to match this so I don't feel like I'm shortchanging my own swap buddy? I have to mull this one over, LOL!