I'm a bit late but I had camera problems (because the operator is an idiot-LOL)
I swapped a Dolly Dingle Valentine with the always fabulous Elizabeth of Bluebird Papercrafts!
Elizabeth's attention to detail and all of the tiny touches she puts on her work are AMAZING. Pictures really don't do it justice!
The back of the Valentine is as cute as the front!
Close-up view. Look at the darling bird in the window!
I also swapped Valentine's with Sandy of 521 Lake Street.
How cute is the Scottie?? I love the bingo card and the bling!
The Dalmatian Fire-dog image is adorable!! Again-another back as cute as the front!!
Sandy also blessed me with some extra goodies. The candy hearts vanished almost immediately!!
I also swapped Valentines with Paula of Paula's Altered Art. I'll post a picture when it arrives--I know it's going to be wonderful!!
I participated in A Swap For All Season's winter Swap. We exchanged 5x7 fabric collages. My partner was Sherry Wescott of If I Could Set My Soul Free. She made this cool collage-- I love the colors! The hanger is this neat soft fake rusty barbwire which I NEED to get more of!! She also sent the sweet heart and lace star to match the collage-they're destined for my friendship Christmas tree. She also made a cute little matchbox full of heart trinkets.
Last, but far, far, from least, I also joined a Vintage Valentine Corsage Swap. My partner was Mary Reeder. This is the stunning corsage she made from vintage ribbons. she gave it a fabulous Latino flavor as it is Mariachi season in Tuscon. I am going to treasure this corsage.
Mary brought tears to my eyes blessing me with this corsage. Let me tell you the story. I emailed Mary a couple of times after being paired with her but received no response. I emailed her again right before I mailed her corsage off. She then emailed back apologizing for not getting back to me and assured me she was sending mine out that week. She had just had surgery.
Mary Reeder is a survivor of the Congresswoman Gifford's shooting in Arizona last month. She was shot in her back and both arms, and by the grace of God, no vital organs or bones were hit. I was stunned when I learned this and I am so honored that she , with everything going on in her life, and in pain, made me, a stranger for all intents and purposes, this beautiful work of LOVE. I proudly wore it to church Sunday, where everyone admired it. I still get choked up thinking about it.
Thanks for stopping by!