Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Brown Baggin' It

It feels great to be back to "normal," whatever that is. ;) For the last two weeks our lives have been consumed with...

So, none of you knew I got a sweet package in the mail last week! ;)  It was from Amanda, in New York.   My kids are amazed that someone I do not know would send me something in the mail. 
With this lovely card, that she made, and she sells on etsy, her shop is here.
Now, if you haven't signed up for the Brown Bag Quilt Swap, yet, there's still time! :)  Just click on the button, it'll take you where you need to go.
Wanna see what was in the box? Well, here it is.

And, of course, there's always a ringer...pigs, pink pigs. Lol!
Just a little to bright for me, so I gave them a bath.  After all, who has ever seen clean pigs? So first I got them wet.  Then, I put them into a bath of.....coffee. Yep, that's right, coffee.
Just enough to take a little of the brightness out. Yeah, I added one tea bag just for good measure. :)
Then out they came, just a little more subtle.  Whatta ya think?
I'm already working on my quilt, working late into the night, last night.  All the while playing Words...with Friends.  ;)  
More to come...stay tuned.


Mary Lou Casada said...

Jan, what a cool idea! A pig bath! I love it! LOL I got my fabric this week, too...and mine has the opposite issue -- it's a little, um, pastel :-D for me. I don't usually do brights, but strong dark colors are what I'm accustomed to using. So Brown Bagging it will definitely stretch me! Can't wait to see what you come up, and how the little pigs go home! :-D
Mary Lou

Sewgreen said...

I love your fabric you received!

I can't wait to see what you make with it!