On Fibre and Stitch, a challenge was issued to do something with some scraps - select a small baggie of scraps, spending no more than 15 minutes picking them out, then make something. We were allowed to add various other things, including up to a yard of other fabric, but I didn't (add fabric - I did embellish, of course), as I decided to combine this with my journal quilt for the week, given that I had very little sewing time this week anyway. I started with a layer of misc small purple scraps, which I fused down, then did FMQ on the seams. Then I added lots of purple yarns and fibres, then some ribbon of various sizes, and some wool, finally stitching on some skeleton leaves and some purple mesh, then gluing on some polymer clay faces and words, and some little jewels. And a pink ribbon around the edge to finish.
It's a bit hard to see all the layers in the photo, but the closeups show them a bit better. I stitched the whole thing with purple variegated thread, as well, so there's some texture from that in there, too.
I also made a block for my orange swap today, but I forgot to take a photo of it. This isn't a big problem because it looks more or less exactly like the last one I made. Five more to go, I think.
And I got some nice things in the post. Two postcards - one from Caroline in the "L is for..." swap, the other a belated birthday card from Rayna. You may not be able to see it, but the edges of all the voilet petals & leaves are blanket stitched down - great work.
I also got these two things - one is a little kit for a folded oriental flower Christmas ornament, which was a free gift from my local quilt shop, Creative Quilting, as a thank you for "my custom in the past year" (sweet idea, isn't it). I might even have time to make it - actually, might do it by hand tonight, come to think of it.
The other is two fat quarters, both great, though I particularly love the ladies with bags full of Christmas shopping (this FQ may well end up being a bag or part thereof, I reckon). These came with a Christmas card from Annie, just because she is nice.