Sunday, September 20, 2009

An Angel, and An Adventure!

I was an "angel" for Val's Mama Mia Apron Swap. I didn't sign up for this swap because I hadn't watched the movie, but I told Val I would get it and then be an angel if she needed one. I bought the DVD, and then promptly lost it (in the house). I hunted high and low. I finally gave up and bought it a second time. Yep, you guessed it - I FOUND the first copy. Unfortunately, Val DID need an angel...but I was happy to craft this for Jody, just up the road from me in Alaska:

Jody liked green (except kelly green - just like me!), so I used this wonderful line of fabric - I just love that green/black/white combo, don't you? I also made a drink wrap and even put some beads on it, and included a package of green cocktail napkins, and a drink recipe I snagged from Aunt Pitty Pat's blog (more about her later!). I made a card using scraps of the fabrics.

Did you see the boa in the above picture? Jody can wear the apron and the boa...and use THIS to belt out "Dancing Queen" in the privacy of her living room, LOL! It's a microphone made of felt and even has a "mic button" (a black button)...hard to see in this pic.
Here's a closeup of the drink wrap - notice there are two of them - Jody got only one. I'm sending the other one to Val because she loves this particular green color! Sssshhhh - don't tell her!

It was my pleasure to make this package for Jody. For Val's next swap...I'm signing up right away! The theme is "Hot for Chocolate" - would could resist that?
Now...I mentioned "more about" Aunt Pitty Pat above...and here's the "Adventure" part of this post...APP and I are going to meet next week! Marcel lives in Kansas with Pitty Pat and all her other creatures, but she's flying (she and Pitty are in the air at this very moment!) to California to visit her Grandma Peachy, mom, aunt and other assorted relatives. Since I have vacation leave to burn, I decided to take two weeks and come down to Cali to meet her! The "Adventure" will be that I'm driving! Now, probably for a lot of you, that's no big deal, but I'm a Nervous Nellie Driver. But I'm taking this on as a personal challenge.
And I bought myself a CUTE little netbook, and made a CUTE little bag for it. It's so CUTE! Did I mention it's CUTE? So I'm planning on blogging on my way down and while I'm there. It's about 12-14 hours from where I live, but who knows how long it will take me to get there...I'm sure there are one or two fabric/quilt shops along the way, LOL! And oldest son, Ben, gave me his GPS to use, so between the netbook, wi fi spots, and the GPS, it might take me a week to reach my destination! Just kidding...I'm figuring I'll be there in two days :-)

So...wish me luck, and I'll keep you posted on my progress!


Jenny in Utah said...

What gorgeous colors - I love them! and great apron, too! And darn you ... now I have to sign up for the chocolate swap!!!

AwtemNymf said...

Oh I love that apron! Did you use a pattern or just whip it on your own? Love the color combo. Your the Apron Queen! *bows*
Great package you put together and so sweet of you to Angel too! You are an Angel!
Hmmmm- you' piqued my curiosity for the Hot for Chocolate swap? Hmmm!
Hugs! And I can't wait to see your adventures on the road! How sweet for you and Marcel and Pitty Pat to meet! You gals are gonna have so much fun! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

I also love the apron.. its fantastic. I didn't realize that you made those awesome drink coozies ;)
I can't wait to see you drive safe :)
I made it here safe and sound.

Jody said...

Nadine--I KNOW you're an angel!! I LOVE everything you sent, but my favorite is the apron....and the drink cozy....and the sister will be so jealous!! thank you so much for an absolutely awesome package. Have a great time with Marcel--am looking forward to hearing of your adventures.

Jenny S said...

Hey!! Your package will be shipping out Monday!! I am a BAD swap partner!!

Melinda Cornish said...

this is a beautiful apron and everything that goes with it is just stunning...what an angel you are!!!!!!!

Tulsi said...

This is such a cute apron!! I've gotten busy preparing for a granddaughter. And now I watch her once a week so I haven't had time to sew much. I still love to look at everyone elses creations, though.

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Please drop by I have given you an award :)

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Jenny S said...

Yeah!! Have fun! I am glad you got it!

annie2006 said...

what a gorgoeus apron - those colours are fantastic!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.