I traded last year with Jan and I got the best end of the deal. Jan painted my childhood home for me and I made 2 quilts for her. I absolutely love my painting and it means so much to me to have that piece of my vintage childhood in my home today. I have left Jan an open invitation to swap any time with her.
She brought me bucket of fabric she got several years ago to make a quilt for her oldest daughter for Christmas. It didn't get made obviously (lucky me). We both decided we do what we love best. She paints, I sew. Jan proposed another trade!!!! I'm thrilled beyond belief. Jan's paintings are so lovely, I feel so blessed and lucky that she would want to trade with me again.
Jan knows I love old houses and vintage things. She brought a painting to show me that she is currently working on. Its a lovely victorian farm house set in the country in the fall. It even has a quilt drying on the porch. I can't believe she would even offer to trade it for a quilt! Anyway she told me I could have my pick of subjects or take this one she is working on now. How fun to dream of a new painting! Right now the walls in my living room are freshly painted and I have nothing hanging on them. After you have a real painting by an artist in your home it makes you not want to hang prints!
I'm really feeling Christmas in February today, thanks to Jan, and because its snowing AGAIN!