Kathy from Sew Happy House organised such a fun swap
We were to swap something with a 'friend' theme.....
My partner was Marcia from Daisy Jayne...
So exciting to get a squishy parcel
I thought she was so clever to make a special address label
and a pretty parcel inside with another cute Friends with Benefits label and a very complimentary note (thanks Marcia - you made my head swell a bit!!)
I couldn't undo the ribbon quick enough...... oh.... my ..... goodness....
LOADS of parcels
such fun writing paper with matching envelopes and a magnetic pad (Marcia must have known my fridge shopping list pad is nearly empty!)
.....................and some must needed sustenance
(which was lucky because I was feeling all faint with excitement and needed a little something)
such pretty fabric
there is an awesome bag - so clever with those strips of fabric - I can't describe how it is done but they are not sewn on both edges but folded in half .. it's like flaps of fabric joined together - SO effective
and matching thread catcher and little zippy purse with teenie weenie awesome hexies on it...
I just don't know how Marcia knew I really needed a thread catcher
look at what I have been using for ages
but this is so much prettier
and I will be using the little zippy bag to carry those essential sewing things like bobbins and thread when I go off sewing with friends - it would even fit a bit of much needed sustenance!
(just in case I had a feeling faint spell)
As well as all the above was this very cute ready printed panel for me to stitch
now I really wonder how she knew I would love to do this
Thanks Marcia for lovely gifts.... I can't tell you how much fun I had opening them all and putting them out to use
of course it is always great to meet other bloggies with similar interests
I found it a challenge to make for someone I don't know at all but I did make some visits and stalk Marcia's blog a bit
I made this funky little wall hanging as a 'friend' item .....
and I did pick up that Marcia enjoys shoes... so I put in a 'benefit' with her friends item....
This is a pattern of Annie Downs
I did find a couple of extra little goodies to go in the with them
....... like important sustenance items
in case Marc should feel a bit faint
Thanks to Kathy for organising this fun swap
and thanks again Marcia for such lovely gifts
Righto Gotto Go...... I think I have another swap to prepare for!