Sunday, September 25, 2011

Last of the Goodie Swap Sewing

 

This morning I finished up the last items for Cindy's Goodie Swap. What a great swap this has been, so much fun! I just loved having 2 partners and had 2 great ones at that - both really active and easy to make for. I'll be putting all the lovely bits into the post tomorrow morning and crossing my fingers that the do not take as long as my last swap package to arrive!

So, partner no 2's items are all done now. I had a little debate with myself this morning as to whether to keep these as secret or whether to reveal all now. In the end, because I think there are 4 or 5 people who think that they are my partner no 2 (the colours seem very much in a lot of people's list) I decided I would reveal all and leave the prospective partners sweat it out to see whose it really is. Sorry girls!!

Last week you'll remember I started out with this little zip pouch for Partner no 2.



During the week I added this (ever so slightly wonky) mug rug to it - it has actually grown on me quite a bit the last few days and I think this is a mug rug for a serious tea or coffee drinker!

 

Then I decided to add a little something else to the mix - and covered some little buttons. Pretty, aren't they? (Please note that I know my floor looks dirty, its NOT, its just the way the light is hitting the scrapes from the kids toys. Seriously, lol!)


But then last night I was putting away the scraps and wanted a little hand sewing to do while I was watching a film, so I started messing around with them and this is what I ended up with! A little hand stitched hoop, along the lines of the circles mug rug I made for Felicity from Rachel's great tute. I used fusible woven interfacing on the back of the Kona Ash to give it a bit of stability and stitched away to my hearts content (while watching a film with my lovely hubbie after a lovely rosemantic dinner and a bottle of champagne to celebrate us meeting 12 years ago this weekend. Susan you would have been proud of me, I even managed to do potato gratin with the steak instead of chips!) Now, you might see a few wobbles in the stitching up close partner, but when you hang it on the wall, I think it will look quite pretty!



So partner no 2, here's your little package. I hope that you like it and I know you have suspicions but you'll just have to wait till the postman arrives to see if they are confirmed or not! Cindy, thanks for organising a great swap! After visiting the post office in the morning to see these off, I'll be watching every day to see what arrives for me!

PS. Ladies, I'll be posting the Summer Sewing wrap up post during the week (it got delayed due to all the QAL and swap stuff) so start getting your posts ready to link up!) I'm also linking this up to:

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations                
Sew Happy Geek

21 comments:

Annabella said...

Lucky partner 2!!! And sadly I don`t think it`s me but if it is I will be a very very happy girl!! Fabulous work and congrats on 12 years...my husband and I met 12 years ago too...obvs. 1999 was a good year!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, very pretty, lucky partner #2!

Sarah said...

Oh your hand stitching is fab, I've got plenty of bare wall space for that beauty ;-)

Isisjem said...

You've made two wonderful sets of goodies. Your partners (which sadly is not me because I've had all my goodness this swap!) will be over the moon I'm sure!!!

contented caroline said...

They look lovely and would be a very well accepted gift indeed.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I sure hope it is coming to live in The Gap!!!

diane said...

Ok, all you orange and aqua people, step aside. This is mine, mine, mine!

Sheila said...

no chance this is for me but what a scrumptious package - love the hooped piece, gorgeous.

Cindy said...

Sarah, I am always always impressed with the things you create. Once again, your goodies are beautiful, innovative, creative and inspirational. Lucky partner!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Fab package, I love it all but the buttons have won my heart - too cute, too cute!

Flying Blind... said...

Do I have to beg? I will!!

patchworkdelights said...

The more I see these swap goodies the more I wish I had joined in! Beautiful stuff there Sarah and happy wedding anniversary! Fi

Dianne N said...

Your partner is one lucky girl. Unfortunately, I don't think it's me.

Laura said...

So cute! You do lovely work. :)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

They are gorgeous Sarah! But I dont think they are for me. I'm still holding out for the purple hexi-rug though. I love that one :-)

susan said...

What a wonderful package for someone to receive! Don't suppose my address went on the front?!

Toni said...

Sarah, you have a couple of the luckiest partners! Everything you have made has been so gorgeous, and I love that hoop! Glad you and your husband had a lovely date night and hope you have many more to come! My husband and I started dating 8 years ago this weekend. Fall must be the time to fall in love!

Debbie said...

Very nice swap package! Especially like your darling pouch!

cheeky monkey said...

It looks amazing! I love the stitching and maybe I should try it one day. Your partner will be very happy!

Lindsay Conner said...

Glad you discovered covered buttons! Aren't they the most rewarding thing to make? It takes like 15 seconds and the result is so cute. :)

Megan said...

Great swappy package, Sarah! Love those covered buttons--so cute! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!