Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Solids Swap package received

Yesterday evening when I got in very late from work, I found a big envelope waiting for me. I pulled it open straight away and did a little dance right there in the hall. Look what I got!

FTLOS 2 swap package received


My package came from Elaine (Dashasel) who, funnily enough, was my partner for the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap last year where I made her a rainbow hexie mug rug. I really had fun making that for her, so it was nice that we were paired up in the opposite direction this time.

Laptop sleeve received

I will be honest and admit that when I saw this popping up in the group pool I really hoped it was for me as I had asked for a laptop sleeve, and I just loved the colours and the design. When I got it into my hands, I was totally thrilled, it's beautifully made and quilted, and it's a perfect fit for my laptop.

Laptop sleeve inside received

Don't you love the interlocking stripes? And the quilting? I love how cool the design is, and it's in my fave solid colours too  - aqua, pomegranate, coal and ash. You can see how nice and snug a fit it is for my laptop, just perfect :-)

Elaine also sent me a gorgeous covered mod bloom notebook :

Notebook received


Isn't this pretty? I need a fresh notebook for my project ideas and this is perfect! Plus, the pages are squared, rather than lined, bonus for the quilting plans!

And, I admit I gave a little extra squeal when I saw this little bundle of DS fabrics:

DS fabrics


It's so hard to get hold of these from here in Ireland, so I am thrilled!

All in all, this was a great swap (again!) I really love working with solids, they push you to think about your design differently. For the 2nd time I have been super lucky in what I received with a really fab, generous swap package that I love and I couldn't be happier. Thanks so much Elaine, I am thrilled!

23 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Oh lovely super goodies! What a great swap xxx

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh my! The laptop case is stunning!! She is a clever girl! And enjoy your new DS stash!

capitolaquilter said...

She did such a great job - lucky you. I bet there are many swappers out there wishing the package came to their doorstep!

Anonymous said...

ok, yet again I am coveting the package you received... enjoy. HRL

Judith, Belfast said...

What a clever design! A lovely package all round! Jxo

Chelsea said...

Oh, wow, I love that herringbone design!

Annabella said...

i don`t remember seeing the lap top cover but it is lovely! Great package all round - well deserved obvs!

Cherie said...

You're so lucky!! They both look amazing and the DS fabric too!!!

Kelly Smith said...

Wow! That is an amazing package! I love that laptop case!

Di said...

Great package to receive. The laptop case is lovely.

Cindy said...

oh wow! what a lucky girl you are! that laptop cover is spectacular! xx

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, what a fab package. I may, or may not, have done a little happy dance when I got into the office and opened mine that I'd just picked up at the sorting office yesterday ;o)

Jess said...

I was eyeing that one off too! It's really gorgeous - what happy mail :o)

Katie B. said...

Ooh, lucky lady! She did a great job.

felicity said...

I popped into the group pool every now and again and this project definitely jumped out at me - gorgeous! Lucky you!

susan said...

What a lovely parcel. So nice when your partner gets you just right!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Utterly gorgeous! Love how those stripes interlock, very cool! Yummy DS too :)

Sarah said...

Lovely laptop cover! Glad you got a happy result, and DS lovelies too!!

Lindsay Conner said...

Elaine was my secret partner to sew for! How fun that she had your name--those projects are gorgeous!

Elaine said...

I'm so glad you like your package! It was fun to try and figure out what you would like!

Archie the wonder dog said...

You lucky thing - it's a marvellous parcel!!

Mary Menzer said...

What a great package, lucky duck! I love how she did the laptop sleeve!

EG said...

That laptop sleeve is AMAZING! Great job, Elaine!