Since sending off my Modernista Homemade swap items, I had sort of forgotten that I would be receiving items in return, so it was a total surprise when my goodies arrived in the mail this week.
I really really love the things my partner (Bianca aka binkiege) made for me. First up, this lovely (and, at 24" square, huge!) pillow cover. I love all the fabrics used, and I don't have any of them in my stash, which makes this extra special.
The extra item is this super cute pincushion which you put over the arm of the sofa when you are stitching on the couch (here being modelled by my fence). Aren't those owls sweet?
These items co-ordinate beautifully, but aren't completely matchy-matchy. Bianca was very kind and thoughtfully included a few extra goodies, like sweet little flower-headed pins, little sewing themed charms, cute ribbon and colour-catchers for the first time I wash the pillow cover.
Finally, I have to show you how well this pillow goes with the quilt on my bed. This is either a total coincidence, or some high quality stalking was involved! Since it goes so well (and Ivy approves, as you can tell by her photo-bombing antics), it will live on my bed, and has already proved to be very comfortable to lean on.
I often write my blog posts from bed at the end of the day, so I am already thinking of this as my blogging pillow - it seems an appropriate name, especially since it came to me through an online swap.
Thank you again Bianca, for the obvious time, effort and care you put into these items, and making this swap such a great experience!