A couple of weeks ago I received the most wonderful parcel in the mail - my amazing swap goodies from Cindy, who blogs at Adventures of the Singing Quilter.
I asked for a few different swap items - to give my partner options (I know I like having options when making for a swap partner!). But what I was really hoping and crossing my fingers for was a sewing machine cover. Cindy really pulled through for me!
Isn't it gorgeous?! Cindy used linen (love) and lots and lots of different text fabrics (more love) and that fantastic measuring tape trim (so cute). Linen is not that easy to work with on this scale, and Cindy did a fantastic job. It fits my sewing machine perfectly and I absolutely adore it. Even the lining and piping fabric (Cindy made piping!!!) is beautiful
How cute is this little thread catcher? I love the little bits of Flea Market Fancy and there is even a smidge of text print here too. I cleared it out for these photos, but I have already been using it - there are far fewer threads on my sewing room floor thanks to this little basket.
Finally, how sweet is this little pincushion? It's filled with what feels like sand, which strangely enough makes it really satisfying to stab pins into. What can I say - it's the little things!
Cindy also sent me a lovely note, a cute postcard and a spool of Aurifil! So generous! You can believe I am excited to start sewing with that Aurifil - I've read so much about it online but never used it myself. It's a light grey - a perfect all purpose colour, and I'm going to save it for quilting to really get the most out of it.
After quite a lot of swap activity over the last three months, I think I will take a little break for a while, but I will definitely sign up for the next round of Sew Sew Modern - it's a fantastic swap group!