Monday, 10 June 2013

Sew Sew Modern Received

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.

Sew Sew Modern Received 

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!

Sew Sew Modern Received 

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

Sew Sew Modern Received 

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.

Sew Sew Modern Received

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!

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24 comments:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love the sewing machine cover! Sounds like your partner totally got your likes!

Erica said...

Wow, I love the sewing machine cover! That measuring tape is so cute and I love the piping, lucky you!

Adrienne Klenck said...

adorable sewing machine cover! clever "stitch"

snips said...

Oh my! What a wonderful swap gift, love that machine cover!

Patchwork and Play said...

You really cleaned up here Adrianne! I love every item too! You will look at these things everyday and think how blessed you are! And enjoy using that Aurifil! It's hard to go past....

Megan said...

Gorgeous! Your machine will look stunning in this. Have fun with the Aurifil - I love it.

Marls said...

What a fantastic lot of goodies. And yes I love that machine cover as well. Enjoy using the Aurifil-I loveit.

Deborah said...

Lovely :-)

Fran said...

What fabulous gifts! Enjoy them :-)

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful sewing machine cover - the text prints are fabulous! And I love the thread catcher and pincushion too.

Rachel said...

It's all so gorgeous, I love how swaps can give you beautiful items you would never get around to make for yourself. I've just signed up to the sew sew modern group so will hopefully be joining you for the next round, yay so excited!! :)

Nancy Staub said...

They're all WONDERFUL!! Cindy did a GREAT job! I've never seen the "text" print, nor the "tape measure" print before. Do you know who makes them? Thanks SEW much for sharing!

wasntquiltinaday said...

I can't even handle how much I love these! Wow! I'd never thought of having a thread catcher - so smart! My floor is disgusting! Hahahahah. I'm also in love with that tape measure fabric :)

Heidi said...

Love this set! The old strawberry pincushions often had sand mixtures for stuffing, and the little baby strawberry shooter that was attached to the larger one was generally all sand , it is thought to keep needles and pins in sharp order :-)

Janine said...

What a wonderful collection! All so beautiful :)

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

That sewing machine cover is adorable. I love the embroidered "stitch" on it! I hope you will report back on the Aurifil. Everyone has told me that I have to try it, but I've yet to make the trip to the quilt shop "locally" (ha) that sells it.

linda said...

How great is that package ............Cindy is one of my favorite bloggy friends she did a fab job :))))

Carla said...

What a load of gorgeous sewing! Lucky you! I love Aurifil. If you load it in your bobbin, you can sew all day on it. Enjoy

Adrianne said...

They are fab, right? I just can't believe I've gone so long without a thread catcher!

Kelly Young said...

love that sewing machine cover and thread catcher!! all of the different text prints are so fun!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Elmosmate said...

So Jealous! The cover is awesome! i just got my first spool of Aurifil in the mail this week, very keen to try it after hearing so much about it. off to make my own machine cover now...

heart of charnwood said...

Lucky you, all of those gifts are beautiful- what a great swap! :o)

Karen said...

What a gorgeous collection of items! I'm gearing up to make a sewing machine cover, i'm just waiting on some interefacing to arrive... :o)

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, Adrianne!! Thank you so much for such a beautiful post!! I am beyond thrilled that you loved everything this much! You will LOVE the Aurifil thread. It's the only thread I use anymore. I'm anxious to hear what you think of it. Your pin cushion is actually filled with crushed walnut shells, believe it or not. It's the only thing I use for my pin cushions anymore. It's great! I'm so happy everything went to a loving home! xoxo :)