Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sew Sew Modern Swap {My Partner is Awesome!}

I joined my very first Flickr swap, called Sew Sew Modern, and boy was it a bunch of talented gals!  It was a blind swap so I didn't know who had my name... but Lee (of maychappell) totally had my number and really hit my style spot-on!  We each were to learn what our recipient liked and make one small item and one large item.

Lee created the gorgeous + table runner with all sorts of beautiful prints plus my all-time-fav news print as the "background" fabric.   I'm totally in love and its already residing on our kitchen table... I smile every time I walk by!  

And the quilting....
 Lee really out did herself!  
Then she "claims" the awesome tote bag is my "small" item!  Seriously?!   Who does that?
I'm the luckiest girl in the whole swap, in my opinion!  

The main body of the bag is gorgeous Melody Miller fabric from her Ruby Star Rising collection (Kokka!) so its a thicker linen/cotton fabric - perfect for a tote bag!  And I adore the quilted pocket featuring a purple owl!  Plus (I know PLUS) there's another pocket on the inside.  
I kid you not:  I am sitting at Firefly Play Cafe watching Eli burn off some energy and the bag is hanging off my chair.  Received it yesterday, and I'm carrying it today!  Fits my laptop, accessories, snacks, and wallet perfectly.  I may carry this bag until its time to swap for a real diaper bag in the next... um.. 6-10 weeks.
Finally, there was a bundle of fun fabrics in the box AND two bibs!!!

 Are these not the cutest appliqued bibs?!  And they're super soft! The girls will look adorable in these no doubt!  And that blanket stitch Lee used is just perfect - I wish my machine had it!  I'll make a note of that for when I'm shopping for my next one.

 Ok, so if you can't tell, I'm extremely happy with my goodies - and a final THANK YOU to Lee for creating such perfect items for me and my family.  
I'm done gushing now.

Have you ever participated in an online swap?  How was your experience?
{And if anyone is interested, I believe round 2 of the Sew Sew Modern swap will be starting soon.  I can tell you who to contact on Flickr should you want to join.  As for me, I'm out... for obvious reasons.}



Carla said...

What a fabulous gift parcel! You are lucky for sure. Quilters are so thoughtful ; )

May Chappell said...

I'm so happy that you love it! You were fun to sew for;) enjoy! And we will miss you next round!

LethargicLass said...

Lee really does make incredible things :) It's funny what you said about the button stitch because it is also high on my list for my next machine LOL

May Chappell said...

Thanks Katy:) I have a Bernina 150, but most (if not all) Berninas have the blanket stitch. And once you've had a Bernina, you'll never get another machine; they're amazing!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I have never been in an on line swap. I retire soon so maybe then! Looks like a blast. PS. I have to agree with May...Nothing sews like a Bernina! Nothing. Not being paid for this ad! LOL.