Want to know what the best part of it was? We were friendly before deciding on a swap but during the process we became friends. This is one of the things I love most about quilt blogging: the connections you make with so many wonderful people. We live far apart (she, in Ireland and I, in the United States) and we would never have gotten to meet otherwise.
This is the pincushion Sandra made for me:
|Mini Dresden Pincushion, made by Sandra Jansen|
Pretty amazing, isn't it? Isn't that the sweetest, tiniest Dresden applique' you've ever laid eyes on? The whole pincushion fits easily in the palm of your hand. You can't even see Sandra's applique stitches without the camera blowing them up all macro, and even then, only barely. I love the cotton lawn against the dark grey fabric. (Shot cotton. I think.) Then there are the lovely Sashiko like embroidery stitches she did along the side... Ah, can you tell that I fell in love with it?
Here are some more shots, as well as pictures of the other wonderful goodies Sandra sent along in her package.
|Top view of Mini Dresden Pincushion, made by Sandra Jansen|
|Sandra sewed a sweet cotton lawn hexie on the back|
|Oodles of fun in her gift box!|
I felt very blessed indeed! Thank you for being such a fun swap partner Sandra!
Next post, I'll share the pincushion that I sent to Sandra. :)
As a farewell to my favorite season, I'll leave you today with some photos I took while on autumn walks. Things change so much in a few short weeks. Now the branches are mostly bare, there is a nip in the air, and it gets dark before Jim gets off work.
|Adventures Ahead for Penny!|
|A Peaceful Place|
|Wild Rose Hips|
|My Pumpkin with her Pumpkin... and Penny|
This year I am actually looking forward to winter, because our first grandchild is due to be born in January. Kaitie is a glowing mom-to-be, although she feels more like it's a nuclear glow. LOL... but the excitement over finally meeting baby Eden James is building!
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