|Strawberry pincushion swap photo by Erin @ Why Not Sew|
Recently, I was reading the blog Why Not Sew , by Erin, and saw that she was making strawberry pincushions. She made soooo many beautiful strawberries, that I couldn't pick just one out as a favorite ! (This is where I kept squealing out loud with glee!) Her post gives inspiration, great tips and excellent resources for making strawberry pincushions .
At the end of the post, she asked if "anyone would be 'interested' in joining" ...
a Strawberry Pincushion Swap with her...
What do you think I answered?
|photo from my post in the Pin It Pincushion Blog Hop Sept 17|
Erin (one clever and talented quilter ) then created a Strawberry Pincushion Swap group on Flickr. Everyone in the swap can look there and see what other participants are making. But we didn't know who was making a strawberry for ourselves. My sister, Amy,
joined in the swap , too, and we had so much fun looking at the pictures and guessing who our secret partners were. (We didn't get each other... that would've been fun!)
|The strawberry I made for my partner|
|Strawberry pincushion in Fig Tree fabrics and tiny glass beads|
|A Patchwork Fabric Basket tutorial by Ayumi at Pink Penguin|
|See the strawberry's fabric in the basket patchwork....|
|I made a key fob , in a strawberry print, and added some pretty feather pins|
I was thrilled to be making my strawberry pincushion for Gina, because she has been a fellow paper piecer in the BoM And Sew On, by Kristy @ Quiet Play. I have admired her sewing and artistic style for a long time now! I also squeal over her beautiful sewing projects! If you'd like to meet Gina and read her fabulous blog... hop over to Party of Eight .
Well that accounts for half of the swap fun.... now it is time for me to share with you what I received from my partner who made the strawberry pincushion for me!
Before I show you what arrived from NEW ZEALAND.... tell your family to cover their ears , so that any loud squeals won't hurt their eardrums! My secret partner was Wooden Spoon, aka Rachel!
|My gifts from Wooden Spoon... strawberry pincushions, card and adorable needlebook!|
|The felt caps have embroidery on the flower and leaves and a button|
|They are so cute and classic, hanging on my shelf in my sewing room|
|Berry Sweet swap gifts|
|I'm off to my sewing room!|