Friday, March 14, 2014

Making New Friends

Making New Swap Friends

Have you ever been involved in a sewing swap?  You know, where you  are assigned a person , then you make the swap item, and mail it out to her, usually with some extra "goodies"... Then you patiently wait  for YOUR special item to arrive at your house...

I recently participated in Amy's  ( Amy Made That! blog) The  Skinny Pincushion Swap !

Amy got this all from her swap partner

The swap item that we made for our secret partner was the Skinny Pincushion.  This is a free pattern  by Green Bee Patterns.

pdf pattern available for free at Green Bee Patterns

Maybe some of you remember that we  made these super cute skinny pincushions, which we affectionately call "Skinny Pinnies"!, as a past project in our Across The Pond Sew Along. (find here . )

The Skinny Pincushion    An Across The Pond Sew Along project 
This is the Skinny Pinny that I made for my partner... Rebecca (from Texas)
     ~she said she liked black and white, with a pink accent.... so.....  hold on to your seats....

My skinny pinny for Rebecca        side one

And since I couldn't decide which fabrics to use.... so I made a "side 2"  ....

Side 2   for Rebecca

I added some pinwheels for the ends...

... and made a little needle book for an extra goodie....

A needle book for Rebecca   pattern by  Nana Company  (free tutorial)
I added a pinwheel for the back cover

My pack of goodies sent off to Rebecca in Texas

Well, now comes the rest of the fun!   Look what delightful goodies came to me.... from the partner who made MY skinny pinny....   she's from Ohio!

Here is my Skinny Pinny gift from Stephanie !   I just love the measuring tape fabrics!

This is the other side of my skinny pinny from Stephanie !

And.... look at  all of the delightful goodies that she sent to me!  How lucky am I?
Thank you so much, Stephanie!!  

I really did love participating in this fun swap... and meeting new sewing friends!!  Thanks so much, Amy, for organizing it!   I know she is thinking of another swap of some kind soon....

If you'd like to see the Skinny pincushions that were swapped, click  here  for the
Flickr group.    

This was so much fun... drop me a note if You would like be in a swap, here at Susie's Sunroom.... what would you want to  make and share?
I'm off to my sewing room!
Linking up at:     Can I Get A Whoop Whoop@ Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. I have only done a few swaps but I have loved them and would have to say sewing friends are the best!!!!

  2. Your pincushions that you made for your swap partner are so creative and cute! I would LOVE it if you did a swap on your blog! I'm looking for a new one to participate in. Something like a mini quilt or a type of pouch would be awesome!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  3. Your skinny pinny is beautiful. I love the pinwheels, the fabrics are incredible and the needle book. You had a very lucky partner!


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