Wednesday, March 5, 2014


I have recently discovered the big world of swapping on Flickr. It is highly addicting! I received this amazing Triple-Zip pouch with the accompanying goodies from Terry at I love how she added embroidery detail to pretty gray floral fabric!
Look how perfectly the pouch goes with my new sewing basket. I joined two other swaps and I am frantically trying to make the goodies for them.
My partner for the Friendship bag swap is getting this bag
 along with this needle book I made and goodies.
 Here is the inside
I am also participating in another swap where we were to make a drawstring bag to fill with fabric scraps and sweets. I am loving these flower embroideries! Here is the link to the tutorial we are using The instructions were great and easy to follow. These bags can be made quite quickly if you don't make an embroidered panel! I think I will make some for Easter for my niece and nephew and fill with goodies. A trip to our local chocolate factory will be required!
I used Bonnie and Camille's Scrumptious fabric except for the lining.

I also whipped up a needle book to go in this bag. I looked at a couple of tutorials and did my own versions.

 I put pockets in them and used elastic hairbands with buttons for closures.
I think I am going to whip up a pin cushion out of some of my scraps for this bag.
Have you all seen this quilt? It is called Journey of a Quilter and I have been obsessing about it for a few months as I have watched Kathy of working on it as part of her Slow Sunday Stitching. I contacted the Australian designer and could not find the pattern for sale here in the U.S. Then guess what is going to be a BOM for It is fairly expensive and I really should not join, but I am planning on signing up tomorrow! I did already inquire and they will just sell me the pattern, but these cute modern fabrics are very appealing to me!
Anyone else interested in joining me?



  1. So cute! I love the needle book. Swaps look like so much fun!

  2. Love the bag - such great prints and lovely flower embroidery.

  3. Any advice for someone who is interested in joining a swap? I'm not sure how to find them.

  4. I love those needle books - so sweet. Swaps look like a lot of fun!

  5. Lucky lucky winner to get your handwork bag. I just love the sweetness of the flowers, with aqua and red. sigh.
    Lee Anna Paylor
    blog Not Afraid of Color

  6. visiting from sew many ways. I love the triple zip purse. So gorgeous. You are pretty busy with your stitching

  7. Love your flower embroidery, Swaps are a lot of fun.

  8. your partner is super lucky! cute stuff!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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