Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Pretty Pouch Swap & A Wednesday Flower

A little while back, I signed up for The Pretty Pouch Swap.
Kim at Lily Patch Quilts hosted it for us, & I have received my gorgeous parcel all the way from the US... This was not a secret swap, so it was lovely to exchange a few emails with my partner Vickie, who blogs at Creative Notions.
Vickie has sent me a gorgeous parcel of Pretty... the pouch is great, see how wide it opens up... & also the co-ordinating extras... & more spoily goodies. I love the clear inside pockets!
This is the perfect size for taking in the car or on those holidays I never go on...
 Thanks so much Vickie for your wonderful gifts & I hope my parcel arrives to you very soon! x
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Tuesday night is Hexy Night for me... of course I just had to use the hexy-in-a-hexy fabric... it has a hint of 1970s don't you think?!

Karen is our lovely host for One Flower Wednesday... If you would like to join us, just follow the link. Karen has heaps of fab information on her blog about english paper piecing, if you are interested to give it a try... 
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I am really enjoying the sewing of my Christmas swap items... making quicker progress than I expected... perhaps because it's school holidays & I'm neglecting some house chores!
But sewing for swaps can be a trap... so often I find myself totally loving what I am making & want to make another for myself... thus adding to the already long Wanna-Do List. Surely I am not the only person who experiences this?!

23 comments:

Lin said...

Lovely swap items Anthea. I have my parcel from Kim sitting on my desk but am not opening it until she receives hers! Because of our late decision to go to Spain I was way behind and only just managed to get my parcel in the post by the deadline. That pouch is so pretty and I love the pockets too. Lovely to have matching items too.

Sandi said...

I am with you Anthea with the items I make, so most of the time I made two of everything - one for me and one for someone else....love your swap gifts...

kim said...

Beautiful pouch and goodies in your swap Anthea.......I love your hexie flower, it does have a '70's retro vibe about it. x

Christine M said...

Lovely swap gifts Anthea. The pouch will be so useful. You are not the only one who falls in love with the swap gifts you make for someone else!

Heather said...

Lovely swap items and that pouch looks roomy for all your sewing things.

Cheryll said...

I think it goes with the "swap" territory... loving what you make then giving it away! Great looking "flower" and fantastic pouch!!! :)

Fiona said...

lovely pouch you got.... I think there are lots of us who like what we make to give away.
Hugz

shez said...

wow love your swap parcel from Vickie,such an awesome parcel to receive and yes i must admit i find it hard to send some things that i make and like,lol,have a lovely day my friend.xx

Julia said...

Wow..Lovely swap gifts Anthea. The pouch is gorgeous and will be so useful.

Susan said...

Gorgeous gift from Vicki, that's a really nice pouch design. When I fall in love with a swap gift so much that I have to make one for myself, I feel like I am getting extra good value from my pattern.

sunny said...

Great bag! I've swapped with Vickie before, and she does beautiful work. Now go on a holiday!

Karen said...

Groovy flower Anthea! And, a wonderful gift from Vickie.

Sue B said...

You were spoilt, lovely pouch.

Helen said...

Lovely pouch and gifts, very spoilt !!!!!

chrissies said...

Wonderful sewn projects and a stunning flower

Chrissie x

Leanne said...

Gorgeous swap gifts Anthea, its so much fun doing swaps. I love your fussy cut hexies, they look great.

Sharyn T said...

Very roomy looking purse Anthea. Like the sections inside. Sharyn:)

Maria said...

You were spoilt in the pouch swap and it is a great one too.
Gorgeous hexie. Too late and too tired post my hexie. Progress tonight...

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what a gorgeous pouch you got and look at all those goodies too! Love your "70's" hexie........yes it reminds me of that 70's show "Laugh-In".....(yes I'm that old...lol"

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful pouch and goodies, I like the wide bottom. Love your hexie in hexie, yes, it does remind me of "Laugh-In". I agree about the swap items you make, I find myself making one for my self (or daughter).

rockgranny said...

Your fussy cut hexies,look great. Wonderful flower! Lovely pouch and gifts; love swaps, it's so nice to be surprised by new friends.

Josie said...

Gorgeous pouch Anthea lots of useful space inside. Vickie sent you some gorgeous goodies...lucky girl. Lovely fussy cut hexies... with a real 70's vibe for sure.

KAYLEE said...

Gorgeous pouch Anthea and WOW it looks so spacious inside. Lots of lovely goodies came with it also.

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