My allocated secret swap partner was Gemma Jackson and the only clues that I was given werethe colours blue and red and that she would like a pin cushion or sewing caddy. I for one was not sure what sort of sewing caddy she would like, so I then had to scour her blog at www.prettybobbins.blogspot.com to do some research. I dithered between a hand sewing caddy and a sewing machine caddy.
I made both, below is the hand sewing caddy
I was not sure if this is what she wanted and I wasn't sure if it was good enough either??
So then I made this
Moving onto the wonderful goodies I received from my secret swap partner who was not the same person I sent to
Beverly Roberts...I felt so spoilt :)
Beverly made me this awesome tote bag and she threw in a couple of pot holders (that she purchased) and a tea towel.
I have to tell you about my sister's 40th that I have been secretly organising for the last few month's. I really love my big sis, she means the world to me!!
I wanted to make her something that she could use as a memento of her big day and Nomes suggested I make her siggy block quilt/wall hanging, I immediately thought that was the idea that I was looking for.
I knew that my sister's favourite colour was blue so for the next couple of month's I collected some more blue fabric (cos I am rather fond it also), in total I ended up with 27 different blue fabrics.
The quilt was made up of 30, 7 inch siggy blocks, the 4 corner ones my mum embroidered a beautiful tiger on them
The end result
My sis had no knowledge that there was a party of people waiting for her to show up. When I saw her face I knew that all the blood, sweat and tears that went into organising her surprise party was well worth it.
After everyone had signed the quilt I had a couple of blanks squares left over so I have a couple small details left to do on it and one is to put a hand print of my sister's god daughter on it and get creative with the other one. I am so proud of me...pats myself on the back :)