I received a lovely swap package this week, from Erin who blogs at Billy Button Design.
Erin made me a really gorgeous zippy pouch. She's paid so much attention to things that I like, and she got it so right. Solids. Fab colours. Linen. Crazy improv piecing on one side. And a really gorgeous mega pleated back.
Also included, a lovely Russian doll pincushion, and a scrap bundle. No, an AMAZING scrap bundle. Look at all these!!
So many gorgeous prints there, I was really delighted. THANK YOU ERIN!
Now, I have to say, I feel pretty bad. I remember seeing this pouch. I remember liking this pouch. I remember liking the fabric pics. However, when I went back and looked, I was horrified to find I had only commented ONCE. And reading it again, it didnt even sound all that good a comment either. Poor Erin. I know how it feels to be in a swap and not hear from your partner. Or when you eventually do they dont sound so impressed. I know how discouraging that feels. So I feel even worse now knowing that I might have caused that for my partner. Erin, I am so sorry. I DO really like my zippy, its lovely, and so thoughtful. (And wow those scraps are fantastic!).
I tried my best to keep up with commenting on all the photos submitted. I really did. One night in particular I was at it for 3 hours going through all the pictures and trying to comment on everything. So I dont really know what to say. Except sorry Erin, my pouch is lovely, thank you!
I'm still working on my For the Love of Solids main item, but I also played around for a while and did this as a possible panel for the "small item".
Its my attempt at rapid, not thinking just doing style piecing. Tell me honestly.... Acceptable or just a mess?! I'm sure it wont surprise most of you to hear that I'm thinking "mess"...
I'll not be online for a few days, tis the mans birthday this week, and he's treating us to a few nights in a posh hotel somewhere.... My online bargain hunting skills were put to good use, fingers crossed we've got a cracker of a deal... Teeeeny bit concerned that it's a bit TOO posh, as I have realised that aside from pyjamas the only thing that fits me right now is a particularly holey pair of denims.........that I spilled a whole glass of red wine on last night when I dozed off for 0.5 seconds with the glass in my hand......... Oh dear...