A person could get old while waiting for the sun to shine for outdoor picture shots.... so I've decided to go ahead and post these pictures so everyone can see the great goodies I received this week.
My goodie package arrived from my "It's a Sister Thing" secret swap sister, Vicki, from A Quilters Mission! We were given our partner assignments a few months ago and were to "stalk" our partner's blog to find out about their likes and dislikes so we would have an idea of what to make for them. Vicki hit the nail on the head for getting to know me and I was thrilled with her gifts.
First off is this sweet little zipper pouch that she made in Oliver's honor. I was really touched by her sweet thoughtfulness.
Here's the inside of the pouch using the opposite fabric colors.
This shows some additional goodies that Vicki sent...... a sweet hand made strawberry pin cushion, a tiny cross stitch kit, and some spools of thread. All very much appreciated.
And here's the grand finale! My picture taking does not do this justice but here's the wall hanging that Vicki made! Isn't it darling? You can't appreciate the hanging from this shot, but it's fairly large....21" x 21". She did some great stipple quilting in the ladies' squares and straight line quilting in the border. And don't you love that tape measure binding!? It's hanging in my sewing room where it brings a smile to my face everyday!
Thank you so much, Vicki, for being a wonderful Swap Sister! I feel so lucky that you were chosen to be my partner. And I must also thank Michele from Quilts From My Crayon Box for hosting this swap. I've mailed the gifts that I made for my swap sister but cannot post about them yet because..... shhhhhhhhh..... it's a secret!