For the past couple of years, I have watched from afar as Khris of Sew Prim Khris held her popular F-R-I-E-N-D-S swap. But not this year – no Ma’am - I joined right in. One day last week, a lovely package arrived from my assigned partner, Linda of NC Fabric Junkie. I didn’t open it right away because I came home from work sick the day it arrived. I also hesitated to open it right away, because I hadn’t finished my items for Linda, and I didn’t want to be influenced by my gifts as I was making my final selections for her. Just let me say that Linda was extremely generous, and if you’ve never had her for a swap partner, you’re missing out. How does Linda define F-R-I-E-N-D-S ?
F = Fabric markers, Friendship cross stitch kit, Friend magnets, and fabric all boxed up in a nice File box
R = mug Rug
I = Inspiration (a cross stitch kit)
E = beautiful Embellished bag, embroidery floss, embellishments
N = needle case, notebook,
D = datebook, dishcloth
S = sweets! and sleepy time (pretty pillowcase), sewing threads
I hope I haven’t left anything out. There was just so much packed in that box. Thank you Linda from the bottom of my heart.
If you’re wondering how I define F-R-I-E-N-D-S, here’s a hint. It’s all packed up and going to the Post Office tomorrow or Tuesday.
I’m on a deadline to finish another swap item, and Fiona, my sewing machine is in one of her moods. She just does not want to play nice and quilt for me. I’ve tried to change the tension, changed thread, changed bobbin thread, changed needle, let her rest, and rethreaded several times. If you hear a really loud crash in a few minutes, it might be her sailing out the window!
Be kind to your sewing machine….Sunny