Goodness! I just got back from Salt Lake City, Utah for the ever eventful Sewing Summit. And I will have lots to share about that soon. I’m still trying to process it all. lol
But right before I headed out the door to board my plane, I got a lovely package in the mail all the way from Germany. The lovely Aylin/Nilya2011 created two beautiful items for me and my sewing room, a closed side serger cover and a needle book.
First that delightful serger cover. I had requested a cover for my serger in particular. There are a lot of threads with sergers and places to gather dust, so I’ve been wanted a proper cover for a long time. And Aylin was sweet enough to make one for me. She made it closed on all sides (which I know from experience is a tougher way to go) and it fits beautifully! She used a block from Ayumi’s patchwork please book for the large flower motif.
The cover has two sides to it! She also used a stem motif for the other side and it’s oh so dear. I love that I will be able to switch it around depending on my tastes at the moment. Practical and beautiful – a great combo in any gift! This side is currently my favorite but that could change at any moment because I’m flighty like that. 😉
And then there was the oh so adorable Needle book she made. It was perfect timing because I was able to take it right on the plane with me and get a little stitching done (on a name tag I never used but ah well…it kept my hands busy on the plane). She hand stitched all the tiny 1″ hexies together for the cover and used a twill tape measure for the wrapping. LOVE!
Inside there are little pockets for thread, marking pens, and of course felt pages for needles. She even used a bit of plastic (?) for a see through cover on one pocket. I love details like that!
I know you’ll agree that I totally lucked out with my swap partner, and she created the most darling pieces for me. I love how well made they are and how she really listened to what I wanted. And yet, she put herself into the projects.That is a completed swap for me now with my partner having happily received her items I made, and I have most happily received MY brand new items for my sewing room. Operation cute sewing room continues!
11 thoughts on “Sewing Room Swap – Received!”
ooh gorgeous! you are the lucky one!
Such beautiful pieces!
Very lucky indeed.
they look wonderful.. you did very well with your partner xx
Fabulous swapsies! Glad you had fun at SS :o)
great cover! such cute little projects!
Aylin is so talented and super nice. I met her st FQ Retreat this year.
I am so happy, that it fits (it Looks a bit big, but better then to small ;-).
It was so great to have you as a Partner 🙂
You are a lucky girl! I love that cover!
Ohh aren't you lucky! They are gorgeous! I have that serger and you are so right about the dust. Now I have something else to add to my project list as she has inspired me. What a thoughtful partner!
You have a great swap partner with lovely items you received. A sewing machine cover is on my list, too, and oh a needle book, too. Oh well. Someday.