Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Special Delivery

   Back in January, I signed up for the Mouthy Stitches Swap, hosted by three of my favorite bloggers: Susan, Cindy and Hadley.  The challenge was to create a zippered pouch for an assigned partner, and include one fat-quarter's worth of fabric scraps.  The swap filled up practically overnight to over 90 participants!
   Last week, I mailed out the pouch I made, and this week, I received mine from my "secret" partner.
    My package came from the very lovely Fiona (of Patchwork Delights blog) in Dublin, Ireland.  She packaged it very pretty, and wrote a very sweet note.
   Inside was this wonderful pouch:
    I absolutely love it!!
   In my inspiration mosaic for the swap on Flickr, I had included one of Fiona's creations.  She used the same bird fabric and fussy cut them into the center of the wonky star.
   This pouch is wonderful, in my opinion, for many reasons:  I love the bright colors she used, the wonky star, the linen background fabric and the brightly colored hand embroidered stitches.  And her zipper is spot on!
   Check out the bright interior lining with polka dots and inside pockets!

   My biggest dilemma is now to decide what special use to put this special pouch to!  Right now, I am using it for my hexies.  
   And here is a photo that shows the wonderful fabric scraps that Fiona included (lots of Japanese imports-- love them!):

   Thank you, Fiona!!  I am thrilled with my pouch and will treasure it!  And I am very happy to have made a new friend with this swap, too!


patchworkdelights said...

You are welcome and I LOVE LOVE that you love your pouch! I was giggling with excitement when I saw that you had included me in your mosaic and even better that I had some of that fabric left!

I wish you many years of happy enjoyment with your pouch all the way from Dublin!


Di said...

That is a mighty fine pouch. Enjoy... Di xo

Linda Coleman said...

Lovely pouch Elisa and I know you love japanese fabrics so you will thoroughly enjoy your scraps.
Just wanted to let you know that you inspired me so much with your Eclipse quilt that you were doing classes for that I bought the pattern. Now I need to start getting my fabrics together for it.

Sarah said...

Oh lovely pouch and wonderful scraps!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I managed to miss that pouch in the Flickr pool - it's fabulous!!!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Lucky you, it's fab! And so is the one you sent, hope the victim loves it!

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh Lucky Duck! I had my eye on this one! Enjoy your gorgeous pouch! Jxo

Cindy said...

Oh you lucky duck! This was one of my favorites. :o) She did a beautiful job! And the pouch you made too is gorgeous!!

Amanda said...

Love it! How funny that you had included one of her makes in your mosaic! Was meant to be

Lovebird said...

Love that little pouch, and I can't wait to get a closer look at those little scraps!