Friday, 13 September 2013

Got Lucky


It's been a while since I did a swap so when an email from Linda came round about the Flickr Sewing Room Swap dived in.  I wanted to re connect with Flickr, the new design and layout had left me feeling a little cold about one of my favourite crafty hang outs.  The standard of the makes has been really high- take a look at the group photos.   My swap has been sent and received (more of that in another post), and this is what I received.


 The sender was Sil, and this is another reason I was missing Flickr, Sil doesn't have  a blog, she is not of Tiwtter or IG, but I do see her regularly on Flickr as Silort and as soon as I saw her name on the parcel I smiled a big cheesy grin!  You can see why!


The swap was for a large item and a small item.  A lot of us in the group were crushing on Anna Graham and Carolyn Friedlander's Social Tote pattern.   It is a little tricky to get hold of, I got mine here.  I made it for my swap partner and I am reviewing it as part of Purse Palooza 2013 at Sew Sweetness.  Sil saw it in my partner inspiration mosaic and she made one with a twist, all these tiny scrappy squares of the most wonderful fabrics.


 The Social Tote is quite a challenging pattern so to add an extra element is no easy feat but Sil is a skillful sewer!


The stitching is in gold thread and the linen is heavy and beautifully textured.  I  can spy so many fabric favourites.


She included this incredible pin cushion as the small item to represent her colourful style and her love (and mine) of teeny tiny.  I feel like I have a piece of Sil in my sewing room with this triangle perfection piecing.
She included precious scraps and buttons (and chocolate which was of course consumed immediately).
Thankyou Sil!  I love my special makes all the way from Brazil and it was great to meet up with old  Flickr friends.  The new layout is still a challenge but there are friends there that I want to stay in touch with.  
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16 comments:

  1. You are indeed a lucky gal. Sil is one of my favorite sewists. I love everything she makes. Enjoy.

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  2. Wow so beautiful and lovely fabric very inspirational

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  3. Such an incredible parcel, you are one lucky girl! i really love the teeny tiny triangles on the pincushion.

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  4. Hi Kerry! You got most beautiful presents! I have to 'meet' Sil! x Teje

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  5. SCORE! What a gorgeous package

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  6. Excellent swapsies. I miss the way flickr brought everyone together. Now people have split off looking for alternatives and it seems to have changed online a lot.

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  7. Wow, you got so lucky, what a fab package! Love the tote but I ADORE that pincushion, how tiny are those little pieces!!

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  8. It is all amazing But I WANT That BAG.

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  9. Love the bits!! BTW if you type /?details=1 after the address in you flickr photostream, it gives you the old look back.

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  10. It was a huge pleasure to have you as my partner! And I feel sooo happy for reading all your delicate and nice words about my work! Hope one day we can meet in a quilting event! Or in UK or in Brazil! XO Sil

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