Friday, May 13, 2011

pretty {little} pouch. received.

You may recall a few weeks back I mentioned one of the most recent sewing/quilting swaps I joined called the Pretty {little} Pouch Swap.  Started by Michelle from i like orange, too! and Kelly from kelbysews, this has quickly become one of my favorite swaps.  I get a little giddy every time I browse through the flickr group because there are so many great people involved and so much wonderful sewing talent.

Earlier this week I received my package made by Ali from a²(w) which has made me love this swap even more!  Way back in the beginning, my inspiration mosaic gave a clear representation of some of my favorites--linen/gray, rainbow color scheme, and hand stitched details.  I also "hinted" I would like a pouch to for my Nook eReader (that has been on my "to-do" list since I purchased it last year).  What Ali actually made for me completely rocked my world.  It was way more wonderful than anything I ever expected.

pretty {little} pouch. received.

I was SO excited to see this on the outside of the package.  Right away I knew how wonderful my pouch was going to be.  One look at her blog, and you will know what I mean.

And here is the beauty that was inside that little white package.

pretty {little} pouch. received.

Check out that awesome rainbow patchwork.  I love the little detail of matching the thread to the fabric color.

pretty {little} pouch. received.

And here is a close-up of the "Reading Rainbow" embroidery.  That was the icing on the cake for me.  Perfection.

pretty {little} pouch. received.

My heart fluttered for all the little details.  Especially this little custom tag on the inside.

pretty {little} pouch. received.

Like I said, Ali completely blew my expectations.  THANK YOU!  Never could I have imagined a more perfect little pouch.  Oh and if that wasn't enough, she also included a B&N gift card for the next month's book in a little quilty book club we are in together.  So sweet!

This was the third swap I have participated in and not only was it absolutely wonderful because of the pouch but because this was the first swap where I actually "knew" (because I religiously read her blog and the book club I mentioned) my partner.  There is just something great about having something handmade by someone you have a connection to.

My swap package hit the post office this morning and should get to my partner by Monday, so stay tuned to see that pretty {little} pouch.

Also I had mentioned starting Flashback Fridays this week, but have decided to hold off until Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side is complete.

Have a great weekend!

xo, Megan

5 comments:

  1. Lucky girl! That's a gorgeous pouch!

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  2. So awesome! I loved this pouch when I spotted it on Flickr. You lucky girl! :)

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  3. love it. You are a very lucky gal.

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  4. Soo neat! Now I have that song in my head...Butterfly in the skyyyy; I can go twice as hiiiigh... :) LOVED that show as a kid!

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