This year, we had to make a small bag to put the stocking overflow in. Denise had me this January and made the cutest reindeer bag, that Johnny Cash had to check out.
In February, Barb chose these goodies for me.
March, Trina gifted me with these neat stuffers.
In April, Nola made me this cute pincushion that she had wrapped in fabric.
May brought a shower of great tools from Denise
And June brought a R/W/B FQ bundle from Dorene and a special pin in memory of my sweet Katie, the original marmalade cat, who went over the Rainbow Bridge in January. Dorene knew that painful anniversary was near and wanted me to have something to comfort me. Her note and thoughtfulness made me cry, but I'll cherish this pin forever.
July brought this darling cat and mouse pincushion made for me by Denise.
In August, Barb sent me this great seam ripper with the eraser end and a gorgeous FQ.
September had Rebecca making me these darling embroidery machine Christmas tree earrings and adding a bunch of other goodies, too.
In October, Nola made me a sewing kit that I put right under my sewing machine to keep my tools handy and also included needles and a marker.
And to finish the year, we're supposed to make or buy a Christmas ornament for our gift. But Rebecca knew that I was not putting up my Snowbaby tree this year because Johnny Cash has been so bad getting into stuff (he is still a baby you know, and into everything!). So instead she made me this beautiful dressmaker's dolly pincushion. Isn't it gorgeous?
Patsy had to check this beauty out for herself, lol. And then all the other goodies received.
All in all, this swap was so much fun - even though we had to wait all year long to finally see what was in all those little packages arriving monthly that we couldn't peek, pinch, or shake. The end result more than made up for the frustration we felt each month, lol. The girls were so generous and made good use of all the year-long sales for notions and fabrics. In fact, they had so much fun they insisted I run this swap one more year. So check back in 2014 and see what turns up then.
Until tomorrow (and the Chookyblue SSCS swap results)...
Happy quilting from Sharon, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash