Monday, October 17, 2011

Some Hoopla!

This day is a happy one. I've already been for a lovely 1-hour sunshiny walk with the dog and arrived home to a full mailbox.

My swap with Suzanne is now complete. She has received from me and her package arrived today. We did a side swap out of the Pretty Little Pouch swap flickr group and decided to swap a hoop & hoop pouch with each other. Suzanne had already made me two adorable, useful and much loved pouches in round 1 of the PLP swap, so I feel extra lucky.

My sweet hoop from Suzanne!
Isn't this hoop fun?!! Both Suzanne and I ordered the map fabric panel last spring from Hancock's after seeing it put to amazing use as background in Gayle's Farmer's Wife blocks.

And here's my beautiful hoop pouch. I love this so much. I've never English Paper Pieced before (despite having purchased hexy papers a few years ago...I don't even know where those things are anymore!). I adore every fabric she put into the star and the handstitching totally makes it for me. The pouch is lined with the pink/red dot DS print from the Jo Ann line. Perfection!

My new Hoop Project Pouch by Suzanne
This pouch is going to get a lot of well-deserved attention at my next stitch group get together. It's loaded with my latest embroidery project already!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with me Suzanne.

p.s. picnik guys were "stepping over black cats" while the program loaded today....

15 comments:

felicity said...

I find the picnik "please wait" options to be hilarious overall. This hoop and hoop bag are works of art. Such a successful swap!

Flying Blind... said...

Lovely!!
The picnik guys need to get on with fixing stuff I reckon!

paulette said...

OMGosh...LOVE this pouch!! The stitching just pops it!!!
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Michele Pacey said...

how do you find these people to make you these amazing things? you've got a definite knack! I love the hoop. That little character with the umbrella is just awesome!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great gifts, especially the pouch. Sew cute! with the fussy cut scissors and 'corset'

Heather said...

yes... you are one lucky little duck!! :)

x, H

Jo Ann said...

love the new pouch.

Katie B. said...

So sweet! I love the fabrics she used for the star.

PinkGranny said...

What fun to arrive home to those goodies in your mailbox! Enjoy...

dutch sisters said...

Beautiful pouch! Very creative, I love it.

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Lovely gifts Krista! The hoop is adorable!

The picnik guys were dusting of the skeletons.

Suzanne said...

Oh yay! So glad everything arrived safely and looks so pretty in your photos. I had a moment looking at those photos and thought, oh wow, I'm super jealous of Krista and then I remembered that I made them and I have those fabrics. Perhaps it is time for me to make something for myself :)

Dianne said...

That little weather man is adorable and the hoop pouch is so you! I love that your swaps provide something extra to look forward to at Friday stitch. :0)

Kristie said...

Oh my goodness. I think I "need" that map fabric! Love the hoop! And the pouch is fantastic. Lucky you!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow, I love all those raindrops! What an amazing swap. I need to check out picnik--yes, it's true. I don't think I have ever used it...