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.
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!
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....