Thursday, October 3, 2013

URHere Swap

Swapping has fallen by the wayside for me in the last year. That's not such a bad thing, I really needed to take a step back from too many commitments. I sure miss them when I see some of the gorgeous makes winging their way around the world in some of the great Flickr swap groups.  Amy started up a fun swap in Instagram for Starbucks You Are Here Mugs.  The last thing I need is another mug (my kitchen is so small and we literally have no room in the cupboard for even one more!), but it is so easy to buy a mug, pop it in a box and ship it!

It wasn't long before super cute little makes were popping up in the flickr group and being sent as "extras". There was no way I could just send my partner a lonely mug!  I've got a fairly substantial collection of basted  Liberty 1/2" hexies so I ladder stitched a flower together and appliqued it onto some chambray for this sweet needle book, complete with Liberty fabric-covered button.

a wee Liberty needlebook for my URHere-swap partner

There's a gorgeous Liberty blue poppy print on the inside, along with some hand-dyed wool in a beautiful shade of purple.

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I'm not even sure my partner likes Liberty tana lawn, but don't think there are many warm-blooded quilters who can resist it!  This swap package will go in the mail tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing which location my mug will come from - I'll let you know when it arrives.  There will be two extras soon as well. Cindy and Katie both wanted Vancouver mugs, so I'll have an Orange County and Seattle ones coming my way, too!

12 comments:

krista said...

I need to get cracking on my extras to send! Here's hoping that needle book is coming my way ;P

Heather D. said...

I'm not in the swap, but I'd love to try to track down the Vancouver Island mug. We have a bunch of Starbucks in town so I should make the tour!!

Katie B said...

Oh, of course she'll love it! Lucky lady!

Mary K said...

Such a cute idea for left over hexies.

Debbie said...

Who DOESN'T like Liberty tana lawn?? This is just darling. Wondering where you get your labels? I'm in the market for some...

Flying Blind... said...

I swear, if your partner turns her nose up at that beauty, she's for it!

Dianne said...

Who wouldn't LOVE this little beauty?!

Allison C said...

Love this! I hope I'm your lucky swap partner.

Leanne said...

Your partner is so lucky!

Kay said...

Stunning, and surely everyone loves Liberty!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Anyone would love this little needle book!

Katy Cameron said...

Very pretty :o)