Saturday, November 24, 2012

Post-Sewing Summit Swap

This gets said time and time again, but it's true... the best part of Sewing Summit really is the people! The people you travel with, the instructors, the fellow attendees... and while the classes are great, it's the people that make the weekend truly special.

To help keep the magic of the weekend alive, Liz has organized a Post-Sewing Summit Swap. I wasn't able to participate in the 2011 swap, so I jumped at the chance to take part in this year's swap.

I was super-excited when I received my partner's name and found out I would be sewing for Karen! I got to spend a day with Karen before Sewing Summit officially kicked off. See, rather than join in on the Shop Hop bus, the 6 of us traveling together from Houston decided to rent a mini-van and have our own little shop hop. Someone in the group met Karen the night before and invited her to join our group. It was so much fun to have her along for the ride!

On Karen's list of things she would like to receive was a bag. And remembering a bag I had seen at Sewing Summit, and fell in love with, I made her a Jane Market Bag with selvedges stitched together to form the pocket.

Selvedge Jane Market Tote

Today I received a package from the person sewing for me... I might have squealed a little when I saw the return address was Liz!! I had seen pictures of the progress on Instagram and was in love!! And she sent along some fabric... fantastic elephants, and one of the two pieces from Castle Peeps I never got my hands on... and a Starbucks gift card.

OMG!! @lizinprogress I love it!! Thank you so much!! #sewingsummit #ss12swap

She could not have put together a better "me" package than this.


suemac said...

Oh how fun to have a post event swap. Looks like you got some fun goodies.

Goddess in Progress said...

YAY! Oh, I'm so happy you got it and it works for you. :-) I loved that I got to make it for you!

Goddess in Progress said...

Also, that bag you made was so great. I LOVED the selvedge pocket!

capitolaquilter said...

Thanks again for the great selvage bag and FQs - so much fun reading the edges of your stash - lots of designers and lines that I also love! I'm so lucky to have met you guys and for the chance to spend a wonderful and memorable shop hop adventure. Happy Quilting