This summer Michele is/was hosting a SISTER SWAP.
What FUN…. I signed up right away!
I don’t have a sister (or a brother) so I really don’t know anything about how you can just KNOW someone SO well that you can’t tell but buy them something when you are out shopping.
So this was kind of a challenge for me
I got my assignment earlier this summer and then had to STALK the person’s blog to figure out what she likes…..
My secret sister was MEGAN
So just from looking at her TABS I knew she liked Dogs and Cats and flowers and recently got into making bags….
So I looked around my fabrics for inspiration
First I found these puppy and paw print FQs I had and made a portfolio.
Gosh I haven’t made those in so long, I used to make a bunch of them for craft shows etc. So it took a little while to figure it all out again
Then to add some flowers I had some strips left over from the embroidered owl quilt I made recently, so I made 4 blocks into a little mug rug/ coaster.
Looks great with a snack on it
I had one block left over and made it into a pin cushion which I filled with walnut shells.
I also tried to make some quilt labels on the embroidery machine
Since Megan was getting into making bags, I thought I’d send her this pattern too, a pattern I’ve had for a while but never tried.
Of course some AHHHH’s too and a few FQs (with flowers on them of course)
and then I looked around for other little things I had.
I found this small basket I had made a long time ago, I use one as a thread basket next to my sewing machine
Here’s a picture of everything that went into the box.
A little bit of everything