One of my online stitching groups is holding a summer swap with the theme "In the Good ol' Summertime". I asked everyone to make a homemade gift and also send along a strand of floss in a color that says summer to them. This is a secret swap so we have no idea who our partners are. I received my swap gift and can show you now what I received.
This package came in the mail from Margaret. She sent the gift along with a few extra items of a chart by Brenda Keyes and some strawberry bonbons.
Margaret made me a thread tidy bag with an attached pincushion stitched with an adorable strawberry motif.
She also stitched me this little strawberry scissor fob. How cute it is with even a tiny strawberry on the back. I am pretty sure that she made the cording herself. It is just wonderful!
The thread Margaret choose is Strawberry Fields by The Dye Is Cast. Ironically, I almost used a strawberry theme for my own swap gift but changed my mind at the last minute when I found a cute idea which also was very summer to me.
Thank you so much for my summer swap gifts Margaret! I love them and I know this thread tidy bag will be a joy to use.
I will share the gift I made as soon as I hear that my partner has received her package in the mail. It should arrive today or tomorrow but I cannot say where... Are all you ladies out there guessing where it will arrive? *grins*