Friday, September 20, 2013

Goodies in the Mail!

Do you ever have days 
where you feel like the luckiest person in the world?

Well, that pretty much sums up how I've been 
feeling this week.

And just to give you fair warning,
this is a long post.
:)

You may remember the post I did
on the items I made for the Sewing Room Swap.

I was lucky enough to get this AWESOME 
Social Tote
(which is all the rage on Flickr at the moment),
made with fabric by Bonnie & Camille, from Sue.
You can view her Flickr photos HERE.


Do you not just love this fabric tape for the handles??


Look at all the amazing goodies that came with it!


That mini lint roller has gotten lots of use already.
She must have stalked me quite well
and knew that my girls Sadie and Oreo hang out in my 
sewing room with me.
The straight pins have also been put to good use.
They are GREAT for marking your rows and/or blocks
so you can keep them in order.
She made those too!
I felt very spoiled after I got this!

Just when I thought it couldn't get better,
I got this amazing Artist Tote in the mail from Karen.
You can see her Flickr photo stream HERE.
This was from the Sew Sew Modern 3 Swap.


Look at all that Heather Ross goodness!!
And let me tell you,
this bag is HUGE!
I'm going on a bus trip soon for a quilt shop hop,
and this bad boy is coming with me.
We are going to do some serious damage!
Woo Hoo!
Well....I guess we'll do serious damage 
until my debit card gets declined. 
:)

And check out this sweet back side

I love the bag...a LOT.

I almost feel guilty to tell you what my favorite part of this package was.
(Seriously...I'm not taking away from this kick a__ bag,
because Karen did an awesome job and I LOVE it!)

But...............................................


OK...seriously?
Seriously.

I do have Scottish blood runnin' thru me vains.
So loving Gerard Butler, well,
that just seems like the natural thing to do.
And if you've been with me a while,
you KNOW I have the hots for him.
:o)

OH YEAH!!
Did you see the rest of the goodies she sent me?
wink wink

I can't WAIT to hang that fall bunting up this weekend!


I'll be dipped.
She also sent me the CUTEST cards.
I forgot to add them to the photo!

And, um, Karen....
I have a little question for you.
As I was setting everything out to do my 'brag' photo,
I started to notice a trend.
Gerard Butler.
Zipper.
Tape.
Ribbon.
This little Scottish lass may detect a bit of bondage taking place.
hee hee

But in all seriousness,
Sue & Karen spoiled me rotten!!
Thank you  both so much!

OH!
And what did I send for the SSM3 swap?


A Super Tote and a couple pouches.
The Super Tote pattern, by Noodlehead, can be found HERE.


I made the owl using my Sizzix die.
You can find the die HERE.

Also, tonight is Friday Night Sew In!
Make sure to go HERE
and sign up!

Sending you all lots of love
and Gerard Butler hugs!!!!
xoxoxo
Cindy

6 comments:

Shay said...

So much eye candy and awesomeness in one post that my eyes are hurting from trying to take it all in!

linda said...

you hit the jackpot for sure Cindy love all that you have got ...............i would love something with a cute owl like that :)))
enjoy your trip the bag will be fab for it lots of Gerard hug to you too :))))

legato1958 said...

What gorgeous and neat swap gifts you have received!!
They are so beautiful!!!

Your super tote bag , with adorable owl, is beautiful!! I love the personality you gave him. That was an awesome swap gift for you to give.

I'd say you had 2 super successful swap exchanges!
Susie

Amy DeCesare said...

You are cracking me up with that line about zippers, tape, and ribbon...lol. Your swap goodies made and received are all awesome. Isn't it great the way that something handmade can bring smiles from far away? Enjoy!

Donna said...

Wow great goodies!!! And my favorite Gerard!! Enjoy them all!

UKMUMINUSA said...

WOW what a swap! both made and received are gorgeous. Have a great trip too.