Spring Sewing Swap Stuff

I recently participated in a ‘Spring Sewing Swap‘ over at Sewing In No Mans Land.  Did you hear about this?  Basically you just signed up and used three words to describe yourself / your style.  Then we were each paired up with someone and given only their name, shipping address and their three descriptive words.   We weren’t give a dollar value to send.  You were just supposed to send a package that you would like to receive in the mail yourself.  I thought this just sounded like such a neat idea.

I quickly sent my package out prior to heading to quilt market.  I should have taken a picture, but I didn’t have time.  I sent a bunch of different trims, a fat quarter bundle of fabrics, and several The Cottage Mama Sewing Patterns.

Then a week or so later, I received my package in the mail in return from the person I was paired up with for the swap.  I can’t tell you how excited I was ~ I was like a kid on Christmas!

My swap buddy sent me the most beautiful bag of trims, packaged up so beautifully.  To be honest, I can’t remember what three words I used to describe my style, but she hit the nail on the head.  And then she sent these beautiful summery fabrics.  I actually had no eyelet in my stash, so this was such a pleasant surprise.  She included two hand-knit hats for the girls that she made herself.  We absolutely love these hats to pieces.  I don’t have pictures of the hats because the girls love playing with them for dress up so they were off in one area of the house or another when I was taking these pictures.

I’m thinking I might challenge myself to make an outfit for one (or both of the girls) out of this grouping of sewing loveliness.  What do you think?  Do you think I can do it?  I don’t think it should be very hard since everything she sent is beautiful.  But it might be kind of fun to see what I come up with.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this beautiful package with you all.  And say a BIG GIANT thank you to my swap buddy!
Have you every participated in a swap before? 
If so, did you love the package that was sent your way?  
This really was so much fun.  I would definitely sign up for another one in a heartbeat!

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  1. Oh my….love everything! The aqua eyelit fabric is so pretty. I know you can make something and it will be fabulous 🙂

  2. I would have loved to join in a swap like that! I know you can make something fabulous with all that 🙂

  3. I participated in the swap and LOVED it!!! Totally felt like Christmas here too!!! I didn’t take a picture either. I love all the blue!!

  4. ooooo gorgeous! I love doing swaps and secret sisters! Always fun to be a blessing and be blessed in return!

  5. So fun! I’ve done the Handmade Gift Exchange at Craftaholics Anonymous a couple times and enjoyed it.

  6. how fun! That pile looks absolutely wonderful! Have fun with it!

  7. Such a great collection, and fab idea for a swap!

  8. I had a great time participating in the Spring Swap, too. It inspired me to partner with a couple of blogging friends to put on The Creative Exchange. We just started sign ups. We’d love to have you!

  9. I participated in the same swap and got some really cute things! My words were girly, quirky, and vintage. I got some awesome retro buttons and fabric to use!

  10. Can’t wait to see what you create with your swap goodies!!

  11. Your Swap Goodies are just Beautiful Lindsay!! I bet you will make something just Darling for your Girls too!! I Love participating in Swaps, they are so much fun putting together and to receive. I have probably participated in about 4 and each one of them was Fantastic!!

    Thanks for Sharing Lindsay!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  12. WOW, what a generous swap buddy you got, you are really lucky. Just the fabric alone would have been a good thing to get. That eyelet fabric is to DIE FOR! (I absolutely go crazy over eyelet, even though I’m not even a sew-er!) And she gave so many other things, it looks like she was so generous!! (I also see that “eyelet” trim!! Can you tell I DO love eyelet? LOL!) Man, I’d love to hear WHO your swap buddy was, and to see your swap buddy’s blog… So if she happens to see my comment here… “Hey, Cottage Mama’s Swap Buddy: email me with your blog link so I can visit you!” 🙂 gloria(dot)vincent(at)yahoo(dot)com.
    Again, you received so many wonderful things, Lindsay!

  13. You are right, your swap buddy sent you a package of lovely stuff that matches your style! I too await to see the fabulous result of your creativity!

  14. What a great swap! I love all the blues and the ribbons. Lovely stuff.
    Happy 4th!


  15. I love swaps, last week i particepated in one and got a beautiful ring, and i sent lovely clutch bag. Few times i wasnt so happy with what i got but as long as ther is a way to give something to others i’m in. This looks as good swap.

  16. What a sweet package of goodies! I cannot wait to see what you create! so much fun!

  17. That sounds like sooooo much fun! I think this would be a great idea for girlfriends who sew too! I have a friend that lives a couple hours away and we don’t get together a much as we would like, but we have all of the same interests, and it would be fun to send each other little care packages of sewing fun! Can’t wait to see what you make!

  18. I have never done the swap but after seeing your “lovlies” I might just have to do just that. Wow!!! and Holy Cow!!!