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Giving and Receiving

Saturday night was my quilt guild's Christmas Party and Late Night Sewing Night. Fantastic. Really, one of the best nights of the year. Lots of great food, a crafty sort of gift exchange and I seriously kicked but on one of my Christmas projects.

So, what did I give? Another embroidered doily hoop.

Embroidered Doily Hoop

Embroidery close-up

I feel bad repeating swap items. But, the person whose name I drew had expressed her great love for the other one and asked what she could give me in exchange for one. So, another hoop. And I still haven't started one to keep and hang in my bedroom as planned. Oh well, maybe after Christmas.

And what did I receive? Well, the very generous Mary made zippered pouches for everyone in the group.  I picked this utterly amazing one.

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I'm thinking a small hand sewing project could make itself right at home in here. Maybe my EPP diamonds.

Then, from the amazing Nicke, I received a new iPad case and a piece of Heather Ross fabric.

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Now I can stop being irrationally mad at my whole family because the iPad case I made has been lost! And the sweet little Owl and Pussycat fabric? I am seriously considering framing a little bit of that and then designing the whole rest of the room around it. It is so lovely.

Yes, I am a very lucky crazy crafty lady.

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