Sheila of Sewchet again sponsored her StitchingSanta, a secret gift exchange. Once more, I signed on, and eagerly gathered sewing goodies for my recipient. Truth be told, however, I was slightly reticent, since after so recently losing my mother, my heart just wasn’t in the holidays this year. I was rather worried that my partner would receive short shrift.
I needn’t have worried however, because of the neatest little twist of fate. You see, last year my recipient was a quilter and I am not. What in the world does one give to a quilter? I scrolled through the US participants and discovered, tra-la!, a quilter. I emailed her straight away and she was so kind to respond with a massive list of possibilities that any quilter would love at any time. I purchased or “found” items working almost exclusively from that list, and my recipient Susan, of Desert Sky Quilting,was pleased with everything! Do you know where this is leading? To my 2017 recipient! The very quilter who so kindly helped me out last year! Becky, of Power Tools with Thread, had given me a list of the items I needed to make her Christmas a quilters’ delight.
Per her list, I included some Clover wonder clips, a blue disappearing marking pen, some adhesive sandpaper dots, and some quilter’s pins. I also included some items from stash – seam tape, variegated blue thread, and a “deluxe” needle threader, which she loved and needed badly! And a cute little homespun candy cane ornament, which I just couldn’t resist. They all fit into this little handmade fabric bag.
Also to be included were two more items from her list which I ordered in plenty of time for delivery. Sadly, the company had a major snafu with their holiday mailings and mine was among the many not delivered in time. I received it Dec 29, the day we returned from California, and I had to wait till after New Year’s Day to get it into the mail. And so Part 2 of her parcel, now dubbed Happy Stitching New Year, is on its way to her at last.
Thanks for your patience, Becky, and may 2018 be snafu-free for all of us!