Getting a parcel in the post is very exciting, especially if you know it’s going to be a sewing related one. If you know it’s going to be a sewing related one from Kathryn of Yes I Like That, then all the better! Low and behold, I came home last Friday to a lovely squidgy package oozing with sewing goodness.
I left it on the kitchen table (so restrained) while I did my hellos, checked the days exam situations, praised, soothed and hugged, supplied Jaffa cakes and drinks before settling down with a cup of tea and my parcel. What’s all this about? Did I mention Kerry’s Sewing Swap? Ooh, it’s great: You say “yes please Kerry, I’m in” and she pairs you up with another willing participant and basically you have a really thorough nose at their blog and make up a parcel of sewing goodies that you sincerely hope they will like.
I met Kathryn at the epic meet up in London where we had briefly spoken about her brogues … I greatly admired the way she stood at the edge of the room when the swap began with the seasoned others, while I tried hard to look nonchalant when actually I was chomping at the bit to get to the fabrics! She is absolutely lovely and has, amongst her great makes, a very thought provoking blog (but you probably know that already!). Look at what she gave me …
Look at these patterns (and gorgeous moth card)! A shirt dress with a pretty yoke and a sophisticated yet “very easy” (I like that bit) dress with a bateau neckline that will be great in the autumn. Then as if that’s not enough, a robe (or is it a dress?) with a hood. I can see myself in this on a summer evening with a G&T in the garden, very Margo Leadbetter (only without the poshness), I love it!
Ooh and that pink bit at the top, yes that’s for me too! Everything was wrapped in pretty ribbons and I thought I’d come to the end when I saw a polka dot paper bag hiding a gorgeous lace collar and a yoke insert that a certain young lady immediately held up and oohed over, so I think I know what I’ll be doing with that!
Thank you so much to Kathryn for a brilliant parcel and also thank you to Kerry for organising!
PS It’s my birthday today, so parcels galore!