Last week I blogged about the Goody Goody Binding Kit that I made for Paula as the MQI Summer Swap 2017. This week I can blog about the Goody Goody Binding Kit I received from Stephanie, aka @mycalicoheart . I had listed in my preferences I liked hexies, text print and strong colours.
Do you think Stephanie read the brief? I think she did.
The hexies print on the inside makes me smile every time I open this up. And as for the bees, well I love bees and try to encourage them in the garden. More relevant to Stephanie and myself, Stephanie and I were both in the MQI bee a couple of years ago.
I also said in my blog post that I wasn't fussed on the strawberry scissor holder, that Lella Boutique had designed, too fussy for me. And that I didn't use Velcro as I hate the feel and sound of Velcro. Apart from that I had no preferences.
And you know what? Stephanie stalked me really well. There is no Velcro in sight and a nifty little pocket instead of the strawberry.
I love this. I love that the little clips can fasten onto the thread strip and the thread can go in the zippy pocket. I loved the bar of chocolate, and am saving the polo mints for the next time I am on a long journey.
We are encouraged to include an extra, a fat quarter is suggested. I love the fabric Stephanie included for me. The selvedge is brilliant on this piece of Cotton & Steel. I have been saving my selvedges and this will be added to the collection.
And you know what? I included a pair of pink scissors for Paula. I have several pairs of my pink scissors dotted about the house. Just because I have lots, doesn't mean I love any of them any less. The pink scissors, were in and they were out of the kit. And lucky me! Karma! Stephanie included a pair of green blue scissors for me! Good karma!
Stephanie did a really good job. She actually lives just across Belfast Lough from me. We have never met but I am waving my thanks.
I am sad the MQI has closed, but it certainly finished on a high for me. Thanks again to Louise and Ruth for organising this.
ps Paula loved the red felt needle holder in my Goody Goody Kit and the pink scissors.