It arrived today! Woo hoo!
About a month ago, the gals on the forum decided to have a needlecase swap and without hesitation, I joined in. I had to satisfy my addiction, of course. *wink*
The choice was optional as to the kind of needlecase we would make for our partner. When signing up for the swap we were asked to state our colors of preference and the only stipulation was that we were to use Civil War fabrics.
My swap partner was Susan Menendez. Susan and I decided collectively that we would surprise each other with what we made. Here is the huswif that I made and designed for Susan in her favorite colors, pinks and browns which she received last week.
A huswif is a small sewing kit and they were typically used by Civil War soldiers to mend their uniforms or to hold trinkets and keepsakes from home.
I included a pair of embroidery scissors with a fob that I made. I also included some needles and novelty buttons with a sewing theme.
I made the huswif in the crazy quilt style and unbeknownst to me, Susan is very interested in crazy quilts.
Today was my lucky day! Look what Mr. Painted Quilt brought in from our roadside mail box…
An envelope containing a small package wrapped in a red, Civil War fabric fat quarter. *swoon*
Inside the wrapped package was my huswif made in my favorite colors, red, blue and taupe. The outside…
And the inside. Isn’t it to die for? And look at all the extra goodies…a matching pincushion, a little fox button, some wool thread, three tea bags, a package of needles and a pair of silver stork scissors with a fob.
Thank you Susan, from the bottom of my heart. I will treasure your gift always.