My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, December 2, 2019

Gifting in the USA

When we met at Houston, Sharon, Doniene and I had an informal gift swap.
Doniene had joined in with a Kim Diehl mini sampler sewalong on Instagram. She made three minis. All slightly different, and quite lovely.
Here is the one she gifted to me —
Some close ups, delightfully scrappy —
Sharon made some gorgeous reuseable shopping bags - a very cool design, with a bit of a gusset. I know mine will come in very handy —
The bags roll up very tidily and small.

Inspired by the pouch Fiona of bubzrugz gifted me earlier this year, I made some pouches to gift. Handy for projects, storing gear or whatever :-)
They have clear vinyl on the front which, naturally, doesn't show up
in the photo!
I used a variety of kiwiana fabrics for these.
A tutorial for these by Marilyn of mardimeanderings is *here*. Thank you Marilyn.
And thank you Doniene and Sharon!
So here ends Day 2 of my 31 day blogging challenge :-)
'til next time,
happy stitches,


  1. Great gifts. Someone gifted me one of the project bags that is similar I just love it.

  2. Fun, fun, fun! Such great memories! Glad you like your small quilt! I love my gifts!

    I’m posting a photo a day on Instagram! You’ve inspired me!


  3. Lovely gifts received and your pouches look pretty and useful. xx

  4. Great gifts! I want to make some of those pouches sometime. Happy Stitching!

  5. I love the mini and the bag you got and the pouches you gave... they are so useful and kiwi fabrics are perfect for o/s gifting...


  6. Love the kiwi fabric in the pouches you made Raewyn, the mini quilt is beautiful and the shopping bag a great idea. Going well.

  7. Looks like a very fun swap! Each gift is something that would be delightful to receive.

  8. Such lovely gifts. Those zippy projects bags are so useful....Love mine x

  9. What a fun gift swap. Lovely ideas from each of you.

  10. Beautiful gifts both given and received..

  11. You’ve kept up with your daily posts and now I have caught up on reading them. LOL. All the swap gifts a gorgeous. It’s fun seeing what ideas people come up with for gifts.


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