Monday, June 02, 2008

HoE Freebie Exchange FROM Gwen

(I took photos again on a sunny day, and replaced them!)

Last week, I've received a parcel from my HoE (Hooked on Exchange) Freebie Exchange partner Gwen!
I was so excited to open it, and I found wonderful gifts from her!
Here they are, she stitched Workbasket Quaker Animal (Hedgehog) Freebie and made it into a sewing case!
And since I've wrote that I didn't know how to do hemstitch, she gave me an instruction book by Gloria and Pat!

What a thoughtful gift it is! Thank you Gwen!

These days, the weather in Japan (around here) is gloomy all the time, so I couldn't take good photos of her gifts...
But they are so beautiful in the real life!
She stitched it on light blue fabric with over dyed thread, and added scissors and fob and also very fine needles together!

Once this lovely sawing case is opened, the shape become like flower!

Beautiful and a nice idea, isn't it?!
I really love this very much!
I would like to steal this idea from hers and make sewing case in the future!!

She also stitched my initials and her initials and "HoE 2008" on the back of this sewing case!
It will be very nice keepsake forever!

Here is an inside fabric of this sewing case which she used for.
This is beautiful and very suit well for this stitched piece and thread colour!

Thank you so much again, Gwen!
Your exchange made my day indeed!
I'd appreciate for your wonderful gifts, too!


angelasweby said...

Wow Yuko!! What a really pretty needlecase. I love the shape. How clever to fit her hedgehog design into it

The beaded fob is so pretty too. I am really interested in the Gloria and Pat book as I need to learn to hemstitch too :>) How kind of Gwen to send these lovely gifts with her exchange piece.
Good wishes Angela

orange/chocolate said...

It's really a beautiful needlecase: Congratulations.

Nancy said...

This is such a pretty sewing case, and I love how it opens like a flower!

Julie said...

A very pretty exchange gift. How wonderful that it opens into a flower, a very good idea

Carla said...

That's a super nice sewing case...lucky you!!!