Now that I have shown my creation from every angle (isn't it just adorable?), I'll show you what I got in the mail yesterday. The person assigned my name sent an awesome combination pincushion and sewing kit. There is a little pocket with scissors and another with thread and there's a built-in needle holder, too. The applique on the front is attached with the most delicate little stitches I've ever seen, and I just love the blue felt ball at the top that adds a festive touch. Along with the pincushion, she sent a bag of dark chocolate, some paper straws, two sets of gift tags, and a stack of 2.5 inch pre-cut quilting squares as extras (I think I'm going to have to step it up a bit on the extras I send next time or I'll just end up feeling guilty). I've got my new pincushion sitting on my sewing table now with plenty of pins sticking into it within easy reach. So cute!
Oh, and signups for the second round of the Itty Bitty Beginner Swap have been delayed until the end of March, but, if you are interested, contact Jayme over at Finding Sweet Land to see if you can get in on the action. Maybe you will end up being my swap partner!