OK, so I got my package from Trifarina today and, in short, it's awesome.
She sent me a binder that she covered with embroidered felt, as well as a sewing roll for my pins and needles (that has a ribbon loop on it so that I can just snap it into the binder).
The front of the binder and sewing roll:
Close up of the binder embroidery. Where it's white it's cut out, making little eyelets:
And here's the back of the sewing roll when it's spread out:
Inside the binder are plastic sleeves that I can use to organize patterns, one of which she already thoughtfully filled with copies of Chinese papercuts. But wait, there's more, she also included a little felt pouch with a cd that has hundreds of images -- everything from vintage ads to flowers to rubber stamps to crop circles.
The pink and brown is a color combination I'm completely enthralled with right now and I'm always crazy for any new way to get myself organized.
Thanks Trifarina. You're a kicka** swap partner -- and your french knots aren't too shabby either. Now, I must go browse all my goodies and plot my take over of the world ... er ... next craft project.