I received from my partner, Craftsunderground, today. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to buy her a new sewing machine to make up for the wonderfulness she sent me. Stand by for lots of pictures and lots of praise for my partner.
This is a picture of everything, or so I thought at the time I took the picture:
Here is the Tool Roll that she made me - with my tools already tucked in! It has an elastic loop on one side so I can roll it up (when I go to a quilt class or a retreat), and keep my tools safe on the way!
Next - she bought me this former toothbrush holder at a thrift shop (I love thrift shops and thrift shop shopping!) - she knitted a matching cozy for it, as it has been transformed to be a tool holder! It's my favorite color - GREEN!
And - she took a wire coil organizer, and sewed and embroidered a little cover for the end - which says: Quilters Rule. You bet they do! It's an organizer/holder for my quilting rulers. The really cool thing about this is, and great minds do think alike!, I have one of these very holders, but without the lovely embellished end - which is great, because once I put all my rulers in it, I don't have any spots left for patterns and other idea papers I like to keep handy. Now I have mine to keep the papers and patterns, and the one she made me will hold my rulers!
One more picture which includes a close up of her beautiful embroidery, and yet another item she made me, right off my Wist - a toad stool (mushroom) pin cushion with fabric and a vintage thread spool - eeeeeeeee!
This little gem was hiding all wrapped up in tissue inside the ruler rack! That's why the little pincushion doesn't show up in my first "everything" picture.
THEN - she also made me a fob for my scissors - this is Craftsunderground's own design - she is so smart! It's an elastic cord threaded through a thimble! eeeeeeeee again! First, it identifies my scissors (when I'm with others at a quilt class or sewist gathering) - like this:
AND - when traveling, the thimble slips down to hold the pointed ends of my scissors so they won't poke holes in me or my tool roll that she made me - Maria - you are surely an engineer in real life, right! eeeeeeeee even again!
Okay, that's a whole lot of great stuff, huh! Oh, there's more where that came from - yes, MORE - she made me a green (favorite color) beaded stiletto - "It's the tool you never knew you needed." She also made one for her mother, a quilter, and one for herself which she used when making my tool roll. I definitely did not know I needed one, but I already know NOW that I need it - and she sent me a Fat Quarter of absolutely beautiful BARE BRANCHED TREES batik fabric - I love trees with bare branches, this fabric is perfect.
You would think my partner was sending to two or three partners, not just me!
We agreed to send a "couple" of extras - that's exactly what I did - TWO EXTRAS - how can I ever make it up to you!!
I love everything - Craftsunderground you totally rocked my world with this package. It's all perfect and all perfectly suited for me. In addition to being an engineer, you must be able to read a crystal ball because you crafted to my taste and colors perfectly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I owe you big time!!
You get at least 100 "A+"s on this package! And a load of gratitude from me! I think I love you!