A Goodie for You, a Goodie for Me

Happy mail day for me! I told you already that I’d joined the Goodie Bag Swap on Flickr. Well, my international parcel was waiting for me when I got home from work today! The package said open immediately, so I had to obey. I ripped open the envelope and . . .

Goodie Bag Swap Received!

Found this lovely, roomy, pretty bag sewn from Joel Dewberry Heirloom! The pattern is the Practical Bag by Grand Revival, and it is the perfect tote to throw over your shoulder and grab packages for the post office (which is me a lot these days). This bag and fabric are just my style, and Vicky (Patchwork Queen) did such a great job on the details.

It's Reversible! Goodie Bag Swap Received

It’s also reversible, which is super fun! The inside fabric is also from Heirloom, Blockprint Blossom. Love!

Goodie Bag and Scraps

Vicky is from the U.K. and included some fun extras like these London-inspired toothpicks (I was so tempted to put one in my sandwich), a sweet little owl ornament and a collection of fabric scraps from her stash. The owl is going on my Christmas tree, which is still in a box. Anyone else have this problem? I’m usually a Thanksgiving weekend tree decorator, but this year . . .

Back View: Jane Market BagCelebrate Color
Earlier today I found out that the Jane Market Bag I made for my secret partner is one of the Wearables finalists for Celebrate Color. There are some fabulous projects from many of my blog friends, so I’m really happy for all of them to be recognized and have a chance at the prizes! You can vote for your favorites in all four categories through Wednesday. 


Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!