I am in the Frame Purse Swap that has been organised by Nicky and Helen. I entered this swap after returning from the FQ Retreat on a high and with a little egging on by Nicky (she is very mischievous). Once I had entered, I then panicked! I really had no idea as to how to make a frame purse and I didn't know where to start. I am really fortunate that I live within 40 minutes of Trudi, and so when we met up 10 days ago, Trudi took me through the construction process. More importantly she explained the mystery of how to use the glue without spreading it everywhere! This latter point was really important to me as I was beginning to dread getting the glue out! Armed with this knowledge, I put an order into U-Handbag (they have super fast delivery). I have thoroughly stalked my partner but she is a little bit quiet. I have met her at the FQ Retreat, so I thought that I would take a punt on making this purse, using some 1950's retro fabric along with some linen.
The reaction on Flickr was mixed and I did feel a bit deflated. So I have had another go but I have played it safe this time. I am pretty sure that my partner will like the mix of Summerville, Pezzy and linen.
So there it is... swap item completed. I do feel a little stressed about the whole process. I just don't know whether my partner will like it. I am going to make a little something to pop into the purse before it goes into the post at the end of July. I do have two frames left and so I just might get that glue out again and make a couple of Christmas presents.
Of course some people don't learn from their experiences and enter the Brit Quilt Swap Round 3 too. Now that is post for next week.... I am trying to get my ideas together for this one and I do have a germ of an idea!