Today it was my pleasure to receive the Travelling Stash AKA Sasha.
She arrived safely in a 5kg prepaid bag. I think she had outgrown her original 3kg bag, both in size and weight. Truth be told, I thing she had exceeded the 5kg weight of the bag by more than just a little bit....
I didn't dare open her up immediately (although I really
wanted to), as I had an awful fear that items from the stash would go
missing before I could even get to look at them. So, I waited until my
munchkins had departed for the evening and opened her up.....
The stash contained many fabulous things, I pondered for quite some time as to which items I'd select... I finally decided upon these items:
From the fabric selection, I took the Eiffel Tower (I'm off to Paris very soon, maybe I will make something useful to take along!!), the Chilli Peppers and the Who's in the Forest.
I also claimed the gorgeous woodland animal ribbon (I loved it!) and the hand made ribbon and labels. If anyone can tell me where I can get more of those, I'd really appreciate it!
The little mouse pin cushion begged me to let it come and live in my newly arranged sewing space, so how could I say no? I also kept the Jelly Babies pattern and the Double Wedding Ring templates. Oh, and last but not least, I kept one of the magazines, after spotting a couple of potential projects to make.
I was very conscious of the weight of the package that had been delivered to me, so bearing that in mind, I selected some items to replace those I had taken....
The items I added to Sasha were: Flower Fairies A-Z fabric, assorted 5" charm squares, 2.5" 3 Sister's Oasis charm squares, 2.5" Riley Blake Traffic Jam charm squares, buttons, zippers, velcro, shirring elastic, invisible thread (that always makes me laugh, especially when customers at work say they can't see the invisible thread, to which my usual reply is, "that's because it's invisible!"), variegated green thread (for machine embroidery), needles, a little coin purse and last but not least a little babushka wrist pin cushion (the last two items were made by yours truly).
And so my chapter in the Adventures of Sasha Stash has concluded. Who will be her next recipient, I wonder? I would like to thank CassTheCoolest for organising this and hope that Sasha travels safely on.