If any if the HOP_E interns read this, it will ruin the surprise! But I did ask what snacks they miss from home, and knowing first hand how hard it is to come by trail mixes and gluten-free noshes in Sunderland, I’ll ship a care package soon.

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On a whim, I decided to include a few handmade goodies! For my “sister”, a lined knit headband / neck warmer. I felt a piece of bias-cut cotton from Tula Pink’s Parisville line made the tweedy wool sing! I hope she likes it!

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My “sister” lived in a separate flat the floor above me, but next door five interns share a larger flat. For them, I made something to share:

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I made a little 18-inch pillow cover based on this pattern. Each square finishes at 1 inch. Most were cut from a bold scrap leftover from my White Winter Quilt backing. I had to supplement a few other fabrics because my scrap wasn’t quite big enough. But I love how fun and cheery it is! And the more placid grey is suited to English style – and sentiment.

There’s just a few more items to pick up, and then I get to send [this part of] my heart [back] to England!

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