This past weekend we had our Seattle MQG holiday party and sew in, and there was a swap involved. I started making a super cute pouch for the party with some paper pieced letters on one side and tiny geese on the other. It was a major pain in the ass - don't EVER use Essex for tiny paper piecing! It's just too thick. The letters looked awesome in the end though and I loved the pouch.
Since this one wasn't destined for anyone in particular, I kept it. The boyfriend is proud of me for making something that I'm keeping. And I'll get to enjoy my own handiwork for a long time to come.