Friday, April 8, 2011

Lovely Things....

 I don't know where the rest of March went, nor do I know where nearly half of April has gone; but I do know that time has slipped by far too quickly since I last blogged, and I have so much to share!

Earlier in the year I was in a colour swap that Maree from On My Verandah organised. I sent green things to Cheryl and I recieved pink things from Toni. Gorgeous pink things. There were also a number of yummy pink things (lifesavers, marshmallows, turkish delight to name a few) to eat but they didn't make it to the picture. The parcel arrived on a day I needed a pick me up. I had just arrived home from doing a 10 hour return trip to pick up solar panels for DH; I had four of the children with me and a hellof a load in the trailer; and big mountains to drive down....fun day....so Toni's parcel put a big grin on my face when I got home!
I forgot to take a pic of the greens I sent.
 Toni covered the buttons herself, gorgeous bits...Thanks Toni!
 Another swap that I was in recently was for the Girls Day in the Country at Nundle last month. We had to make something designed by Hatched and Patched (the guest tutor) with a size limit.
Having just finished my Gardeners Journal quilt I used some of the beautiful border fabric to make this needlcase, LOL, with a GJ stitchery - love the ladybug!
 This is the inside of the needlecase.
A lovely lady named Di, who has recently started stitching recieved the needlecase I made; she was so excited!

The swap gift I recieved was made by my friend Dawnie! She made Anni's dog pincushion, which I love. I don't have one of Anni's pincushions for myself though I have made a few, so this is just fantastic, I love it thanks Dawnie!


This parcel is yet another swap parcel! The online stitching group I am in has also had a Hatched and Patched swap (no size requirements). Opening night is Friday next week. I made for Razzy in the group and my parcel was posted to her yesterday. Can't wait to see if she likes what I made! I had lots of fun making this swap gift, did something a little different but still within the guidelines. Will share these swap gifts next weekend.

Please forgive me for not putting links in, the internet is running pretty slow here this afternoon.

5 comments:

shez said...

what lovely swaps Bec

BubzRugz said...

Some lovely swaps there Bec....and I agree with how fast the time seems to disappear...
Hugz

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Bec! Glad to hear you're still alive and stitching! :0) Lovely swap items and isn't it great when we receive a parcel just on a day when we need a pick-me-up! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely swap gifts Bec...........

Janice said...

Great swap presents Bec. I love all your pink bits and bobs. I'm guessing that you will have a couple of others in your household vying for some of those.