Over the past few weeks I have done several little swaps with some lovely friends from around the world.
Firstly there was a chocolate swap with Adrienne, she not only sent us a load of Butterfingers and Herscheys kisses ( sorry no pics of the chocolates - it all got eaten before I remembered ) but she also sent the boys a little frog each
and a little lavender sachet for me - isn't she lovely.
I always forget to take pics of what I send other people so if you'd like to see what I sent her have a look here.
Next was my swap with Louise, now as we all know Louise is one half of pattern designers Audrey and Maude. They had contributed a gorgeous hippo pattern to Sew Hip but hadn't actually seen the magazine so I sent off two copies , one for her and one for her partner Cathy. In return not only did I recieve this copy of Homespun ( one of the best magazines around in my opinion )
but also this gorgeous fabric. I've lost count of the amount of times I,ve looked at the mushroom fabric and thought about buying it - now I don't have to.
Then came my swap with Erna, this all came about when I asked how much the postage would be for one of the little hedgehogs from her shop.. Erna suggested a little swap instead , how could I refuse . Once again I forgot pics of what I sent but if you click on the link you can see what it was..
In these lovely wrapped little parcels were not only the cutest little hedgehog in it's own little bag
but some lovely fabric too
aren't the kissing couple just adorable? And these daisies and cherries are just the thing to brighten up a cold winters day ( apologies for the blurred pic )
There was also some red binding and some patterned tape which I just couldn't get a decent photo of.
My last little present was from Sarah at Miss Sew n Sew, she had posted some pictures of her Christmas cards and I just fell in love with this one, my dream house. Sarah very kindly sent me one of the cards which I'm going to put in a frame .
I find it really hard to believe that just over a year ago I didn't even know what blogging was . Now it is so much part of my life and I have made some really lovely friends . These presents came from places as far afield as America, Australia, Netherlands and the UK .
Not only do I want to thank my swap partners for some amazing goodies but I would like to thank everyone who reads my blog , everyone who comments to let me know they are there and to everyone who writes a blog too..... from all of you I get so many ideas and inspirations . I would be lost without each and every one of you .
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