Daisy Row's (joyknit.blogspot.co.nz) Springtime/ Easter swap was the first swap I have signed up for this year. I was paired with the lovely Tracy from Mad About Bags blog. We have swapped before, so I was delighted with my swap partner - Tracy is an incredible sewer!
We had to swap Springtime/ Easter goodies and these had to fit into either a 500g or 1 litre container. Luckily I had an icecream container (or 4!) in the freezer after my tonsillectomy. We never buy icecream as we have a child who is very impulsive and who would try and eat the contents in one day. And I refuse to deal with the arguments around this, so it does not come into the house! And we buy our butter wrapped too, so don't often have any plastic containers!
My swap arrived today! OH MY! A whole container of goodness! I love stationery and these sweet cards (I wish wish wish we had decent stationery in NZ but you would struggle to find notecards here!!!!!!!!) are perfect. I have never seen wool like this before and love the colours. I might make a wee cowl for myself with this.
Chocolate for Easter - yummy - and I will save this until I get my taste buds back. ( I had chocolate around an icecream last week and hated it!! Very sad. I have tipped wine down the sink ; cannot stomach cereal , milk, jam or toast for breakfast - bit of a disaster at the moment!!)
The pins are fantastically long and will be great for quilting.
And look at those carrots! Aren't they just the sweetest thing ever? I love the fabric choices. These will go on either a kitchen table display for on the mantle piece.
And the buttons are very sweet too - there is even a butterfly one!
I am in a mad cross stitch phase at the moment, so threads are fab! And tulips are my favourite, favourite flower - I adore this fabric. (I wish flowers were a lot less expensive here too!!!)
And a sweet clothes peg - this will go onto the side of my kitchen calendar to peg school notices etc too.
And adorable ribbon!
Wow! I love it all so much and think this is my favourite swap ever!! Sometimes I do wish we lived in a country that had more distinct seasons - well I could move south I guess and I most certainly would! (Dunedin would be awesome....)
Thanks so much Tracy.
I will blog about what I sent another day, as mine has not turned up as yet in England.
Have a look at Tracy's blog - she does lots of fantastic sewing and will sew on order and always has items for sale!