Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Treasure & FRIENDS Swap

Thanks to Clare for challenging us to find little treasures in our homes......

I remember playing with my treasure this week at my Granny's house..... I don't have any idea where it originated but it is a lovely sturdy little basket......


and it holds BUTTONS........


I just have some big one's in at the moment as Widget is only little and this is one of the first things he goes for when he comes to visit - actually I see there are all sorts of other little clippy thingies in there...... mmmmm I wonder what else he may have hidden in there?

This year I took part in my first swap - I have to admit it was with a bit of trepidation - would my partner like what I made? would it get lost in the post?- is my work good enough to give away? etc etc

Well - Carol did like what I sent.....


F - Fat Quarter of Fabric
R - Ribbons
I - Itty Bitty Bug Pincushion
E - Elephant Mat
N - Notelets
D - Delicious things to eat and make (chocolate and pattern)
S - Soap in a Bag

And yesterday when I came home this was at the front door.....


  With not one but TWO parcels...........

  The beautiful blue daisy paper had a secret bag in it..........

which was just overflowing with all these goodies......


I wonder how Carol knew I needed a needlecase (I have been using a piece of fabric!)
- there is needlework scissors, a pincushion, needlecase, tape-measure and sewing bag - all matching in black and white with a notebook and pen, 5 fat eighths (all in colours that I just love), beautiful threads, erasors and my favourite Lindt chocs.
Just lovely

Carol put in this extra parcel for the new grandie we are expecting next year - such a sweet thought.  The parents to be are visiting us from the UK at Christmas so these will be placed in a safe place waiting for them.....


Thank you so much Carol - I love it all...

FRIENDS Swap was hosted by Khristina - what a fun idea and thanks Khris. You were so good to send us gentle reminders and encourage us with this.
Carol and I are joining Marina and Lorraine in Stitching Around the Block hosted by Helen - we all sew a bit and send it on to the next person..... this will be fun too and a great way to make new friends.  We have been given our design and I need to get on and do some stitching.....

Have a great week everyone......

13 comments:

  1. Your basket is so sweet , I love baskets and this one has a nice design and is a perfect place to store those buttons . You have both given and received some very nice gifts in your exchange , such fun . The little bear and sweater was such a sweet thing for Carol to add to your parcel for the new baby to come .

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  2. Hi Fiona, I love your sweet little basket too. What a fabulous bunch of presents you received and you sent lovely things too.
    Have a great week.

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  3. Your basket is lovely...but look at those prezzies...how lucky are both...

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  4. I have to love a basket full of buttons ! Thanks for showing us and playing along .

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  5. Your basket is just darling, the perfect place for buttons! And reminders of Grandma, too. I love what you sent Carol, and I NEED to know where you got that elephant design! That is just the cutest! I love what she sent you too, how lovely - and how sweet to include the gift for your new grandbaby!!!

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  6. Such a lovely basket and it looks really well made.
    Love your friends goodies, both sent and received. I love the idea of Elephants for E! Didn't think of that one.
    Glad your first swap was a good one.
    Now, lets get stitching!

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  7. WOW - your swaps sent and received look wonderful - aren't swaps great fun!
    Fabulous to see you've signed up for Stitching Round the Block too - looks like it will be lots of fun. Happy stitching!

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  8. How lucky you are to have that gorgeous basket AND all those pressies! toni xxx

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  9. Wow I love what you made and what you received.. Looks like a great swap! That was so lovely sending a present for the new baby, very thoughtful. Love your TT today too.. Looks like it could be from Africa! xx

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  10. Me again, just zoomed in on your photo and got to say, I love those cute elephants so much.. where did you get the design for that??? Very, very cute.. Also love the bug pincushion and the fabric in the fat 1/4 is so lovely.

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  11. The basket is in amazing condition, it's just lovely.
    It's looks like both you & Carol were very spoilt with your swap :)

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  12. What a fun swap...love the little basket!

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