Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blown Away .....

My Once A Season Swap (OASS) arrived at my house this morning......  


to say I was blown away is an understatement... I'm sure you will agree this is just sensational....


just couldn't be more perfect with the fat little birds, and the flowers, and the colours 

............... and the most perfect even stitching .... oh my ..... and quilted so neatly around the edges ....

but.....

the hanging didn't come alone... all this was in the box too!!!

a lovely zippy purse made with Japanese fabric - a very cute ceramic butterfly, those pretty buttons, some chocolates (already hidden from Hubz), spring flower seeds and a cute pin tin..... 


this is a close up of the pin tin .... too cute hey?

special instructions were added on how to open it.... luckily ...... I couldn't work it out 


a close up of the stitchery ...... I love it Anthea .. thank you so much....


Hubz will be sorting out some dowling and a hanging spot in my sewing/computer room.... I love spring time and I can enjoy it all year.....

Anthea started blogging earlier this year and it has been so fun getting to know her and see her lovely work - I had no idea my gift was coming from her so a wonderful surprise

I love the swaps ....  a piece of work from a friend coming to live at my house

This is the Spring Swap I received from Melody last year which has been taken out to decorate the table


My wisteria is proving that Spring is springing here in the garden .....


(this is the first year this vine has flowered over my front area... I'm very excited ..... 

Righto, Gotto Go.... new toys to sort and put in special places  ......

28 comments:

  1. Anthea has made a superb mini for you. Well done ladies

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  2. Oh. Em. Gee. What a wonderful swap partner you had. I want to swap with Anthea, too. You are one lucky girl.

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  3. Wonderful gifts from Anthea. Love the mini. Hugs,

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  4. You sure were spoilt there are some very pretty and practical things in your package.
    Lovely hanging - hope you have it in place to admire regularly.
    Enjoy your new toys.

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  5. What a beautiful piece and beautiful work on it, lovely gifts to receive.

    Debbie

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  6. Gorgeous parcel from Anthea,that wall hanging is gorgeous,i got one the same which will be on tomorrow's post,it was made into a 12" mini.How special to bring Mel's lovely mat out.it looks great,love your wistera,its one of my favourite flowers.What a great swap parcel from Anthea,well done Anthea.xx

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  7. What a gorgeous item for SPRING! PeRFecT I think! WooHoo! :)

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  8. So beautiful. I love the words "In the Spring, the Birds will Sing". Delightful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. What a gorgeous spring hanging you received! Love your flowers too.

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  10. Anthea has made a beautiful wall hanging for you, and sent some lovely little gifts. I love Melody's table topper from last year too.

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  11. What lovely goodies......aren't you lucky!

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  12. Well done Anthea....just lovely! So perfect for you Fiona as a lover of your garden and it's feathery visitors. A beautiful gift to receive.

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  13. What a lovely gift, these packages are always so exciting to open

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  14. This is a delightful gift. You are one lucky recipient. Beautiful work from Anthea.

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  15. What a beautiful stitchery (and other goodies) from Anthea. I'm sure you'll find somewhere special to hang it.

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  16. how gorgeous Fiona!
    That is one beautiful stitchery and your other goodies are wonderful. Love the badge! lol
    You have a great start to spring inside the house and outside it.

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  17. Gorgeous...your little hanging is just gorgeous...and lovely other goodies too..that sayig on the tin did make me laugh...enjoy your goodies...

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  18. What a beautiful gifts you received from Anthea...Lucky you....

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  19. Oh what a lovely hanging, lucky you and all the other gifts too!!

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  20. Anthea did a great job!! Your pressies are gorgeous!!

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  21. Anthea's stitchery quilt is gorgeous & she put together a real treasure trove of goodies. Your Wisteria is very pretty. Tracee xx

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  22. Happy Springtime at your end Fiona!
    and I just love the idea of your quilting butterfly on the BG. To be adopted in two years time :-))))

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  23. What a lovely swap...stitchery. Enjoy all your goodies.

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  24. anthea has made a beautiful little quilt and sent you some wonderful gifts too. your wisteria is looking beautiful

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  25. It is a lovely wall hanging...and I love the stitchery, of course.
    Mama Bear

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