Saturday, May 26, 2012

I'm a Lucky Girl

Lisa at Lydias Treasures organised a wonderful COLOUR swap - of course I just had to join......the rules of the game were to send our partner six pressies - one of which needed to be handmade.  We also got to choose the colour we would like the pressies to be based around - mine was yummy tomato/french reds and my swap partner was the beautiful Dzintra of Queen of the Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries

My parcel of treasures arrived exactly and perfectly at the end of 12 days straight at work...........so of course, anyone who knows me will know I quickly tore it open..........then remembered to grab the camera..........


laid all of the treasures wrapped in this pretty red paper with the most gorgeous sticky tape out like this..........


Then........I popped on my PJ's, grabbed a glass of Brown Brothers Cienna,  made myself comfy by the fire and began to open with very controlled excitement......


I did show remarkable restraint (for me), and opened the smallest parcel first - which revealed this gorgeous roll of twill tape with the word Vintage printed every few centimetres......


Second came these absolutely gorgeous little miniature wooden pegs with the cutest flowers attached.....then a block of yummy Lindt chocolate...no picture just in case any bloggy buddies are on the chocolate bandwagon - I'd feel incredibly guilty if I pushed any of you over the edge.....:)

Oh no, 3 down only 3 left.......the fourth parcel held this beautiful little pincushion........


The fifth


this absolutely delightful little needlecase - and if you flip them both over they look like this.....


and last but definately not least......a cute little pouch.........


 which when opened revealed a gorgeous little sewing pouch crammed with lovely bits and bobs


a tape measure, pencil, little clippers, thread and a lovely little Bless this House kit by Anni Downs


Each of the handmade items had a beautiful "Made for Me" label attached to them........



Wow Dzintra - I was soooo excited.....each and every item is absolutely gorgeous....you nailed this swap in every possible way - I love the colours, love all the items and can finally boast a collection of sewing accessories that I absolutely love - and the ''Made for Me'' label on each of the handmade items definately made me feel all warm and fuzzy (or perhaps it was the 2nd glass of wine).......I have picked up my goodies several times today for a touchy feel and have begun to fill my pouch with my favourite tools of the trade!!  Thank you Dzintra - your gifts are perfect and I'm still excited!!

As for what I sent  - well, I have to admit I forgot to take a photo before heading to the Post Office, but I have pinched this photo from Dzintra's blog


Along with stitching, Dzintra loves to cook - her blog is a mixture of crafts and fine foods......Dzintra's chosen colours were "Soft Country", so a Christmas pincushion, a fabric covered notebook, Jamie Oliver tea towels and Bbq brush, a notepad alluding to diets paired with a bag of dusted jelly babies (yes, my sense of humour is a little warped), a Bareroots pattern book with 2 skeins of Threadworx threads, a little bundle of Tangled Threads fat 1/8 and a yummy smelling sachet of ......yummy smelling stuff :)

I must thank Lisa for organising the swap - it was lots of fun, not too much pressure and a wonderful way to make new friends!!

I think I may have an addiction now - I have to admit, I get a bit of a buzz heading off to the Post Office to send a parcel of goodies on its way - they say its always better to give than receive......and as much as I like to give......this girl just loves to find a parcel of goodies in her mailbox!!!! 













6 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What...you laid them out and popped your pj's on!!! I got stuck into mine ha ha!!! A glass of Cienna...a fire...wow, how perfect is that!!! I'm feeling a bit warm and fuzzy here too...could be the wine I've just had too...Annie I have loved being in this swap and meeting you...And thank you so very much for your kind words xoxox

lisa said...

love both gifts sent and recieved !! JUST GORGEOUS

Christine said...

Lovely gifts both sent and received. I am impressed by your choice of tomato/French reds ... my favourite colour.

Sisbabestitches said...

I can't believe you have twice waited and gone to get the camera, you are becoming too restrained. Such fabulous timing for pressies, they all look stunning. Dzintra did brilliantly. You deserve them all!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh my those jellybabies are awesome Annie...so awesome I scoffed them in 1 hit...but I did leave the Hubs 3 ha ha!!!

Sarah said...

Hey Anni... What a gorgeous selection of gifts made by the ever so GORGEOUS Dzintra (I met her in Syd, and what a lovely, happy, friendly lady!!). Lucky you xx

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