Because there's two parts to every swap, of course: The giving and the receiving. I enjoyed the giving so much I almost forgot about the receiving... That was until this treasure arrived:
The colours are just perfect for me- I love apple green and aqua, together with the yellow they're such happy, sunshine colours. The fabric is a really beautiful, heavy canvas, and the trim and lining co-ordinate so fabulously:
It was filled with beautifully wrapped goodies which I couldn't wait to open- certainly not long enough to take a photograph!
The whole thing is just so wonderful!
The only thing is... I don't know who it's from. I know it's from someone called Jenn, so I've tried thanking two Jennifers already, but they weren't the right ones! If it's from you, I'm so sorry not to acknowledge that. Please leave me a comment and I can amend this! Hooray- I finally found my mysterious swap partner, it is Dayben- check out her lovely photographs here.
And if that wasn't enough goodness for one month, Vanessa the fairy princess, sent my girls the most wonderful parcel this week. The contents were so distinctive I think I'd have been able to guess who it was from even without looking at the senders address!
Do you see what I mean?! All that pink, sparkling frothiness! It was full of jewels, ribbons, note books, Fanciful Twist cards, sunglasses, the list goes on... Thank you Vanessa, my girls and I love it so!
While I'm reveling in the glory of all this mail-goodness, you may remember me writing last week that this would be my 100th post and promising some kind of give-away. I want to say thank you for the encouraging, inspiring comments you've left for me. Your support has made such a difference to how I work and has kept me going when I haven't been sure. So, I've been mulling it over and have come up with the following, rather complicated, idea:
I thought maybe you could leave a comment mentioning which is your favourite piece of all the work I've made and blogged about since I started. And then the winner (who's name will be picked out of a hat), will get a version of their favourite thing. Now, it has to be a version because some of the fabrics I may not be able to get again. And, some things took months to make. It's not that I don't love you all, but there has to be a limit; right?!! But say if your favourite thing was the bird quilting, then I could do a smaller version, like maybe a wash bag or book cover or something... I'm not promising to make the same thing over again (I hate making the same thing twice!), but something inspired by the original. Jeez, I'm boring myself now!
Anyway, go ahead, leave a comment; I'm hoping to catch a few lurkers with this, so don't be shy!
(PS you have about a week!)