Monday, February 23, 2015

Initial Heart Swap.....Part 2

I've been waiting to hear that the parcel I sent had arrived before I shared it.  At times I felt a bit like a stalker as I kept checking the blog of the person I sent to (to see if they had posted that it had arrived) as well as our Swap Mama's to see if they have been marked off.
As the days dragged on I was really starting to worry that it had gone astray.  The other night I saw that the recipient's name has been marked off the list on Swap Mama Cheryll's blog, so I am relieved to know that it has arrived.  This is what I sent..
..and a block of Lindt Dark Orange the sweet surprise..
..and I'll be able to count this as an OPAM finish for February

Sunday, February 22, 2015


My FNSI this month became a Saturday Stitching Day.  One of my Friday Stitching Group friends and I set off early Saturday morning to drive an hour north, pick up another friend along the way, and then on to spend the day with a lovely group of ladies at their monthly quilting workday.
The drive up the hills out of town saw us travelling through some rather thick mist and it thankfully cleared as we went down the hills on the other side and along the coast.
  What a great day I had.
I did manage to do a little stitching (oh dear it doesn't look like much does it..but there is more to add to it..)  amongst all the chatting and looking at what others were working on...
I hope that everyone else had a wonderful time for FNSI this month as well

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Initial Heart Swap

This beautifully wrapped parcel from Kerrie of  channelbankcreations arrived in the mail for me..

Inside was a pattern folder..just look at the gorgeous heart that Kerrie stitched on the cover she made....all those lovely stitches and embellishing..
and a view of the inside with a few treats for me to enjoy..
all set for me to now organise the patterns that I am working from..what a wonderful gift.
A big thank you, Kerrie,..this is going to be so useful.. just perfect!