Tuesday, 30 June 2009

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Yoohoo, I am back again after a pretty fun weekend, it was very tiring but also very entertaining. But more about that in another post. This post is all about last Friday.

If you read my blog regularly, you will remember that I won a fabulous prize from Juanitatortilla in her blog giveaway. And you may also recall that I did a fabric swap with the quite cheeky Sarah from the Red Gingham blog. Friday afternoon, just as I was about to set off for the two-day craft fair, both packages arrived and I was absolutely thrilled to bits when I opened them.

Let me show you first of all what arrived from Switzerland -

Am I a lucky girl or what? The apron is so funky and the bracelet is so gorgeous, a beautiful design and great colour combinations.

And just look what was in the second package, all the way from New Zealand -

The fruity ladies, yippee!

and how about these fabulous funny fabrics?

ROSES!!!!Delicious, delightful roses
Sarah also sent me a diary with the most beautiful photographs of NZ, which made me just wanna jump on a plane and take a very long trip. What a beautiful country. This is just one of the jaw droppingly gorgeous pics -

And this is the cheeky bit, lol, Sarah also sent me some very pretty quilt patterns, d you think she is telling me something? Yep, definitely, I am supposed to make use of my fabric stash! Ah, if only I had more time.......... and someone standing behind me and kicking me into action!

I did spend a couple of days last week though to make lavender hearts and sachets with some lovely old French ticking and linen and some vintage rose fabrics, but I am not entirely sure thats what she had in mind.

So, a very big THANK YOU!!! to you both for your lovely prezzies, I adore them.

Thats it for now, I have to spend some time now to work my way through all the posts from my favourite blogs which I missed while I was away, and it seems there are one or two ( or a hundred, lol ) to catch up on! I'll tell ya all about the craft fair tomorrow.


Liz said...

Aren't you lucky!! That bracelet really is beautiful.

Hippy at Heart said...

What a very lucky girl you are L. Everything is gorgeous but those quilt patterns are for me. Sorry, didn't Sarah tell you? LOL

Sarah said...

Oooh I think I can give a pretty good kick from over here! How about a patch a day challenge for you. Yes that sounds manageable I think. Hey if I can get those crochet squares out for you, then I think you should get some fabrics out in return! Now that I have done my two rows of crochet around the cushion, I've lost the pattern on the internet for the next stage!!! Can you believe it? You would think I would have saved it wouldn't you? Glad the fabrics arrived finally!

sally said...

Aren't you lucky! Love those fabrics especially the fruity ladies and the pinnies! I love New Zealand sooo much. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been Just wish it wasn't so far away. Almost left to live there once many moons ago, but thats another story.... Anyway, good to have you back!
Sally x