Sunday, 26 June 2011

Giving and receiving

One of the loveliest things about the Land of Blog is the continual circulation of gifts. You might remember that I sent out a couple of little parcels as part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway, and Karen very kindly returned the compliment by sending me some of her beautiful cards, and a lovely fat quarter, all tied up with ribbon. Don't you just love the one with the giant cat feet?


And if you would like a set for yourself, they are available in her shop here, together with some of her wonderful handmade goodies (I have a hankering for the tea cosy).

As well as sending out two giveaway prizes, I was also lucky enough to be the recipient of two myself - that certainly is a circulation of blessings.


Andrea sent me this dear little purse, together with two fat quarters. It has taken up residence in my lovely new bag - Andrea's little zip bag is so sweet and just the right size for the essential on the job maintenance paint required by a woman of a certain age (I have to leave the cement mixer at home, it won't quite fit in).


Andrea has lots more lovely confections in her shop, and I have just seen on her blog that she has a special holiday discount code which you will find here. (The vintage style bag is on my Etsy wishlist, which seems to be growing at an alarming rate.)

And to cap it all, a little parcel came chuntering up my lane from Leila at Where the Orchids Grow, full of fabric goodness.



There was a beautiful tea towel and pot holder - just look at that immaculate stitching! Leila has a shop here, and has a 20% off summer sale on at the moment, so hurry along.


And here for your delectation is a picture of the wonderful array of fabric scraps which accompanied them.


And now I hear you saying, what are you going to do with all that fabric? Fear not - much as I love folding and arranging it all, I have determined on my course. The Farmer's Wife book is in my possession and I am not letting the grass grow under my feet:  I have already started on my way, and I will be reporting in with progress very soon.

I seem to have gone on too long, and real life is beckoning - I promise that my very next blog post will be the giveaway, so hope to see you then.

20 comments:

andamento said...

Some lovely gifts and prizes there, I particularly like the pot holder - beautiful. Good luck with the quilt.

Amy said...

Oh, I just love the photo of the scraps and tea towel on the clothesline! I want a clothesline so badly but my husband has yet to determine the perfect location.

sbmillefeuilles said...

That washing line photograph with the array of colourful fabrics is a sight for sore eyes.

I am looking forward to seeing your next project in progress and in all its final glory.

VintageVicki said...

I love getting a bloggy parcel through the mail - you just know it will contain something wonderful :)

Twiggy said...

Lucky you, what lovely goodies. I'm having a little giveaway on my blog, why not pop on over :)
Twiggy x

Florence and Mary said...

What lovely gifts!

Hope you've had a great weekend,

Victoria xx

Little Blue Mouse said...

It's always exciting to receive parcels but even more so when they're crafty.
Love the scraps of fabric on the line!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Thanks so much Stephanie! Your lavender sachets are smelling beautifully in my cupboard :-)

Isisjem said...

That fabric will be wonderful for the FW - QAL. It is fun to do up parcels to send. As much fun I think is getting goodies back!

Karen L R said...

so glad to be in wonderful company! wish we could all pop over for tea together. xo

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lucky you, some gorgeous goodies there!!
I love 'job maintenance paint required by a woman of a certain age', I so know what you mean! :)

andrea creates said...

what beautiful photos!'i'm so glad you like your little pouch and fabrics :)
can't wit to see what you make with all of them!

Menopausalmusing said...

Lovely things through the post. Very much looking forward to seeing the quilt revealed bit by bit, or even all at once!

ted and bunny said...

and not ONLY all these giving goodies, I see you've won Traceys giveaway at the Vintage Bothy!

xx
ps word verif is FATED haha!

Hen said...

Yes, lurrrve those big furry kitty paws! Farmer's Wife - now that's a labour of love!
Hen x

wendz said...

There are such talented people out there! Everything you have shown is beautifully made.

I hope you have lots of fun putting your fabric bits together. I know I would - handling fabric is such a joy, isn't it. :)

Julie said...

I love the teatowel in particular. Will look forward to seeing what you do with the farmer's wife - it looks like it requires patience from what i have seen from people who ahve already started! Juliex

Tabatha said...

I found you through SewHappyGeek and so happy I did, I really enjoyed your blog post about swaps and gift giving! I may just have to add you to my ever growing blog roll!

Caroline Lovis said...

Thanks for all of the blog links I shall go off to explore now

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a cozy lot of lovelies and how nice to win. The towel and pot holder...if that's what it's called...are both beautiful and will be a cheerful addition to the kitchen.

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