Thursday, 13 February 2014

Initial Heart Swap 2014

Don't you love this swap? "I do!"
Our Swap Mumma Cheryll has done it again... co-ordinating such a fun swap... Thank You Cheryll x

This year I had the pleasure of posting to Lynda, who blogs at Heavens To Bettsy... & amazingly she was assigned to send to me.
Thank you so much Lynda for your gorgeous gifts... the very pretty bag will be put to immediate use & I will be sure to tell any admirers that you made it for me♥ And of course, those little extras are so lovely too... normally I share any foodie gifts I receive, but not those received in swaps...
 Isn't my lady so pretty?... Lynda how did you know I dress like that all the time? LOL!
 



Here's what I sent to Lynda... a hanging heart embellished with various laces & trims, heart-shaped post-it notes, strawberries & cream lollies, and a wheel of sewing pins with heart-shaped heads.







Speaking of "I Do", here's a little HibiscusTrivia for you...
Valentine's Day marks the day that mrHS proposed to me... back in 1993, a month before I turned 21... yes I was just a baby!
MrHS late father was born on Feb 14, and to highlight that date in his life, he was given two middle names... one of them being... VALENTINE.

I wish everyone a lovely Valentine's Day, may you get to spend some time with someone who is special to you.
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I have finished the stitching of the Travelling Pattern, & have decided to make it up into a simple little pillow to sit on the shelves in my Sewing Space... pics soon.

AND, oh excitement, the holiday for my Postage Stamp Quilt is over & she is ready for me to bring home! I am a bit nervous about her; I just hope that I like what I asked the quilter to do. (can't you tell I am still new at this?) She did show it to her Tuesday morning sewing group, & apparently they admired it, so perhaps I should feel that to be a good sign? I still haven't made the binding yet, so I'd better hurry up; I sure am not going to let her sit unfinished now I have come this far! I quite enjoy the stage of doing the binding on something, because it means the project is almost finished.

18 comments:

sunny said...

Very lovely swap gifts! From both ends. I love sewing the binding on my quilts, because it's relaxing, and because it means I have a new quilt! I'll be checking back tomorrow for pictures. Don't be so nervous about the quilting!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful hearts Anthea and your cross stitch in the previous post is lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing your postage stamps quilted!

Christine M said...

Lovely swap gifts Anthea. I'm sure your quilt will look amazing now it's quilted.

Helen said...

Lovely gifts both ways, your quilt will be gorgeous looking forward to seeing it finished.

katherine said...

Beautiful swap gifts! Also very much looking forward to seeing the postage stamp quilt! How exciting to have another quilt almost finished.

FloS said...

What a beautiful swap !! It made 2 happy swappers !
Florence

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such sweet hearts sent and received. Love your Valentines tale...very romantic. Looking forward to seeing your postage stamp quilt.

retdairyqueen said...

Beautiful initial heart swaps both sent and received
Great Valentine memories for you

shez said...

what gorgeous gifts sent and received Antea,this is a fun swap and how exciting to get your quilt back,have a lovely day my friend,xx

Julia said...

Beautiful swap gifts Anthea.
Love the redwork and also your embellished heart pillow.
Lovely memories of special Valentine days.
Have fun picking up your quilt....I'm sure it will be lovely!
Julia ♥

Lisa V said...

Lovely exchanges Anthea. I really enjoyed this exchange too!

Maria said...

Awww...the day your man proposed... so Valentine's Day is extra special for you Anthea :-) I love the gifts that Lynda made for you and also the ones that you made for her are pretty special too! That's exciting that your quilt is ready for you to collect :-)

Susan said...

Sounds like you're having a very sweet Valentines Day. Love the gifts you swapped.

Noela said...

Lovely gifts sent and received Anthea. Look forward to seeing your quilt. Hugs......

Maria said...

Such pretty gifts both sent and received. This has been a lovely swap...
Looking forward to seeing your "cheats"Postage Stamp Quilt. Finished.

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
I do love the redwork, very dainty and I love hearts, so your embellished heart is just the best.
Cheers. Anita.

marina said...

what beautiful gifts exchanged!
such a lovely stitchery. I can imagine you dressing like that every day while you sit and embroider in the sitting room of an afternoon....
Exciting news about your quilt! can't wait to see the big final reveal..

FloS said...

A beautiful swap !!
Florence

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