Friday, 29 March 2013

Beautiful Easter Swap Gifts & An Egg-y Finish

I have been so fortunate to make some great bloggy friends, one of them is Leanne - Lizzie the Quilter.
Earlier in the year, Leanne suggested we do a swap between the two of us for Easter, & we agreed on a 'Natalie Bird' theme, as we both love her designs.
Leanne's parcel arrived to me on Wednesday, after some considerable angst about how long it was taking to arrive from Tasmania to WA...

Take a look at what Leanne has gifted me...
 A gorgeous cushion featuring a design from 'Sweet Sentiments', & sewn with Fig Tree fabrics (I love Fig Tree!)... wonderful bunny applique on a fold-over bag... some very pretty fq's & mini charms... and fruity infusion drinks.













I had received some terrible news that day, so the delivery of this parcel gladdened my heart.
Thank You Leanne for these gorgeous gifts x

This is what I sent Leanne
 The mini quilt is a design also taken from 'Sweet Sentiments'...
 
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During the week I finished this very pretty Easter ornament...
the stitching is done mostly with one thread (yes!) & because it's small, I found it quite fiddly, but wow I am thrilled with the finished item...

This is one of six, from the Willow Valley Store design called Easter Egg Pendants.



How cute is it?!




I will take my opportunity now to wish everyone a very Happy Easter - an Easter of togetherness with family & loved ones, fun, great food, safety on the roads... oh and a little Easter choccy too!

26 comments:

Melody said...

Such beautiful gifs both sent and received.

Sharyn T said...

Lovely gifts Anthea. Beautiful Easter deco, such lovely stitching and design. Easter best wishes to you also. Sharyn:)

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely gifts all around
The ornie is cute
Iam having trouble getting photos from camera card to computer, hence I haven't shown my gorgeous give away gifts

Leanne said...

I'm very happy you have your gifts Anthea and you like what I sent you, Happy easter. I love your cute little egg embroidery, its so cute.

Susan said...

Beautiful gifts Anthea. Love your little Easter ornament.......so petite with only one strand of thread. I hope you have a happy and safe Easter too. X

Val Spiers said...

All the stitchery projects are lovely . The little ornament is so pretty.

Maria said...

Wow! You 2 made some beautiful things for each other...they are all gorgeous! *hugs* for you during the crisis you mentioned. xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a wonderful swap...all the gifts are just so lovely Anthea...Happy Easter...

Noela said...

What a lovely swap, Anthea. Have a wonderful Easter or what is left of it. hugs....

Susan said...

Lovely swappies - sent & received..cute Easter sewing too.

Fiona said...

such lovely swap presents you both sent each other... and the pendant is very cute.. no wonder you love it....
I am sorry to hear that you have had bad news... I hope you are okay ... thinking of you...
Hugz

Kate said...

Beautiful gifts that you exchanged! Happy Easter.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful swap gifts sent and received, and I love your Easter ornament, with its so fine stitchery. Hoping everything is ok with you - thinking of you - never good to receive terrible news.
Take care. Hugs xx

gracie said...

Lovely gifts....

marina said...

the swap goodies are gorgeous. You have both made some beautiful gifts.
love your egg decoration, worth all that work for sure!

Heather said...

What lovely swap goodies and yummy chocolates! I'm jealous!

katherine said...

Beautiful swaps sent and received. Love your little ornament.

sunny said...

Lucky you and lucky Leanne! You both made and received very cute gifts. What a fun swap for you.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lovely swap goodies...the easter egg is very cute...Happy Easter :)

Jeanette said...

Lovely goodies Anthea. Love the Easter pendant. Hugs,xx.

Lin said...

What a lovely idea and such beautiful gifts on both sides.

Nicky said...

Leanne has sent you the most beautiful gifts, very you! Love your swap presents you sent her too..... and your little egg is darling, so much teeny tiny stitching in there, beautiful.

FloS said...

Waow !! what a beautiful swap ! You both done a great job !
Happy Easter !
Florence

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
Happy Easter. You both made such gorgeous gifts for each other. I did notice they ladybird you sent. I almost bought one of those the other day when I spotted it in our craft shop, it's very cute.
Cheers, Anita.

Charlie and Wendy said...

All the gifts are so beautiful, I really love the wall hanging you made - gorgeous!! Love your Easter hanging too, hugs Wendy

Karen said...

A lovely gift swap Anthea and I love the Easter egg. Happy Easter!

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