That, coupled with a really dodgy internet connection, has meant that it’s been almost impossible to get online long enough to post anything!
I treated myself to sweet peas at the station. my house is singing with their scent.
So, straight to business … this post is all about the yumminess I received in the post:
This fantastic package in the Doll Quilt Swap, from Samantha all the way across the oceans in Bellingham, WA.
It came in a Flintstones Pebbles cereal box - you can just see it in the top left corner - such great colours! I love getting a little bit of packaging from another country. It has its own little story to tell. (Or one for me to completely invent, at any rate.)
Tucked in were some pretty scrummy Girl Scout cookies, some little transfers and the most lovely letter …
But really we should be looking at the quilt - the detail is wonderful, although my photos just can’t catch the butterfly quilting - you’ll just have to imagine it.
‘Butterfly Queen’ - That’s me :)
I was so excited that as soon as I saw there was a letter I decided to stop and savour the whole unwrapping, reading thing - so I went and made myself a lovely cup of coffee, cracked open the Girl Scout biscuits and sat in the sun to read my lovely letter.
Thank you Samantha! Really. Thank you.
The quilt has a perfect new home disguising that boring flat top of my scanner, which is right next to my desk. So, I get to gaze at it while I’m working. Perfect!
In other swap news - My Make Mine Modern Swap parcel arrived for TinyHouse! I was getting really worried as I posted it weeks ago … but it did all make it … phew!
I made my first ever potholder for this swap - that was good fun - I even used Insulbrite inside so it’s heat proof. Get me, eh?
As it was my first real applique attempt I was a bit iffy about my sewing, but seeing it photographed safely at its destination I feel much better about the finished items.
So, there’s a little roundup of swappy news … I’ve got lots of other stuff to tell you, just no time to sit and tell it! Maybe tomorrow will be better …
… now to try uploading with my mobile dongle, perched in the dying sun on the top step of my flat - all to catch one measly bar of signal !
Technology. Gotta Love it.