My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Friends With Benefits Swap

I've been camping by my letter-box lately.
A big thank you to Kathy of Sew-Happy House, who organised this swap, which Kallie and I enjoyed. We both decided we needed more time so were a little late posting off our gifts.
We were so excited today when we both had received our gifts and we could open at the same time (live via email at different ends of the world!).
Here is the lovely gift I received from Kallie.
A gorgeous friendship sampler; I'm looking forward to hanging this up.
Beautiful detail
A hexagon needle case and a very fancily folded fat quarter.
She finished it all off with a label on the sampler - which I forgot to do on her
gift so will have to send another package across to her!
Thanks heaps, Kallie!!
 [Interesting - 4 days from Canada to New Zealand; 13 days from New Zealand to Canada. There's a slow postie there somewhere!]
This is what I made for Kallie.
What is it...?
Yes; a block holder.
A touch of kiwi to signify friendship across the miles.

I also included a couple of little edible goodies which I hoped would bring pleasure :-)
(Oops;acknowledgement; the block design on the front was from Quiltmakers 100 blocks vol.2, by Jina Barney Designz).

And besides camping at the letterbox this week I have been doing a little work on my Temecula Blessings Baskets, another mini.
Coming together nicely - I'm really happy with this.
 I had started it when it first came out but had put it aside till now.  I'm hopeful that I'll be finishing this soon, along with the Threadhead Friendship Sampler I'm also doing.
So a happy day all round.
Happy stitching every-one,
thank you for visiting:-)


Leeanne said...

gee i wouldn't mind your mail box! What fabulous gifts, the block holder you made is cool, love the touch of N.Z in that.

Michelle said...

Such lovely gifts you received from Kallie, very spoilt, I love what u sent her in return too, very cute!

Shirley said...

Lovely show and tell Raewyn and love the sampler and its sentiment. I am sure Kallie loves her gift too.

Lesley said...

How nice to receive such great gifts! Your block holder is beautiful, as is your Blessings quilt!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

The gifts are so lovely and worth waiting for :-)
happy quilting

sunny said...

I'd say you were both huge winners in the swap game! Wonderful gifts on both ends.

Annie said...

Lovely gifts for both swappers Raewyn - love that you and I both made a block keeper for our partners :) I'm also very much in love with your red letterbox - took me back in time -its just like the one I grew up with, although its missing the flag that used to go up to tell the postie we had mail to go!

Maria said...

Both gifts were well worth waiting for. Lucky ladies.

Julia said...

oh what beautiful gifts..I love your block holder :0)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Looks like both of you had a successful swap. Love the block holder!! Your Temecula Blessings Bastkets is coming along beautifully.

Linda in Calif. said...

I'm so impressed with these swap items. How fun to wait for each other.

Nicky said...

The gifts are all beautiful Raewyn. Lucky for Kallie that you are so patient and didn't tear into yours, nine days difference is a long time to wait for your gift to arrive at the other end!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely gifts. The block holder you made is gorgeous, I love the little touch of Kiwiana.

Josie said...

Beautiful gifts both given and received. Love that you waited till you could open your parcels together... bet you could hear each other squeal from half a world away!