"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, April 30, 2009

In the mail today!

I recently participated in my very first craft swap, Maree's Redwork Cushion Swap - I'm part of a birthday fat 1/4 swap this year, but this was my first swap where you have to make something. It was a lot of fun! I hope my own cushion arrives safely to it's recipient soon.

But today MY partner was revealed - Janice from Jannimary, and looked at my parcel of gorgeous goodies! I was only expecting a cushion, but she blessed me with other beautiful gifts as well. What a sweetheart she is!!

She must know I *love* Maxwell & Williams items because she sent me beautiful M & W rose serviettes, as well as this totally cute M & W Elephant egg cup! I shall treasure it always, Janice. I am quite partial to soft boiled eggs with steamed asparagus soldiers or vegemite toast soldiers! I think I'll have that for brekkie tomorrow, and follow with those yummy Lindt chocolates you sent. Mmmmm.


And how beautiful is the cushion itself! Such beautiful stitches, Janice, and with a message I live by! :-)

There was also something very special added to my cushion - Janice collects vintage buttons and there are FOUR on the back of my cushion. I adore vintage things, so I was given an extra special blessing with these buttons.


I am always blown away by the generosity and kindness of fellow quilters and stitchers...such big hearts.
Thanks Janice. :-)

Hugs
Jenny

PS: Only 16 hours until I share Shabby Roses block 3!! Did I mention I'm in Australia so it will be an early gift for all those in other parts of the world.

19 comments:

  1. Jenny, your cushion is lovely and boy weren't you spoilt. Really lovely goodies.

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  2. Jenny - what beautiful gifts! And what beautiful crafts(woman)ship by Janice!
    Enjoy! You deserve to!!
    Vikki xx

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  3. What a lovely gift you received. you were lucky to have Janice as your swap partner.
    KATRIN W.

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  4. Oh, my, how beautiful! Love the redwork! I want to make one of everything I see! You Australians are quite awesome!

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  5. I'm so pleased your parcel arrived safe and sound. I hope you enjoy your little gifts. This was also my first craft swap and it was great fun. I really enjoyed looking around for the little extras.

    It is so exciting seeing something I've made on someone elses blog and it has been lovely reading the comments.

    I've been lurking on your blog for a while, so now I can "Come Out".

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  6. Oh Wow...you have been spoilt!!

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  7. Oh what beautiful pressies. And so well made. xxx

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  8. Such a wonderful parcel,love the cushion cover, but oh my that egg cup is such a cutie.

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  9. Jenny,what very nice gifts you recieved. Love the design embroidered on the cushion.

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  10. Such a beautiful cushion and extra-special extras. The elephant eggcup is so cute! Enjoy!

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  11. Those are wonderful gifts.
    Jenny, I'm having trouble getting that button on my blog but I'm still trying

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  12. Jenny, that this beautiful! You deserve it. Love the redwork.
    hugs

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  13. What a lovely gift you've received! Very nice... 8-)

    Question, when a person sends a pillow in a swap, do they send an actual finished pillow, or just the finished cover? The question just hit me, so I thought to ask. 8-)

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  14. Me encanta felicidades....te dejo cariño
    Brujis

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  15. Lovely swap..I just love that cushion...and the stitchery its gorgeous!!!

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  16. Myra, as this was my first cushion swap I wondered the same thing, so to be safe I sent mine *with* the cushion insert safely buttoned inside the cover, however, I received my swap cushion without the insert. I think from now on I'd send just the cover...much easier to post. :-)

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  17. Those are wonderful gifts.
    That egg cup is perfect for you..
    A lot of thought went into the swap..
    Julia ♥

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  18. What a lovely package, that stitchery is beautiful!

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  19. So happy I 'browsed' by, Jenny - you have a lovely blog and I'll enjoy following you!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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