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Sunday, 10 July 2011

TEA PARTY/PICNIC EXCHANGE 2011


I recently took part in my first ever stitching exchange ~ a Tea Party/Picnic Exchange hosted by Lainey ~ and was thrilled to bits with the goodies my secret exchange partner Catherine from http://bramblewoodstitches.blogspot.com/ sent me.

The exchange was to include a stitched item with a tea party/picnic theme, a recipe suitable for the same occasion and 5 other items . . . . .



I was really good and waited until my secret partner was revealed before opening the tempting bag of treats and when I did just look at what was inside . . . .


Catherine had given so much thought to what to send me ~ she couldn't have chosen better!  All my favourite things listed on my homepage were included ~ a beautifully stitched and framed bunny, a strawberry design pillow, a burgundy gingham tea towel, 20, yes 20 gorgeous shades of DMC threads, 2 adorable bunny fabrics, fruity magnetic notepads and a recipe for a hot milk sponge cake which Catherine recommends eating with strawberries and whipped cream . . . . . very naughty but definitely one to try out real soon!!! 

 
Such a pretty and beautifully stitched pillow with a heart charm attached with little pink beads


How cute is this?  A little bunny with flowers which Catherine took from a Homespun Elegance 'Welcome' design ~ love it xxx

 
Thank you Catherine so much, I appreciate the time and thought you put into my package and I feel very lucky to have been your secret partner.  Thank you also to Lainey for the considerable time and effort it takes to organise us scatty stitchers to follow the rules and get our packages sent out on time.  I'm hoping my secret partner who I sent to will post some piccies soon, if not I'll show some next time.

Thank you for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx



15 comments:

Elaine said...

So glad you enjoyed your first exchange Jane. Beautiful stitches and gifts from Catherine. Hugs!

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Lesleyanne said...

A great exchange received. Glad you enjoyed your first one.

Colleen said...

Jane, the stitching gifts you received from Catherine are beautiful. I'm glad you enjoyed the exchange. I've had fun with Lainey's exchanges and enjoy meeting new stitchers.

Myra said...

All your goodies are just wonderful! Catherine is a wonderful stitcher and I know you are proud to have her as your partner in this exchange.

Carol said...

Catherine sent such sweet gifts for your exchange, Jane! I especially love the little bunny in the frame...

shez said...

Jane a wonderful swap parcel to receive,really lovely

herbal tea said...

Such a lovely array of exchanges. It was a fun exchange to be a part of. these are so wonderful. Everyone picked such amazing designs.
herbal tea

Catherine said...

I am so glad you liked everything! I really enjoyed putting it all together for you. Laity's exchanges have been fun. I've made some new blogging friends - the best part of all!

Annette said...

What a lovely pieces yoo got... great gift!!

Lois said...

What a lovely package of goodies from Catherine!

Sally said...

What a fantastic exchange from Catherine:)

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Looks like a wonderful exchange! How fun!
Kisses to Oscar and Tilly for me!
xx, shell

Pumpkin said...

What fun and look at all those fun goodies!

Btw, I love your new header :o)

Javion Gare said...

Here above everything is awesome, Especially i like the little bunny in the frame. This Beautiful stitches and gifts from Catherine.

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