Want It, Need It, Quilt. I couldn't fussy cut without it and it was only $3.50.
Every week lovely Karen at Journey of a Quilter gives us the chance to share the hexie flowers we've made as part of One Flower Wednesday. Why not say Hi to Karen and look at the links.
Some fabulous parcels have been arriving at my place. First an unexpected one from sweet Marina from Maisie and the Boys. Everything Marina does is exquisite including this gorgeous jug cover.
I am so in love with it. The design, with it's sweet hearts, is beautiful. It's so perfectly made and its echoes of a gentler (in my imagination anyway) lifestyle is charming. Thank you so much, Marina. Such a wonderful, thoughtful gift and a lovely surprise.
A big box of goodies arrived and I excitedly spread them out on the table. A present a day from wonderful Vickie from Vickies Crafting as part of Fees Advent 2011 swap.
Here they are in all their wonderfulness. Lucky me. Today I opened parcel 1 and wow look what was inside. The most delightful little Christmas ornament. The sweetest little dog and a perfect gift for me. Thank you so much Vickie.
And there is even more deliciousness to come, as fabulous Fee from Designs by Fee, was my secret swap partner in Maree's Six Christmas Item's swap. The swaps Maree, from On My Veranda and Ollie and May, organises are always brilliant. Thank you so much Maree.
A bundle of beautifully wrapped gifts arrived yesterday and they looked so lovely.
I was allowed to open all but one today. Here they are.
Fee really spoiled me as each is perfect in every way. I received a very fragrant and beautiful lavender heart. You can make one too, as Fee has shared a tutorial HERE as a guest blogger at Shabby Art Boutique. If you zoom in on this picture you will see how divine a stitched Christmas tree ornament can be. Fee chose my fat quarter because she thought it would be perfect for hexies, and indeed it will be. It is perfect and how delicious does that chocolate look?
There was more...
This is the most amazing book, I love every single project. And what a perfect gift for some-one like me, who loves to make gifts and swap items. Plus there is also a present to put under the tree.
Fee's gifts are a true reflection of the kindness and thoughtfulness that embodies everything she does. When my MS has given me grief she always sends a caring and supportive email. What is amazing is that she put together such an fabulous parcel while going though such a terrible time with very serious health issues suffered both by both herself and her brave and inspiring son Josh. Fee blogs about this here. Thank you so much, dear Fee, for my wonderful gifts and your friendship and kindness.
Some people's experience of the internet is not good, but I am so incredibly lucky that my little bit of blog-world is inhabited by some of the best people I have ever met and I feel very privileged to have you all in my life.