Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Initial Valentine Swap

I was surfing blogs one day and happened upon Cheryl's blog, Gone Stitchin'.  I'm so glad I did!  Cheryl is one busy - and creative - lady who lives in Australia.  Her "thing" is organizing swaps.  All kinds of swaps.  I hadn't done a swap in quite a while so I signed up for her Initial Heart Swap.    She gave us the name of the person we were to make something for and it had to include their initial.

 It took me a while to figure out what to make, but I found this adorable valentine panel and off I went. I made a wallhanging and added green accents to it to go with the green in the print.  Do you see the little heart in the top left corner?

This is what I did for the initials.  I sent the panel to her along with some other things to sweeten the pot.  Including some "made in Colorado" Valentine candy.  She received it this week and seemed to be really happy with it.  Whew!!!! Are you like I am?  Afraid someone won't like something?    I try to make something that I would like to receive and that usually works.

Now, here is what I got!  I was just so thrilled.  The gal that got my name took the time to look at my Scottie filled blog and look what she came up with!!!  I've been wanting a journal for quite a while and this one is just PERFECT!!!!!!

She also sent along beautiful home-made glass-head beads that now have a home in my Scottie pin cushion.  That rather large "pin" is a stilleto - the prettiest one I have seen!

Just so you think she was a bit shy on how much candy she sent, I ate most of it before I thought to take a picture.  Tee Hee!!!

I'm going to really enjoy writing in my journal and will cherish the care and craftsmanship she took to make it so special!!!  So two very good reasons for doing this swap - the friend I made who sent me a gift and the friend I made who I sent a gift to.

In my world, that's a win, win situation!



Cheryll said...

The gifts both sent and received are gorgeous! Thanks for finding me and joining in... So pleased to have your company :)

Lynette said...

These are both marvelous! What a great experience. :) I just love the global nature of the blogging quilting community.

Terry in California said...

Miss Jean.. I am more than thrilled with my valentine gifts. NOW if I can just figure out how to post them on my blog, I will be able to share your generosity ..I will hanging the WH at work tomorrow to share it there. THANKS MY LOVELY VALENTINE...(ACTUALLY THAT WOULD BE MY HUBBY BUT HE DOESN'T MAKE ME QUILTED GIFTS.)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- those are both wonderful swap packages Miss Jean! And hmmmm....did you happen to send your partner Hammond's candies {wink}{wink}????

Sue SA said...

Great pressies, received and sent! Just saw the cutest Scottie dog pillow made from chenille on pinterest, will try and find you the link.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your heart wall hanging was lovely and I am sure she adored it. I LOVE your scottie journal too. Happy Valentine's Day!

Lydia said...

It is so lovely to see you are still blogging. LOVE your talent and gentle way with thread and needle are still appreciated.