Saturday, January 5, 2013

I've been patient...

... which is not like me at all! But my patience was rewarded when FINALLY a rather battered parcel turned up in my letterbox in yesterday's extra-hot weather. It was from Grace in South Portland, Maine, USA, my partner in Chookyblue's SSCS swap. The "C" stands for Christmas, and Grace had posted it in plenty of time for it to sit under my tree ready to be opened on December 25. Meanwhile, I've had plenty of time to admire what other participants in the swap had made, while keeping my fingers crossed that mine wasn't lost in a postal black hole. And this is what I received: :
a gorgeous little quilt - just my style and colours - a gorgeous selvedge needlecase, a tapemeasure and notebook from the New England Quilt Museum, a card from a museum in Lancaster, Philadelphia featuring a very fancy chook, a sweet handmade pinwheel ornament and a cross-stitched Tree of Life sachet, because Maine is the Pine Tree State (I didn't know that either!) And these are what I sent to Andrea in England
A Phoebe handbag (free pattern online; should be easy to find) and a flex-frame purse in the same fabrics; a little drawstring bag, a felt brooch I made and the pattern for some cute little birds, a locally-made cupcake button and two cute Christmas ornaments. Once again, I really enjoyed taking part in this swap. Many thanks to Grace for my gifts, to Andrea for being such an appreciative partner and to Chooky, for all your hard work in putting the swap together.

9 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jan I am so pleased your gifts have arrived they are lovely...and Andrea has been spoilt by your gifts...

De said...

Lovely gift worth waiting for. Happy New Year to you!

rachelmp said...

The gifts look perfect for you Jan and I love what you created too!

jodie said...

Worth the wait Jan.
Its me jodie but my computer won't let me sign in....

Annie said...

Hi Jan, lovely to bump into you for lunch the other day. Love all your goodies.

Maree: said...

sp glad it finally turned up for you..it is lovely as is the rest of your goodies...
cheers

Allie said...

Well that was worth waiting for! So pretty, and I love what you made for Andrea!

Cathy said...

Well worth the wait for sure...love the fabrics in your little quilt!!

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG thank goodness that parcel finally arrived.....it's a beautiful quilt......and lovely extras too......thanks for being part of the SSCS 2012........perfect colour bag for Andrea too........