Tuesday 5 July 2011


That's right.


Waiting for me when I got back home were some lovely surprises. First off was my quilt from the first Brit Quilt Swap. Organised by the indefatible Lynne, I was truly lucky to be the recipient of the quilt Lynne made.

You know when you see something and you think 'oh yes'? Well I had an 'oh yes' moment when I saw this for the first time.

Bit like when you have your first crush on a boy in primary school (or a girl if we're being p.c here) but you don't want to say anything for fear that you have read the signs wrong.

Yes, it's double sided. A sort of BOGOF really

That you daren't say out loud what you are thinking for fear you are reading them wrong and really they are just toying with you and are destined to be with A.nother.

Well my first love came to me.

And my true love was not alone.

A witty pin cushion I loved, two quilty magazines, Liberty fabric

And two gorgeous tea towels

I loved this quilt from the moment I saw it and I am extremely grateful to be the recipient of it. There were some in the beginning who said it looked like a toilet seat...I have no idea what they mean.
No skid marks in our household thank you very much

Thank you Lynne from the bottom of my toilet heart for such a fantabulous quilt.

If that wasn't enough, Lynne also sent back to me my block from my month in the Fresh Modern Bee II. When I first saw this on Flickr I declared it to be as good as a dog's appendages. This is apparently not fully understood over the big stretch of water so I will instead say I felt like the cat who had got the cream when I saw this block.

And last, but by no means least, I received my Spicing Up The Kitchen swap package today from the lovely Kate who blogs here.

Again, I can't believe how lucky I was to receive these as this was the one thing I gushed (using the word 'love' four times is gushy for me) about in the swap.

Kate's photo of these is way better than mine - she got an Explore on them

Thank you ladies. I sincerely appreciate the time and creativity you put into your gifts to me.



  1. lol Lucky duck :-) Lynnes quilt is gorgeous!

  2. Those are all gorgeous! I especially lke Lynne's quilt!

  3. So wonderful to receive such lovely things...both the quilt and the mats are so beautifully made and the quilt is quite a work of art. Enjoy them!
    p.s loving the glimpse of your kitchen by the way.

  4. what a fabtastic haul ... lucky you :) Lovely stuff!

  5. that's a bucket load of goodies all in one post! Lucky girl!

  6. Wowee! You lucked out on this one!!!

  7. Wow, I need to get myself involved in a swap. I'm off to check out that group in Flickr...

  8. Wow I am so jealous - all your goodies are gorgeous.

  9. What a day! And what a funny post too! But that is because you just know that Lynne will be the one laughing the hardest that you did a photo op by the toilet. Love that quilt and it has gone to a well deserved home.

  10. Wow is right!!! These are magnificent. Do people still use that word? It belongs here. That mini quilt is aMAzing, and those placemats are superb. Dog appendages and all that. (???) And while I am at it, can I please have your stove???

  11. No way Kristie, I want her stove. Seriously. Love it.

    Beautiful swap goodies.

  12. So glad you like the placemats - I had a lot of fun making them, I think we have very similar taste! :)

  13. You are welcome - great post! Laughing at the toilet seat pic

  14. Woo hoo........you so deserve this, what goes round and all that.

  15. Great pics, and lovely quilt & hoard of wonderful gifts. Lucky lady! Enjoy! Jxo

  16. Wow! So much loveliness in one mail hit. Did you have to go and lie down in a dark corner to recover? It's all soooo LUSH!

  17. Oh I am so happy for you that you got that fabulous quilt from Lynne! I loved it when I saw it too and it is just amazing. Those placemats you got are also BEAUTIFUL! How lucky you are! :)

  18. Wow, so nice you got both that spectacular quilt and those placemats. I love both, so happy for you.


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