Concidering I didn't know what a blog was this time last year, it amazes me how much my life has changed because of it. The people I've met from so many different places. The creativity I have found displayed online and that has in turn sparked all sorts of ideas in me. And the things I send to others, and receive back in return. If you had told me last summer that I would be happily sending fabric scraps to someone I didn't know and getting some back in return from an entirely different person I would have told you that you were mad.
Well, you may still be mad, but you would also be right. Ali, at Very Berry Handmade, organised a scrap swap in July. With wanton abandon I put my name down - this despite having being very disappointed in the only other organised scrap swap I had ever particiapated in previously. I had faith.
And that faith has paid off. Yippee! The wonderful Gill sent me a package that was full of yummy goodness. Overwhelmingly full. I can't thank her enough.
Look at it all! I am so speachless (stop laughing!). Can you see the items at the back of the scraps? There is a gorgeous length of ribbon that I am hiding from the girls because it is mine, all mine.
You would think that was more than enough, but Gill also made me a needle book. This is extremely fantastic because you are reading the same numbskull blogger who never had a pin cushion, and also didn't have a needle book. Made them for others but never got around to making one myself.
Besides, Gill made it way nicer than I would have.
It is such a stylish needle case. Gill, thank you for the scraps, the ribbon and the needle case, and most of all, thank you for your generosity. It is much appreciated.