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Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Believe in Tomorrow for the World is a Beautiful Place."

Hello,

Last year I was involved in a Paper Bag Swap. Colleen who lives in Queensland was my swap partner. Just last week my parcel of goodies arrived. I was so happy to see what was made with the fat quarters buttons and threads.


I love the quote on this. Colleen has even done some colouring in on the embroidery. This really sets it of so well. Look at that cute doll. She is now in charge of my tin full of scissors and sits on the edge of the tin.


There was another stitchery with the words "Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love." I couldn't wait to see how Colleen used the rose button and I was so pleased to see the little bag. Lots of memories attached to this bag now as I won the button from Gail.

Thank you so much Colleen.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to 2012.

Happy days.
Bev C

23 comments:

Lynn said...

You hit the jackpot when this package arrived Bev. I love the quotations.

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a beautiful package you received and love the embroidery design on the wall quilt. I'm having a good starting to my crafting and hope it will continue though out 2012. Sounds like you were surrounded with good company over the holidays.
Have a wonderful day.
Blessings!

Maria said...

Hi Bev, welcome back.
Lots of lovely gifts you received in a fun swap.

Simone de Klerk said...

So happy to see you back!!! I was wondering if blog roll was playing games with me again, not telling me if a new post came on. But no.
Lovely present for you!
Hope all is wel (o:

Terriaw said...

What a cool package! I love all the wonderful details she put into this! So fun to do swaps like this. Happy 2012 to you!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Love those stitcheries. :)

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous goodies you've received. Hugs,

Farm Girl said...

Lovely to see you back in 2012 Bev! Your swap gifts are fantastic, such pretty stitching.....

Narelle said...

Gorgeous stitchery and sentiment ... lovely display of gifts :)

Pauline said...

Good to see you back, Bev. Was wondering when you would surface again. Really like the gift, love those colours.

Lynda said...

Happy New Year Bev. I hope all your dreams for 2012 come true.

Roseanne said...

They are all lovely. If only that button could talk the Stories it could tell. The stitchery on the project look great.

Fiona said...

Great package coming home all made up for you.... good to read you.... happy new year
Hugz

marina said...

what beautiful treasures Colleen has made with your fat quarter. Love the hangings and the quotes, that little doll is just so tiny

Karen said...

This is lovely. Very lucky.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love the quotes Bev. Beautiful gifts.

Astrid said...

Gorgeous! I'm drooling.....
Have a wonderful day!

Cheryll said...

Your partner did a fantastic job didn't she! Some lovely memories attached to the gifts too. :)

Margaret said...

A lovely package to open , with much encouragement and time taken to put the gifts together, just lovely.

Rochelle said...

Hi Bev,

How are you? It's been great to drop by and see what you have been up to, Yes I have been MIA for some time now.
What a beautiful swap you received, you must be thrilled.
Hope you are well xx

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev. What a lovely package you received. Love the quotations. Have a lovely week. Hugs Judy

Cybele's patch said...

What a great swap. The stitcheries are gorgeous.

Melody said...

Very beautiful gifts.