Kestrel of Kestrel finds and Makes came up with the idea of a Summer Sewing Swap. As it is Winter here with knobs on, the name to me doesn't relate so much to the season as the sunny joy of giving and receiving lovely crafty things. A ray of sunshine in a cold winter. :)
I had never seen the blog of my swap partner, Sian Lile, so I promptly tracked down her blog and got reading. Sian lives in Cardiff, Wales, and has an amazing life! So different from mine and yet I spot a kindred spirit on many ways :) I love her quilts, her view of life, her values and her creations. It is always SUCH a delight to discover a new friend. :)
ANYWAY Sian was WAY more onto it than me and I got her parcel before she got mine. I left it so late (agonising over what to send) I was lucky she got it within the deadline, which I think is this Sunday.
So, without further ado, here are the treasures that just kept tumbling out of the tantalisingly plain envelope (brown paper packages tied up with string)!
I am blown away by the lovely, special things. My favourite thing, if I have one, is the Indian decals. I love these kinds of details and I am pondering whether to add them to my favourite jeans or to save them for a future project. OR maybe both - jeans first then move them. Decisions!
Thank you Sian for this package of possibilities all the way from Wales. :)