Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Day Swap 2010

I wanted to add about this exchange to my previous post, but had some problems uploading the photos - so here we are! :)
NNC always seem to be in a swapping mood - and this year there won't be less swaps - it seems! :) Last year, when I joined NNC, I was too late to sign up for the popular Valentine's Day Exchange. This year I didn't want to miss participating!
The exchange was a secret one; I didn't know who will send me the gift before I received the parcel in the mailbox. Suspense!!!
I didn't pay much attention to that boring brown, padded envelope when DH came back from town and said: "here's a parcel for you"! I was busy sewing and "decided" it must be the Homespun Elegance patterns I purchased before Christmas that had finally arrived. Later in the day I was going to open the parcel and first then I noticed it was from Maria (no blog) in Portugal!
The Valentine's Day Exchange "headmistress" Margaret :)) (no blog) did not allow us to open the gifts before midnight - 00:01 (February 14th) in our respective countries! Not even allowed to have a peek!! :)
I was too tired that night to wait until midnight, so the first thing I did in the morning was to open the brown padded envelope - and look what was inside!

Two transparent hearts with lovely tatted hearts inside, one has tiny beads too. 3 skeins DMC floss, a pen, ribbon, small jewelry box containing two small heart charms, a cute card. I forgot adding a view card and leaflet from Portugal that was enclosed too.
Aren't the hearts cute?!


My partner is Diane (no blog) from the US. I decided to cross-stitch a card. It is embellished with pink Mill Hill seed beads around the heart, which is not very visible on the photo.

I made a mini-quilt too. :) The colors did not come out as they should be; too dark. It looks like the border is black or dark gray, actually it is green.

I also added some local tea bags - hope you like it Diane! :)


Margaret wong said...

Lovely gifts isn't that worth the wait??? And your gift to Diane is equally nice. Where do you get all those lovely designs (remembering the boomark exchange last year too)?

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Thank you so much for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment! Its great to meet you! (: What a lovely swap you have! I love those tatted hearts! My sister knows how to tat, and I've been wanting to learn how too... but for some reason I never seem to find the time! xx Vicki

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely swap gifts you have received for Valentine's Day...I hope you were able to have some chocolate too!!!