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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Easter, birthdays and RAK's

Hi everyone,

I had an Easter parcel from my friend Steph O, which was a lovely surprise. She sent a lovely ami Easter bunny, some chocs and a bag of buttons, beads etc. I've just looked for the picture and can't find it on my phone so, here is the bunny and bits minus the chocs!

A few weeks ago, Laura ran a competition on her blog and asked about favourite animals and chocolate etc, I didn't win, but Laura decided to RAK me a prize as she liked the challenge of my answer! Everyone knows how much I love Giraffes, but I'm quite fond of snails too, especially cute cartoon and ami ones!  Laura also sent me lots of buttons and a very sweet snail biscornu too. I had a box of Turkish delight and I'm the only one who likes them in our house!

Both my children had birthdays last week so Steph sent them an ami each, she also sent me some fabric and some buttons from her mum. I also had the Mary poppins omnibus to read.

I had a belated Easter present from Laura, containing some lovely things she'd picked up at the shows she's been to recently. Laura sent my children a craft kit and a chicken in a little sleeping bag. Lottie named him Frank! I had a lovely quilted bag, chocolate, fabric and buttons a cross stitch kit and a pretty blackwork (greenwork!) card. 

Here's a close up of the bag. 

And the lovely card.  

I've been working on my quilt lately (more on that in may next post), but I'm experiencing a bit of a fabric shortage as I don't like most of the scrap packs I find and I can't really afford to keep buying FQ's just for a little fabric. I try and get a few charm packs when my local stores have them as they are so helpful and I like to support them. anyhoo, long story short, Teresa came to my rescue as she is a self confessed fabric-a-holic and sent me all these wonderful scraps.

Here are a few of my favourites.

I'm very thankful for kind and generous friends. 

Have a good weekend. 


  1. Lots of loveliness there - enjoy xxx

  2. WOW! Lovely gifts and what gorgeous material for your quilt! Can hardly wait to learn more…..
    Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Lovely gifts and fabric scraps! That quilted bag is gorgeous :D

  4. You have really had a great gifty month! So many sweet and thoughtful presents. Stitchers really make the best friends!

  5. What a lot of wonderful gifts! The quilted bag is gorgeous, and I love the penguin fabric

  6. Such lovely things have been arriving through your letterbox. I'm a Turkish delight fan too!

  7. Great post! Lots of lovely goodies & yummy choccies :)

  8. Lots of goodies there ^_^ Ohh! You should be able to make a few more hexagons now then ^_^ XOX

  9. Some lovely goodies there! Hope you liked the bag- I was so impressed with the amount of work that went into it!

  10. LOVE that penguin fabric, what a varied selection as well. Happy making.


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