The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Postman Doesn’t Always Ring Twice

But he did today.  I have been so lucky as today two of my three swaps arrived.  Here in NZ four of us got together for a mini pillow swap (some call these tuffets, but this Miss Muffet couldn’t sit on them so mini pillows they became) where we all made three mini pillows and posted them out to the other three.  Well, two of mine arrived. 001 I was so excited but did remember to calm down and take a couple of photo’s to share with you all.

First opened was from Deb in Christchurch005  this  dear wee pillow is stitched so beautifully and what I nearly forgot to photograph (duh) was the fabric on the back, where  there is a lovely piece of text .006



Thank you so much Deb you are a gem. Here is the mini pillow I sent to Deb.011

Now for number two pressie, oooooo it’s starting to feel a bit like Christmas.

Darlene from Lyttleton sent me this little beauty, again the stitching is just stunning and the ‘country’ colours are just the best003 how clever of her to work out just what I like.  Thank you so much Darlene it truly is a real sweetie.

Here is the littley that I sent to Darlene008 .

I am truly blessed with the wonderful on line friends that I have and oh so lucky to have met some of them, like the two above who are awesome women.

Have a lovely day ladies

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  1. Hi Miche'le, was fun doing this swap with you and am pleased you liked your mini. Yours as I have told you is sitting beautifully in the basket, I Love it. Thanks
    hugs Deb

  2. Hi Miche'le, I am so pleased you liked your wee pillow, it was great doing it for you. And thank you so much for the lovely one you have done for me. Think I will have to go and make some more now
    Stitching wishes to you,

  3. Mini pillows are real cute - you are all very clever.

  4. How neat,, and what some wonderful friends,
    we have a group of ladies here in Rotorua 5 or 6 of us and we do exchanges of all sorts with a group from Palmerston North.

    I enjoyed the Christmas Advent Swap I took part in so much this last year and so did my group ( they watched me open my gifts).... that we are doing a minigroup Advent Swap with Palmy Ladies it is 24 small gifts
    ( value $2 / $3 ) and 1 larger hand made gift for Christmas day.

    The internet has really opened up the world and made it so so to all our wonderful internet friends God Bless You

  5. Hi again

    Hope you enjoy furniture...or should I say hope you enjoy putting it together.. although my son did mine I really could have done it myself ..GOOD LUCK you will enjoy your nice revamped sewing room ... I do mine I just like to sit in it and look around.

  6. Thanks for the link. I love those little pillows. I love Bronwyn Hayes stitcheries.
    If I ever get my mojo back, I will do some more.


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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