The first swap is a block swap with a group of ladies I know through Facebook. There are 14 of us participating and each month you sew a block for the ladies that have their birthdays that month and post them onto them. I have already shown you several of the blocks that I have made and sent in this post and here. Now, during my birthday month, I have started to receive some blocks and here they are....
|From Julie T. (West Sussex, United Kingdom)|
|From Nancy (Canada)|
|From Annabella (Isle of Wight, UK)|
|From Jill (Italy)|
|From Eva (Netherlands)|
They are all beautiful blocks, thank you ladies! I am looking forward to being able to make them into a marvellous quilt with blocks from around the World!
I am also participating in a more personal swap just between myself and a dear blogger friend, Leanne of Lizzie the Quilter. Leanne sent me some gorgeous gifts for my birthday which included this pretty little wall hanging....
and another pattern in the same series by Robyn Allen-Waters for me to stitch for myself.
Some beautiful wooden buttons....
and a dear little fabric bucket to put in my sewing room.
She also sent some sweet treats but, I am afraid I ate them before I took the photographs! Sorry!!
Thank you Leanne for my wonderful birthday surpises! I love them all!! I am currently working on some surprises to send Leanne in return. Her birthday is a little later in the year and they will have to remain a secret for now!