Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tulips For Me!

Remember my Spring Surprise Swap parcel from Willeke arrived yesterday?
Shall we open the wrapping and see what's in it?
Oooh isn't this such an exciting part?!! 
And no I didn't wait until I drove home!  Well, who is that controlled anyway? 

Oh how sweet!  Look it's a tiny little thread holder and needle case. 
I can use it when I'm taking my sewing out with me.  How handy that will be.
The front is embroidered, but I can't for the life of me get a decent photo of it sorry. 
They keep going all blurry.  Of course it's the camera's fault, not mine OK. He he!

These are little motifs for the girls.  There were four of them, one each, but No.4 took an instant liking to the heart one and now I can't see where she's put it. They are so lovely and the girls can't wait to use them.
How sweet of Willeke to think of our girls.

And here are the two fat quarters we were to include in our parcels.  These are the same fabrics in different colourways.  You can't see in this photo, but there are some sweet little birds on the fabrics too.

And now, for the bestest gift of all...

Can you believe she sent me a quilt!!!  How amazing is that?  Isn't it just beautiful?  We all love it and it's looking lovely draped over my crochet chair at the moment.
The applique is just too cute.  I love how she used tulips which remind me of her country - Holland.

And check out the quilting...

How on earth she stitched such perfect flowers I do not know. 
I'd love to be able to do this!
And I just love her label printed onto fabric then stitched onto the quilt.
Now I"ll never be able to forget who made me such a wonderful gift.

My goodness I feel so completely spoilt.  Thank you soooo very much Willeke, I love it all.
I can't wait to see what everyone else has swapped.  I'd like to say a big thank you to Corry and Heleen who organised such an awesome swap. 
Please go and check out these beautiful blogs sometime.  They are sisters and share the same creative interests. 
How lovely.
I hope our girls get on this well and enjoy each others company later in life as well.


Willeke said...

Hi Sarah,
I am at work at this moment and I had to peek at your blog. Thanks for your pictures of my gifts, I like this blogpost very much!! I am so very glad you like my gifts.
Hugs, Willeke

VintageVicki said...

Wow - I've seen some amazing swap pressies in my time in blogland but that quilt is amazing. What a lovely lady :)

Lululiz said...

You really have been spoilt, what a lovely parcel to receive.
So you have a dedicated crochet chair now, do you? Hmm...... not saying anything.

wilmi said...

Hi Sarah,
I just came from the blog of Willeke, and could n't resist, I had to take a peek on yours.. What a lovely gifts she sent you! The quilt, so lovely, so dutch ;-) I never quilted, but I'm sure now, I'm gonna try. Also love the beautiful blogs of the dutch sisters, and for now, I'm waiting by the mailbox, expecting my swap gift..

Croap Queen said...

What lovely gifts, you lucky thing.

Note the jealousy over a special "crochet chair" from a certain granny, lol. This could be fun to watch :-)


Pomona said...

That is the most beautiful work - and I do covet that quilt! I seem to see the red spots again - my bag is safely in my possession still, and I have been positively fierce with my little princess because there is absolutely no way I am going to hand it over!

Pomona x

Floss said...

That is just a fantastic set of gifts - the sweet little circular motifs, and then the quilt! Wow, Sarah...

So you have tulips and I have daffodils!

bekimarie said...

What a lovely swap parcel and an even lovelier lady. How kind to send you a quilt and such a lovely one too...........ENJOY!

Beki xxx

Itch2stitch.com said...

Oh I know it is so wrong to be jealous, but that quilt is gorgeous! suzie. xxx

Heleen said...

I love the quilt Willeke made for you. (The label is so cute)
I also love what you made for Willeke! It was on Willeke's blog.
It's great to see all the beautiful spring suprises every swap girl made!