Wednesday, 9 June 2010

I'm So Excited!


Well ladies, look what arrived in the post box yesterday.  Yep all the way from The Netherlands.  It can only be one thing, yes it's my apron swap parcel from dear Heleen.  I was very controlled I'll have you know.  Since it was nearly school finishing time, I waited until I had walked the girls home from school to open it.  I know, nice of me aye?  Well they were just as excited as me really.

Hmm... two parcels?  Naughty Heleen!  And just look at the pretty cards.  That bird one could make a lovely stitched wall hanging don't you think?

We'll open the small one first shall we?  Oh lovely!  Three beautiful pieces of fabric.  One of them so very Holland with the windmills.  I'll be able to make something very special with those thank you.  Love the ribbon too.  I have a very big thing for ribbons in case you didn't know.  Oh that's right we all do, silly me.

And now what we've been waiting for...

Sneaky peaky... oh me oh my!

Ta da!!!  Don't I look fancy now?  Aye?  Oh yes I feel fine in this little get up.  Stuff the kitchen, this one's not going to get dirty, no way.  Perhaps I could keep my crochet hook in the pocket and a stash of Grannies too?

I'm almost a little Dutch girl.  Just need a good hair cut and some outward curls.  And one of those cute white hats too. 

Just look at the pretty details on it.  Heleen you've done yourself proud with this apron.  It couldn't be prettier. I absolutely adore it thank you.

The fabrics are perfectly me.  They are so cute.  And her sewing is immaculate too. The binding looks like it's been put on by a fancy machine it's so neat.  Thank you so very much Heleen.  I've have loved being your swap partner.

And look what my mother has been busy making.  It must be winter as her knitting needles are flying at the moment.  I love Sophie's new jumper and the fancy wool.  It's made from special wool that knits in stripes like this.  Clever isn't it?  And the best bit is, she's loves it too.  Thanks Nana!

Now please remember to show your apron swap gifts this weekend.  Pop on the apron swap button at the top of your post so we can see who is showing.  It will be funny to see so many of the buttons down the side of my blog.  You just need to show a couple of photos of your aprons and a small blurb if you like. 

31 comments:

magpie chic said...

It's fantastic. I do indeed have a severe case of apron envy! I'll be entering next time.
Jacqui

Dawn said...

Sarah, it is beautiful! I wouldn't want to wear it in the kitchen, either! I looked at it for several seconds before it dawned on me....red gingham...your blog...red gingham!! How clever she was to choose that fabric!! It is great!
Dawn

Pam said...

Oh Sarah!! That is so, so beautiful. You are soooo lucky! Hasn't Heleen done such lovely work. Very talented.
Still waiting for my apron to arrive from Holland. But will definitely pop it up on a post as soon as it arrives. :)

Chavah Kinloch said...

That is GORGEOUS!! OMG I love it. What a great swap :D

Off The Peg said...

Stunning! Heleen has done well

Justine said...

How gorgeous is that? Very lovely. I'm still waiting for my apron to arrive but will def. post pics by the weekend if it's here in time??? Justine xx

Floss said...

Stunning apron, and a good job of modelling it, too! I have some clogs, to complete your look...

Lululiz said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. The apron that is, just in case you were getting ideas. It is absolutely gorgeous and you were soooo lucky to have that fabulous seamstress as your partner.
I have no idea whether mine has arrived yet at my partner's, I sent it weeks ago, haven't heard anything yet.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous apron! I'm so worried now because as per instructions I only sent the apron *gasp*
I'm still waiting for mine but had an email yesterday requesting my address so guess it's on it's way over - can't wait!

Lululiz said...

Oooh oooh oooh, I have just checked my partner's blog and the apron arrived yesterday, yay! So now I can post photos of it on my blog, hurrah.

corry said...

You and Heleen are a perfect swap match. I love the apron she made for you. She's indeed an excelent seamstress. I also think you did a great job with your apron. I saw it at heleen's place and it's absolutely beautiful!

TheMadHouse said...

What a beautiful apron

Willeke said...

Ooh, what a georgeous apron Heleen has made for you! It is too beautiful to wear in the kitchen. I would like to see you with you new hairdo, clogs and white cap, haha.
I am also very anxious to see all the other aprons.

Maria said...

Gorgeous apron, very domestic goddess ! The pocket is very cleverly done. The will that stripes itself still amazes me, don't know how it works but looks great !

Heleen said...

I'm so happy you like it! You look great! Just posted about your absolutely beautiful apron too.
Dear Sarah I loved beeing your swappartner!

groetjes Heleen

Cat B said...

That simply is the most divine apron! I love it!
ARGH binding - something I still haven't quite 'mastered' to perfection yet!
I'm going to 'pop' over to Heelen's to see what she received!

Fruitful Fusion said...

What a gorgeous apron! You lucky thing! I love those colours together! And the sweater is lovely too. You know, I usually read yor posts in google reader and don't always see your blog header. I'm SO honoured that the pincushion is up there! I'm having a *bleugh* day, a headache that's not going away and now I feel so chuffed I'd almost forgotten about the headache!

Elizabethd said...

You would never want to be out of the kitchen with a gorgeous apron like that!

Allana said...

Great apron, I don't know that I would want to get it dirty either :)

My Grannies Attic said...

Such a scrummy apron - I Love It!!!!!!

sallgood said...

Totally cute!!!!

Serenata said...

Just perfect for you Sarah you look gorgeous in it! ;-)

Guess what I found in the library today? Yes that is right, a book on making aprons! Typical!

A is for Apron, 25 Fresh and Flirty Designs by Nathalie Mornu.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

You look sweet in your apron! I love the one you made Heleen too! :)

VintageVicki said...

Fantastic apron :)

This has been such a good swap - thankyou for organising it.

Looking forward to seeing the aprons I've missed at the weekend - I shall post my sent/received pics too.

Michaja said...

It's gorgeous! As well the one you made for Heleen!!
Michaja

The Rose Room said...

oh my goodness Sarah, I recognise you!!! Its the first time I have seen a photo of you! Rachael:)

Claire Gale said...

wow that apron is just the prettiest thing, lucky lucky you, well done heleen! you just need a pair of clogs now x

Itch2stitch.com said...

Hey you! You look jolly spiffing in that very pretty apron! WHat a magnificent creation, and no you can't possibly use it for chores, a hook in the pocket would be just right! That card of the bird definitely would make a lovely stitchery! Suzie xxxx

ali said...

so darling! love the idea of the apron swap & your sweet blog!

xo, ali

p.s. thanks for coming to visit me at mine. :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Oooooh that is a lovely apron! I just recieved mine in the post and I am waiting till the boys get off the bus to open it with them, great minds think alike ;-) Looking forward to spending time on the weekend looking at everyones lovely aprons!

littleminx said...

oh how beautiful! It looks just gorgeous and made with real love and care. Thanks for the swap organising x