Sunday, 6 March 2011

Heart Swap Gifts

Cat and I were paired up for Beki's Heart Swap.  It was quite funny really as we had just met each other in real life a couple of weeks prior.  It wasn't one of those meet ups where you just bump into each other, it was a planned event with our two youngest children in tow.  We thought it would be nice to put a name to the face and both travelled halfway, meeting for a coffee.  Well now we were able to meet up once again, this time armed with gifts for each other.

Cat spoiled me very nicely with a lovely arrangement of pretty gifts.  There are no before shots as we were in a cafe and as you can imagine, it's embarrassing enough unwrapping gifts let alone taking photos!!  So you will just have to imagine the pretty white with red hearts tissue papers. 

Here we have what I unwrapped.  Cat went with red gingham and my favourite blue colour at the moment.  Just perfect.

The scented hearts look fabulous on our white painted doors don't you agree?  I wonder if Cat will be offended if I put them in our loo?  It sure needs prettying up and it would be so nice to have something pretty to look at while spending a few moments in there.  I do love them so much.

Here we have some lovely sewing bits.  Fav colour, not really heart themed but do I look like I care?  Noooo!!!

A fabric covered book to keep little secrets in perhaps?  A pretty tissue holder that will come in handy during the coming winter months - not a nice thought but a reality I'm sure.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful gifts Cat.  I just adore them all.  Thanks for being such a great swapper and for meeting up for coffee once again.  It's so nice to have another friend to talk sewing and blogging with.  Oh and did you know that the cafe food was all allergy free?  I had no idea!!  Think we'll go back there again for some sampling.

And here's a sneaky peek at what I gave to Cat.  I'll show you the unwrapped version next time.  Thank you so much for organising this wonderful swap Beki.

Before I go I would like to thank those have made a donation to The Red Cross for the Christchurch earthquake appeal.  That was very generous indeed.  Thank you very much to Gem as well, for offering to send a little gift to my 'Gift of Love' appeal.  If anyone else would like to donate a handmade item please let me know.  I have finished my first heart cushion to be gifted to someone in need. 

15 comments:

**Anne** said...

Gorgeous heart gifts for each other.
Anne xx

Catherine said...

oh you sweet thing xxx I didn't take photos ;( of what I gave you or what you gave me - LOL but I can go do that now LOL -
Lovely post and you're more than welcome!
Cat

Jodie said...

What a great swap - I love that blue too...

delia hornbook said...

aahhh what a lovely swap and such lovely items, dee x

dutch sisters said...

What a wonderful swap! love all the goodies!

Floss said...

So nice to do the swapping in person! Looking forward to hearing about your next bloggers meet-up too!

magpie chic said...

So neat that two of my favourite bloggers can meet in person!
Jacqui

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

It is so based on people getting together and we need more of this in the world. Do love both your swaps and looking forward to hear more from the other side of the world x

Maria said...

How lovely for you and Cat to meet up and exchange your gifts in person Sarah...Gorgeous gifts xx

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Wonderful, it's so nice when bloggers actually get to meet!

Lululiz said...

How wonderful to meet up in real life with another blogger! I bet you had a great time together. She certainly showered you with lovely gifts. Your wrapped gifts look rather gorgeous, I have to say, can't wait to see whats inside the lovely packaging.

Michaja said...

LOve your swap gifts!!
Have a happy week.
xxx
Michaja

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Gorgeous!

FirstCommunionSupplies said...

I love the heart shape, best for 1st holy communion gifts.

Gem said...

Lovely swap parcels : ). You are more then welcome for the donation. It is the least I can do. I am hoping to get started on it this weekend so I will be in touch xxx