Further to this post ..... I have even more belated messages of thanks to convey.
It was over a month ago that I received this gorgeous selection from Marie as part of the Fox's Lane pincushion swap.
Marie was so thoughtful in making my gift. She had a good look through my blog and thought I would like a sewn pincushion (even though she's not a sewer!)
Look at the gorgeous detail in the little seed beads in the centre of the flowers.
I really love it Marie!!
When I said earlier that she's not a sewer (her words, not mine) she is actually a mad crocheter. If you have a look back at the first photo, you'll see the gorgeous little crocheted flower she made for me. I love wearing it as a brooch!!
And she even sent me some yummy chocolates.
I'm so lucky (and so remiss in waiting all this time to post about this lovely gift).
Thank you so much Marie. I really love it all!!!
In further luckiness, I was the winner of Gina's blogiversary giveaway ...
.... a coffee sack market bag with gorgeous gingham lining
and filled with fabric treats!!
Thank you Gina.
Gina actually sent me an email giving me permission NOT to blog about this beautiful gift, knowling that it can be hard to keep up with all the 'thank-you's and acknowledgements.
But I WANT to blog about these wonderful gifts (if a little belatedly).
They are examples of the kindness, creativity and generosity that I love so much about blogland!!
In that spirit, stay tuned for a little giveaway of my own!!