Thursday, 7 July 2011

Lots to see here!

You might have been thinking I haven't been stitching much lately but you'd be wrong, as well as secret squirrelling and making a swap pressie or two I've done a little iphone pouch...
(one day I might actually own a smart phone!)
...and I stitched the borders on my Tis the Season quilt
It's my evening embroidery mojo that has gone on a wee holiday, it'll be back soon but it came back briefly this week to do Helen's Stitched Sunday project (forget to take a photo). Even though I know these stitches, I thought I might join in and see if there's something I don't know.

I also caught a cooking bug yesterday (very unlike me) after reading Kerryanne's post about Sticky Date Pudding, guess what I made for desert last night...
...it was easy and so delicious too!

I took part in Trashy's "Where I Live Swap" and a parcel was at my door last night from Jennyflower and look at the beautiful contents....


a gorgeous bag made by her Mum, using recycled fabrics and embellished beautifully....
...and just look what was inside the bag, all these wonderful goodies, except for the chockies, they were gobbled up by my family before I could go snap!

Jenny's theme was based on England and all things british like old cottage gardens, tea and cakes!
It smelt beautiful when I opened the package!!
Thank-you Jenny I love all the gifts, you've put so much thought into them.

My swap package for Clara must still be flying across the ocean but I'll let you know when it's reached it's destination.

12 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh your Tis the Seasons looks great Jo...........not long to do with it now............

Meg Howie said...

Hi Jo

My name is Meg and I live in Perth, WA. I would love to join in with you on your challenges and swaps. How can I get involved, I use to be involved in a swap group when living in SA, that finished. Would love to hear from you. Meg xxx

Leanne said...

Hi Jo, your phone pouch is so cute and the dessert looks so yummy

Kerryanne English said...

Well, you have been busy Jo.
So glad you tried the sticky date pud - isn't it delicious!! Too many calories to be a family favourite but I whip it up every now and then.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Isabella said...

Love your phone pouch would just fit my IPhone :):) that was agreat swap Jo loved the needle case best just too cute.

wonderwoman said...

Jenny is my swap partner !! Such gorgeous gifts you lucky girl you! and i love your quilt and pouch!

xx

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Well it looks like you have been super busy on lots of fun stuff! What a great gift bag of goodies too! Wow!
xx, shell

Maree: said...

Your Iphone Pouch is Gorgeous & Well Done on getting your TTS blocks together...
cheers

Lynda said...

Lots of lovely show and tell there Jo - Tis the Season is beautiful.

Roseanne said...

Your iphone pouch is very nice. Your TIS is just Gorgeous. I love your bag and all your goodies.

jennyflower said...

So glad you liked your package! Thanks for swapping about! xx

Jan said...

Love your sewing. Totally adore your British themed swap gift!!!