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Wow – just take a look at this exchange from Margaret!

More photo’s below.
Wow – do I feel spoilt!
Hi everyone, thankyou for all of the lovely comments on my second anniversary giveaway, I am replying to everyone, and I am hoping to visit all of your blogs too. I really appreciate your comments, they are an inspiration to carry on blogging!
There is still time to enter my giveaway, just click on the picture on the right hand side or check out the previous post to this one.
Well, I have had the most wonderful week opening exchanges and I just had to show you this gorgeous exchange  I received from Margaret in Spain, isn’t it just absolutely wonderful,  I do feel very spoilt!
Now if you have never visited Margarets blog (click here) then go there now, you will not be disappointed, Margaret makes the most beautiful stitched bags you are ever likely to see, they really are scrumptious, and now I own one yippee!!!!
Thankyou so much Margaret for a wonderful exchange, you are so generous making me such wonderful gifts, I shall treasure them always. They will also take pride of place in my new craft room when it is finished.
I have also received a beautiful exchange from Stacy over at Snippets and Stash blog but I have not taken the photo’s yet. I will tempt you with those goodies next time.
My time for exchanging will diminish over the next few months because I have some building works being carried out on my home, however I am hoping to pick up on exchanges nearer to Christmas. I am particularly looking forward to getting my new craft room decorated, and I am sure I will take plenty of photo’s to put on my blog to show progress.
Thankyou once again Margaret for a wonderful exchange, I hope you like mine as much as I like yours!
Happy stitching and thankyou for the lovely comments, I really appreciate them.
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. August 15, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    Wow! That's amazing. Lovely exchange. x

  2. August 15, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    Those are truly amazing! 😀 love the colours ^__^

  3. August 15, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    How absolutely lovely! Margaret does make amazing things. But then so do you!

  4. August 15, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    Wow !!!!really beautiful ,i love it !!!!

  5. August 15, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    Very beautifully and gently!

  6. August 15, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    What a beautiful exchange! Love the colors.

  7. August 15, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    That is a stunning exchange from Margaret!!! Sadly, mine Really pales in comparison!

  8. August 15, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    Lynn… I was lucky enough to see this before Margaret posted it to you – and it truly is GORGEOUS! She really is the Queen of Bags 🙂

  9. August 15, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    Wow! That is fabulous. I feel like I really need to work on my finishing and sewing skills. There are so many talented ladies, and my work doesn't compare!

  10. August 15, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    Wow, that is one gorgeous exchange gift! You're right, Margaret makes beautiful bags. Enjoy yours!

  11. August 17, 2010 / 9:32 am

    Wow, what beautiful bags…nice exchange. Good luck with your building projects.

  12. August 17, 2010 / 9:32 am

    Oh that of beautiful thing(matter) this exchange is makes a success(succeeds), the sewing is completed which talent you are lucky to have to you one such treasures
    Best regards marylin

  13. August 17, 2010 / 9:32 am

    Such a wonderful gift , it’s so beautiful. Everyone like it. I like it so much…

  14. August 17, 2010 / 9:32 am

    Wow what great treats. there is nothing like homemade items.

  15. August 17, 2010 / 9:32 am

    Lynn, you are definitely a lucky girl :>) Margaret's stitching is always absolutely stunning and this is no exception. Like you, she always seems to put in that extra bit of effort which is what makes her work so special.
    I love that pink toile and the set will look gorgeous in your new craft room.
    Angela xx

  16. August 17, 2010 / 9:32 am

    Wow!!! What a gorgeous gift from Margaret!!!!

  17. August 18, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Gorgeous exchange from Margaret. Looking forward to seeing that new craft room.

  18. August 18, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Oh how beautiful Lynn! Margaret's work is just lovely! You lucky girl, you! xo Paulette

  19. August 18, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Wow, those are just gorgeous

  20. August 18, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Oh wow what a wonderful exchange from Margaret.

  21. August 18, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous gift. I is so incredibly beautiful. What a talented artest she is. Lucky girl.

  22. August 24, 2010 / 5:30 pm

    What a gorgeous exchange you received!

  23. August 25, 2010 / 7:55 am

    Wow that is one special exchange…lucky you!

  24. Anonymous
    August 26, 2010 / 6:20 pm

    I have never seen such great stick work like on your wonderful blog! I'm fascinated by your work! Best wishes Natalie

  25. August 31, 2010 / 6:10 pm

    Hola Lynn, es bellisimo!! soñado y delicado…
    quiero dejarte un abrazo muy grandee
    tu blog encantador
    y un beso

  26. August 31, 2010 / 6:10 pm

    What a beautiful exchange! Such gorgeous pieces! Congratulations!

  27. Anonymous
    September 2, 2010 / 6:11 pm

    Hello Lynn,
    I hope your feeling well. These are truly lovely. Margaret did a wonderful stitching job. Congrats on being the lucky person. I am getting a little antsy wondering who won your 2nd Blog Anniversary Give Away? I do hope your well. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful finishes and tutorials. (((HUGS)))

  28. September 2, 2010 / 6:18 pm

    Hola Lynn…pase para dejarte una linda rosa y un abrazo grande

    cariño de Lore

  29. September 2, 2010 / 6:18 pm

    That is a beautiful exchange. I love everything about them – the beautiful embroidery and the fabric too. You're so lucky to receive them.

  30. September 2, 2010 / 6:51 pm

    Such beautiful stitching, well done on both!
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  31. September 24, 2010 / 9:01 am

    Hi! I just found your blog in a round about way from Meari @ Meari's Musings. I am enjoying just perusing through here. You have some wonderful pieces. I am trying to get back into the grove since having our first baby, so I'll be back for more inspiration!