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An exchange has arrived and my Peacock Design stitched by Ann.

Ooooo look what arrived for me today!!!!!

My sister came to visit today, we were having coffee and the doorbell rang,  I knew that I was going to get a parcel but really wasn’t expecting it until next week, to my surprise it was my exchange from The Heart Exchange Swap that I signed up for on Cheryls blog over at Gone Stitching
My secret swap partner was Amanda from Amanda Loves Africa blog and look what she sent me!
Thankyou so much Amanda, I love it all! The attention to detail in this gift really took my breath away, you will know what I mean when you look closely at the photos.

Amanda sent me a lovely hand made crochet heart which was perfect considering I have recently started to crochet, and also crocheted the little flower on the top of the jar and matched it with the flower on the card and the gift tag, isn’t it wonderful?!!!!!  

Amanda even made the tag for the chocolates and the gift tag and also included some die cut card for card making  and scrapbooking. Of course Amanda had even made it in my favourite colour! Can you believe it was her first ever swap, I am so glad I received it!

Thanks Andrea you put together a wonderful swap parcel that was a delight to receive.

Talking of wonderful, I received a photograph of a finished box top that was stitched using my peacock design, this was made by Ann one of my readers and I thought you should see what a lovely finish she has made, the photo is below. Congratulations Ann on such a lovely finish, it is beautiful.
I have also received another photo showing a design using my tutorial, I will show that on Sunday.

I have nearly finished my heart swap gift and that will be sent this weekend, and once my secret partner receives it I can show you what I have made.

Googlemail hiccup.
I do apologise if not everyone received a reply from any emails sent to me,apparently some were sent to the spam box directly because  there was a fault on google, it has now hopefully been fixed.

I visited the Doctor today and I was given another month of pain killers, he said it would take quite a bit of time before I would be pain free and I have to see him again in four weeks time, although I do feel a lot better today .

Lots of pretty die cut card and a small mini frame.
Ann’s beautiful box.

Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 30, 2014 / 11:54 am

    What a beautiful swap. I hope you are feeling better soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. January 30, 2014 / 11:54 am

    Very pretty design and you received such wonderful goodies!

  3. January 30, 2014 / 11:54 am

    So sorry to hear you are still on pain killers, but know things will get better in time.
    Your swap was beautiful – and the peacock box – GORGEOUS!!!

  4. January 30, 2014 / 11:54 am

    She really spoiled you! LOL! Lovely gifts and so well made!

  5. January 30, 2014 / 11:54 am

    What a lovely exchange, Amanda did such a beautiful job with everything.
    I hope that you feel better every day.

  6. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    What a wonderful gift you got there, and such lovely colours! I hope you're feeling better now.

  7. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    What a beautiful gifts you got !

  8. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    Lynn da quanto tempo non passavo รจ sempre un incanto visitare il tuo blog!!! complimenti!!! bellissimi questi lavori di crochet!!!!

  9. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    incredibly cute & beautiful gifts received from Amanda
    wow =)
    I love the colours she chose and she did very beautiful things
    Sure it brightened your day =)
    and Ann's box is also very beautiful
    once again many beautiful things to be seen here =)
    I hope you'll be better very soon
    take care

  10. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    Lovely exchange gifts. Your design looks wonderful on the box, Ann did a super job.

  11. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    Amanda did a lovely job on your exchange.

    Congrats to Ann on her beautiful finish.

  12. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    I'm so glad you liked it! It was great fun to put it all together for you. A

  13. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    Ugh–so sorry to hear the pain from the shingles is still causing problems, Lynn ๐Ÿ™ Sure hope the pain killers are helping and that it disappears for good very soon…

    Love your gifts from Amanda–the mauve colored yarn she chose is so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    It must give you a great sense of price when someone stitches up your design so beautifully!

  15. February 7, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    The swap gifts from Amanda are beautiful, indeed. The box with the peacock design is quite lovely. Hang in there – you'll soon be back to normal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. February 9, 2014 / 10:32 am

    That looks like a lovely collection of goodies from Amanda.
    A very happy exchange!