Monday, 2 March 2009


Guess what I got? I got my MUG! Thank you Ani, thank you very very much. There is not much in life that is more exciting than a parcel, especially one from another country. Opening this was a whole family occasion, with Mum, Dad, the children and me. Thankfully when Will saw the packing materials he took Anna off to play 'snow' all over the upstairs landing! Inside the bubble-wrap was my gorgeous and capacious mug. It has the most beautiful shell bosses on it and s a lovely soft green. The smell whilst I was opening my package was so warm and spicy and when I saw my handmade goodie I could see just where it was coming from. Ani had made such a cute little sleep sachet to put in a pillow with a special blend of relaxing fragrances, the picture on the sachet is really charming. I was also thrilled with my first piece of feed sack fabric. Mum found the story behind these prints fascinating and I think I am going to make up a couple of hanging Easter cones to fill with the fat quarter, one for Mum and one....for me! There was also a bag of vintage buttons which I have been stacking and rubbing every so often, and a selection of unusual tea bags to try. How cosmopolitan I shall appear to visiting friends with my huge array of green teas! I love my parcel and have so enjoyed this swap. if anyone hasn't managed to get there swap off yet and wants me to send a 'it's on it's way' mail to keep the surprise just let me know!
There were no takers for the Richard Box book so I thought I'd offer up this one; again this has one technique but the pictures are so vibrant I have had a lot of pleasure just browsing it. If you are in the UK and would like it for your very own just leave a comment saying so-first come first served- and all I ask is that you send me back the cost of postage in stamps so I can continue to send these books out for 'free'.


Kitty said...

I'm still awaiting my parcel - as time goes by I get more and more excited because I'm a big kid. I just love that mug - so pretty, and lots of other goodies there too. Thanks for hosting Jenny - it was a great idea. x

smilernpb said...

I think I added my name too late to join the mug swap, but can you please keep me in mind next time any 'swaps' happen. I am new to blogland!

wonderwoman said...

what lovely gifts - am still waiting for mine!!
like kitty, am a big kid!

Indigo Blue said...

I have sent and recieved my mug swap so all sorted and all parties have said thank you and posted on their blogs too.
I have an award on my blog for you as a thank you for organising this.
xx Second or third post down, titled 'Oppps I forgot'

Fabric Nation said...

Your mug swap looks really exciting. I've just signed up for my first swap with Mollycupcakes and I'm really looking forward to it. I got your message just now, I haven't got the interview yet, so maybe try facebook. gx

Swirlyarts said...

Oh it looks good - lucky you :)

mollycupcakes said...

Hello hun, thanks for signing up to my heart swap, it's good to have you with us.
Sorry I missed your mug, I'd of liked to do that one :(
Maybe next time.
Catherine x

Tip Top said...

I've had my mug and have sent mine! Yours looks very fab!

The Devil Makes Work said...

Hi Jenny,

I did ask to join but think I was too late. I never heard anything and now I am worried that I should have sent someone a mug? I don;t remember being asked for my address either so I am guessing I was not included? Am happy to partake as a late comer with someone who is currently mugless!