Monday, 19 April 2010

A fruitful swap

I found something growing at my place...

My new pear pincushion!

The postie was very kind to me last week with a lovely parcel from Lauren arriving on Friday.

It was my pin-cushion for the super-swap Kate organised.

Lauren was very kind and also included a packet of yummy chocolate eggs (lucky I photographed them when they came, they didn't survive the weekend!) and very thoughtfully sent some foot fizzies to provide some relief for my dodgy ankle.

Lauren hit the nail on the head perfectly for me as I bookmarked an apple and pear pin-cushion tutorial when I was looking for patterns to make for my swappee.
Now I won't have to make them up because she's done that for me.
Thanks Lauren, I love it.
Also a big shout out to Kate for organising this mammoth task and fitting it in among her own sewing, blogging, parenting, farming, baking and everything else she does - well done to you, and thanks.

8 comments:

beck said...

What a super cool pear! I love the black against the other colours. And how nice to get some extra bits too xo

Lauren said...

Hi Karen! I am so glad you liked it! I went a visited your blog before I sent it and saw the amazing name tag you had made and i though crap this lady knows what she is doing! ha glad you liked the eggs too it was a pleasure to make it for you! x

Kylie said...

I love that pear - almost looks good enough to eat!

Gina said...

It's just great. I love the pear pincushions I've seen in the last few weeks. I also love the vintage pillowcase Lauren used.

Liam's Mummy said...

Gorgeous pear! How did I miss this swap? It seems that everybody was in it except for me!

Sally said...

Great pin cushion. Lucky you!

Karen said...

Just found your blog, its delightful! Lovely photos too...

Tania said...

Very cool pear, lady. And one day I'll remember to photograph chocolate before I eat it! (very restrained indeedy!).