Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Springtime/Easter swap

. . . organised by me.

I was lucky enough to be partnered with Jille, over at Love to Craft, and my package arrived a couple of days ago. Jille was very generous, the whole thing was wrapped in a lovely pink fabric and tied up with green ribbon, the ice cream tub was overflowing with gifts

. . . here are all my goodies laid out.

Jille obviously took the time to find out my likes, as she has sent me a couple of bits for the garden, one of which is a grow-in-the-tin Morning Glory (I've never seen these before), which I had mentioned I might put in the garden where I'd removed a rose, and the other a pack of Gloxinia.

As well as the green ribbon around the parcel itself, there was a whole reel of beautifully patterned green ribbon, a handknitted cloth with a gorgeously delicate crocheted flower embellishment, and a quite fabulous embroidered bookmark.

Also included were a chocolate Easter Bunny, (which lasted all of two minutes after the photo!), a lovely Bronnley exfoliating gardeners soap, a butterfly clip and a Happy Easter toast marker.

Thanks Jille for my lovely gifts and for being a great swap partner. Here is what I sent to Jille,

and you can see her post here.


Ellie Foster said...

Dear Joy
What a lovely swap parcel. Jean and I are just posting our swaps so are very excited to see what the postman will bring. It was great fun making and buying for this swap - thank you for the idea in the first place and for the organisation. I've no doubt that we'll both post about it when the parcels arrive.
Best wishes

Jille said...

I am so pleased that you like the gifts that I have sent you. You too have been a wonderful swap partner and I was thrilled with my gifts. Thank you for organising this swap, it's been a pleasure being a part of it xx

Sara said...


Your gifts look lovely. The bookmark is so beautiful. I have posted my ice cream tub to my swap partner this week and am looking forward to receiving mine in return. Thanks for organising this swap - it is my first one and I had a lot of fun putting all the bits together.

karen said...

What a gorgeous swap by both of you, sure you will both enjoy your treats. My choc wouldn't last long either lol. x

Hannah Brooker said...

Such a lovely swap parcel! x

Kimberley Atkinson said...

Fantastic swaps! I so enjoyed being part of this swap - my fourteen so far!