Friday, 20 September 2013

What is in the parcels?

Hello my friends.
I can at last show `What is in the parcels` as Annik has received them.
I thought I had posted `Airmail` but it took so long I think a snail delivered the package! 
With the seven parcels :)

F: Fabric.
Two blue fat 1/4s as Annik likes blue.

R: Reading.
 Lynette Anderson`s book 
`Rainbow Cottage`.
We like the same designer.
I hope you enjoy making some of the projects Annik.
I have this book as well.

I: Inches.
 I stitched the `I` one over one then back stitched the rest with 
Cottage Garden Thread 1201 `Peacock`. 
The fabric is antique white though the lighting makes it look cream.
I painted a little box( first time for me) as Annik likes boxes.
It is lined with paua shell print paper from NZ.
Then inside is the tape measure. I have one and use it all the time. 

E: Embroidery.
I stitched this little cushion using the same thread with an extra toning DMCs.
Then I added one of my block roll to hold some embroidery WIP.  

N: Needle case.
Using Anni Downs `Angel Story` book  I stitched  this little lady for the cover.
I used the same `Peacock` thread for the quilt.
Then tying it closed with `inches` ribbon.

Inside I added pockets and a felt needle holder.

D: Domes, a daisy charm put inside a dilly bag.

S: Scissors.
I brought this lovely pair of embroidery scissors.
From the colours on the scissors I use `Peacock` thread.
The pattern for the needle case and fob is from a 
`The Prairie Schooler` pattern. 

These are the scissors and the back of the case and fob.

Thank you Khris for hosting this swap.

Happy Stitching,


  1. What a wonderful exchange :)

  2. What a lot of work you put into your swap gifts Clare. I am sure that your partner would adore them, they are beautiful.

  3. Great work and so lovely!Annik is very spoiled!

    Hugs and nice weekend, Evelyne

  4. lovely swap goodies Clare.xx

  5. Gorgeous stitching and embroidery, Clare! You make wonderful swap gifts!

  6. How exciting for Annik to receive your beautiful parcels. Lovely!!