Sunday, 21 March 2010

A Few things

How are you all going? I am plodding along and doing a few things. I have been doing a lot of blog hopping and having a look at all your lovely blogs. I am always inspired and amazed at how talented everyone is. Such beautiful things you all make. I wish I could pop around to your place and visit you and have a look close up of all your wonderful things you all make.

   I was happy to receive a parcel from the postie this week. It came all the way from Texas! Look what was inside…..

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My gorgeous tote from Bonnie (Bonnie’s picture from her blog) over at Calamity Jane’s Cottage, Bonnie is talking about publishing this as a pattern and I reckon she should as it is just fabulous. It was one of her goodies from her giveaway she had. Thanks heaps Bonnie for this fabulous tote…I love it!


Last week I got another special parcel in the mail too. Barb and I decided to have our own swap with the lovely baskets that are so easy to make, over here is the tutorial for them.

We both were excited to get our baskets and Barb thoroughly spoilt me with a fabulous Pin Cushion (Tuffet) as well from the left over fabric from the baskets. I love it and also the Bee pen which goes with my little Bee avatar. :)

Thanks for swapping with me Barb.

I pinched Barb’s pictures from her blog… the first ones are the ones she made me


and the pen and Pin Cushion…..


and here’s the baskets I did for Barb….


These are so much fun and look great too.


I was also lucky enough to win a gorgeous pattern from Michelle Hill. I have borrowed Michelle’s picture for this one too. Talk about lazy!! heheeh but at least I know these pictures all work and look good.

Partridge in a pear tree

Thanks heaps Michelle and I look forward to making this fabulous quilt soon.


Hugs to all………Vicki

15 lovely people said....:

clare's craftroom said...

The baskets are so lovely Vickie and congratulations on your great wins !

barb's creations said...

I love my baskets Vicki.We must do something like this again later in the year maybe???
Congratulations on winning all those lovvely goodies.I hope the bag is sold as a Pattern as I'd love to make one up for myself :) Barb.
hehehehe my word verification is after b.... go figure??

Dawn said...

Fabulous baskets... given and recieved...Congrats on the wins... super bag...
Hugs Dawn x x

KaHolly said...

Me thinks you are just having too much fun!!! Everything is lovely and the postman has been busy!! ~karen

Annie said...

Congratulations on your wins and swaps beautiful creations. It nice to hear from you again I've missed your posts.

miss~nance said...

Very nice baskets Vicki.


Anonymous said...

Alright!! you did good this week.hehee.h.
both your baskets are adorable! and I love her tote.

Allie said...

Wow - you've sure been spoiled lately! What lovely gifts!


Plodding--I think not--it sounds like you are running "full speed ahead" there!!! Love the baskets and your gift is lovely too---and that quilt is to die for--sounds like fun in the making!!!
hugs, Di

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful totes and baskets. I still need to try making some myself. Love that quilt.


Funoldhag said...

What cute baskets - and lots of other cute things on your post, Vicki! Always enjoy coming over to visit you. Have a great week. :-) Carol

Jude said...

You are one lucky lady Vicki, bags baskets and a new pattern. Well done.

Micki said...

How nice for you getting such wonderful things! The pattern looks great!

Julia said...

Fabulous baskets... Congrats on the wins...Love that bag.
Vicki, your giveaway parcel has arrived and on my blog...thank you so much, everything is lovely and so much!
Julia ♥

Raewyn said...

Hi Vicki, I just put pictures of my latest 2 Flirting with Flowers blocks on my blog. Sorry, I'm not too sure about using Flickr just yet. I love your blog, Kind regards and many thanks for the inspiration you give me.