Hi everyone! Ready for some more swapy goodness? I'm really growing quite addicted to Swap-bot! This here is another little swap I recently did, this was for a handmade book mark. Here's what I sent to my partner...
Similar to the ones I made my book club friends back at Christmas.
(I stitched these little flowers at a baseball game :o)
It's true... we're ALL worth hand made.
Magnetized so it clamps down on your page and won't fall out. I hate it when that happens.
Here's what I got in swap!
My generous partner sent me not one, but two handmade bookmarks!
Both very pretty.
I've never had a book mark like this, I think it's called a "thong". It's so pretty & delicate, I love it!
This one is simple and pretty, silk ribbon woven through plastic grid and beaded at the ends. I think they're both terrific.
Now, if I could just find the time to sit and read a bit more... I better get to it, we have a book club meeting in two weeks, and I'm hosting because it was my turn to pick the book. I've only read about 20 pages, yikes!
I have several more swaps in the works, all of them embroidery based. I'll be sharing more with you guys as my partners receive their packages. I never like to post anything before then, I'm always afraid my swap partners might stumble into my blog and see their surprise here before they see it with their own eyes in the mail. I like to be extra careful because I myself LOVE a surprise.
Speaking of surprises! I arrived home night before last and found a box on my porch...
My best friend bought me a new Vespa for my birthday!!
It's a 1:12 die cast model, isn't it adorable?!? I love it! I took it to work, it now lives on my desk
(so I can drive it over my paperwork when I get bored).
My birthday isn't until Monday, the 16th but this was a great way to start the weekend, thanks Melissa!
I'm a tea fueled, Vespa riding, embroidery junkie! Welcome to my little speck of the world! This is where I share what I'm up to and blather about the stitchy~quilty~crafty things I like to make. Kick back and enjoy your time here. Oh, and please feel free to jump in and comment, I love hearing from you!