Friday, 31 August 2012

Surpises

I love blog land, I really do. It seems people "there" are kinder than in any other "land". And I tell you why I think so. A little while ago Eva from the Czech Republic left a comment on my blog, to which I responded to which she responded again. Soon we had a nice email conversation going. And before I knew it, I got this lovely hankie in the post



Eva hand embroidered it and it seems she is a bit of a wizard with the needle and thread. Unfortunately Eva doesn't have a blog where you could see more of the lovely things she produces. Maybe I have to try to convince her to start one.  

Yesterday I found a another little parcel in my letter box. Conny (she is the lady who won my 100th post give away) sent me some lovely Dutch goodies. Look at these blue and red fabric together with the gorgeous ribbons! Aren't they just perfect for my Blogger BOM? And the little lavender soaps smell heavenly and are going into my closet so all my clothes will smell heavenly too. There was also a small Dutch chocolate bar, but as you can see, I already ate that. It was really delicious too, and that's saying something as I'm a bit of a chocolate snob and I usually only like Swiss chocolate! Thanks so much Conny, it really wasn't necessary, but I do appreciate it. 

Moving on to what I've been up to these last couple of weeks. I'm still sewing and crafting away for the Christmas bazaar in November.

More table runners; this time I put batting in between and quilted them.



Another bag (tutorial for the felt flower here)










A few pouches (tutorial here, except I boxed the corners)



My friend Heather and I have been experimented with tissue box covers. Hers turned are perfectly



mine still needs improving.


As we're having a house guest staying over the weekend (and it's his birthday tomorrow) I've been baking. I've seen the recipe here and wanted to try it out. It turned out absolutely delisious and what's more, it's so easy and fast to make. 

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That's it for today. Have a great weekend ahead.

Vreni x

11 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful gifts for a beautiful person. Vreni you are gorgeous, it is lovely that you have been cared for like that. Your creating and baking look fabulous too. xo

Rossana said...

Thanks Vreni to share with us all your thoughts,your feelings and ...your handcrafts!

FarahLin said...

Wow!!! You've received some lovely gifts, Vreni. You've been pretty busy with your makes and they're all so lovely! I especially like the table runner and tissue box cover.

Martina said...

Du warst ganz schoen fleissig und schoene Projekte hast du fertig gemacht. Das Rezept toent ganz verlockend. Vielen Dank fuer den link!

Donna~~ said...

You've been busy making lovely things! Love the fabrics you got from Conny too!

conny's quilts said...

Hi Vreni, I loved your sewing box so much that I just loved to send you something in return, have fun with it!
Lovely purses, boxes and baking you made....

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Goodness, you've been busy! Your table runners are adorable!!

Hilde said...

Wow, you have been busy indeed! Everything that comes out of your hands looks good and tastes yummy! Lovely presents Conny send you, you deserve it! xxx

Lynda said...

Lovely tissue boxes, love the bags (I still haven't mastered a zipper bag), and the dessert looks yummy.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

You've been so busy! What a beautiful handkerchief! You are blessed!

Julia said...

That hankerchief looks so familiar. I too recieved one from Eva. She does lovely work!