I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Swap

Yesterday was Valentine's Day - the one day of the year that all the romantics are allowed to be romantic and no one can say anything!

For those of you that do celebrate Valentine's Day I hope that you had a lovely day.

Valentine's Day was extra special this year as I participated in Parsley's Valentines Swap along with a number of other bloggers/stitchers around the world.  Everyone has been very busy posting all their lovely pressies and linking via Parley's blog for everyone to see.

My swap partner was a lovely lady from Finland - Lumiruusu (Maija).  It seems that we both share a love of Margaret Sherry cats and were both thinking along the same lines with our stitching - as you will see!

Maija sent me this amazing box full of stitching and kits and threads, some MS charts, lollies, and the list goes on... I have to say that I was totally gob smacked!  The MS cat that she stitched and finished is just so gorgeous.  I was truly speechless going through what was in the box.... and believe me that is hard for me - I am very rarely speechless!!

What an amazing box of goodies!
Isn't this a delightful little MS Cat?
I love the way Maija has finished him off
Maija, thank you so very much for your beautiful gifts.  I really do appreciate all the time and thought that you put into the package.  I hope that we can stay in touch and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful stitching.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  This swap has been great fun and I look forward to seeing what everyone else got for their Valentine's Swap.   Thank you to Parsley for organising the swap.

Til next time,


Lumiruusu said...

Hello Leonie!

I am so happy to know that you liked your swap.

The scissor-fob with the lovely crystal-beads and a kitten-charm has been on my scissors since I get it as well as the coaster has been on our living-room table.
the kitten on themug looks just like my cats.
Thank you Noni!

I have had the Flower Fairyes-pattern and the Tatty Teddy-kit on my stash for many years and I thought that they will have a better home on your place :)
I already have more than 15 WIPS because I participated to
the Crazy January Challenge 2011 and started a new pattern everyday
from 1.1 to 15.1.2011.

I would love to know a bit more about your cats,how old are they?
What kind of personality do they have?
I will read your blog!

With best greetings,
Maija.L. Finland

Parsley said...

What a lovely swap you received. I am more of a dog person but I too would have been speechless. It's all so special

Thanks for joining in the swap. It was great fun.

Elaine said...

Lovely box of exchange goodies. The pin-keep finish is so pretty.

Astrid's dragon said...

Love, love, love that cat! I love MS too and just started my first one.
You got some great goodies there!

Joysze said...

Oh, that's darling, Noni!!

Bec said...

WOW! No wonder you were speechless. That is amazing!

You are very lucky :)

Hope you had a great Valentine's day.

Happy Stitching

Emily said...

Oh Noni!! Such wonderful goodies!!!
I'm glad you had a good Valentine's Day!!

♥ Nia said...

I saw your swap earlier on Maija's blog! Everything lovely, both parcels! :D

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Such wonderful things!! Swaps are such fun and that's one of the coolest parts of the blog-community.

Chrizette said...

Wow, what a box of goodies! What a fun swap!

Dinny Ristinia said...

Very cool stuffs...!! You're so lucky..
And I love the MS Cat..