Good morning :)
Well what a mixed week so far - my breadmaker pan has died so I'm back to making it by hand (new pan on its way), my sewing machine threatened to die (thank goodness for goggle & some sewing machine oil) and worst of all my lovely little Olympus camera has gone to the camera shop in the sky - goggled lots of suggestions none worked & its terminal :(
The worst thing for a blogger is no camera and a scrummy parcel to open. That happened yesterday lunchtime - the postie knocked with a parcel for me. I took it in and went to get my camera ready for the customary unveiling pics. Switched it on & it went bananas and just wouldn't work :( Mild panic set it and a very sad face appeared :(
Fortunately MrVV came to the rescue and has lent me a camera that belongs to a group he works with. Its taking some getting use to but I've got it to take pics and I can upload them onto my computer & into blogger.
Anyhow this parcel - it was from the lovely Traci at My Handmadehappiness - she was my partner in the Apron Swap organised by the equally lovely Sarah at Red Gingham
Quite the prettiest packaging I've ever seen :)
Inside, the naughty girl had included more than just a pinny;
Some UJ fabric, a crocheted dishcloth, a little hook, a huge button, a ladybird book and
wrapped around it all was this pretty ribbon.
The apron is gorgeous - very pretty and very well made. Now I tried to take a pic of me wearing it but haven't sussed the settings on the camera yet so had to retake the pics today outside - now there's only me here so no model photos - instead the washing line did the honours;
and the back
Traci - you are a star - I have loved this swap and all the teasing & laughs we've had. I shall be keeping in
touch and watch out for the postie in a couple of weeks. I've a little idea that needs making and will be winging its way over the Irish Channel very soon ;)
Traci has already blogged about what I sent her but here's a few pics - some of the last ones my lovely little camera took;
Thank you Sarah for organising this swap - for all your hard work and for pairing me up with a new mad friend :)
The postie has just been again :) and he's brought some special things - more on them next time as the word 'Giveaway' might be on the cards ;)
Off into the sunshine - I have shopping to do and summerhouse to spring clean. Then I'm looking forward to putting together metres of bunting that's half made.
Until next time
xxxx Vicki xxxx