The theme was fruits, and I had told her my favourite fruits are strawberries. Here are the gifts I received...
all wrapped up, the parcels looked and smelled delicious!
fruity tea towels, lip gloss, apple tin, strawberry shopping bag, fruit notebook and the most gorgeous-smelling cherry vanilla candle
some fruity sweets...the chocolate just made it into the photo
another lovely notebook, this one shaped like a strawberry
two gorgeous LHN charts, some bright pink Permin aida, strawberry and spotty green fabric, threads, ribbon and buttons
I managed to guess which were the two stitched items and saved them for last as I was opening. I actually gasped out loud as I opened the next one...
I have never seen a biscornu made up before and this has inspired me. If I could finish things half as well as this, I would be so happy. It is absolutely perfect.
But there's more...
Look at this gorgeous pinkeep! Again the finishing is absolutely perfect. It's finished off with strawberry pins on top and bright green pins on the corners with red ribbon round the edges. Here's the back, where the fruity theme continues...
Thank you Mii, I was almost in tears when I had finished opening your lovely gifts, and that is not like me at all! I have plans to try a biscornu of my own with the Permin aida and threads, I have a pattern that I think will work really well on the bright pink fabric.
I will post pictures of the gifts I sent to my exchange partner once I'm sure she has received them.
This was only the second exchange I have ever taken part in and I must say I have been truly spoiled both times. I've just signed up for Kim's Halloween exchange so will look forward to choosing something to stitch for that now I know who my exchange partner is!
Thank you again to Mii for organising such a fun exchange!
Until next time