Saturday, April 24, 2010

Perfectly pink pincushion

I am finally getting around to show off the pincushion I received as part of Kate's pincushion swap. A package was waiting for me when I got home from Melbourne on Thursday night, and for a moment I was curious because it seemed too hard and bulky to be a small, soft pincushion like item.

Inside the postage bag were these three things.


A pincushion indeed! Its beautifully soft and pink, with felt and embroidery and a cool little bobble trim. Its absolutely me! So very very happy for this to have arrived for my sewing table.



Also a little matryoshka brooch. This is so cute and will look great on my black jacket.


And a box of chocolates! Not to overshadow my delight over the pincushion itself, but receiving this box of sweetness made me sigh with relief - I had had a long day, packing, getting to airport, flight, taxi ride home - and now there was something to indulge in with a cup of tea once dinner, bathtime and bedtime were finally completed. I was a happy camper on the couch that evening I can tell you.

So who sent me this wonderful package? There was nothing but a "hello" written on the postage bag and an unreadable signature. I had half a mind that I had seen a blog post somewhere with this particular pincushion, but it was too hard to track down that way. So I went to the pincushion swap Flickr page and tracked the creator down. It was from Amanda, from Mandamade. Thanks heaps Amanda.

3 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh cute, but didn't you have to send one to Amanda too?? What a delightful treat, love Posie

manda said...

Phew! Im so relieved you received it Caroline.I recently sent my sister a box of easter eggs to japan and they went missing. I was a little worried there was a chocolate thief at my local post office heehee... I really should have sent you a note...but I thought we were doing a kind of secret swap...silly me! It has been nice discovering your blog-your Dick Bruna alphabet is going to be so cool when it is finished.
Manda :-)

Yana said...

lovely pin cushion and the box of chocolates is a big plus :)

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