Friday, June 28, 2013

Let's Celebrate, A Purchase and Thread win.

I can now reveal what I made for Kali my swap partner in Mrs Martins Quilt Shop Lets Celebrate Swap. Our parcel this time was to include a Mug Rug and a recipe to celebrate the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea. I made a mug rug in Kali's favourite colours and stitched her initial on it. I also made a Recipe Journal cover and placed two recipes in it for Kali to try.

To complete the gift, I included a pattern for a wall hanging( has a Chocolate Chip recipe on it) and pot holders, some Tim Tam's, a variety of teas and some Cappuccino sachets with chocolate sprinkles.  Kali said she had a laugh when she opened my present and that I would understand when I opened mine.  Well mine arrived today and I think we may have been twins in another life as my choice of gifts are so similar to Kali's.

So what do you think, are we on the same wave-link or not? Kali has written her recipe in the very pretty journal, coffee and Tim Tam's, a beautiful Mug Rug and a lovely little button tin.  Thank you so much Kali for my gifts, I love them all and I will definitely be having a cup of tea with you in spirit tomorrow. Also thank you to Karen from Mrs Martins Quilt Shop for holding this swap.
I have been very lucky this week as I won some threads in a competition on  the Aurifil blog.  I have bought a few of these threads to use in embroidery and have been very happy with them. A couple of these I have not used so will look forward to trying them out soon.
I also have been a bit naughty and bought a couple of patterns and some tumbler rulers from Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. I saw the patterns below and fell in love with them and just had to have the ruler to make them as well. My to do list is getting longer and longer.
Blue Plate Special also includes some placemats 

I want this wall-hanging in my kitchen. It also has a nice table runner as well

the thimble rulers come in two sizes 
I hope you have stayed with me as this has been quite a long post. Thanks for popping by, will be back soon. Till then.........Happy Stitching...........



  1. Everything looks wonderful! The mug rug you made for Kali is so pretty! :o)

  2. Love the mix master pattern - how clever!

  3. yes i think twins in a previous life,great swap ladies and congrats on your lovely win Noela.xx

  4. Such lovely gifts, funny how they are so similar. Love your new patterns, very pretty!

  5. I think you both gave and received some gorgeous gifts for this swap. And yes - you're totally twins separated at birth!

  6. great swap.... love that mixer one.. looks a lot of fun...

  7. It's a great post Noela, don't worry!!
    Fab swap gifts there, and yes what an amazing co-incidence with the contents of them both...
    Beautiful new purchases there too, enjoy the sewing x

  8. Wonderful swap and I love your buys :)


  9. Lovely swap gifts Noela, shows you both have impeccable taste!! Nice new bits and bobs to play with too...

  10. Wonderful gifts- just as well you each sent things you also like- giggle. What lovely things to play with, you will have fun. I didn't even realise it was a long post, I was so interested in all your bits :)