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Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Coming home after a month in warmer climes is not necessarily pleasant but there is always a pile of post to cheer one up! There were some very nice things in my pile of post at the weekend so I am going to share them with you.

First of all Jenny of Elefantz swap - I showed you the items I sent off to my swap partner here - so it was lovely to come home to a parcel from New Zealand! The mother and daughter team from Baa's Amazing Adventures had sent me these lovely things.

This pretty 'Jenny' bird design beautifully stitched and hoop framed. And they kept the bird theme going with a lovely Kiwi teatowel and gorgeous Pukeko bird card.

I had never heard of a Pukeko bird so I have learnt something here!

Thank you both very much Hannah and Karen for lovely gifts.

Maria from The Next Stage had a giveaway in January and introduced me to Susan and her 
justbesensiblesusan blog. Susan takes lots of beautiful photographs and her blog is full of fun. She also is a great artist and produces a range of beautiful cards under the name Susan...sometimes. Maria was giving away two of these gorgeous cards and I won! Here are the two lovely cards I received.

Simple designs but so so effective. Thank you Maria.

And last, but by no means least was this gorgeous vintage inspired card from Susan which I had admired on her blog.

It currently has pride of place on my easel! Thank you Susan.

And talking of postcards, Sheila is organising another postcard swap. This time the theme is spring/Easter so if you fancy joining in then click on her name and it will take you straight to her post with all the details.

Well that is all for now - there is a big birthday here tomorrow (someone will be 70) and I have been busy in the kitchen this afternoon. Looking forward to seeing friends here tomorrow and I will be back soon to share my finished February CQJP block.


  1. Hello Lin,

    Happy Birthday to whoever is celebrating. Such lovely mail to open upon your return. Have a good day.

    Happy days.

  2. is that your sly way of telling us it's your birthday Lin?! or is it your husband? well, i hope the birthday person has a fab day.

    wow that's lots of wonderful mail to come home to... enjoy! x

  3. Happy Birthday to the birthday person. Looks like you came home to some lovely post.


  4. Congratulations to the birthday person. Hope you all had a great time. What a lovely homecoming, all this beautiful post waiting. I like Susan's postcard, it is so pretty. Hope the spring is at your doorstep.

  5. Happy Birthday to the birthday person.Enjoy your goodies!

  6. Hi Lin, you did have a lot of goodies awaiting your arrival!
    I'm so impressed with the beautiful stitchwork and that brilliant Pukeko Bird card - the most gorgeous colours!
    Also, Susan's Vintage card - delicate and charming, and it looks great on your easel.
    Thanks for your kind words about my photos and artwork Lin, and how lovely to see the cards have arrived. Maria is such a kind and generous soul :D)
    Happy Birthday to whomever and cheers now !


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