Saturday, September 15, 2007

Stitchery swap partner revealed!



Last month I showed you the bag and thread catcher I made for Bren in the stitchery swap that Paula arranged through her blog.
I had absolutely no idea who my swap partner was until a couple of days ago when I received a package all the way from Australia.
Inside was the most gorgeous drawstring bag that Donna made for me.
The bag is beautifully made and Donna's stitching is perfection. Donna signed the inside of the bag and also sent a postcard of Coonamble N.S.W. with a nice message on the back.
Although I've taken part in cross stitch exchanges this was my first stitchery swap and I enjoyed it so much I just can't wait to sign up for another :)
I seem to have quite a collection of bags now and have to say I'm becoming quite bag obsessed! Every design I see I'm wondering if it would make into a nice bag!
Thanks again Donna for this lovely addition to my bag collection.

17 comments:

Bren said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the bag. Donna is a very talented stitcher! I have read her blog for a while now and find her very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Margaret, I love the bag, I really love the bag....Like you, i! am so bag obsessed...are you surprised..lol! I just can't resist them - not handbags, can't be bothered with those, no, I mean tote bags, stitched bags, little straw bags, anything like this and this one is just gorgeous. What a great exchange and a wonderful partner :>)
Hugs, Angela

Sweet P said...

Donna did a great job on her swap project. I'm like you - I becoming addicted to tote bags, project bags, mini purses. And I'm a person who carries a briefcase 5 days a week and stopped carrying purses a long time ago.

Nancy said...

Hi Margaret! The bag you received is just beautiful, and the finishing is just as nice. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your stitchery exchanges. The post card is wonderful!

Chookyblue said...

Margaret I am so pleased you are so happy with your little bag.......ogh and just reading the comments before mine and Bren was soooo nice..........and the message for Paula is to organise another one soon as I get my PIF and Secret santa Swap completed......

Heidi said...

What a wonderful bag Margaret! By chance, I know how nice that fabric is as I have made a blue and white quilt with it in it. This really is a sweet little bag and I am sure you will enjoy using it.

Tanya said...

Beautiful, love it!!! Great swap :)

Tanya

Linda said...

Well aren't you the lucky one? Beautiful bag, Donna does such lovely work.

Christine said...

OH WOW!!! Beautiful bag. Nice work Donna.

diane said...

You are right, Donna is one talented stitcher, this bag is absolutely charming! You must be so pleased and I think, feeling spoiled!! I have always been a bag lady and just love bags of all kinds!

Jeanne said...

Such a pretty stitchery bag! This was a great swap! Donna does excellent work.

Nadine said...

LUCKY YOU, Margaret ! This bag is just adorable. I'm happy for you. Enjoy - you deserve it !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Choko said...

Wonderful exchanges!!I think increased a splendid bag in your collection!!

Clare said...

What a lovely bag - and what a lovely gift to recieve by post Margaret! Lucky you.

Yuko said...

I luckily found your blog @ Nancy's and I love your works very much! Redworks are also beautiful and I really love the pinkeep you've made before that is showed on the folding fan!
Your pictures are beautiful as well, so it's really fun to read through them all!
Yuko From Japan

CONNIE W said...

Such lovely gifts. Donna did some beautiful work there!

Choko said...

What a wonderful place!!I think tha your shopping so nice.