Wednesday 15 June 2011

Swap goodies

Yey, the postman has arrived !!
Well actually he came on Saturday, so this post is a few days late. The lateness is not entirely my fault, I was all set to post Monday evening, even got as far as sitting down in front of the screen, that's when it all went pear shaped. I knew as soon as I looked at the screen that no post was going to get done, there were zig zaggy lines, letters missing off words and some sentences missing all together, a technical problem I hear you cry ..... no the start of a major migraine, I knew within half an hour it would hit and I would be rendered useless for the next 12hrs. What did I do with my magic half hour ?   Ate a great big bowl of Strawberries and cream and then went to bed.
Felt much better yesterday but didn't want to risk spending ages looking at a screen, so I'm doing my post today.

I suppose you would like to see what the postman brought...

My summer swap prezzie !! Hooray..

I was very lucky and received some fantastic goodies from the wonderful Gem at Dreams of a life in the country.
Let me show you.....a fab funky pink union jack teapot tea towel,
Some groovy tent socks, how cool are they ? 
A packet of polka dot pink tissues, Isla -Rose has fallen in love with these because they are pink and involve her favourite past time, nose picking, she has even gone as far as to force stuff out of her nose, so she can use mummy's special pink tissues.
A gorgeous cake card with a little handwritten note inside.

A beautiful rose frame, with enough spaces for each of my kiddies, sorry Mr Dudley you don't count. This will hang in my bedroom, as I keep trying to make the room a bit more floral, if I keep sneaking bits in, Scott might not notice.

I absolutely love these !!! Battery powered paper lanterns. They are going to look great hanging in my tent in Cornwall, so pretty.

A pretty pink windmill for the garden, something else that Isla- Rose has claimed as hers, because it's pink.
There was also a very funky fly swat, which is a must for camping, but Dylan is having his fussy out of it at the moment, smacking bums !!!!

Thank you so much Gem, I love them all.

I'm off now to sew ribbons on Lucie's tutu for the weekend, she is performing at the Nottingham playhouse with her ballet school,  hopefully I'll get some photo's of her in the tutu before Saturday, she's not being very cooperative though and keeps complaining about it being itchy, I don't think she'll be making a career out of ballet unless it suddenly becomes acceptable to perform on stage in jeans.

Speak soon xx


Louise said...

Glad you are feeling better! I suffer with migraines too, but mine usually last a few days!

THe swap parcel is fab - those tent socks are great, I want some!!

Beki said...

What a lovely parcel, it's been wonderful seeing what people have sent each other.
Good luck to Lucie!

B xxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Lovely swap goodies, those lanterns are especially fab.

Dawn said...

What great swap goodies - I love those socks!

Gem said...

Glad you liked your gifts, I really enjoyed putting together the camping theme, I can sense a camping swap theme coming on, watch this space.
Best of luck to Lucie for the weekend, I'm liking the idea of ballet in jeans though, something a bit different, you never know it may catch on haha : ) xxx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

What a fantastic parcel, love those camping socks :) x

Megan said...

How fun! I love the fabric and the card!

byhooks4u said...

sorry about the the goodies!

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Blimmin' migraines! :o(

Your goodies are gorgeous! I just adore those lanterns...they have some solar powered ones in ikea (I haven't been there in years, but I saw them in a mag.) and they have given me a serious case of the wanties!
They all look so pretty. x

Allyson said...

What a gorgeous parcel!Lucky you. I particularly love the socks and the lanterns :)

PS Thanks for visiting my blog x

Tracy said...

Hi Jacey sorry to hear about your horrible migraine, glad to hear you are feeling better now.
your swap goodies look fab.
i saw your crochet shawl/scarf that you made for Gem you could let me know where you got the pattern from could you as its lovely and I want to make one for myself!!!

Naiyaru said...

Oh you poor thing! I also suffer from migraines they are the worst! On the other hand, it was because of severe migraines that I started to crochet, because I couldn't read, watch tellie or use my computer...

But still, the headaches are aw full. Many get well wished to you!

How is your crafting cabinet coming along? I'm so curious!

X Nienke

Penny said...

Oh i get migraine's too Jacey, always come on when you least expect it and as you say just go to bed if you can. Lovely swaps, love the socks too xox Hope all goes well fro Lucie and her ballet, how exciting, Alice has never worn a tutu as such and dreams of being a swan one day in a tutu on her toes ... :0)

Gehaakt met Liefde said...

Good to hear you are feeling better now, so you can enjoy your beautiful presents.

Christals Creations said...

Hi Jacey.
We've been away for the week in not so sunny Devon and I was ever so confused by the packet waiting for me on the stairs when we got home this evening. Even my husband was anxious for me to open it in case it was really for him. Luckily Leo spotted my junk mail pile which he has taken to claiming as his and proclaiming very important at every piece so he failed to notice I had a package. The paper was hastely torn off to reveal your lovely card and thoughtful parcel of magazines. It was a very welcome suprise especially as husband has claimed the tv for the evening to play 'Duke Nukem' which appears to be the sort of game that actually rots your braincells while you play it. (Not to mention Leo being sick all over the car 20 mins before we arrived home). Thank you so much for thinking of me and for brightening up my day.
Take care. Love Fiona. xxx

Unknown said...

Lovely blog, missus. Just getting into crochet. love your stuff xx

Unknown said...

Hi - just found your fab blog via Scented Sweetpeas. I notice you're a Nottm lass, me too (though I live in the West Mids these days).

Christals Creations said...

Hi. I was actually just popping over to see how you were as you've been rather quiet recently. I hope everything is ok with you and all the family.
Take care.
Fiona @ Christals Creations

Joan said...

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Scented Sweetpeas said...

Just a quick note to say I blogged about your lovely makes a few weeks back :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely things for a lovely blog owner!

Susan Potter said...

Hello Jacey

I am writing to tell you about my fantastic giveaway of 10 lovely 100g balls of Stylecraft Special yarn to celebrate opening my little etsy shop.

Please see my blog at
if you wish to keep this quiet that is fine by me - and if you wish to share the news that would be the best :)

Thank you and best wishes

Susan Potter

Anonymous said...

Hi thought Id just say hi,Im fairly new to blogging and found you through country rose,blog hopping! Its lovely to find a fellow crochet addict as I am myself.I love the things you make especially the booties.Im going to have a further read through,ttfn,juliex

Ana Clara said...

Querida Jacey, recien conozco tu blog enamoré de él,lo leí casi todo, me gustan como a vos las moras, tus tejidos me encantan ,las nenas son preciosas,esas tacitas que compraste en una caridad son un sueño para invitar a amigas a tomar el te,o tambien para un chocolate caliente en una tarde fria... te dejo mucho cariño, y te invito a conocer mi blog: Lanas por aqui...hilos por alla... el blog de AnaClara, ah!, tambien soy una loca del cafe y creo que no hay nada mas lindo que tomarlo junto a una persona amada tejiendo crochet a su lado

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Hi Jacey,

I do hope all is well with you in your world?

Just wanted to let you know that we miss you, and hope to see you about soon.

Do take care Jacey.

Kindest regards as always,
Donna xxx

Penny said...

Hi Jacey
I've been missing your blog, I do hope you and your family are well xox

sajuki said...

cute blog :)

Susan H. said...

Hi Jacey,
I hope you and your family are doing well. We miss your posts!
xo Susan