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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Redwork cushion swap

I received my redwork cushion swap. It was a shock when I received the package, because it didn't come from very far at all! My previous swaps have all come from overseas I think. My cushion was made for me by Yvonne Cain. Thank you very much Yvonne! Yvonne sent a card in which she mentions that this is her first swap, which is pretty exciting! I guess she didn't know to include her email address, so I haven't been able to thank her personally and let her know that her gift arrived. So thank you, I love it. Yvonne also mentions in the card that she is relatively new to patchworking and that she has joined a group at her local shop 'the patchwork apple'. "THE PATCHWORK APPLE!!!!", I shouted. "THAT'S MY LOCAL PATCHWORK SHOP!!!!" I have to explain here that whilst Woodside and the patchwork apple are probably not the closest shop to me, I consider that it is my local shop because it isn't far and it's the one I frequent the most. (Most Adelaide people assume that I live in the hills because I am called "Rosemary Hill" and because I frequent the patchwork apple at Woodside. I am actually a plains dweller who lives on top of a slight undulation in the plains - hence the hill! )

Isn't the redwork stitchery beautiful? In my haste to send mine off I negleted to take a photo of it, (stitchery or cushion!) so I will have to 'rely on the kindness of strangers' (ie the secret swap person I sent it to) in order to get a photo of my creation. These photos were taken by my daughter for me. Thanks to Maree from On My Verandah for organising this swap. It was fun and I learnt lots of new things too!

10 comments:

Stina said...

Ohhh..Its lovely.. so pretty!!! :o) Lucky you..:o)

Deb said...

Kris, your swap cushion is gorgeous. Yvonne has made a lovely job of it.
Maybe Maree is able to give you her email address and blog address.

zigzago said...

Beuatifull redwork stichery! Just love it!

Jantine said...

You are a lucky person! I really like the stitchery!

Lotti said...

The cushion is so pretty .... really really nice. What a great swap.

Jo in TAS said...

I reckon you and Yvonne have probably passed each other walking in and out of the Patchwork Apple!
Gorgeous Cushion :-)

Jo-Anne said...

Very lucky, you! It's gorgeous!!
How exciting to know that your swap partner is so close. :)

Chookyblue...... said...

wow your pillow is beautiful............mine is the hands of Australia Post as we speak........

Rest is not idleness said...

Jo in Tas is probably right about you and Yvonne passing each other in the Patchwork Apple. It's one of the great things about Adelaide that you don't have to travel very far to get to a patchwork shop. I can think of five that are a 30 minute drive from me. The stitchery on the cushion is lovely, you'll remember Yvonne every time you use it.
Pip

Sarah said...

Oh that is georgeous!

YOu are so lucky to get to that gathering - I wish I was there with all those lovely patterns.

Did you meet Leanne from The Stitching Room?