Wednesday 17 August 2011


I recently joined a swap with Elizabeth of
the theme was "Buttons and Bows"
which really appealed to me!

Imagine my excitement
when her parcel arrived!

I think Elizabeth must have
guessed one of my passions is lace!

(apologies for the poor quality of this photo)

I think this piece of lace
is traditional Bretagne
(I'm hoping Elizabeth
can confirm this).

For me to have a piece of
"hand made French lace"
is my idea of 'heaven'!!!

I'm saving it for a
very special project.

Don't you just love
this sweet little Peter Pan collar.

One of my other favourite things
is baby clothes.
I'm saving this for another
'very special project'
that's already forming
in my head!!

All these amazing goodies
I'm "over the moon"
but wait there's more!

a great selection of buttons
to use in the cards, books
and bags I make!

Also these colourful ribbons and...

a needlekeep.
Elizabeth, how did you know
I needed one of these!!
Maybe you read my
recent embroidery post!!!!

More embroidery goodies!!
A little Gutermann set
to take when I'm travelling!!

Thank you so much
it was such an exciting parcel
for me to open!!
I loved  being part of your
swap - thank you!

A sneak preview
of part of my swap goodies
winging their way to

Thank you my dear friends for visiting my blog
I appreciate all your comments and
I really enjoy visiting your blogs too.

Be kind to one another
Shane xox


  1. Lucky you Shane. Some gorgeous goodies in you package there. Can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Pam x

  2. Looks like we will both be having fun with our new acquisitions :-)

  3. What a simply perfect swap theme. No wonder that you're delighted with your parcel..everything is just divine. I adore the Bretagne a very fine filet crochet. Have a lovely week dear Shane. Much love Catherine x

  4. Hi Shane,

    How wonderful! I love all the sweet goodies you got from you swap friend.
    What fun to get all the beautiful lace and I look forward to seeing what you are going to create.

    Happy Wednesday and hope that you are staying warm.

  5. Shane, what a wonderful swap,so many goodies, to use in projects to come- lucky you.
    I`m sure what you send are fantastic,too.
    Have a lovely day-

  6. You are right , Shane, that was vintage Breton lace. Clever you to recognise it!

  7. It is so hard to part with French lace, I agree! I can't even cut it, therefore, my basket is full of French lace. What to do.

    Wonderful swap, sure wish I had the time.

  8. Hi Shane,
    Oh what wonderful treasures you received to create with. I love the lace and it looks very much like the type my grandmother crocheted. I have many pieces and just love it.
    The collar is so sweet. I bet you are going to have fun creating.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. Good Luck in my giveaway and also thank you for your new following.
    Have a blessed and special day.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  9. Hello from the otherwise of the world! Did I see correctly that NZ got snow...amazing...great pkg you got...I love swaps and it is beacause o Margaret that we found each others blog...happiness to you...
    Ihope you have so much fun crafting with your goodies"

  10. Wasn't this swap fun? No pressure, either. I loved it. Your lace is beautiful. I'll look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  11. Such a sweet and simple swap -- everyone gets surprises to create with and that's always fun! I wanna see some of your completed projects. Have a terrific Thursday. best wishes, Tammy

  12. What a wonderful parcel of lace treasures! Your creative hands will undoubtedly produce some lovely projects. I cannot wait to see what you will do with that sweet collar.

    It is almost like being there to see the photos of the swap.


  13. Beautiful snow and a wonderful package like this arriving...looks like Christmas!!!

    I am always drawn to buttons and lace too :)

    Happy Weekend dear one!



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