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Monday, August 27, 2012

Bits and pieces...

In my last post I mentioned in passing, the name of the company from where I had bought DH's Christmas gift, Red Balloon. I have found this site to be the answer to the question, 'What do you buy someone who has all they need or even want??' Buying an 'experience' means less 'stuff' and I'm all for that! lol
Red Balloon now has gift experiences for each state and territory of Australia. In the USA, there is a similar site, Excitations. On the Red Balloon site there is some information on similar International companies here.

Today I not only posted a parcel but I received one too! The one I received, was from Nicole in South Australia, who was my swap partner in a Potholder swap through the Down to Earth Forum. Nicole has cleverly used some doilies and some lovely thick woollen fabric to make 2 lovely potholders. As well she included a beautiful knitted washer...a lovely surprise. Thank you Nicole :-)

On the front of the gift card is a photo of an orchid which is blooming at the moment in South Australia

A close-up of the lovely soft, thick fabric


The outgoing parcel was to my swap partner in the Once a Season Swap (OASS) over at  Gone Stitchin'. Rummaging around in my 'paper' drawer, I found some green cellophane and some ribbon which I'd saved and rolled up. It had been tied into an enormous bow on a gift basket that DH won a year ago. It was just perfect for a 'Spring' gift.

The finished shawl wrapped around the chair...

The shawl all wrapped up ready for posting...

The 're-cycled' ribbon...
And lastly, here is Eduardo looking cute as ever :-)

4 comments:

Nurdan said...

What a great gift exchange! You received lovely goodies from Nicole (well done to her) and sent a beautiful shawl. I loved shawl's colours!

Your Eduardo is so cute and has a meaningful face too!

Wishing you a great week.
All the best!

Becky said...

OH that shawl is stunning your partner will love it! And the goodies you received are amazing! Eduardo is precious!

Raelene said...
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Raelene said...

I LOVE my shawl, thank you soooooo much. I have rolled the ribbon to pass on also, It looked so lovely all wrapped up, then I opened the parcel and even more pretty.
Hugs