Tuesday, June 3, 2008

treasure trove

I have been remiss in posting all the lovely things I've been getting in my garden swap recently, so I'm attempting to redeem myself today. These adorable ATCs are from Kate. I love the tiny butterflies.

I was thrilled to get this gorgeous book cover from Julie. I've taken photos of the outside and the inside to really give you a good view.

Julie also included two pieces of art paper, one handmade and another painted by her, plus a packet of notepaper, a tiny hanging ornament, and a hank of interesting artsy ribbon. Wonderful!
I love these pieces from Liz. The ATC is one of a set of four she made recently, and the hanging ornament is from a primitive crow pattern, Liz having been exploring the world of primitives lately. Isn't the flowered fabric fun?

Britt really packed a lot into this tiny piece, which is as functional as it is beautiful. On the outside is this wonderfully detailed garden scene, complete with bobbin lace flowers, tiny ladybugs, bees, and a spider in a web, plus any number of wonderful hand embroidered leaves, vines, and blossoms, beads, buttons, and other embellishments. Inside is stitched a piece of felt for organizing my hand sewing needles. If there's anything I could use assistance with, it's organization!

Robin sent these wonderful pieces made from painted and embellished fabric. She says they're out of her usual realm, which surprises me since they're so great. I love the tree on the postcard especially.

The response to this swap has been overwhelming, really much more than I anticipated. Thank you so much to all who have taken part. I am nearly done with my last two items and will send the final mailing soon.
Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!


CG said...

What a treasure trove indeed. I love them all. These swaps are a great idea!

Julie said...

The needle case is beautiful - so much detail! You've had some lovely things in this swap. Have we managed to cheer you up? :O) Keep smiling my dear :o)

Maureen said...

You really have had some great things for this swap, it was a really good idea.

Genie said...

Hi Sue, Goodies arrived this morning, Thankyou so much The Heart is Beautiful,.
Hugs Jean