I was the lucky recipient of Hilde's pincushion in the Swap I took part recently. But's not all; she also included a box of Clover Patchwork Pins as well as a packet of paper hearts for paper piecing.
I love the "mushroom pincushion" with the little hidden compartment in the base. Perfect for small odds and ends (like the band-aid Hide put it in case of an emergency). She also put in a couple of cute buttons and a length of lovely ribbon. Thanks very much Hilde!
And this is the pincushion I made. It went all the way to Val in Brazil.
I hand pieced it using the English Paper Piecing technique then hand quilted it.
Thanks Hilde and Hilde for organizing this swap. I hope it wasn't the last time ;). If you would like to see more lovely creations go here.
Since the response to my last give away was so awesome, I though I'll take part in the May Giveaway Day hosted by Sew, Mama, Sew.
Click on the button and find out more and to see the list of the participating blogs (I think the list will be up on Monday morning)
Here's my humble offering:
Charm Pack "9" by Sanae for Moda
To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment and if you are a follower, please leave a second comment to this effect for an additional chance. Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner, such as a link to your blog or an email address. This giveaway is open until the 25th of May and to anyone, no matter where you live. I will draw a random winner on the 26th of May.
I don't know about you, but I love coming home from a holiday. As much as I like travelling, there's no better place than home. But I have enjoyed being "home" in Switzerland; have enjoyed the food, the shopping and of course meeting up with family and friends.
But I've promised you photos, so here they are:
Our first stop was Dubai; we had a lovely trip into the desert,
and saw the highest tower (880 m).
Then we arrived in Switzerland. The weather was fantastic; apparently it was the driest and warmest April in history (or something like that). It was the first time in 25 years that I was there in Spring and I've so enjoyed seeing all the flowers in full bloom.
This is the farm where my mother grew up. I've spend a lot of time there as a child and I always love visiting as it brings back many happy memories. By the way; the farmhouse dates back to 1763 and has been in my mothers family for 5 generations.
The next stop was Boston. Here too, Spring was very much apparent.
The highlight was DS graduation. It was held at the TD Garden.
It was a bit like "Looking for Waldo"
Oh here he is (the one in the middle, not looking too happy).
Next time I'll show you the goodies I brought back with me. I've gone slightly crazy with buying fabrics, but then one has to take advantage when one has the chance, don't you agree?