Saturday, September 20, 2008

YIPEEEEEEEEEEE!!! My Bag has Arrived!!!

I participated in Linda's "Bag/Bucket" Swap and 9 days ago got the email that I had been waiting for...The one telling me that my bag was on the way. I was soooo excited, but I have to tell you that those 9 days seemed like an eternity. I guess I was acting like a little kid waiting for Santa to arrive. Well, yesterday it arrived... I work two jobs and had just stopped at home between jobs to pick up a few things before heading off to job #2 for the day. I kept looking at the box and tired to figure out if I should open it right then, or wait until I got home after work...Well, there was no way I was going to go to work and leave that box unopened...that would have been shear torture. So, I cut the tape and popped it open and there I found this......









This little gem made it all the way to me from Australia!

The anticipation was killing me.........so the wrapper came off and look what I beheld................................................
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...look how cute...


...I love the hand stitching...


...and the green rick rack...



...the fabrics all go together so well...

...and that's not all........


...a view of the inside with a pocket on each side...

...all of the goodies...
FQ's, a pin cushion, a needle book, and embroidery floss...

Am I a lucky girl or what???

Bec from ohsewbusy.blogspot.com is the wonderful lady that made all of these lovely items for me. THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU, Bec. I love them all! You went way over and above on this one!

Speaking of bags and swaps...the swap partner that I sent my bag to is Helena from http://www.syverkstan-helena.blogspot.com/. She has posted some pictures of the bag I made her. Check out her blog. She's got some new patterns available that are very cool.

My daughter and her family are on their way here right this very second. They left Minnesota this afternoon and were in Iowa when I talked to her around 1600. Right now I would suppose they're somewhere in Nebraska. I expect them to arrive sometime tomorrow afternoon. They will be here for only a day, or less, and then it's off to California to visit family there. They will return here next Thursday and be here for a week and then I will be heading back to Minnesota with them.

Have a wonderful Sunday;)



Very brave of me, I think, being that I'm allergic to bee stings...


ENJOY;)

10 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Karen your bag is just so lovely and filled with lots of treats...

Joanna said...

You lucky thing!! Your bag is beautiful - you are positively spoiled!!

Helena said...

You´ve got a wonderful bag filled with lovely things!

Stina said...

Ohhh...you got a lovely bag with some extras in it... ;o)
Lucky you!! Bec made a fantatic bag!!

Linda said...

Just gorgeous, Bec did a terrific job on your parcel. I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap.

corry said...

What a lovely bag and so many wonderful treats too....
thank your for your visit!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG you scored!!!! Love all your goodies. And have fun with your daughter!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Lovely goodies. It is a lovely bag.

Solstitches said...

That is such a pretty bag and it's filled with lots of goodies.
Everyone did such a great job in Linda's bag swap.

Fiesta said...

The bag is beautiful.
Do you grow all those beautiful flowers?