We were spoilt in so many ways, and one of them was with gifts. Karen (Mrs Martin of Mrs Martins Quilt Shop) gave us all 3 little kits each. A needle keeper thing( I think that is what the first one is, does anyone else remember??) A quilt Label kit and a pin cushion kit. COOL!!! Thanks heaps Karen. The weekend was brilliant, I hope you had as much fun as we did! Do you love your job? I know I would love your job! LOL.
And then there was the Dear Jane swap, 5 little gifts secretly given over the weekend by an anonymus friend. At morning tea today we got to meet our partners. This is the first time I have participated in anything like this and I was so nervous about how my gifts would be received; Ros from Oz was very gracious and it was lots of fun sneaking around in stealth mode. Now the gifts I gave were really very predictable, but predictable was certainly not a word I would use to describe the gifts I received. My gifts were incredablity creative, and really threw me off the givers trail well. By the 3rd gift I was convinced that Ros my partner, then the 4th gift threw me for a loop and I thought only Mary would have given me something that mad. But then the 5th was so different again, I began to doubt my detective skill. I was so wrong! Anne had been sitting so close to me all weekend, and we chatted often and she NEVER gave herself away at all. So what did she give me?? Gift 1 - A pumpkin grown in her very own garden. Gift 2 a FQ. Gift 3 - A Jar of homemade rasberry jam, made with raspberries she grew also. Gift 4 - a weird pen, seriously it is weird!! and Gift 5 - Some cool pins with heart heads and a brilliant little timber lady beetle button. I dont know if you will ever read this Anne, but in case you do... thank you so much for your generousity and inventiveness, your gifts were a delightful part of the weekend. Oh and when I showed the pumpkin to the family I was asked when I would be making soup. ( I told you so!!!)
So now domestic duties call, but I will be back in the next couple of days with some pictures of the "quilt as you go" in progress. BFN Lynda