Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine Swaps

This year I participated in two “Valentine” Swaps. 

First one is the “Initial Valentine Swap” organised by the lovely Cheryll and my partner was Marilyn from NSW ( no blog )

I made Marilyn a pincushion and used the beautiful Stitchery designed by Wendy from Sugar Lane Quilts which was a free gift for joining FNSIs


and yesterday I received my lovely Valentine gifts from Michell .


I was very spoilt…. thank you Michell for my gifts.


there was just one spot left on the wall in my cave waiting for Michell’s beautiful Heart wall hanging…

My second swap was a “Valentine Postcard” swap organised by Sheila .

My partner was Janet who lives in the Yukon Canada, sew my card had a long way to travel. I was pleased it arrived on time..

 Janet's Valentine Card 2015

Sheila also asked if we could make a special Valentine Card for Jeanneke in the Netherlands as she was celebrating her 60th birthday on Valentine’s  day….

Jeanneke 60th BD 2015

I love making and receiving these Postcards…..

A huge thank you to both swap Mum’s, Cheryll and Sheila, for organising these great swaps ……

Hugz Maria Smile


  1. Hi Marina oh I love that heart you made its so pretty and love your postcards too,I love seeing what everyone makes for their postcards,lovely gifts from MIchell.xx

  2. Your gifts are lovely and I LOVE your pincushion. The embroidery is wonderful. I would hate to use it!!

  3. What beautiful stitching! I'm loving seeing all the Initial swap items that are popping up everywhere. Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. What beautiful gifts your received--I also did the initial swap this time--
    it is bitter bitter cold here today--so enjoy some warmth for me--
    smiles, diandmissgracie

  5. I guess you haven't received your postcard from me... rats... Jeanekke received hers... I guess Australia is further away. Love the stitchery that you made - very pretty. And the postcard you made for Jeanekke is oh so cute! You know I love the one you sent me. :)

  6. what a beautiful pin cushion and it's so perfectly plump.
    the postcards look wonderful and your mini looks great in it's spot.

  7. You are always such a pleasure to have in my swaps... xox
    Lovely gifts sent & received for Valentines Day.

  8. Maria, that love heart is absolutely beautiful! Everything you have made is absolutely gorgeous. You were spoilt by your swap partner!

  9. lots of love in those hearts..... and beautiful postcards.... they are such fun aren't they...

  10. Wow what beautiful hearts, really lovely!
    Thank you for your generous comment on my blog yesterday , I do hope your dad and husband are both doing well now xxx

  11. Love it all - the pincushion looks so pretty - shame to stab it really...very cute little postcards too.

  12. Ooo you made and received some lovely goodies. Lucky you!

  13. Lovely swap gifts, Maria. The stitchery for Marilyn's heart is very sweet.

  14. Lovely swaps, especially that little heart stitchery.

  15. beautiful swaps Maria... I love what you made for Marilyn, the thread is perfect...

  16. Beautiful gifts you have sent Maria and equally lovely you have received!!

  17. Lovely gifts, and as always your redwork is exquisite! I treasure the Redwork snowman you sent me On the Christmas mug rug a couple of years ago!

  18. Such lovely heart-iness :) Love the stitchery you did :) Those postcards are so sweet :)


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