Back in June, I signed up for the Dishcloth Swap 2016 which is run by Kimberley from Creative Chaos. The rules were to knit a dishcloth or sew a mug rug, choose another couple of kitchen items and something sweet to send to your partner. The parcels were to be sent off late July.
I was paired up with Tracy from Mad About Bags and so much more.......... Tracy has had a busy time over summer so she was a little delayed in putting a parcel together but I received it recently so I thought I'd show you what I received.
First of all, two fabulous dishcloths, aren't they pretty? I don't think I'll be able to bring myself to use them so I might just have to display them for decoration. The same goes for the lovely tea towel. I also received a pretty card adorned with a rose.
Tracy told me she'd sent extra goodies for the parcel being a little late, they were all things I love. A fabulous writing set, always handy as I still love hand writing letters even in this age of technology, a lovely diary which has a great layout as there's lots of space for writing, some cute note cards, these will be very handy for when I want to drop someone a line or two, a bath bomb which smells divine and some Toffifees, yum.
As you can probably guess from the name of Tracy's blog, she's Mad About Bags and actually makes them herself. She sent me the most gorgeous shoulder bag which I'm thrilled with. The fabric is fabulous, especially for me who loves gardening.
It's lined with even more pretty fabric which coordinates perfectly.
Thank you so much Tracy, it was a wonderful parcel and well worth waiting for.
Would you like to see what I sent to Tracy? I thought so.
First of all, the dishcloths.
Here you can see the two different patterns.
A pretty tea bag rest, an egg cup, a shopping list pad and some sachets of Taylors rose lemonade tea.
The swap was posted just after I got back from Cornwall so it was on my mind whilst I was there. I thought it would be nice to include some yummy hand made fudge so I picked some up whilst I was on holiday.
Thank you for organising the swap, Kimberley, it was great fun, and thank you, once again, for my gifts, Tracy, you're a great swap partner.