Sunday, 10 December 2017

Needleminder Exchange

Sorry I haven't been posting much - this term in work is absolutely hectic - most days I have been in from 7am until 6pm and then getting home and collapsing! Hopefully it should calm down a little bit now (wishful thinking perhaps!)

Last week, however, I received a lovely parcel from Kaye over at Kitten Stitching. It really brightened up a long week!


A lovely set of threads, a bookmark, a bird charm (I'm not so good with identifying birds!), a gorgeous Christmassy cushion, and, of course, a needleminder.

Here's a close-up of the needleminder:

So lovely! Looking forward to using this!

Here is a picture of the cushion as well:

Such a beautiful piece - and it was a great excuse to get all the Christmas decorations out in our house! You can't see it very well in this picture, but the candles are actually beads that Kaye has sewn on. I love it! Thank you again, Kaye!

I have also been doing a little bit of crafting. I have created some earwarmers - one for me and one as a gift (mine is a little more rough!). The wool is so soft, and as it is starting to get quite cold over here, I feel that it is the perfect time to use the wool (and the earwarmers!). I downloaded the pattern from Craftsy.

There is supposed to be a big flower on this also, but I like it how it is. If the wool wasn't so colourful, I may have put the flower on, but I'm not too sure!

I have also been taught by lovely Chooky how to reply to comments properly - it turns out the way I have been doing it has not necessarily gotten back to my lovely commenters. I do apologise if you haven't got my replies, as I love reading the comments and spend a while replying to them!
Thank you again to Chooky for your help!

Have a lovely week - and to those in the UK, enjoy the snow!!


  1. what lovey gifts from Kaye........
    glad I was able to help with the comments.............

  2. What a lovely collection of gifts. I agree, the colours in the wool are so gorgeous I don't think it needs any more embellishment. xx

  3. Gorgeous gifts from Kaye, especially that beautiful pillow.

  4. I hope that everything calms down for you during the Christmas break.
    That's a great exchange package that you received from Kaye. I love her little pillow.

  5. I love the package Kaye sent you! Lots of goodies in there. Great job on the earwarmers too!

  6. What a lovely gift received from Kaye and the earwarmers are lovely, such pretty wool.

  7. I am so glad Kaye managed to send you her package for the needle minder exchange :) It was worth the wait!

  8. Very lovely gift from Kaye. Your earwarmer is very pretty.

  9. Such sweet gifts from Kaye, I especially love the mermaid!
    The colours for the earwarmers are so pretty, I bet it looks wonderful when worn.


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