I signed up to take part in the Valentines swap organised by Swap Mama Extraordinaire Cheryll, my first one for the year.
Sue and I were swap partners. My swap gift from Sue was this lovely bright heart -
with my initial on it -
and my mini for Sue was this one -
Swaps are fun, and I am taking part in several more during the year. It is a lovely way to connect with people and to give and receive something lovely to keep and display. I'm looking forward to the other swaps in 2014.
I've signed up here, to give myself some motivation to get a few projects finished - particularly some smaller ones that have been UFOs for far too long.....
Just in time too, as the sign up has now closed.
Very generously and kindly organised by Peg and Kris, it's a fun way to join in and encourage some likeminded crafty friends and see what they are finishing too, as well as celebrating your own achievements.
Today has been declared National Mug Rug Day in honour of our friend Shez, who just LOVES mug rugs (not.....)
Shez's oft-declared and vehemently voiced dislike of mug rugs has led to some very funny jokes being played on our dear unsuspecting friend - we are very lucky she has such a good sense of humour!! And especially now that she has such a wonderful collection of them.....
It started with the 'Gisborne Girls' - myself, Sue, Tracee and Marg, and has been continued on by some very mischievous friends, who may or not be associated with our 'Mill Rosies' group.... (and what a fun and lovely bunch of ladies they are).
This is the mug rug I made for Shez ~
You can visit Shez's blog to see all the other wonderful mug rugs her friends have sent her.
A lovely evening was had here..... catching up on some favourite tv series' on ABC iview, and continuing to beaver away on this -
handquilting the Halloween wallhanging which will be sent off to our friend Jenny in New Zealand who just l.o.v.e.s Halloween
I hope you all had a lovely evening - joining in with FNSI or not! To see what all the other crafty participants got up to, you can see the list of who joined in on Wendy's blog here. Thank you Wendy for organising this fun night!