Friday, 13 March 2009

Time for Tea Swap Loveliness

Last night I received my swap delivery from across the ocean. Dawn from Piece & Love was my partner, and she sent me a huge amount of lovely things.


These she made herself:

The most beautiful tea cosy, and a matching tea towel and potholder, a cute little tea wallet with a snap button and some tea bags, and two clothespegs with magnets and yo-yos with tea themed buttons. All in the lovely fabric with teapots and sewing machines - what could be more suitable? The tea towel has yellow giant rickrack, and prairie points at the edge, the first ones I see live! I live in the periphery of the world, we don't do such fancy things here!



Machine quilting on the backside of the tea cosy. Blogger turned the picture but let's not care. I think I need a straw hat like that for the summer for my tea parties.


Look at this loveliness! Dawn has hand stitched the text and the flowery steam coming from the teapot. There is another yo-yo on the pot, with a tea button. You may notice how perfectly the tea cosy matches with one of my vintage tablecloths.


Dawn included a lot of extras in her gift for me: a booklet full of cookie recipes, a tiny tea set just for me, and a quilting magazine. Even her card shows ladies drinking tea! The magazine cover tells on the left-hand corner that rickrack makes comeback - I have always loved rickrack, and after I started blogging I learnt its name in English and found it even more fun (koukkunauha doesn't sound funny at all).

After this wonderful swap I don't think I'll join any for a long time. Anything must feel like a disappointment after this. We had a perfect hostess, Stephanie, who fed us with the most inspiring links every Tuesday. And now is the time to take rounds around the blogs to see what everyone has made with the inspiration. Stephanie's list shows who has already received her goodies. The ultimate deadline was only yesterday, so the parcels will keep coming for a while. Go and have a look!

16 comments:

  1. Such a lovely package of goodness. That tea cozy is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! And a tiny tea set too. How cute. All of you ladies have done an amazing job with your swap gifts!!!

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  2. Oh what loveliness of goodies! You must be so happy with them all. :-) Like you said even the card was beautiful and tea themed. I love the way everything is part of a matching set. It was so thoughtful of Dawn and so beautiful in Spring colours.

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  3. I am so happy you liked your gifts! Hugs, Dawn

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  4. How lovely are all you gifts. I know you had fun opening up that package. Enjoy.

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  5. You gifts are wonderful, Ulla! Dawn's tea cozy is beautiful!
    Cheers!

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  6. What lovely tea swap gifts!! Dawn did such an amazing job. Everything is so pretty. x

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  7. Your teaswapgift is so beautiful, I love the colours she picked for you...

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  8. Beautiful gifts! A lovely tea cozy, the fabric is so pretty! The magazines are great and I just love the tiny tea set, so cute! Enjoy all the gifts!

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  9. I love your tea swap goodies... Dawn have done a fantastic job on them... lucky you...enjoy your teatime!! :o)

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  10. Your tea swap loot is fabulous.

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  11. The tea swap sounds like great fun. Your gifts are beautiful. I used to have a pen friend from Finland called Ulla. It's not you is it!!
    Maria x

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  12. Oh! I was wondering who your partner was. I didn't know Dawn before.. but saw her things posted here and there lately.. I'll have to start following her blog. Very beautiful work!
    I'm in agreement with you.. it would be hard to top this swap. I'll go look now and see what you made for her if she's posted it yet. :-)

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  13. What a wonderful parcel of goodness. I adore the tea cozy, such beautiful stitching.

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  14. all of your tea things are lovely and coordinated in such pretty fabrics.

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  15. What lovely goodies Ulla - the tea cosy is so sweet and I love those pegs!

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  16. what wonderful goodies from dawn! the tea swap has been so much fun! ☺

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