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!