Monday, March 14, 2011

Swap Updates...lots of photos

Thought it was time I did an update on some of the recent swaps I have been in and what I have sent and received.  The latest thing in swaps seems to be mug rugs....mini quilts that are basically fabric drink coasters...I recently sent these.....The first one I used some of the fabrics from Leesa Chandler's Under the Australian Sun fabrics
For the second one I did a Bronwyn Hayes stitchery as the person receiving these likes cats....
In return I received these two lovely mug rugs...and in my favourite colours!!!!

And from the recent ALQS5 swap I received this...
and from the Creative Colour Challenge I received this lovely package which included some yummy sweets, a gorgeous piece of fabric and this mirror which has been collaged by the designer...Thanks so much Debbie...



and this is  a sneak peak of what I sent to Debbie....she hasn't received it as yet so I hope it is still a bit of a surprise...

today it has been such a lovely day that I have spent some good time in the garden. and decided to take a couple of photos of some of my plants which are in flower..the above is a grevillea...as I was hacking into one of my native rosemary plants which have become so overgrown they have tipped over, I discovered this little treasure and its precious contents....I just hope I haven't scarred the parents off so that they abandoned their nest....needless to say, I stopped the pruning of that bush for the time being...
I then moved to an area which has become overgrown with blackberries (very nasty weed here in the Yarra Valley) and promptly got bitten by a bull ant....my ankle has swollen and it is SOOOOOOOO itchy!!!!!  I decided then to come inside to update my blog!!!

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend...see you again

3 comments:

asnipofgoodness said...

So sorry about the ant bite, yikes. I don't know what a bull ant is, but it doesn't sound like something anyone would want to mess with!

Your work is, as usual exquisite. It looks like you also received some very pretty things.

So glad you posted, it is fun to hear from you.

Cath said...

Beautiful things, Lisa. It must be fun doing a swap - I would go crazy waiting for a surpise like that! You just never know what you'll get!!

Debbie Dawn Numoto said...

Hi Lisa, I LOVE the beautiful mini quilt you made for me! Thank you!
And your pictures, the nest is precious, what kind of bird is it?