Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Friends With Benefits Swap

Kathy from Sew Happy House received her swap parcel that I mailed. So I can post the photos now. I really enjoyed making the cushion and choosing the other gifts. I'm glad she liked them.

These two photos I borrowed from Kathy's Blog. I didn't take any close-ups( I sometimes wonder about myself ! ) 

I picked these buttons up when I went for some fabric to Quiltessential . A beautiful quilt shop located in the historic Armstrong's Mill in the Derwent Valley. With a very helpful and knowledgeable owner Ann Mayner.

A new shop had opened opposite Arum Lilie Designs selling handmade pewter items, Georgian accessories and giftware. So I thought I must pop in to see what they sold and fell in love with these buttons straight away. I think I might have to return and buy some for myself.



  1. What a lovely pillow/cushion! I'm drooling over the buttons, too.

  2. Really pretty cushion Melanie...your stitching is so perfect. A lovely gift to send!!

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you Melanie for your wonderful gifts :). Your stitching really is quite perfect and has set a benchmark for me to aim for! I laughed when I read that you discovered the buttons in the Derwent Vallley - we have our own DV not far from here....what a shame it's not some magical shortcut for me to return to the UK, lol.