Wednesday, 1 August 2012

swap goodies...a finish...bits of heaven

Today I received a wonderful surprise in the mail. My purse swap package arrived from Leanne from Daisy and Jack. I was expecting to wait for a few weeks for my goodies to arrive especially if they were from overseas, but it only had a small trip from NSW. My package left for the UK on Monday. Fingers crossed they will arrive quick smart.
Here is my beautiful purse. It is so modern and funky! I didn't want to be specific about what I wanted as I was happy to have something a little different and for it to be a surprise. The extras included were some fabric magnetic buttons and a gorgeous hexie needlebook.  The purse has beautiful accent stitching bottom and near the frame. Lovely! Thanks so much Leanne.























This is the purse I sent to ..... I put some goodies too, a pin cushion and some sweeties. Can't wait till they get there.












there has been a finish too this week....
Now that wasn't so bad was it! What was all the procrastinating about?


Now for the little bits of heaven....
today at work we had a fair day. I got to operate the Fairy Floss machine!! Woo hoo.. Now is that like putting the inmates in charge of the asylum, I ask you.  It was great fun and of course I had to taste lots some. There were some incriminating photos too as I had threatened to just stick my head in the machine and keep my mouth open. I think I have found my calling... Now don't judge it is fat free you know.
Hope your week is going swimmingly!
marina

22 comments:

shez said...

lol,love your post Marina and what a cute purse you got and i also love the one you sent and your stitchery piece is gorgeous,well done.xx

Susan said...

A girl can never have too many pretty purses - they are both lovely. And woohoo, your stitchery is great. How will you finish it off? And how can we get the fairy floss pics onto your blog?

Fiona said...

you must be bouncing from sugar overload!! how lovely is the purse you got as well as the one you made and I just love your stitching... beautifully done ....
Here's to a wonderful fat free week....
Hugz

Lib said...

Sounds like you had a ball at the fair, Marina. Love the purse, how lucky are you!

Janet said...

LOL I can just imagine you with your head in the Fairy Floss machine! I assume this is what I call Cotton Candy. I love the purse you received. Lucky you.

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely purse you get Marina.

And youre stitchery's as always geourgius.

Maria said...

Lovely purse you sent and also received...
Your stitches are so precise, well done.

Christine M said...

The purse from Leanne is gorgeous Marina. Pretty colours. The one you made is lovely too. Your stitchery looks great. Are you making it into a hanging?

Sheila said...

Sweet little bags and I absolutely adore the stitchery !! hugs

Cheryll said...

OMG... tooo much fun with fairy floss I think!!! What a great day at WORK!

Love your stitching.. it's wonderful!

Mistea said...

Fun mail, a finish and fairy floss. Sounds like a fabulous day to me.
The stitchery looks gorgeous, it obviously just needed to take a rest for a bit.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Anthea said...

Marina I am having a good giggle about the mouth open in the fairy floss - I love that stuff, so no judging going on here! The gifts received are gorgeous... what are you going to do with the much-procrastinated stitchery?

Lynda said...

Both beautiful purses and I love your finished stitchery. It's wonderful. I think you were very restrained around the fairy floss machine.

elliek said...

Love the stitchery Marina, and the purses look great. You do a great job of attaching the closing bits... may have to have a lesson!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a fantastic swap both purses are gorgeous...your stitchery looks fantastic..

Narelle said...

Love the colours of your new purse, so bright and happy :)
Cute hexies and great idea to have our Aussie coins on your purse too.
That was a quick stitchery finish ... well done!

carine said...

Hello Marina, Love your purses, the red fiendschip heart , You're very busy . Love and hugs Carine

Elyte said...

That was a lovely gift Marina and a very pretty choice of fabrics. Your idea of stitching the coins on your purse was very creative.
Fairy floss Queen, I never knew! Still, fat free is good.

Melody said...

Fabulous post - both purses are delightful

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

What a fun post, beautiful purses and stitching. I get the feeling you may have a sweet tooth.

Have a wonderful weekend.

happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Carrie P. said...

cute purse and look at your heart. all finished. it is beautiful!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well you certainly drew the long straw at work...wahoo indeedy, the fairy floss machine, yum!!!...I think the stick your head in mouth open method would have been a fine and dandy way to conduct quality control...
Well done on the finish, fabulous, whew there is a lot of work in that design...
Love the purse you received, the colours/fabrics used are fabulous...lucky you, enjoy...