Delays of all sorts have been going on here...no one seems to have much oomph to go or do anything
maybe it's just the way school holidays should be . I do have lists of things to do and yet can't get motivated or stir motivation of any sort in anyone else either. Suggestions of walks on the beach have fallen on extremely deaf ears this morning, the kids even disappeared under the settee quilts to drown me out!!!! I guess it will be another duvet day... When even the offer of ice creams etc can persuade
then I know when I am beaten !
My dear brother in law remains unwell in hospital , thank you for all your kind wishes. He has now been moved to a hospital nearer home which helps my sister as she no longer drives and has to rely on public transport or lifts. He is undergoing extensive physio but so far little progression, ironically the heart surgery itself has gone remarkably well.
So before I go off on another tangent here are the swaps
The country swap, by Kimberley over at Creative Chaos.I was swapping with Glenda . A bit of kismet here. Back last year Glenda and I received a handmade ornament from each other in a Christmas anonymous swap and here we were again. We chatted via e mail and these goodies are what I received from Glenda, all the way from New Zealand
A sheep tea towel, diary inserts, tea and chocies
The tomato sauce holder made me giggle,
can't remember the last time we had a bbq here!
A beautiful bracelet, key ring, purse and hand cream
...just all so lovely
And this is what I sent
as I am a Londoner but now living in West Wales I sent a mixture ...
oops up side picture
I made this scissor fob from London theme charms
I also sent a recent cross stitch magazine, London ribbon,
Postcards, recipe books from Britain and Wales, a Welsh thimble
ribbons and pegs in red and blue and white colours
polo's and pork scratchings!
Tracy, from Mad about Bags
ran a Stationery Swap
and I was partnered with Tracy herself.
We have chatted back and forth lots of times..
we have lots and lots in common
and have been swappers in the past
This is what I sent
I hand decorated these small pouches with
a fox pouch I made
And some bookmarks I decorated with handmade
Yo yos decorated with beads.
and a collection of stationery
these are the lovelies I received
Cath Kidston napkins (beautiful and my favourite)
equally beautiful stationery
All very me in colours and designs
and this beauty
a handmade pouch by Tracy.
I adore it !
Tracy makes such beautiful
oh and lots of chocolates too.
To Glenda and Tracy
Thank you so much for being
Wonderful swap partners.xxx
I also have a Easter swap to post from
I will post that next time
as I have only just collected the parcel
from the Post Office.