After enjoying LaaLaa's Advent Swap so much I thought to myself I could get into this sending gifts to strangers lark. Luckily for me Ada at Vintage Sheet Addict was organising a swap between makers. The second bit of luckiness was heading my way in the form of Penelope from L is for Love. Penelope was my partner and offered to crochet me a pair of fingerless gloves in my favourite colour. Hmmm wonder what that might be...
In return I'd offered to make Penelope a cushion and she immediately spied this one in my Etsy shop. I must admit I was a tad relieved when she replied with her choice so quickly. I'd have felt rather embarassed had she not liked anything I had on offer!
As the cushion was a bit of a doddle having already been made I also made Penelope this lavender heart to match.
Last week I was
very ridiculously over the top excited to hear the gloves were ready.
Time to package up the goodies and they each headed East and Westward along the coast to their new owners.
This evening I came home to a lovely surprise. A carefully wrapped bluey green kind of surprise with a mermaid badge.
I opened the little extra first, one of my favourite brooches from Acorn & Will.
Then on to the biggy... I am thrilled to bits. My gloves are such a stunning colour and made from lovely cotton feeling yarn.
I wanted to wear them all evening but did have to take them off to cook. I thought frying onions was probably not the way to treat them!
Now I can't wait to put them on in the morning. I'm on a training course and today there was no heating which will be the perfect excuse to wear them all day tomorrow. I've even got the perfect dress to accessorize them...
Penelope, I couldn't have asked for anything nicer. I love them, thank you so much .