Things have been a bit hectic in the Thimberlina household. I really need to update you with the final details of #SEWDOWNDEWSBURY but my Valentine’s post has just jumped the queue! The meet up post will be here before the week is out I promise, but last Sunday’s Sunday Sevens won’t be – I’m afraid it’ll have to be a double bill next week instead!
If you’re on Instagram you may have noticed lots of posts popping up with the hashtag 2017SVE. This the Secret Valentine Exchange organised by Sanae and Ute. Over 400 people in 30 countries took part in it!! And I was one of them!
I received my recipients details in plenty of time and began stalking her on Instagram. Well, not really stalking, just having a good nosey. I really wanted to put some thought into what I could make. As well as receiving their name, address etc, participants were asked to state their favourite colours. Pink was one of the colours mentioned by Niemandszeit. My thoughts immediately went to the heart themed shawl I’d started crocheting (before christmas I think). So I finished it off, washed and blocked it, and then loved it and didn’t want to send it!! Only kidding, but it was so soft and scrumptious that it was very hard to part with it. The photos really don\t do it justice.
And then I got thinking again – I read my recipient is a physiotherapist and remember I had a fat quarter of this fabric in my stash…..
And made some pattern weights. I think I made 6 (?!?), I was a conscious that my parcel was being sent abroad and didn’t want it to cost a small fortune to post!
I also made a bag to keep them in…
And I had some liberty bias trim left from a previous project which always comes in handy……
And I made a little leather heart too…..!
So my parcel was posted off the same day I received mine. I was really really good and saved opening it until the BIG day! In the meantime Mr T whisked me away for an overnight stay in a posh hotel with a spa and a golf course.
Luckily the weather was kind to us so we were able to play golf.
Luckily Mr T is a little rusty and doesn’t play as much as me, and I sank my putt on the last whole to beat him by a shot!
We came home on the 13th, and when I woke up the next morning I ran downstairs to open my SVE pressie! Before I carry on, I’ve got to add this little snippet of dialogue from when my pressie was delivered.
Thimbers: “My Valentines pressie has arrived!!”
Mr Thimbers: “Who from” …scowling!!!! (he never scowls!!)
Thimbers: “I don’t know, it’s a Valentine’s present from another sewer!” (eyes rolled/looked of bewilderment!) but the scowling really was priceless!
So here we are…….
I’m not sure what the official name is for my main pressie. It’s an something that ties around your waist like a pinny but has pockets to keep things handy. This will be soon good for me and I’m always putting stuff down when I’m sewing and can never find anything!! Thankyou so much Jackie for your thoughtful pressies!