Sunday, February 20, 2011

SWAP PICS & DILEMA
















Linda who runs The Swaps for All Seasons ran another one for the winter. We were to make a 5 x 7 collage that was to be fabric and stitched. By either hand or machine and whatever you wanted to make for your partner. She sent me the name of the gal and I contacted her and learned a bit about her and then we made our collage.

She said she liked greens so I used a green background and sandwiched between I put a piece of burlap that I was able to unravel all the edges. I put tatting around the inside and did a picture that Pat winter had sent me to use in CQ. It was a French flower girl and I did silk embroidery on the flower in her hand and on the flowers in the basket. I added little extra bits to it and put an old lace piece and sewed it like a pocket. In the pocket I placed a small perfume bottle that I had bought awhile ago.
On the back I placed a little French saying.

The one she sent me also has a picture of a little girl on it. She has a beautiful flower on it along with lace and buttons. On the bottom she has a swag of pearl beads. She has a beautiful hanging chain on it. It is delightful and I will hang it up in my sewing room where I can look at it
and enjoy daily.
She also included in the box other gifts. One is a very pretty set with a journal, notepad and other matching things. She wrapped the journal up in a very nice scarf. She also included a candle in a tin and the scent is Vanilla Cupcake.
Now the dilema - I included nothing in mine except the collage. Linda had said at the very beginning in the rules that this time we would not include any other gifts but you could write a little note to your partner if you felt like it. She also said do not put any hanging ribbon, cord etc. on it as people would use it in different ways. Of course I followed suit. So mine went out without any hanging cord. This is only the second swap I have been in with Linda's group so I carefully followed the rules and yet I feel terrible because of all what she sent me. Okay guys what do I do now? Help?



















6 comments:

Createology said...

Your collage is fabulous. Looks like a wonderful swap. Happy creating...

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Love yours. You are a rule follower. You did how you were lead. Enjoy your gift without guilt. She sent how she was lead for you! Life is a gift and I believe we just follow our hearts. Your gift was just how your swap wanted it.
You are a sweet lady and I treasure your blog/friendship. So glad that we have met and hope sometime we will see each again.

Suztats said...

I think a little note to thank her for all the extra goodies would be nice, since the swap was not to include extras. But don't feel guilty because she sent them to you. Both collages are wonderful!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I agree with Queen Bee and Suz. Don't feel at all guilty because it was your partner's choice to send you the extras. Just enjoy them.

maggi said...

Both collages are beautiful. I agree with what everyone else has said, don't feel guilty for following the rules, just enjoy the extras

Gina E. said...

Your collage is gorgeous, Freda. I have been embarrassed in the past when I've been sent extra goodies with exchanges, but I've learnt that some people just like to do that, so I've emailed them and thanked them profusely. That's all they want in return! I don't enclose extras with my swaps - end of story!