Monday, September 29, 2008

Raiders of the Box Swap



A few fun things to show today - some work was done, too, but it was to finish adding the borders to the Twisted Mystery Quilt, which I can't show you. Anyway, here's the fun stuff.

Firstly, I came home from yoga & a coffee with my mother to find a rather large box had been delivered by the postie (luckily, my builder friend was here wallpapering in my hallway, so it didn't get taken back to the PO substation). I wasn't expecting anything, so was a little bemused, and the return address was no help. So, I opened it and all became clear - it was the box from the Raiders of the Box Swap, organised by Trashalou. Now, I can't show you what was in the box (or the box, which I forgot to take a photo of - if you are interested, Gina did remember when it was her turn...)(, or what I added to the box after I took three items out, but I CAN show you the three items I took out - a selection of vintage lace, a box of selected blue items (beads, sequins, etc) and a pattern for making boxes in the style of Chinese takeaway cartons. The lace was an easy pick (like the second I saw it), the blue stuff was fairly straightforward, but the third pick was a lot harder - there were some lovely things in there and I debated for a while over bits of fabric, more beads, ribbon, interesting yarn and other patterns.

The other thing is an ATC from Paula, who took up my ATC challenge a while back - a great result, don't you think? And she enclosed some lovely charms for me, too.

5 comments:

Paula said...

So glad you received my ATC in the mail. It went out during our evacuation from Hurricane Ike. I wondered if you would get it!

It was fun to make and thanks so much for allowing me to participate.

Tracey said...

Hi Kate

You have a wonderfull blog, Thankyou, amazing quilts ,
Take care

Gina said...

The box swap is great fun - glad you liked the lace. That didn't stay in the box long!

artisbliss said...

AAACK! I've nearly forgotten your ATC challenge! I will finish it and get it back to you forthwith.

Karol-Ann said...

Sounds like that was a fun swap!