It arrived!

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The tea swap package arrived. And that sneaky Stephanie partnered us with the person we sent our package to so we got to give each other a present. That was fun. My partner is Lorraine. She's a sweetie from down-under. I've enjoyed lurking mostly on her blog but I had been a fan of hers before the swap. Lorraine is multi talented and a great stitcher. Something I admire.It was exciting to open the package and see what was inside. Everything was wrapped up inside this vintage feed sack and tied with twill tape full of wonderful words. Lorraine definitely knows what I like. Inside was blue tissue paper and I could see through the paper. The feed sack has a twin!
Another beautiful full feed sack both intact with stitching and everything. Those are not easy to come by. And to have twins is double the fun. I love the colors and the print. I think they are sweet peas. I'm so loving this turquoise color accented with yellow and red. Inside I was greeted with one of Lorraine's great stitcheries, more twill tape and more feed sack love!
Lorraine has been paying attention! I love feed sack charm squares. They make me smile and inspire my projects This one is my favorite. Though it was hard to choose because they are all really great. I love the colors and the fruit. It was fun to open all the prizes up and spread them out to admire.
Don't you love the embroidered vintage linen! I'm going to put these on my side board under dishes and teapots.
Lorraine is going to have to educate me about this Nestle's Milo. It looks great. I love hot chocolate and this maybe a cousin to hot chocolate. Look at the darling darling tea cozy Lorraine made. I don't make ruffles because they are so hard so I can appreciate her workmanship. And it is red. And it has stitching on it too!

Since it was St. Patrick's Day I thought I'd choose this green bunny teapot to wear my new cozy. I'm going to display it on my china hutch.

Thank you so much Lorraine! I appreciate your work and picking out things that really are "me".

I'll have to show my goodies I made for Lorraine tomorrow. She got her package yesterday too!

-nanette
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39 comments

Sherri said...

Wow! Feedsacks! She sure was doing a great job of following your blog! Everything is lovely!

jen duncan said...

And I believe the ruffle on the tea cozy is made of Cath Kidston fabric. What a lovely bunch of goodies! Yay for you!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Boy are you right, she sure knows you well feed-sacks, how wonderful and her work is perfection, what a super swap for you, so many wonderful and thoughtful goodies.!

Joanna said...

You got Milo!!! Woo Hoo!!! Yes it's kind of like Hot Chocolate - growing up in New Zealand, everyone had Milo, especially us LDS folk :) I don't think I'd really even had hot chocolate until I came to the States. It's a staple in every home, and if you go to my parent's house, right now, you'll be offered a chocolate biscuit(cookie) and a cup of Milo. And at ward functions or girls camp, you don't have a big pot of hot chocolate to give everyone, it's a big pot of Milo:) You get it, now, yes??! And luckily for me, you can actually buy it in the States, in most supermarkets, in the Mexican section. Go figure:)

All your other goodies look lovely too:)

Katy said...

Cripes - milo, that reminds me of being a kid. My Granny used to use condensed milk to make it really sweet and sickly. Enjoy it!!!! (but maybe leave out the condensed milk - it's enough to make your teeth scream!)

Those gifts are amazing - what a wonderful parcel, I think I'd have had to sit down and spend a whole morning admiring them. You lucky girl!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just lovely feed sack fabrics. I think the turquoise flower on the first photo is a lily of the valley. That's what they are called here anyway. Enjoy all of your great gifts from Lorraine.

ElizabethandJeff said...

How fun! I love feedsacks.

Fiesta said...

Nanette all your prezies are just lovely.
Enjoy!

Nedra said...

It's been so fun to see what everyone is getting on the Tea Swap exchange. Your prizes are wonderful!

Dionne said...

How fun!! I love to see what great things come from wonderful swaps! Very nice 'gets'.
Cheers,
Dionne

Stephanie said...

I think I made a perfect match! :o) What terrific goodies from Lorraine. Great package.

Candace said...

Nanette, I can see you're in heaven with all your goodies from Lorraine! What fun!
Cheers!

Messy Karen said...

gingham + cross stitch + ruffles = adorable teacosy. and all your fabric goodies are awesome too.

mau said...

What wonderful gifts....love your tea set just beautiful.

Eileen said...

Oh my goodness.. my eyeballs are popping out! I came here to tell you that I just saw Lorraine's post about things she sent you.. and wow.. the wall hanging you made!! It is wonderful!. But she sent you an equally wonderful gift! Those feedsacks! Get me some smelling salts!
I love your green bunny tea pot set too.. that is terrific! and it matches perfectly with the cozy.

Eileen said...

I meant things you sent her. Oh well. Wish they gave you a way to edit comments!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous parcel Nanette. Milo, my kids were brought up on Milo and Vegemite. Milo's great either hot or cold. Cold just add a couple of teapoons to a glass of cold milk and stir. Hot, make it the same as you would a hot chocolate. It's also great sprinkled over vanilla ice-cream.

jacquie said...

a wonderful package. i have so enjoyed seeing all the wonderful items folks have received. have a wonderful day!

PamKittyMorning said...

Wow how cute is that cozy and how wonderful are those feedsacks. Lorraine is a wonderful partner, she really knows what wow's you.

Jackie said...

OMG, this was definitely Nanette all wrapped up into one! I love everything that she sent you. How thoughtful and gorgeous. I am just in awe of all the feedsack love!!

Dawn said...

WOW!! The cozy is darling!! Feedsacks...she knows you well! And who doesn't love embroidered vintage linen!! Lorraine did a fantastic job!

Nanci said...

each time I visit, I learn something. I love the fabrics you are showing and didn't know about "feed sacks" prints. Wonderful, I shall be looking for some too.

em's scrapbag said...

What a truely delightful package. The feed sacks are fabulous.

calicodaisy said...

Love the feedsacks! I went over to see your swap to her, and the teapot looks great in the middle of the quilt! Please show close-ups, so I can see it all better.

Mistea said...

Lucky you - getting all that goodness. Looks like you have some more fun coming your way with those gorgeous fabric squares. Milo is the best - save it for summer and ice cold milk!

Julia said...

Nanette, wow... you're in heaven with all your goodies from Lorraine...love the feedsacks...and Milo! What fun!

*karendianne. said...

Oh how wonderful. All of your items from Lorraine are just fantabulous! And the embroidered linens - well golly, those are my favorites! How happy this package was for you, Nanette. ...and for us, too.

Jenny said...

Wow what fun..I think they are Lilly's of the valley. What did you send?

Thimbleanna said...

What an exciting package Nanette! You'll have to let us know what Milo is when you find out!

Carla said...

Everything from Lorrane is just so sweet!

Rachel said...

Yes, lily of the valley... my mom's favorite flower and such a beautiful feedsack!! I'm jealous of all your feedsack goodies!

Sandi said...

What a lovely tea swap you received! The array of fabrics is perfectly YOU!

Nan said...

I would say Lorraine sure has your number! What wonderful, beautiful gifties! I am interested to know what Milo is, too. Sounds yummy!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, you got one fantastic swap partner. She knows you well.

lifeinredshoes said...

Boy, you hit the jackpot here girl!

Momoo said...

Lovely gifts, just your style too. I haven't seen chicken scratch in years, it makes for a nice touch on the tea cozy.
PS A few days behind on my comment, lost our internet for a couple of days. Hadn't realized how much we rely on it.

Darlene said...

Wonderful gifts from Lorraine - she was right on target. :-)

Enjoy!

sarahmurray said...

Lorraine sent you such wonderful goodies! I love all of the feedsacks of course, and that tea cozy with the ruffles!! I LOVE it. x

pratima said...

Lorraines presents are so thoughtful and lovely! Her work is beautiful!! Hope you'll have lots of fun playing with the feedsacks :)