Finally I was able to send out the package for my creative swap partner last Sunday. Before the November swap, I thought of pulling the yarn again. But when Caryn announced my swap partner, I immediately changed plans and already knew what is more practical to pull out instead. I searched for a neat warmer from Ikea. No second thoughts when I saw this warmer slash blanket. It comes in three colors (navy blue, red and white). I found the white one most pleasing, aside from the fact that the texture is so huggable.
The next step was to search through the idle pieces in my cabinet. I cut two figures that I can double stitch. I initially planned to do, err… experiment to handpaint my swap partner’s header in her site in the blanket. But I was not confident enough that I’m not going to mess it. So, I double stiched ala patch the pieces. Gee, I’m so slow now in hand stitching. I need to recover the speed ages ago.
I enjoyed doing the handmade double stitching. It was a challenge to keep it neat and continuous, without loopholes at the back. I patched the pieces from end to end. I also stitched my swap partner’s name in one side.
Aside from the warmer, I also included in the package a post card, premium arabian dates, and one cashmira gray yarn. What about the bag? Yes, I’ve sent out the eco-friendly bag from Magrudy’s also. I remember her comment in one of my posts (showcasing the bag) that she wishes to have a longer stop over to Abu Dhabi just to get one.
To my swap partner, I hope you’ll like this haul. I wish to give hugs to you through this warmer. It’s cold there, I hope this will give you warmth while watching telly during your free time while munching the dates. 🙂
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Ms. Ahemmmm is so lucky ha. Great stuff ah. Inggit ako hahaha 😉
wow, galing mo jo. i really wanted to join the creative swap kaso cross stitch lang alam ko at ma trabaho sya hahah. wow i love the green bag, saya.
oh, medyo mahirap n nman mag leave ng comment heheh.
have a nice day.
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ahh…lovely gifts 🙂 ang swerte ng swap partner mo!
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nice artwork. sana meron din ako. hehehe 🙂
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wow! just by looking at the blanket, feeling ko ang sogt-soft nya. paramg sarap siguro gamitin! and i like what you did with it – lovely!
just posted mine a while ago. i hope i’ll be able to go out tomorrow to send the package.
I checked your entry. That was a lovely book holder/cover. I love the color! 🙂
Wow, very cool, as always, ang galing mo… Your partner, kilala ko na, is very lucky! Lovely loots!
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Thanks, Sheng. 🙂