Thursday, December 8

a lovely swap

well, this must have been the longest-running swap in the history of swapping!

i think angela and i first chatted about making a swap for each other at the start of the year, but between one thing and another ... well, you know how it goes!

we did both agree that it was more than worth the wait though as we were able to swap in person when i popped down to ilkley recently for one of angela's workshops.

angela couldn't have made anything more perfect for me. i must admit to being a bit of a notebook fanatic and angela has made this wonderfully soft and beautifully purpled journal cover. and, knowing, that i like bugs (and shiny things) has added this rose chafer bug which is just stunning - the photo doesn't do it justice.

as my hands aren't very happy at the moment, i haven't been able to get any felting done. i can't knit or crochet (yet!) but wanted to keep to a woolly theme, so i made angela this knotted woollen scarf in her favourite colours to keep the chilly yorkshire winds at bay.

thanks angela, i really love my journal!

(thanks also to angela for letting me use her pics - my laptop has died on me and i've lost the pics i took!)


vilterietje said...

love both the scarve and journal:)

Angela said...

You're very welcome Tracy and it has indeed been worth the wait. My scarf is soooo cosy!

narkeymarkey said...

thanks riet :)

i agree angela, the best things are worth waiting for :)

FeltersJourney said...

Both scarf and journal are lovely Tracy! Hope your hands are better soon
Deborah x

narkeymarkey said...

thanks deborah :)x