Sunday, 5 August 2012

I'm Back!

Well, here I am back at home. Proof positive to this is that the washing machine is churning away and dinner is cooking - prepared by me. Yup, the holiday is most definitely over. We had a great time, but I am not going to tell you about it today. Far more important things to talk about.

Like the In the Frame Purse Swap.

Nicky and Helen have done a brilliant job of organising this swap, and I am just sorry I have had one of the busiest July's I have had in years which meant I wasn't as chatty as I usually am. But that didn't stop me from loving the swap.

Then I went on holiday and had to wait until I came home to open my parcel. I am not good at patience. It near killed me! But I am home now and that parcel was opened before my shoes were off or the car unpacked.

I got so lucky! I had the uber-mama Nicky herself as my secret partner. I love the stuff Nicky makes. Seriously, ask her, and she will tell you how I go on. Now I have this from her (silly grin happening here)!


Emily offered up her services to show the purse with a person as she thought people should see how big it is. I also think she wanted a quick play with it again. Don't say I blame her, though I whipped it out her hands sharpish once the photo was taken. That purse is mine and only mine. I cannot express how beautiful it is in person enough. The piecing and stitching and the everything. Honestly, I am going to go make another one for my partner because I just think I should having seen this.

If you look at the first photo in the mosaic you will see that Nicky sent me some key fob hardware and a wee little frame for another purse (think I need the practice!), a sweet notebook she made and a great piece of Heather Ross for my collection. You would think that was enough, wouldn't you? Well, I did and then I realised she had made me a shopping bag to die for too.


Camper vans! I have died and gone to heaven because the purse would have just about kept me happy for about forever but camper vans too?! Nicky knows how much I love her FMQ embroidery skills. And she put them to good use here. I am not sure if you will be able to pick up the details in my photos but four of those vans have personalised licence plates.


Coming home to this parcel makes the laundry and return to cooking a doddle. Thank you so much Nicky. You have made my day week month.

Susan x

36 comments:

  1. awwwww!!!!!! You lucky thing! What a lovely purse and those camper vans are so cute I could explode!!!

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  2. So happy that you are back to and came home to some mail hapiness (and presumably some male hapiness). Love the shopping bag camper vans - keep that bag safely out of sight of that lovely lady who resides north of the border in Glasgow!

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  3. What happened to my spelling? Too and happiness..hate bad spelling.

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  4. WOW!! Your purse swap is gor-geee-us you lucky duck! Luvin' the tote too =)

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  6. I love Nickys purse and the camper van bag is just amazing

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  7. The purse is lovely, I dont want to take away from that... but.... OMG I want that shopping bag!! Its freakin awesome!! LOVE it. Well done Nicky and I'm dead chuffed for you too :-) Welcome home sweetie x

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  8. Oooh, fabulous parcel, lucky duck! Especially love the camper vans :oD

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  9. You lucky devil. I love that purse! But oh - the camper vans are so wonderful. what amazing details.

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  10. Oh my, the bag is AMAZZZZZZINGG! And the purse is very lovely too. Good to have you back :-)

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  11. Omg...that camper vans bag is amazeballs

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  12. i love it all but that shopping bag is great.

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  13. Great to have you back too! And look at those beauties! The camper vans are SO clever!

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  14. Nicky strikes again - a brilliant welcome home xxx

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  15. You are so lucky, I love the purse and the bag too!

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  16. Fantastic!! The camper bag is absolutely a winner!!

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  17. Love the cute hexie purse and those VW campers are really cool!

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  18. LOVE the camper vans! Am already contemplating trying it myself!!!!

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  19. lucky you - fabulous surprise to come home to

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  20. Aw what a fantastic haul you got from N! Isn't she so talented and generous! How lovely to have that waiting for you when you got back. Enjoy them all! Jxo

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  21. Wow lucky you, both the purse and the bag are fabulous. I love VW camper vans.

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  22. Aw, what a fantastic parcel! Definitely worth the wait!!

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  23. what a wonderful parcel. I am so happy for you. Coming home from vacation can be a downer, but coming home to this is wonderful! Love those camper vans and the big, square mouth on the framed purse!

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  24. Welcome back - a nice goodie bag too to take away the shock of all that washing and cooking!

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  25. You struck gold there Susan!

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  26. Aw you are making me blush Susan!

    Thanks for being my muse! Hehe!

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  27. Oh Susan you lucked out big time in this swap - they are both brilliant!

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  28. What a wonderful welcome home!! Nicky's outdone herself this time - bravo!!!

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  29. Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! How freakin' awesome is that? Nicky, you're just incredible. Susan, you are once again the luckiest girl on earth.

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  30. SCORE on the swap front!! Glad to have you back!

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  32. Love the bag. I'm so glad for the picture with Emily holding it because I thought it was a little change purse. and that bag with the vans is adorable.

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  33. Wow! What an awesome haul! I love the hexagon purse and that campervan bag is so cool. What an incredible amount of work would have gone into it!

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