I've spoken before of my intention to do more one on one swaps with some of my online friends. I find these easier than joining a Flickr swap that I might not be able to give as much attention as would be fair to all the participants.
My most recent swap (though my side of things is not complete yet - ooops) was with Agneiszka, who I had the pleasure to meet in person at the Retreat last summer. She came over from Poland and is one of the loveliest of people. And a very talented quilter. She blogs here.
This is what arrived in the post for me.
In interest of honesty I have already eaten a different (smaller) packet of chocolates and had a good go at those delicious barrel chocolates. They are lush! Agnieszka also included two pieces of her precious and limited stock of HR. How thrilled am I? Especially as I have never seen nor owned a piece of those mini bicycles!
The real star of the show is the cushion cover though.
It is so gorgeous. All those little sprouts evoking spring as they pop out the ground and the first leaves appear. Low volume backgrounds, teeny tiny pieced squares providing pops of colour that make such a difference to the whole design, despite how small they are.
Can you tell I love it? I may have to up the level of the cover I have been working on for her. Thank you so much, Agnieszka. I am so lucky to have this cushion and to be able to call you a friend of mine.