I arrived home yesterday to a parcel awaiting me. Now I love Christmas and everything that it involves. So you can imagine my excitement when I opened my package carefully to discover that I had only peeled off the first layer. I excitedly laughed and delicately opened the next layer thinking how carefully packaged my cushion was. Then the inner child in me took over because I discovered that there was yet another layer to be opened, so I admit it, caution was thrown to the wind and like a big kid this wrapping got torn open to reveal what you see below.
Now before we get carried away I must show you the clever way the label was attached to my cushion. As soon as you unzip it you see this beautiful personalised label. I would like to take this opportunity to THANK Lynda aka quack quack 22 because the pictures I'm posting here really do not show the amount of work and expertise that has gone into this cushion at all.
Here it is the front view of my beautiful cushion. I must admit that when I saw this being created I did put a comment up on flickr stating that I loved this and I also did I Spartacus to it. (I Spartacus is a game we play in the swaps where if you see a design that you think might be for you, you say I Spartacus) Deep down I was convinced that I couldn't be that lucky to get a wonderful Christmas themed cushion like this.
This next picture is of the rear view of the cushion I received. Having said that it could just as easily be the front view because it is just as beautiful as the front/other side of the cushion. Like I said earlier these pictures do not do this wonderful cushion justice at all. Firstly the quilting is exquisite as is the stitchery. Not to mention the hidden zip (now that's really clever). The whole cushion from start to finish is just a masterpiece and I am totally in awe of the work and love that has gone into this gift for me. Thank you just doesn't seem enough.
To top everything off when I commented on this cushion I commended Lynda on how beautiful her appliqué was and on how I fancied trying it but hadn't have the nerve to try it yet. Well Lynda picked up on this and sent me the best goodies ever.
Drum roll please!!!!!
I received an appliqué kit made up by Lynda herself with step by step instructions on how to do it. Not only that but the kit she sent me has a Christmas theme. How lucky am I because I also received a bag of accompanying fabrics to use with this project.
Talk about the perfect present I now think that Santa IS female and her real name IS Lynda.
THANK YOU LYNDA
You have made me one very happy swap partner.