My parcel from the Sew Sew Modern 6 swap turned up the other day. My inspiration for this swap was the following:
I have tried to create a mosaic that reflects those hot days at the end of summer, the sun faded flowers, dusky pinks, cream, golds and oranges, olive green and lavender, the feeling of crumpled linen, sand, dozy bees and butterflies, pretty sunsets, faded denims and liberty dresses, cotton sheets and soft worn, well loved picnic quilts.
My partner nailed it perfectly. I was so spoiled by Vickey, with not one but three beautiful cushion covers. The small butterfly one is currently stuffed with some towels for the photo, I just need to make an inner for it now. She also sent me fabric scraps - always appreciated, some hot chocolate sachets (long gone now), some seeds for my garden - I had mentioned that one of my interests was gardening, and some beautiful handmade cards.
I am getting quite a collection of beautiful cushion covers that I am able to swap around and change the look of my chairs and rooms now depending on seasons and moods.