Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day... and squares from Spain!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Thank goodness I joined in with the 

Valentine's day never gets an awful lot of attention in our house, but this year the flu bug has struck and hubby is not going anywhere to get anything romantic! So when my parcel from Lizzy of Handmade Homemade Lizzy arrived on Monday, I kept it safe until today.  

The idea of the swap was that we were paired up with a swap partner, and exchanged 5 gifts with them on the theme 'hearts' least one of them to be handmade by ourselves.  Well look what Lizzy sent me! 

3 heart filled tea-lights 

THE most beautiful Washi Tape that I have ever seen! 

A packet of Emma Bridgewater Tissues

A sweet Lilac heart on a stick

A gingerbread heart biscuit

5 'LOVE' tea-bags from PUKKA - to "warm my heart" 
and finally....

A gorgeous heart strung with peanuts, finished off with a bow!  

Thanks so much Lizzy.. you made my day :)

Another Lizzy, this time Elisabeth, of Elizy Art is originally from central England, but now she lives in central Spain... which means she is probably a lot warmer than I am today and I am thinking of going to join her!  

Elisabeth is taking part in  the Stashbuster Challenge with Linda of Linda's Crafty Corner. When she saw the Beautiful Blogger Blanket she decided to use up a little of her stash to send us a square... thanks Elisabeth! 

 You can read how Elisabeth blogged about it here

Elisabeth used Rowan Hand knit 100% cotton for the yellow centre and Sirdar Soft 100% Cotton for the deep pink outer rounds.  The pattern is the Gerber Daisy Square by Robyn Chachula from the book, ' Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia.  The final square measures 15cm x 15cm
Thanks so much for joining in Elisabeth! 
with the draw to win the whole 
Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2013! 


  1. I am so happy to see that my square reached you ok :)I can't wait to see the finished blanket! What a lovely selection of gifts you got from the heart swap. Happy Valentine's Day! Elisabeth x

  2. Happy valentine's Day to you too Elisabeth! :)x

  3. Excellent photos. When I first looked I thought Oh I had some candle like that..... and then I realised!!

  4. You got some gorgeous gifts & I love the square.
    Thanks for taking part :-)

    Our house like yours never gives valentines much consideration really so it was lovely to send and receive lovely presents

  5. Such lovely gifts to receive- it's always nice to get a pressie in the post, isn't it?!


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