Monday, 10 September 2007

Scrap Swap, Pay It Forward and au revoir

I have been excited to be a part of Belinda and Kate's - scrap swap. My partner was Soo. I have loved reading her little space and she was such a sport to cooperate with my time pressures for our trip. It was lots of fun packaging up my bundles of scraps but so much more fun receiving hers. Soo was generous enough to send me a big bundle of gorgeous fabrics in delicious colours as well as a Japanese craft magazine. I cannot belive I have been blogging for this long and not purchased one of these. Now that I have one in real life, I am completely hooked - thanks Soo.


The scraps included lots of designs that I have admired but not actually bought myself. My mind was racing with ideas to sew. Any my girls loved oohing and aahing just as much as I did. You have been a great swap partner Soo.

Another little bit of news to tell you about is the two Pay It Forwards that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of. I really love this idea. The first one that I was included in was one from Kristy from Vintage Pleasures. I really love her blog and the way that she writes. The second one is from Bron. Check out the quilts she has made. I especially love the one she made for the doll quilt swap. So, I am going to make this post, my last before we travel, a double PIF. I will send a little something to the first three bloggers who leave a comment and to the last three before I return.

We are off now on a very special trip to make many happy memories for our little family. I will return with lots of tales of our time in England and France.
Until then, au revoir!

12 comments:

Lesley said...

Have a great trip. I'm originally from England, but nearly 20 years in Melbourne now, so I know you'll have a great time. I must get one of those Japanese craft mags too, but they are so hard to get in Melbourne. Love your blog. Safe journey. Read you when you get back.

Lesley

Megan said...

Enjoy your trip. You and Soo had a great swap.

Cathy said...

have a wonderful time making memories with your family. Enjoy.

Violet & Rose said...

Hope I haven't missed you. Safe travels to you and your little family. We'll have to catch up when you are home.

Soo said...

I'm glad you like your fabrics, it's been fun swapping!
Have a wonderful trip and look forward to hearing all about it when you get back!

Belinda said...

All the best with the plane trip, have a wonderful time. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back!

Bron said...

Hi Tamara -thanks so much for the quilt love - your pressie is still being made and I know I have been slack in my promise to complete within the month; I kinda thought you might have other things on your mind and not need another little 'thing' to put away before Big Trip. Really looking forward to travel tales and did I also mention kudos for you for MAKING your travel bags they are sooo good! Enjoy, relax and invigorate!

evashouse said...

Have a good trip and enjoy!

Annie said...

Where do you get those Japanese mags? They look great! Enjoy your trip.

Hollabee said...

Have a fabulous trip! Europe is great..I do miss it even though I choose melbourne over Holland. Look forward to your stories, pics & crafty finds...

Cathy said...

Hi Tam
can't wait to hear about the trip.

You have been tagged (sorry) details on my blog.

Juni said...

I reckon you should be back soon so had to take the plunge for the PIF, given the challenge you set! Cannot wait to hear about what you got up to in England and France.