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1  Re: Givers and Needers Round 9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bonzablue on: April 10, 2011 04:41:08 AM






Littlebluegirl sent me my parcel about a week ago - I have had family here from South Africa - so this is the first time I have been able to get the pics onto my computer. So I apologise for the delay in posting pics.

I was very lucky to receive a lot of different knitting needles, a huge bag of buttons, a tape measure and so much more !!!!

The pattern books will come in handy as will the lovely collection of yarn.

Thank-you very, very much. xxxx
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2  Re: Tenby Harbour in Needlework: Completed Projects by bonzablue on: December 17, 2010 09:31:55 PM
Thank-you for your lovely comments.
Yes I know I started in November and finished - early this week .... as I was working on this one for my Mum in Oct / Nov - her Christmas present -



Mum's lounge is red ....

Bonza
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3  Re: Tenby Harbour in Needlework: Completed Projects by bonzablue on: December 17, 2010 04:51:26 PM


Not exactly the phot - can not find it on my puter right now - but this is one very similar - taken when we were there in 2005. This shows more of the left of the harbour ....
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4  Tenby Harbour in Needlework: Completed Projects by bonzablue on: December 17, 2010 01:03:03 PM


This piece took about a month to work on - in between getting other presents made for Christmas !

We lived in the UK for 10 years, and loved to holiday in Tenby, Wales. This was taken from a photo I have of Tenby and inspired by some coasters I bought while there. We are now in Australia - so wanted a reminder of the UK.

I only used split stitch here I think.

Hope you like it !! Oh and sorry it looks so creased I was so excited to have finished that I just took the photo then ans there !

Bonza
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5  Re: Make-a-Friend Round 4: The Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bonzablue on: July 16, 2009 08:57:48 AM
PACKAGE ONE - for BonzaBlue (Miss Disney's Team)



I have received my parcel from handsymalone yesterday - It was a heavy box full of goodies...
Unfortunately the Snickers Bar did not make the pile of candy !
The Candy was sentbecause when Handsymalone missed it so much when she lived here in the UK - I ate the Snickers bar yesterday - but everything else will be hidden and eaten slowly !

The bubbles smell lovely and are for my two children - I may help to blow them as the do smell really nice ! I have put them away until we have a nice, sunny day.

Next is a lovely pair of opera length fingerless gloves - these will come in very useful here in winter, they fit perfectly thank-you very much - love the colours as well.

Claire the guardian dragon is sitting next to the gloves - she is holding a tigers eye stone. Her new home is on my necklace holder next to my bed.

The necklace is cute - there is a heart inside saying bite me representing her new enjoyment of Vampiresque movies!

The fascinator is fab - just had my hair done so will try it out soon !

The ball of wool is one of HandsyMalone's favourites ... it is sitting in my wool basket awaiting transformation into something gorgeous !

And finally the three tinned candles smell gorgeous too .... they sit on my craft box - and yes I too open their lids and smell them ! Yummy !

Anyway thank-you HandsyMalone for all the yummy things they will be used / eaten and enjoyed !

PACKAGE TWO

I received my second parcel the day before yesterday. It was a lovely parcel.... full of interesting goodies!



Inside the parcel were -
* 3 head bands - in my favourite colours  - I think only 2 made the photo as I was already wearing the third !
* 2 pairs of funny socks - well different socks ! I can not wait to wear them.
* a set of magnets / note books wit h beautiful butterflies on - these have been put away for my new house.
* a lovely bracelet and ear rings - lovely beads used. I have suddenly started to wear bracelets and love beads!
* a lovely fabric lunchbox holder including a hand painted lunchbox - inside this was -  chopsticks, wasabi and soup. Oh and three boxes of strawberry Pockys - the box in the photo was empty as were the other 2 ! They were yummy !!!

Yet again another lovely parcel !!! Thank-you Handsymalone - a great parcel .... I will send more rolos to replace the ones your puppy ate !!!

HUGS - Bonza Blue.









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6  Re: Small Destash/buy nothing round 3 gallery! in The Swap Gallery by bonzablue on: July 09, 2009 10:57:36 AM


Here is my fab parcel ! I received from Karin .... thank-you very much!

She managed to include ALL my collections (obsessions?) Beads, buttons, birds, boxes - and brown !!!
I love it all - the bird smells of lavender - the pincushion is lovely - really well made, a hand carved bird stamped - WILL get used!! A book mark which is already in my book ! And a box !! All yummy ....

Thanks for this swap it was great !

BonzaBlue
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7  Re: 100 Facts Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bonzablue on: July 08, 2009 10:51:42 AM


I received my parcel today - made even better because I didn't realise it was my swap parcel until I tore the envelope open !

Everything was wrapped up so it was really fun to unwrap it all.

The 2 FQs are in my favourite colours - and will be used - thinking a bag but not sure yet!
The notebook is covered with mosaic tiles - very fun - will use this as a diary on my holiday to Australia!
The orange button bracelet and necklace set is lovely and I am wearing them already ! Along with one pair of earrings!
There is another necklace - a string of beads with magnets on and can use it in many ways!

The pincushion - with a bottle top bottom is sitting next to me so I use it instead of my sofa arm !
There are some extra beer bottle tops - which I may use to make more pincushions!!!

And there was some lovely stitch markers and a stitch holder too. A lovely parcel.... Thank-you katcal - it was a lovely parcel to receive!!!

BonzaBlue
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8  Re: ~Amigurumi~ Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bonzablue on: February 20, 2009 08:14:48 AM
My parcel arrived this morning from Inked79 !





I am now the lucky owner of a beautiful amigurumi elephant, plus some BEAUTIFUL and unusual buttons - and two balls of wool .... oh and a pattern for a robin (LOVE robins!)

Thank-you for the swap I am VERY happy !

(But my daughter - has run off with Ellie - I will have to get her tonight when my daughter is asleep !!!!)

Thank-you INKED for the elephant and extras !

This swap was great.

BonzaBlue



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9  Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by bonzablue on: January 19, 2009 12:23:11 PM
I received from Sajona today - well the postie delivered them on Saturday but gave them to a neighbour and neighbour only gave them to me today !

Well here they are !!



I received a lovely portrait of cats sitting outside - Sajona posted this picture on flickr and I loved it ! (so I am very happy !) Then I realised I had two parcels - opened the second parcel to find the lovely mermaid embroidery which I have had to put up HIGH as my daughter LOVES it as much as I do !!
Plus a cute little wooden box (LOVE boxes !) the box is full of buttons and beads - and yes you guessed it I LOVE them too !!!

Thanks for a great swap Sajona - you can expect two envelopes in the post - off to the PO tomorrow !!!

HUGS - Bonza Blue XXXX
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10  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 4 gallery in The Swap Gallery by bonzablue on: December 05, 2008 07:51:46 AM
Today I received my Christmas Stocking from Mollie Moo.

I tried to resist temtation ans wait for my children to get home but I couldn't.



This is what came out of the parcel ! Isn't the stocking a great colour?



And here is all my loot !

I really like the slippers - will put them on after collecting my daughter from hockey!
One lollipop has disappeared already (due to my son and he says thanks!)
One choclate has disappeared (well it was nice !)
The two decorations are in my tree.
The cookie cutter is in the kitchen .... I still have to find a home for eveything else !

Thank-you very much for this swap - hope you get your pc sorted soon Mollie Moo - shout if you want me to post pics of what I sent you !!

Great swap guys and great pics here too.

Bonza Blue.

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