Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Needlecase Exchange

Today is opening day for the Needlecase Exchange organised at the Needlecraft Haven autumn meet up. As your saw in my post last week my parcel has been sitting here waiting for today.

We organise the exchange at the meet up and no-one knows who is stitching for who. My partner has not yet posted about the needlecase I sent her so for now I'm just showing the needlecase I received....

.... and what a beautiful needlecase it is - thank you so much Justine

The front of my needlecase 
The gorgeous inside - I love the pins 
The back of my needlecase
Justine sent a beautiful card and included a 'large' bar of my favourite chocolate, I'm happy to share but my Hubby is not keen on dark chocolate :)

My needlecase, card and chocolate
As today is March 1st I've changed our mantle, quite plain at the moment but as the month progresses it will have a few changes. The dragon is only out for today as it is also St David's Day - the patron saint of Wales, a reason for the daffodils on our side board too. My winter tree (Jardin Prive) has been put away and spring is now in it's place and the candles are now orange.

March Mantle
March sideboard
Jardin Prive Spring
 All in all quite a day for the start of a new month. I'll share the needlecase I sent to my partner in my next post, in the meantime I'll enjoy one of the Welsh cakes I made to celebrate St David's Day.

Freshly baked welsh cakes 


Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

You received a lovely needlecase from Justine and those pins are so pretty.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

That is such a sweet needle case. I am also getting ready to trade out the winter decorations for the spring decorations here at home. I've got a few other things to take care of first. I am fairly new to blogging and came across your blog through "Stitching Blogs We All Luv to Read." I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Julie said...

Justine made a superb needlebook for you, it's beautiful.
Lovely March goodies for the new month.
I'll change my seasons SAL later this month.

FlashinScissors said...

A very pretty needlecase from Justine, and lucky you getting the chocolate all to yourself! I love plain chocolate too!
Your Welsh cakes look delicious!
Pretty stitching, love the frame!
Barbara x

Vickie said...

What a beautiful needlebook made for you. And I L♥VE dark chocolate! That is a brand I have never seen here in the States. Enjoy!

Brigitte said...

A wonderful needle case Justine made for you.
Great to see that the spring decoration replaced winter in your house. I'm also eager to welcome spring although we have just had two days of new snow. But at least I am stitching spring :)
These Welsh cakes look sooooo delicious ...

Christine said...

What a beautiful needlebook from Justine!
Nice spring decorations too

Sheryl S. said...

What a lovely needlecase and interesting swap.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Justine's Needlecase is lovely and the chocolate looks yummy too!
I must change out my seasonal stitching for Spring as well. Job for the weekend.

Astrids dragon said...

What a lovely exchange! Beautiful needlecase, Justine!
I love your Welsh Dragon, and our daffodils never seem to bloom in time for St. David's Day. Your Welsh cakes look very tasty, I'm a little late and will be making mine tomorrow.

Maggie said...

Lovely exchange Claire, all the makes were great.