First up is this collection from Diane Merlock in the US.
This is from an exchange in the Needle-and-Cratfs group to mark the 3rd anniversary of the setting up of the group. I received a needlebook with some needles included and a fob, both finely stitched by Diane. Diane has included some embroidery floss in the same shades as the thread used to stitch the needlebook and the fob.Since I don't stitch myself, I will probably split up the skeins of floss and use them for tatting.
Attached to the fob is a pendant thread cutter, which has been in my wishlist for the longest of time. Also included is a pair of scissors with its casing. Thank you, Diane.
The other is from Paula of Needles, Hooks & Paperback Books. I won the giveaway that Paula hosted in her blog in March.
I received two balls of Lizbeth in size 20, Spring Green (680) and Springtime (115). Then there are the two shuttles also in spring colours. a stack of EZ bobs (10 pieces), a tube of hand cream and a pretty card with roses on it.
There was supposed to be a bar of dark chocolate with this, but I told Paula that she need not send it because it will just melt by the time it arrives. When Paula asked if I needed anything in place of the chocolate, I asked for the floss threaders. I have been tatting with beads a lot lately and I only have a few of the floss threaders left. I can't find this type of floss threaders here. What I have been using were also part of an exchange. What Paula sent me is going to last me quite a while. Avery generous gift from Paula, thank you.
I have made something using the Lizbeth thread which I will show in the next post.