Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easters hopping this way!

Last year I did an Easter swap with Maria from Australia...We had never swapped and agreed to a private one...It is always fun to swap with someone from another country. One of the things I made her are the tea towels in my blog header...I don't remember what happened, but I didn't get to post her gift to me before Easter...Oh Yeah! I was moving on Easter and her gift was packed..Anyway, I told her I couldn't wait till' the next Easter to post and now here I am! (I betcha she thinks I forgot..)
She sent me Easter candy too and as you can guess I ate it...Well almost all of it...I saved two special things.












A candy egg and a very special Easter animal. In Australia the Easter Bunny passed his torch to the Bilby.













So In Australia, the Easter Bilby is the guy with the eggs. I was reading an article saying that rabbits create havoc with crops and they are out of control so instead an endangered animal took its place...I think It is a great idea and even though my pet rabbit, Donalds doesn't agree I like it. It is always great when thru a swap, you learn something new. Thank you Maria!

















Along with the candy she sent me the most adorable bunny that she had made....It is perfectly made with little tiny buttons, blue gingham lined ears and little overalls. I was getting ready to make my April wreath and something clicked and I thought what better way to show off her cute creation.....












The best part? I get to show off Maria's work that was made just for me and the wreath? It cost me 99 cents to make. The only thing I bought were the shiny eggs. Gotta love that.










I have been working on a lot of things but for the last few days I wasn't feeling too well. I lost my job due to attendance because of my anxiety disorder. I applied for unemployment so it is a stressful time. My sister is finally back from Portland, (my dad is doing better) so I am going to go over there for a few days and we are going to sew.....xoxoxo melinda

12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Good news about your dad. Have an enjoyable time with your sister, and I hope you'll feel better soon

roc said...

glad to hear your dad is doing better. sorry to hear about your job. hang in there. i'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Yarni Gras! said...

Sorry about your job but hopefully something better will come along. Good news though about your dad :-)
I love the wreath...you did a wonderful job with it.

Needled Mom said...

I'm glad to hear your dad is doing better.

What fun gifts from Maria. I am sure she will be thrilled to see that you remembered. She does such beautiful work.

Maria said...

Sorry to hear you have lost your job. It is good that Dad is better and you can spend time with your sister.
I really love your post and "Bunny" does look fabulous in your lovely wreath.
Your tea towels are in use again and also your beautiful table topper.

BEAR's Mom said...

good news about dad...
hang in there sweetie.
you'll be back on your
feet soon...
i hear that sewing machine
humming :)
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Love the Bunny wreath, so cute! Glad to hear your father is doing better and that you get to spend some days sewing with your sister!

Jo said...

So sorry to hear about your job situation ... but so happy to see your new little swaps!!!

Kristin said...

A handmade bunny!? That is the very coolest ever! And your 99 cent wreath shows it off perfectly! it's really pretty with the branches ;) wonderful Easter surprises. And thank you too for your sweet comment - it is nice to catch up with you! xoxo

Michelle said...

Glad to heat your Dad is doing better.
What a sweet bunny & swap!

Jody said...

Love the wreath--those poking out branches are very cool! Glad to hear about your Dad and sad to hear about your job situation--you are in my prayers.

Laurie said...

I am very sorry about your job, hugs. I can't wait to see your petite vintage jar swap!