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