This time she managed to resist. She was in bed .... but still awake when I trudged home about 9.15pm, after a long day at work (too long!) As I came in to kiss her goodnight she whispered , "I think your apron's here for the swap. There's a parcel from England waiting for you in the kitchen."
And because she showed so much willpower in not opening the parcel .... I let her open it .
There were several gifts inside - one with her name of it!
She was completely delighted and surprised!
And what treasures were revealed as we both unwrapped our presents, sent all the way from the UK.
Jenny from Winnibriggshouse has outdone herself. She posted not one, but two embroidered aprons, some sweet scented hearts for our drawers plus a couple of felt brooches and a lovely card to top it off.
Jenny's sewing is completely perfect!
My gorgeous apron features red and white polka dots and stripes, plus ruby red tomatoes - just like the ones we grew in our garden over summer.
And Eliza's apron is pretty in pink ... with an embroidered pocket - complete with her name. So sweet!
And look at these gorgeous hearts that smell of lavender.
Our aprons are in use already ....
And Eliza is planning a batch of cupcakes this weekend to match the card Jenny sent.
My apron for Jenny is winging its way to the UK. (Fingers crossed that she likes it.)
Thank you Jenny for your gorgeous treasures and your thoughtfulness in including Eliza in the swap too.
And special thanks to Sarah at Red Gingham for organising the apron swap. It's been fun!
Eliza's already asking when the next one is ....