Heart Swap

A month ago I was tempted and joined a heart swap organised by Katrien whose blog I follow already for a while. Everybody was assigned a partner to whom we were to send a friendship heart by the end of february. The only requirement was that the heart should have a ribbon attached, so it could be hung to be displayed.

Yesterday I got a package from Anita with the cutest embroidered heart. I wanted to take a picture of it immediately, so I could post about it and let the other participants admire Anita's beautiful work. The weather was sunny, so taking a photo should have been a breeze. Should have ... 

I climbed on a chair in the veranda, so as to profit from better light and snapped a pic with my phone. So far, so good. Then I stepped down and that is when it all went wrong. In a split second my foot got entangled in some scarf, or a pullover that should not have been where they were in the first place. Should not have been ... Then I fell with a heavy thump on the stone floor of the veranda. Oh, how I wished I were a squirrel with a fluffy tail to land on and soften the blow. Luckily, I don't seem to have damaged myself permanently, but I have to tell you that at this moment (about 24 hours later) I still feel a dull pain where my fluffy tail should have been. Should have ... if it wasn't for evolution. 

On a brighter note, thanks to evolution I am able to tell you the story and can eat nuts while warmly snuggled in the sofa, rather that hanging upside down from a branch in the cold. And thanks to Apple designers my iphone, as if by magic, does not seem to suffer any pain after its equally flamboyant journey through the air and landing on the hard floor.

So here is Anita's present for all of you to enjoy. In the end, I did not even use the photo I took myself. I opted for a version my husband snapped of it in the garden.

Hearts are much loved in our family. My daughter never misses an opportunity to make one. Here's what she put on my plate yesterday evening. It's cheese - joy for the eyes and the taste buds!

Thank you, Anita! Your heart is in safe hands and will be well loved! Thank you, Katrien for taking the trouble and organising this swap!


  1. Hallo Zlatka, het was erg leuk om te maken. Veel plezier ermee en ik hoop dat het wat beter gaat met je stuitje.
    groetjes Anita