Over on a French forum, I am taking part in an exchange with four other ladies . . . no set theme, no set dates, just with the idea of sending each other a surprise parcel sometime during the year, with a hand-made item inside and working within a budget of 10 euros. I have already sent to Chantal (in March) and for May I concocted a little surprise for Tagada. A cat lover, and also a very experienced card-maker . . . so I stitched up a small Margaret Sherry cat which now adorns the cover of a little note book (just the right size to slip inside a handbag) and added some cat fabric squares, some cat buttons and a packet of Japanese origami paper hoping it will come in useful for card-making.