Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Swap Parcels opened

It was very exciting to have a couple of special parcels to open on Christmas morning, both from swaps that I've participated in:

The first is from Tess of Raggedy Station who is also part of the Friends in Stitching online group. We each had to send five small parcels to be opened on the days leading up to Christmas and one main handmade pressie.
These are the five smaller items: Sewing pins, cute Christmas buttons, notecards, Joy Patch Pattern, Note pad holder and scented drawer sachet... there was also chocolate which didn't last very long at all!

The main pressie was this gorgeous sewing bag and matching needlecase....it's just so lovely!
Tess must have lots of patience to make all those sweet little yo-yo flowers with pretty button centre's. The handles are just lovely too and feel really sturdy so I can see this bag getting lots of use!
Thankyou so much Tess.... everything you sent is just lovely!

The second parcel I received came all the way from Sherry of Books, Hooks, Sticks Etc in the USA and was for Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap that I have done for three years now. Sherry really spoilt me with lots of goodies:
So many things: North American national parks calendar, Quilting magazine, diary, candle, Capitol Building jigsaw puzzle, notepads and sticky notes.... and then there were the handmade things!
Lovely quilted table mat, wallet, needle case.... and the main pressie:
A beautiful table runner. The rustic colours will look lovely on my recycled timber dining table!
Thankyou so much Sherry... they'll all be put to good use!
And thanks to Chooky for organising another great swap.

Until next time.....


  1. lovely gifts from Sherry..........the quilted table mat is a candle mat..........the triangles in the middle should lift up and you sit the candle she sent in the middle I think.........thanks for being part of the SSCS for the 3 years......

    also lovely gifts from Tess in the FIS swap.........

  2. Love all your pressies... nice to have special things for Xmas day


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