Wednesday, December 14, 2011

catching up

Where to start as it's been a few days or since posting & i have lot's to show. I guess i'll start with the recipe folder we had to make. Our patchwork group collected recipes all year from each member as we did our supper nights. At the Christmas breakup we were to put our covered folders & a baby photo on a table then we had to try & guess who they all belonged to/were. Made for a fun evening trying to guess as well as the great company & food.
This is my folder & the first finish for December. Next up i had to make another of these for 1 of the kids
 I had made these little bitties as a gift idea but decided that i'd keep them & give them to the kids.
 Yesterday i went to a Christmas day out with Marg, Maree, Cath & her hubby Ronny. Lovely morning tea, followed by chinese for lunch then a delicious pavlova. Whilst there we all exchanged handmade gifts. I spent the last week or so making these gifts.
Table runner for Maree,
These travel shopping bags for Marg. As you can see they wrap up nicely to store in your luggage.
The Mammy doll for Cath &
a remote holder for Ronny. I made it to hang from a childs coat hanger. I also finished this bell ornament
I've opened the next 4 days gifts from Pat in the Advent swap. This is day nine,
day 10,
day 11
I just love this cute kitty. Day 12
 Thankyou Pat for these fabulous gifts. I feel so special. I recently took part in an ornament swap run by Tonya, I exchanged with 4 people in the US. Monday i came home from watching Puss In Boots with the kids to find 3 of the ornaments had arrived.
Thankyou ladies for the lovely ornaments. There all caught up. :) Tomorrow i get to open the 12 presents in the Santa sack exchange. Can't wait to see what i find.

Happy Stitching,


Fiona said...

I love all the goodies you have made... and those you have received.... the decorations from USA are fun....

Anonymous said...

lots of fun there Jeanette,i really love your recipe holder,whata great gift.
Yes lots of fun tomorrow with 12 presents to unwrap.xo

Michelle said...

What a fun week you have been having... love all the gorgeous projects you've made... and nice that you got some goodies back too! :O)

Sheila said...

You were extra busy sewing and opening great gifts too, fun times. Hugs

Kim said...

The recipe holder turned out really nice. :)

Allie said...

That recipe holder is so pretty!! And look at all the great gifts you got - how fun is that! I love what you made, too!

Michelle Ridgway said...

You have certainly done some lovely stitching Jeanette...I love your recipe folder and cute little felines.

Narelle said...

Looks like Christmas Day all month at your house :)
Lovely gifts both given and received ... I especially like your recipe book cover.
Have fun today unwrapping.

Wendyb said...

you have been a busy girl Jeanette!!!! Wow.....where do you find the time???? The recipe folder idea is a great one....must suggest it to our group, if you don't mind???
Love your swap gifts too.
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) xoxo