Sunday, January 1, 2012

Swap gifts & things.

Now that Christmas is past & all gifts have been opened i can show what i sent to my partners.
I sent this runner to Pat in the Advent swap,
& this runner to Fee in our online groups 6 item swap. To Josie in Chookyblue's SSCS swap i sent
The bag & notebook cover. I discovered Jenny's pattern in a Handmade last year when i was looking for ideas for swaps. I also included this little purse
Such a cute, simple quick idea. Pattern can be found here.
I'd seen this book around & looked to see if the Book Depository had it. It arrived before Christmas.
Lots of lovely ideas in here for swaps & gifts. :)

Before Christmas i'd seen on a blog or 2 mention of Jim Shore ornaments. I hadn't heard of him before so i had a quick look but wasn't that interested until another blog mentioned buying some from eBay. Well i just had to look didn't i?  I bought 2 but one is coming from the USA. This one arrived before Christmas but due to our useless posties it wasn't left(they left a card in my mailbox) & i had to wait until the 28th to pick it up. The same day i arrived back home after having to travel into Ipswich to get the parcel i found another card to get another parcel. Still can't figure why the postie couldn't leave it either. I go in on Friday to Ipswich to get it only to discover they had taken a holiday especially just for Australia Post. I was so angry. Just as well they were shut other wise they'd have gotten another angry phone call.
I love cardinals. Such a gorgeous red colour. Such a shame i didn't get to hang it last year as it would look great on my black tree.

Happy Stitching,


Allie said...

You made some lovely gifts, hon! Why not hang your cardinal all year? At least all winter...he's lovely!

Cat said...

Such lovely gifts you made xxx
Happy New Year Jeanette xxx

Lurline said...

Love the look of that book!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Roseanne said...

Love the table runner you made. All the gifts are nice.

Valspierssews said...

Everything is lovely. I can't pick a favourite, though I will be putting that book on my wish list :)

Lorraine said...

Love the cardinal....I would be leaving him out all year! I am loathe to pack away my Jim Shore angels...might leave them out a while longer. Lovely gifts for your Christmas swaps. Happy New Year!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Lovely work, Jeanette. :)
That book looks very interesting, too.
AP are not popular with me either. I sent my DD an express satchel and she waited at home all next day, only to find a card in the letter box- apparently he was too lazy to walk to the front door to deliver it, so she had to wait for someone to go and collect it from P.O late that day. When I complained their reply was " We are not a courier service!!" I think they should delete the word "service" altogether. :(
Have a happy, productive 2012. Sandy. :)

Narelle said...

Lovely gifts!
Enjoy the looks very interesting.