Monday, December 30, 2013

Swap gifts i sent

My mortal to send to in the 6 item swap was Sharni. I sent her
things for the sewing room,
something smelly, something to read & something to eat &
something for under the tree - tablerunner with matching coasters.

My SSCS swap partner was Cat. I sent her
ornaments &
tablerunner with matching coasters.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Swap Gifts For Me. :)

Just before Christmas the last parcel in the fat 1/4 birthday swap arrived. Tarnyia spoilt me for sure.
Gorgeous fat 1/4's & yummy chocolates. Thankyou Tarnyia & Maree who ran the swap.
This beautiful table topper was from Lyn(no blog) in Mrs Martin's Lets Celebrate swap.
These beautiful gifts were from Lyn also. I had lots of fun with this swap & received many lovely gifts from Lyn.
These lovely gifts were from Janet in our 6 item swap also run by Maree. This was the "under the tree parcel". Spoilt by Janet. :)
& these fabulous goodies were sent to me by Diane in Chookyblue's SSCS swap. Again i've been spoilt with lots of wonderful goodies.  Thanks to all the swap organisers you all do a wonderful job. Thankyou also to my swap partners. I love all the goodies i received throughout the year & at Christmas.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Finish & Gifts

For many years i had a cross stitch Christmas card & every year i never seemed to get around to stitching it. This year is the year i decided & i'm pleased to say it's done. :)
I've heard from Lyn(no blog), my partner is Mrs Martin's Lets Celebrate swap that she has opened her Christmas gifts. I sent her
a table runner,
hand towels & these gifts here.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gifts to Jan in Santa Sack swap

Jan(no blog) has told me she opened her gifts so i can show you what i sent.
Journal & notebook cover,
fold up shopping bag,
hand towels,
for her sewing room & an embroidery to put on something,
 a peanut pillow,
& the Santa sack it went in. I forgot to take a photo of 2 of the items that went in. One can be found here & the other is a mixture of these that are found here, here & here.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, December 20, 2013

Santa Sack

Yesterday was the day Cheryll picked for opening our Santa Sacks. I normally wait until Christmas but this year went ahead with the opening.
 in the sack i found a holder for my scissors & little matching bag, a block roll, cross-stitch book mark, cute pincushion done in felt & a stuffed Christmas tree.
This is the outside of the block roll. Thanks Jan(no blog) for my lovely gifts. Thankyou Cheryll for running the Santa Sack again this year.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

giftie for me

Yesterday a parcel arrived from Marcia in the fat 1/4 birthday swap run by Maree. I opened the parcel & found this lovely fabric wrapped giftie
& inside were all these lovely goodies
Pattern, fat 1/4's, chocolate, notepad, & a cute little bag. Thanks Marcia.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, December 15, 2013

1 Xmas Item

The last 2 things made for this years 1 Xmas item hosted by Narelle. Thankyou Narelle for hosting again again this year.
Didn't realise until i'd seen this photo that the camera was acting up again & i'd ended up with a blurry photo. I've given these away so i can't get a better photo now. :(
I'd stitched the little stitchery for another project which i decided not to make but it found a home on this bon bon.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday Night Sewing With Friends

Last night i joined with Cheryll for Friday Night Sewing With Friends. I worked on my embroidery for Christmas decorations
Pop on over to Cherylls' to see what other Friends have been working on. Thursday saw a box of goodies arrive for me
From Lyn(no blog) in Mrs Martin's Let's Celebrate Swap. Now for breaking news
My grandson was recently born. He is so cute & adorable. He arrived early & they are both doing well.

 Happy Stitching,

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Finish & fabric

The other day i decided to work on the little babushka cross stitch i was given for my birthday. I couldn't decide at first which pattern to use then went with the heart.
So very cute. Another parcel arrived for me the other day in the fat 1/4 birthday swap ran by Maree. These gorgeous fabrics & cute little cutter arrived from Shez.
Thanks Shez for my lovely gift & beautiful card.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, December 2, 2013


Gorgeous bag(in my favourite colour too. :)) & cross stitch gift from Lyn(no blog) for my birthday in Mrs Martins  Let's Celebrate swap,
Cute mug & fabric from my friend Cath for my birthday,
from Maree in the fat 1/4 birthday swap she ran this year,
from Christine in the fat 1/4 swap. Thankyou to you both.
Gifts from Janet in the 6 item swap also ran by Maree. As we were allowed to open 5 i did. :)
Gorgeous gifts from Janet. Love the quilts in the book.
These gifts are from Jan in the Santa Sack swap run by Cheryll. Love the gorgeous bag Jan sent me as a Santa sack.
SSCS gift in the swap run by Chookyblue. I accidently opened 1 of the presents a little early as i thought it was the ornament package. The 2 lovely ornaments arrived a few days after the parcel & i found out then i was supposed to wait. Oh well.

Happy Stitching,


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...