Monday, December 29, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
I am disappointed I cannot participate next year but I want to play safe as I look like being in for a busy year with my mum.
A big thank you to Peg and Shez for all you have done during the year to keep us all organised and on time.
Thank you to all my wonderful swap partners for their kindness and generosity.
To those of you who have taken the time to find my own blog and visit and leave comments, I would also like to say thank you.
Have a wonderful time with your swaps in 2015. I will follow with great interest.
I am also going to show the gifts I sent to Claire for the final swap this year. Claire was my partner to send to, but she has been very busy and hasn't been able to post. If I post the pictures for her it will take the pressure off Claire to do so.
Claire,I do hope you enjoyed the gifts.
This is the parcel.
A sewing bag designed by Rosalie Quinlan.
This is a collection of some of the items I added to the gifts that were sewn.
Best wishes , Claire. I hope these helped you to enjoy Christmas.
Good luck to everyone for a safe and Happy New Year.
Cheers from Karen.
This beautiful giant Hexie table mat was in the last parcel I got to unwrap on Christmas day…..totally blown away by it Sharon it is utterly gorgeous!! I’ve already placed it onto my coffee table in the lounge room so i can admire it and hubby has been warned not to place anything on it or else!
Thank you so much for being my swap partner and making the twelve days leading up to Christmas such fun, I felt like a kid again getting to open a surprise each morning
I also want to thank Shez and Peg for organising and running the Friends having fun swaps throughout the year you’ve both done a marvellous job and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for our swaps in 2015…..Big hugs heading your way girls (((((((HUGS))))))) Love Barb!
Friday, December 26, 2014
I can see why Cheryll kept this as the big one until Christmas Day.
I know one of my guidelines for colours was bright. How perfect are Cheryll's selections!
But that's not all. Here are the backs. More gorgeous fabrics.
I am going to enjoy these lovely gifts for many Christmases to come.
Thank you, Cheryll, for all the time and care you have taken in selecting and making all the wonderful gifts in our swap.
I have been extremely lucky to have had you for my partner.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Day 8: cream cross stitch material with a magnetic pin keep
Day 9: Tissue holder made up in Midwinter Red fabric
Day 10: three pretty Christmas tea towels
Day 11: A beautiful dilly bag made up with my all-time favourite fabric designers Bonne & Camille.
Thank you so much Sharon for making my Christmas that much brighter and fun, I’ve loved opening up all my parcels from you!
Just one more sleep and I’ll be able to open number 12….I wonder what I will unwrap in the morning
I want to take this opportunity to thank Shez and Peg for organising these swaps, I’ve had soooo much fun and can’t wait to see what we’ll be getting up to next year with our new swaps
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!
What a wonderful time it has been opening one parcel a day. Very exciting.
Here are my latest installments from my wonderful swap partner, Cheryl.
I have 3 days to cover this time.
First up I have a holder for plastic bags and a rather gorgeous tea towel.
And how did Cheryll know that I recently threw out my older bag holder as it fell apart?? Have there been secret visits??
Next up is this gorgeous apron.
Look at the cute button on the pocket.
And last of all for today there is this beautiful reindeer bag.
And the design was different on the other side too. Very handsome reindeer.
Yes, several packets have been sampled already. And why not!! I think this bag may have to hang on the tree. It may be a good way to hide a few choice choccies from others. Hmmm... .
I often feel that thank you is not enough to say to my swap partner, Cheryll. But I do hope you know how much I have enjoyed all your lovely gifts.
AND Cheryl included a gorgeous mug as well.
THANK YOU Cheryl... I love ALL my gifts. You have chosen perfectly for me.
Merry Christmas my friend... stay safe until 2015 when we will meet up again.