Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Catching Up

Looking back over the last few blog posts I realised there was a few things I hadn't shown you, so this is a "catchup post".

Our friend Maria had organised a Christmas decoration swap amongst a group of us and we finally got to give and receive our decorations at the FignBerry soiree in the middle of October.  My partner was Maria, and this was what she made for me -
Isn't he gorgeous?  Maria painted and stitched this cute little guy and added some  little bells.  And that was supposed to be it.

But she knows I love teddy bears, and so she also made me this - presented in a beautiful little trinket box.  Now I wish I had put a 20 cent coin beside this because it is certainly  no bigger than that. How she turns those tiny little arms and legs inside out I will never know. But he is just adorable. 

I've "borrowed" these photos from Shez's blog as I'm sure I had taken photos of what I had made for Maria, but apparently not, or at least nowhere to be found. I stitched two decorations from Michelle's (Rag Tag Stitchin')  book of Christmas alphabet - the "M" for Maria of course and I also stitched the bear and just left off the "B" as Maria also loves her bears. I found a little Christmas bear jar and filled it with buttons.  This was a fun swap to do amongst friends.

I had shown you my gorgeous gifts from Keryn in the FHFS swap, but hadn't shown you what I sent to Keryn -

This fun little snowman mat, and

another xmas one as well.  You would be forgiven for thinking the theme was Christmas, but was actually wool or wool felt.  Keryn and I are both Christmas fanatics, along with a couple of others I know, so what else could I do for her.

And I couldn't finish without showing one photo from my daughter's wedding a week or so ago -
These are both my beautiful girls.
And my little man was ring bearer (bride's son)  - not that he was a least bit interested in that job lol.
Cheryl

13 comments:

barb's creations said...

I love one on one swaps and I have to admit to being very like you and Keryn in our love for anything Christmas lol. Your daughters are both beautiful :) Barb.

KERYN B said...

Beautiful wedding photos your little man is very handsome. Really pretty gifts you received in your swap and really pretty gifts you sent to me!!

shez said...

Such beautiful gifts you have made Cheryl,Teagan looked gorgeous and her little man was so handsome in his suit and so very cute,looking forward to catching up with you and Keryn this weekend xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh how cute is that wee bear...love it! Lovely Christmasy goodies too! Beautiful wedding pic of your girls. I cannot believe how fast your little Grandson has grown. What a cutie xx

Jo said...

Great catch up photos.
Maria's gifts are lovely. Both to and from.. Keryns too.
Gorgeous wedding day memories..

Helen said...

Beautiful gifts all around, you have two beautiful daughters and such a handsome little grandson..such a cutie !!

Karen S said...

It is lovely to see all the swap items. What a great collection given and received.
The wedding photos are gorgeous. Looks like a a great day. Congratulations!

kiwikid said...

Fantastic swap gifts Cheryl.....lovely to see the wedding photos..thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Your place must look amazing decorated for Christmas. The tiny teddy is adorable. Lovely wedding photos.

Christine M said...

Lovely swap gifts, Cheryl. Lovely wedding photos too.

Noela said...

Gorgeous Xmas gifts given and received. Congratulations to your daughter on her wedding, such an exciting day for your family. Hugs.....

Fiona said...

lovely seeing Christmassy things on the go and just such lovely pics of your daughters wedding..
Hugz

Maria said...

Oh how did I miss this post.. Gorgeous swaps and Christmas projects..
Your girls are so pretty and the wee fella is gorgeous....