Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Christmas Catch Up

I so love Christmas - having family visit, putting out my extensive xmas collection, including many special things made for me by friends, making gifts for them in return.  I again participated in Chooky's SSCS and my partner was Clare from New Zealand. I have already shown you the beautiful cross stitched decoration she made for me, but this was the parcel to open Christmas Day -
Clare obviously did some sneaking around and saw that I love snowmen. How gorgeous is this snowman pot holder - way too lovely to use mind, but he looks beautiful hanging on mu oven.  And she read that I would like to have a go and do some English Paper Piecing so very kindly included some papers and template for Lucy Boston, so I look forward to playing with these soon.  Thankyou so much Clare - so lovely to have you as my partner. Such a beautiful sewer she is. 

Now I was VERY spoilt by two or three special friends.  My friend Karen and I "met" doing a xmas swap several years ago now and we immediately hit it off and were like two peas in a pod we had so much in common, so we have continued doing gifts ever since and have since caught up several times even though I'm in Victoria and she's in Queensland. she never ceases to amaze me with such stunning and beautiful gifts and always me to a tee.  Check these out -

Gorgeous knitted plum pudding and stocking for my handmade decorations tree and the most gorgeous soaps you have ever smelt.

Love these two gorgeous hangers - they are quite large and made from beautiful wool felt with the cutest Santa buttons.

Not a great photo, but Karen also made me two beautiful xmas placemats with the cutest snowman fabric.  I didn't have any xmas placemats, so was perfect. Just had to stop hubby from spilling anything on his lol.

And if that wasn't enough Karen sent me the most wonderful selection of patterns and kits in beautiful wool (which we both love working in) - patterns I'd not seen before.How gorgeous is this.

And this beautiful one.

And love these two from 1894 Cottonwood House.

And absolutely loved these gorgeous Lynette Anderson xmas decorations.  I will have fun fussy cutting that beautiful fabric to make them. Oh which one to start first. thankyou my gorgeous friend - blown away with my gorgeous gifts. spoilt beyond belief.

Lots more to show you, but maybe I will leave that for the next post along with some stitching. Cheryl


Michelle Ridgway said...

Santa sure unloaded the sleigh at your house.....beautiful!

Jeanette said...

Lots of lovely gifts there. Love the snowman potholder. Hugs, xx

Karen S said...

Gorgeous gifts. So much lovely Christmas fun.