Swap with Cheryl, Celebrate swap & Maree's 6 item swap
Cheryl and I decided we'd love to do a one on one swap for Christmas when we met up at one of our Mill Rosie meet ups and we got to exchange our gifts at Leanne Beasley's Christmas gathering in November and decided to wait till Christmas day to open them and boy I wasn't disappointed with what Cheryl decided to make for me, this is just absolutely gorgeous and I had no idea what it was as Cheryl had wrapped it around a cardboard tube so no amount of squeezing or shaking gave me any clues......not that this happened often LOL :) Thanks Cheryl I LOVE IT!!!! It will be taking pride of place on my coffee table in the lounge room next year so everyone can admire it, Maybe if you're willing we can do another Christmas swap for 2014, hint, hint??? :)
The lovely Maria sent me this gorgeous handmade basket for Maree's 6 item swap as my final "under the Christmas tree" gift and inside were two balls of beautiful blue wool with if you look closely has blue sequins through them, love them! Maria also sent a ball of multi-coloured hand painted merino 4ply and I can't wait to try crocheting with this I have just the scarf pattern in my head that will go beautifully with this wool. Thanks Maria, I've loved everything you've sent me for this swap and I did finally get the chance to read the book you sent me and you were right it was a thoroughly enjoyable read, I'll have to see if my local library has this author so I can read more of her books :)
This Christmas wall hanging I received from my "Celebrate swap" partner Leanne, I just love Natalie Ross's stitcheries and the fabric she combined it with to make up this wall hanging fits it perfectly, I'm no too sure what the fabric range is called but I'll have to find out as I've fallen in love with it., but wait there's more.......
Leanne also sent me this cute bunting made out of the same fabric range, utterly gorgeous and will definitely be hung in my sewing room next year to celebrate the season! Thanks Leanne I've enjoyed exchanging swaps with you throughout the year but most of all I've enjoyed getting to know you better through them :)
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, New Years Eve is nearly upon us and then........2014, oh boy another year to look forward to with all it's promises and surprises for everyone my wish is that you all have a happy and safe 2014 and I'll see you back here safe and sound for more bloggy fun in 2014 :) Barb.