Saturday, December 28, 2013

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.

19 comments:

creations.1 said...

Beautiful gifts barb - I agree with you re the fabric range - it is very nice!

shez said...

such lovely gifts you received Barb,i can see why you are so happy with them,have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

Christine M said...

Lovely gifts Barb. Everyone's place is going to look amazing next Christmas with all these wonderful swap presents!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely gifts Barb...no wonder you are thrilled x

Cheryll said...

Oh I couldn't agree more Barb.
Happy New Year to you too! :)

Ondrea said...

More lovely handcrafted Christmas things to enjoy. Your home will be full to the brim of things made just for you with love.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Lovely gifts Barb. Have a great new year and here's hoping 2014 is a great one. hugs

Too many eggs said...

I m just loving all these hand stitched items, your pressie from Cheryl is just gorgeous and the basket is super handy

Maria said...

Gorgeous gifts you received.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Aamzing gifts.....

Heather said...

Lovely swap items. You lucky girl!

Kim said...

Barb that fabric range looks like Aspen Frost by Basic Grey. You received some lovely gifts. Happy New Year.

Karen said...

It looks like you have had a wonderful Christmas. The New Year is sneaking up quickly. Have a good one!

Susan said...

Lovely Christmas goodies, beautiful table topper. You might have to keep it out a little longer. Wishing you a happy 2014 too.

FloS said...

So many lovely gifts !! You certainly has a fabulous Christmas !
best wishes !
Florence

Noela said...

Enjoy your beautiful gifts. Happy New Year to you and your family as well. Hugs.....

Maria said...

So glad that you liked the yarn, Barb! I love all the other gifts you got...beautiful fabrics and stitching :-)

Cheryl said...

Barb so glad you loved it - I so enjoyed making it for you, and yes would love for us to do another xmas swap this year. I absolutely LOVED my gorgeous gifts, especially my gorgeous snowman wallhanging (which I still have up by the way). My apologies for my tardiness in thanking you. My laptop died 6 days before xmas, so a new one arrived Thursday and will post some photos of my gorgeous gifts, thankyou so much Barb

Tatkis said...

Wonderful gifts!

Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Tatyana