Monday, 27 December 2010

Exchange goodies sent by me

I thought I had better share some pics of the parcels I sent out for the two exchanges I participated in recently. First up, for Chookyblue's SSCS exchange I sent my gift to Alison/Cardygirl. I showed a pic of the ornament a couple of posts ago, and here is the main gift. This is Peace and Plenty, designed by Leanne Beasley. It is one I have wanted to stitch for a long time, and when I was sneaking around Cardygirls blog 'researching' I noticed she said her favourite colour was red, so I decided this was just the thing for her. I finished it onto a canvas(my first attempt at this, so please excuse all those staples on the back Alison).

Overall pretty pleased with the final result.

This is the handmade part of my gift to Pat for the 6 Things swap organised by Maree.  Pat doesn't have a blog I don't think, but is a member of the Club Quilt Narromine group, and boy oh boy she is very productive! Pat makes the most wonderful quilts, bags, runners, and lots more, so pop on over to their blog and check her work out. 
Something for the craft room was this little thread box, with a Lizzie Kate chart, the required threads, some buttons and some Thread Heaven(I love this stuff).
And I forgot to photograph the other bits and pieces - OOPS!  But they were, some fragrant soap, some Ferrero Rocher choccies, a book of scenic pics of NZ taken from the air, and a gingerbread house Christmas decoration.  I hope that Pat enjoys the goodies - I sure enjoyed gathering the bits and pieces for her parcel.

Well that is the end of swaps for the year for me - now I need to focus on Stitching Round the Block for Leanne. Raewyn and Janis...............and A Gardeners Journal..........and Butterfly Garden ..and Virtues Sampler .............and..............................well, you get the idea. lol


13 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

you sent to 2 ladies I know........absolute perfect present for Alison she loves it and I think Pat would love what you made her too........

By Hoki Quilts said...

Your last statement gave me a grin - oh those lists do go on don't they?I decided that if I started calling them by different names I felt better about them ie, PHD's(projects half done), WIP's(works in progress) get the idea??? What ever name I give them there is still plenty waiting, LOL. Hey missie I love your little stitchery and that bag - awesome. Well done you.
hugs - Miche'le

Tricia said...

What a great exchanger you are!! I love all your handiwork and the little sewing box with pattern and threads and such was an excellent idea! It sounds like you have a full year of stitching planned. I'll enjoy watching your progress!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Love what you made for Alison and Pat! They are gorgeous! Don't forget to add Vignette quilt to that list!! ;)

Siobhan said...

You put a lot of heart into your art. Everything is gorgeous, I know the recipients must be thrilled.

Jody Herbert said...

Gorgeous gifts that you sent - they are very lucky ladies indeed!

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky, what a great idea to put the stitchery on a canvas. Both gifts are stunning.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Annie said...

Those are fabulous gifts! Your stitchery piece looks so perfect. And that bag is special with those little pinwheels. Plus the packages sound so wonderful with all those extras.

Bet everyone will be vying to get you for an exchange partner now!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love what you made, especially your quilted bag.

Raewyn said...

Oh what gorgeous gifts you have made and put together!! I am sure they will be much appreciated. Your list of things sounds a bit like mine - on-going and getting longer every time I think about it!!!

Michelle said...

Lovely gifts, love the stitchery on the canvas, you've made a wonderful job of it! I look forward to seeing lot's more wonderful projects in 2011! Take care,
Blessings
Michelle

Cardygirl said...

I love my stitchery...it is stunning! You are so sneaky! Thank you so much!

Lynda said...

Happy Christmas Nicky - you've made some beautiful presents.

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