Now that the dust has settled on our Christmas celebrations I want to share the beautiful gifts given to me by Cheryl in the SSCS exchange organised by Chookyblue and her very able assisant Googy girl. In my last post I showed you the sweet little angel ornament Cheryl stitched for me and here is my beautiful Christmas stitchery piece, isn't it lovely? I love the pretty variegated thread Cheryl has used, and the festive fabrics too. Not only did Cheryl give me some of her beautiful stitching, but she also gave me a kit for another of Marg Low's cute Santa ornaments, I've seen some of these around blogland lately and they are lovely! Thank you Cheryl, I have been thoroughly spoiled....
My SSCS partner was Maria in Australia, and I made her a Shepherds Bush cross stitch design into a Christmas pillow. I made a few modifications to the pattern to make it the right size and shape. I included a hexagon bag pattern and a few fabrics for Maria, a little blog spying told me that not only did she like the colour purple but she was a hexie fan too!
A big thanks to Chookyblue and Googygirl for the time and skills they put into organising this swap, it's the only one I've participated in every year since I started this blog, and I love it, it wouldn't seem like Christmas morning without my SSCS parcel to open!
Well the year is rapidly drawing to a close, I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope all good things come to you in 2014. We are going camping with friends for a couple of nights to see the New Year in, so I will see you all again early in 2014.......... till then, take care ...... Nicky xxx