Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Christmas In July - Gifts I Sent

I was lucky to receive Anthea as the person I had to send to for the Christmas In July exchange.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous, as I had just met Anthea at the Perth Quilt Fair and we got along so well, I knew we were set to be long term blogging buddies and get-together friends, so I wanted to make sure that everything I made for her was special and I was 100% pleased with.

There were a few trial items that didn't make the cut.  I either didn't like fabric combinations or it just looked too simple.
I was extremely happy with the final three items though and here they are in the order they were made.

First I wanted to make Anthea something that predominantly showcased a cross stitch pattern, as Anthea had just started back into cross stitching herself.

Secondly I made an appliqued gift tag and blanket stitched around the outside in a lovely hand dyed thread called "Joy Noel".

My final piece was a fabric storage bag.  I thought Anthea could use this for anything from holding the buns on the Christmas table during dinner, to holding baubles or decorative pieces.  It would be pretty multi functional.

She personally called to thank me and I have to say that I am so pleased they have a new home with such a lovely, appreciative dear friend.  Hugs to you dear Anthea, I hope you are feeling better.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas In July Is Here!!!!

YAY Opening Day.
My Christmas Elf this year is Sue and take a look at the lovely creations she made for me.

Aren't they fantastic.
Here is a close up of the lovely table runner and Angel mini quilt.

Thank you Sue for the lovely treasures you included and for my 3 delightful items.  They will all make a wonderful addition to my Christmas decorating.

The lady I sent to might not be able to open her gifts right away due to an unfortunate visit to the hospital, so i will wait to hear that she has and then I will upload pictures here of what I made for her.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting.

Friday, July 18, 2014

How Exciting!!!!

My Christmas In July parcel has arrived.  

Can't wait till July 25th to see what goodies lie beneath the wrapping.

Thank you to my Secret Elf, they have arrived safely!!

Let the countdown begin ..........

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting