Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Never too Late

It has been a little bit tardy... no I mean a LoT tardy... of me not to have shown what my last gift from the very generous Peg was...  Forgive me PeG...
This wonderful quilt... yes you read it correctly... A QUILT...
Thank You PeG... for being an awesome partner... xox

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A big thank you to Fiona...

 Day 7 saw me opening a gorgeous journal with my initial beautifully stitched on the front and also done in my favorite colour combination.....
 Day 8... I opened up to find frolicking snowmen on teatowels....so me!!
 Day 9 I  opened my parcel to find a needled keep made up by using a doily....Fiona must have been listening when I said I love to op shop and love finding these 😊 Fiona also added a thread catcher which is coming in very handy.
Day 10 I opened up a kit to make my very own flying dove. I look forward to making this up and hanging it in my sewing room

Day 11  this shopping list pad couldn't have come at a more opportune time as I'd just finished my last one a few days before so it got put on the fridge and utilised immediately, I was also given a cute purse and another smaller journal I can pop imto my bag to jot down notes.
For my final gift Fiona outdid herself with this stunning wall hanging.....
Here's a close up of her beautiful stitching I still haven't put it away yet it's too pretty to be hidden away..... I just want to say a big thank you to Fiona for her gorgeous and well thought out gifts and to Peg & Shez for organizing this fun swap & I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas & a safe and happy 2017 😊

Friday, December 30, 2016

Big thank to Carol

Thank you Carol ... beautiful gifts... wonderful items to enjoy for the whole year to come... & lucky me, I have a new bloggy friend
Look at the wonderful stitching

Big thank you to Peg and Shez for hosting this year swap  ....to both of you lovely ladies a big THANK YOU your time and passion towards keeping the art of needlework and quilting
Alive it is greatly appreciated
Cheers Marc

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Last of My Gifts From Shez

It was very special having a lovely to gift to open each morning for the 12 days leading up to Christmas.  Thankyou so much Shez for my wonderful gifts and lots of spoiling. 

Day 8 was this cute little basket - it may or may not have been a little bit fuller than this with choccie frogs.

And Day 9 were two cute pairs of black cat socks.

Day 10 - loved this gorgeous black wool cat ornament - decorated with house and snowman. 

Day 11 was this very cute hexie case - has little pockets and zippered sections. Perfect for lots of things - needles, threads, etc, and matches a lovely zippered bag made for me for my birthday last year.

Folds up to look like this - nice and compact.

And finally on Christmas Day I opened this. Boy was I blown away.  Teacup Teddies (a lovely design from Michelle) - perfect for me Shez. Just beautiful and so much gorgeous stitching.

A close up - aren't they beautiful.  Thankyou so much for your wonderful and thoughtful gifts. Very spoilt indeed. Cheryl

Thanks .........

 .... to Peg and Shez for hosting this year... what a lot of fun we have had ....  you are both much appreciated and loved....

.... and as for my Christmas secret swapper Cheryll who has spoilt me rotten!!!

 On Christmas Eve I unwrapped this lovely snowman wallhanging and ornament....

... haha... look at those cheeky faces...

... snowmen were just what I needed to help cool down on hot Queensland Christmas....

Christmas Day brought out this stunning sewing bag.....

with heaps of pockets for projects and the wherewithall one needs to carry around....

inside was a storage box for thread - you never have enough places to hide thread do you?

... and a lovely little pink hoop..... I always use a hoop so it's great to have a spare in the bag for those times I am forgetful!

I am flabbergasted at these lovely presents... thanks so much Cheryll..... I wish I could give you a big big hug in real.....

Thanks everyone in this group.....  you are all wonderful and it's been a fun year.....

Hugz from Fiona....

Monday, December 26, 2016

Thanks Angels

A huge big thank you to our very own Christmas Angels Peg and Shez.
Your hard work  has bought us together in friendship and the joy of giving.
Huge big hugs girls xxx

Christmas Day…..


Christmas Day I opened my gift from Marc….this beautiful bag filled with most amazing selection of cards….

From Me to you Dearest Marc…..massive thank you and the biggest hug ever……..