Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Spoilt beyond belief

I was totally, completely and utterly spoilt by wonderful Barb.
She very kindly allowed me to keep all my presents to open on Christmas morning and luckily I had done that before I ended up in an ambulance and off to hospital again.
Thank you so much Barb for your friendship, kindness and the most wonderful bundle of goodies.  I'm having a break from being online but I'll show them all in all their glorious detail when I resume blogging in the new year.
Sending much love to all of you
Big, big thanks too, to wonderful Shez and Peg for organising this fabulous group of swapping friends.  I'm taking a swap break next year to attempt to finish my huge numbers of WIPs but I'll certainly enjoy keeping an eye on everything you all share.

More gifts from Cheryl

Well Christmas has come and gone, now it's time to catch up.  These are the final gifts that I opened from Cheryl.  I was very spoiled.
2 stunning pillows, a reindeer food bag which had peanut m m's in it.
Love this penguin wall hanging.

I have been very spoiled thank you Cheryl.  Now it's time for me to get organised for next year.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

More Spoiling from Fiona

I meant to do this before Christmas, but not sure where the last few days went. 
I have so loved the gorgeous goodies Fiona has sent me.  Day 7 was a lovely photo frame (always handy for grandie photos) and a beautiful teacup thread catcher, and then Day 8 was a lovely set of cheese knives, a lovely "Born to Quilt" scissor keep brooch and a cute little mouse drawstring bag which fits my little LED light in perfectly.

Wow - loved these gorgeous goodies too. Day 9 on the left was the most beautiful heavy cloth bag which unfolds to a wonderful shopping bag - love it, thankyou Fiona.  Underneath is a gorgeous little decoration, and I do apologise that the photo is not very clear.  Day 10 was this most beautiful little table centre - perfect for my coffee table, a lovely handmade dishcloth and teatowel.

Day 11 was this wonderful cotton reel holder with lovely sewing machine top.  I didn't have one of these Fiona, so will be just perfect.

And for Christmas Day this most wonderful snowman wallhanging - just gorgeous and just "me". thankyou so very much Fiona - just love it.
A little close-up.  Thankyou Fiona for all my wonderful gifts. you have well and truly spoilt me. Thankyou to Peg and Shez too for organising our fun swap.

Totally awesome .....

... is the only way to describe my gifts from Marc.....  these are the last 3 days of goodeis

in this parcel was someof those essential gift tags that always run out... they are such beautiful ones too... a mini hanger, two fat quarters of fabric and some lollies... mmmmm

this beautiful bag contained a William Morris calender... just perfect for me... I love his designs...

.. here is a better picture of the beautiful stitching on the bag ... it's all in soft blue greys with a piped red edge.. so striking and effective...

Christmas Day pressie was all about threads (essentials in my life!!) I lovely bag and two different plastic thread cases (hard to see but they are at the top, one has the card thread holdders in it and I have put the loose DMC's in the other to show where it is.....  lots of goodies inside and a fun button hanger which will go in my lovely sewing room....

Thank you so much Marc, your pressies have been an absolute delight to open and what a lot of fun .... Thanks to Peg and Shez for coordinating this all.... xx

I hope you have all recovered from Christmas - and having some relaxation (and stitching) time, some family time and whatever you love to do....

All the very best for 2016 to all this years FHFS stitchers - what wonderful friendships have been made....

Saturday, December 26, 2015

So spoilt by miss Kate

gorgeous tea towel and pegs ... I admired these on Miss Kate's blog and one was for me 

And this was my totally awesome main gift from Miss Kate ...love it xx
Thank you so very much Miss Katexxxxx


I have been looking at all the wonderful pressies you have all received for the Advent swap and it never ceases to amaze me how lovely and thoughtful all of you ladies are. I was quite looking forward to Christmas morning so I could open the special pressie from Keryn. I didn't get to sleep until around 5.30am on Christmas morning and was so tempted to open it but I convinced myself to wait a few hours more. WO!!! Take a geeza at my awesome snowman!  

Isn't he grand? Just need to think of a name for him now and I really don't feel like putting him away for a year. He has so much personality. Thankyou so much Keryn for your beautiful pressies and a special thankyou and very big hug to Peg and Shez for organising this swap throughout the year. 

From Shez

 I opened my last gift from Shez and found this gorgeous table topper with some of Michelle's Gingies on it.
Thank you Shez for all the beautiful gifts you gave me. I have certainly been spoilt.

Thanks to Shez and Peg for organising our fun swaps. 
I won't be joining in next year but will look forward to seeing what you all get up to.

Thanks for another wonderful year of friendship everyone.

Christine xxx

Underneath the Christmas Tree

I have opened my parcel from Mel under the tree. ...so thrilled!
A gorgeous Nodder made by Mel at our very own clever Keryn's workshop! LOVE him soooo much!
He is very much at home with my special "Keryn Family "....
Thank you so very much Mel for all your spoiling in our Christmas swap...I have loved all my gifts....perfect!
Thank you also to our "Dynamic Duo" Shez and Peg for organising this swap...you do an awesome job.
Merry Christmas lovely FHFS friends.
Hugs Michelle xxx

Friday, December 25, 2015

Xmas Day

 Wow this is my main gift from Carol,i absolutely love it Carol,thankyou so very much my friend for all the wonderful gifts you put together for me,it made the 12 days leading up to xmas so much fun,a big thankyou also to my buddy peg for helping run this fun group.
I hope all have a merry xmas and a safe and happy new Year.
cheers shez xx

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Sorry I haven't posted for 2 days but I think everyone is probably as busy as I am, perhaps even more so.  On  Tuesday and Wednesday I received these 3 items. The cutest Santa and a lovely hand painted piece which has stirred up my creative brain cells. I looove this gorgeous Christmas tin and it even contains an assortment of yummies.

Today's gift is some organic Rooibus tea. Just perfect to accompany my mug and bikkies.
The big day is tomorrow and the last gift is looking quite inviting but I shall be patient, I promise.

Two Days of GiFts...

Just look at these gorgeous buttons Christine gave me...

And this even gorgeous-er pin cushion...

And yesterday I received wine glass identifiers... perfect for this festive season...

THANK YOU so very much Christine... I love them... xox

Day 11

I have unwrapped a beautiful fabric cone made out of French General fabric...
Inside 2 pieces of lovely fabric and the most gorgeous birdie button.
Thank you Mel for spoiling me with your beautiful gifts.
Merry Christmas love to all Michelle xx

More Lovely Goodies From Shez

 Day 8 - Doily collection with pre-printed linen.
 Day 9 - Lovely checked Christmas tea towel.
 Day 10 - Christmas hanging hand towel in my favourite colour.
Day 11 - The Christmas Goose pattern and pre-printed linen.

Shez is certainly going to keep me busy stitching!
Thank you for my lovely gifts, Shez.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

To Shez from Carol

This is day 10's lovely gift from Carol,how beautiful is this,thankyou so very much my lovely friend,it is such a pretty set and in my favorite colours too.
cheers shez xx

To Shez from Carol

I just love these insulated bags they will get used alot,especially over the xmas break while i am staying with my sister at the beach.

And i have been wanting one of these bag holders for so long and i have been meaning to make myself one ,now i want have to,and the fabric is gorgeous in this,lots of silver and you know i love bling bling,lol.
Thankyou so much Carol you have blown me away with your lovely gifts.
cheers shez xx

Day 9 &10

Delicious little bundles have revealed...
The cutest little snowfolk on hearts hanger...my favourite CGT Mistletoe and a gorgeous painted birdie...love it all! Thanks so much Mel xxx

a bit overwhelmed...

.... with all my lovely goodies from Marc...

this bag had a book and sweet bird tag (which is on my tree now)

.. such an interesting books - appliqued pieces on background to give the effect of a mosaic tile....
there are several different patterns but this one caught my attention...

... also a lovely little sewing folder.... just so very sweet...

... and full of pockets filled with goodies inside...

... including this minute needlecase.... it's just so gorgeous....

.. thanks so much Marc... you have really spoilt me again... oh gosh I love that teeny weeny needlecase! haha

Hugz to all...xx

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Beautiful Peg also sent this really sweet pattern...complete with fabric and look at that wool yeah..


And this gorgeous bag and a little Santa filled with marshmallows..yummy!

Plus a beautiful journal...just love the colours..
So much fun being part of this wonderful generous group...thanks Peg!!                                                

Catching Up

Three more wonderful gifts from Christine... WooHoo...THANK YOU so much!
Days 7 - 9...
It's FuN opening up gifts each day.... Merry Christmas... Ho Ho Ho