One final thing I need to do for 2014 is show the presents sent and received in Chookyblue's 2014 Secret Santa Christmas Swap. I may have said this before, but I'll say it again anyway. This is a fun swap. Chooky matches us Aussie girls with an overseas partner, and therefore all the overseas girls send back to Australia. I think the secret stalking is the best part; learning about another blogger, their likes and dislikes and their lives; planning just the right thing to make and send; waiting for the parcels to arrive.
Thank you, Chookyblue for organising it again!
I got a felt house as my hanging ornament and several machine embroidered red snowflakes/stars that I have been using in different ways, a container I can use to hold lollies or threads, delicious chocolates and a Santa table runner.
The chocolates were in the fridge when I took the photo, not eaten already! LOL (But they are well and truly gone now.)
Thank you very much, Christin!
I had the pleasure to send to Raewyn in New Zealand. My stalking showed a blogger with a lot of talent, so I made personal things.
I have heard from Raewyn and I think she likes them. :-)
One thing I realise I have not shown is the pillow I made for our Sunday Stitchers Christmas swap. It is an adaption of a Kookaburra Cottage pattern. I made it using Paris Flea Market fabric. Again some snooping was in order to make the right thing. I will say Maureen nearly didn't get it. Two reasons, it took longer to make than I thought and, of course, it is exactly my colours, after all I have been collected that fabric range for years.
Which brings me to the end of 2014. No resolutions for next year, just some hopes and dreams.
I would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.
May 2015 bring you your wishes and dreams.
Cheryl (aka Kayly)