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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July

The countdown was on this week, with Opening Day for the Christmas in July swap on Friday (the 25th of course!).
My parcel arrived nice and early  (even before the official posting date!) so I had Marcia from Daisy Jayne's gifts watching me and tempting me for quite a while!
I behaved myself and resisted the urge though, and it was very exciting to finally be able to open the gifts. Wow, what a wonderful parcel of goodies, just so beautifully made and packaged.
 As well as the three handmade gifts, there was a really lovely assortment of other goodies, all Christmas themed, red jubes, green buttons, cards, gift-tags, threads, notebooks, fabrics, threads....
The generously sized bag had this Santa on him - isn't he
the sweetest guy ever? (Yellowish photo sorry, the colour
is more true in the photo above).
Three Wise Men. Gorgeous stitching and I also really liked
that it was on quite a dark background.
This beautiful tea towel could only be Christmas! - a lovely rich red
with delightful appliqued Christmas trees. See the booklet to the right of it? It
was full of yummy looking Christmas recipes. Such a lovely idea.
 Thank you so much again, Marcia, your gifts were beautiful and generous. I was very lucky and look forward to using them in December ...and before...
Thank you also to Cheryll for arranging the swap. It's been a lot of fun. There is a link up *here* if you want to have a peek at what everyone else sent and received this July.

What I loved about this swap is that who we made for and received from were different - my gifts went to Jan. I will post about them another time, but if you go *here* you will see them.

Happy creating :-)

24 comments:

canuckquilter said...

What a fun swap! Your goodies are lovely, and I popped over to see what you sent along and loved those too.

marina said...

Marcia made you such gorgeous gifts. Those three wise men are fabulous. How clever.
love your new santa bag too.

Simone Harding said...

Marcia made some wonderful gifts. The Santa sack is soooo cute. Will be great to fill up at Xmas.

shez said...

Hi Raewyn wow what awesome gifts Marc sent to you,i so love the bag and the 3 wise men,such a lovely parcel for you to receive,enjoy.xx

Susan said...

Happy Christmas in July! Your gifts look lovely, Marcia put a lot of work into them.

Julie said...

Gosh what gorgeous gifts Raewyn - just beautiful. I have been reading about these Christmas in July swaps on a few blogs lately. Love that bag :-)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely gifts and the presents you made are beautiful too!

margaret said...

you certainly got some lovely swaps here

kiwikid said...

What beautiful goodies! You were very good to resist opening before the 25th!

Jo said...

Nice size bag. Love the Santa . He is so cute

Karen said...

These are delightful gifts. Definitely worth the wait.

Maria said...

WOW!! Marcia sent you beautiful handmade gifts as well as lots of goodies..

Needled Mom said...

Those are all wonderful. I really like those kings.

Michelle said...

Wow Raewyn, some gorgeous gifts-just looked at the link, it does get you into the spirit of Christmas. Great swap!!
Michelle

Michelle said...

Wow Raewyn, some gorgeous gifts-just looked at the link, it does get you into the spirit of Christmas. Great swap!!
Michelle

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It was the best swap....yoyr gifts are gorgeous...

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

So many wonderfully talented people out there and how cool are those goodies in the swap, Love redwork.

Fiona said...

lovely goodies... I do like that wise men hanging....
Hugz

Leonie said...

What a lovely collection of gifts! Looks like a wonderful swap for all!

Janet O. said...

What a delightful package to receive! Lovely gifts, Raewyn. Now I need to go check out the link to see what you sent. : )

Jan said...

You made and received such lovely gifts, Raewyn. I think we were all spoilt in this fun swap.

Cheryll said...

Wow...your gifts are gorgeous! Daisy Jayne always gives beautiful gifts! Thanks for joining in this swap too! :)

Sue2sew said...

My word you were spoiled with such lovely gifts. Beautiful work. A fun swap.

retdairyqueen said...

What lovely gifts
Love the three wise men