My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Handmade for Christmas



I said on yesterday's post that I would be back soon to show you some handmade Christmas goodness. Here is a sneak peek I shared —
This is a beautiful cross stitch made for me by YD - here it is in its full glory —
I'm not kidding when I say I was blown away, it's gorgeous!!

I also received this sweet tree hanging from a dear friend —
Thank you so much :-)

A few posts back I shared this photo of the lovely ornament made for me in Chooky's SSCS (secret Santa swap). At that stage I wasn't sure who had made it for me.
On Christmas Day we were allowed to open the main present from our Secret Santa... and I found out that Julie of simplestitches was my partner. Look at the beautiful runner I received —
Thank you Julie, I love it!
Julie also included a wee pattern but whoops I haven't photographed it sorry.
I've found the perfect spot for it!

My dear friend Doniene also sent me a runner - a simply gorgeous log cabin, in totally different shades of blue and reds to Julie's one.
Now don't despair, I am more than happy to have received two special new runners as I have more than two spots in my house that need them :-)
You may be able to see the lovely feather quilting in the blue but I didn't capture it quite as well as I thought I had.
Again, thank you Doniene, it is simply beautiful :-)

I started this post showing you what YD gifted me, but I haven't showed you what else she has been working on....the two wee dogs in the family both have new Christmas jerseys!!

ED's wee dog is a 'proper hunting dog' so his jersey is camoflauge green... and the reindeer could loosely be interpreted as a hunter's deer.
Two lucky little dogs..they were knitted shorter than usual as a nod to our
summer Chirstmas.
This pic shows the 3-dimensional scarf!
Hmmm, my 'group photo shoot' didn't go well!
I know you'll all agree with me in saying that these are all very special gifts, made with love and care; just great ♥
See you next time - I hope to squeeze in one more post, showing my makings, before 2016 ends!
 

25 comments:

I am said...

Hi Raewyn ,wow the cross stitch chooks that your daughter did is stunning ,I think she might be just as clever as her mum.
Oh I love both your runners what gorgeous gifts to receive and you have the best dressed doggies ,they are so cute,happy New Year my friend xx

margaret said...

the chickens are such fun and you certainly got lots of wonderful makes from your friends, you are one lucky lady

Lin said...

That cross stitch panel is superb - what a great choice of design. I love the table runners. The one from Julie is stunning colourwise - my favourite - but I can see enough of the beautiful quilting on the second one to know that it is just as stunning real life. xx

creations.1 said...

Wow - just a whole lot of beautiful!

Rike Busch said...

The chickens are amazing! The colors - I love them! And the jerseys are so cute, too.
Greetings from Germany, Rike

Maria said...

Oh your YD has stitched a gorgeous "Chooky" cross stitch. And the wee jackets she knitted for the fur babies are also beautiful....
Your cute ornament and the tablerunners are lovely.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the cross stitch and the little sweaters are so cute. I could see the feather quilting on table runner -so nice!

Needled Mom said...

Such lovely handmade gifts. The runners are both beautiful. I LOVE the cross stitching and the dog's sweaters are perfect.

Connie said...

Everything is wonderful and your chicken cross stitch is so adorable, it brought a smile to my face. Cutest dog sweaters ever . . . love the snowmen:)
Happy New Year!
Connie :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I like those dog sweaters--how cute!!!
Love all your goodies--
and yes that chicken cross stitch is delightful and alot of work it looks like--
great job--
love and laughter, di

Doniene said...

What a wonderful set of treats! YD did awesome! Those "crooks" will brighten your day whenever you see it! Doggie sweaters! How fun! Don't think Bess would go for that!! LOL I see Emma didn't get one either! LOL!

Ooooooo, aaaaahhh, love the runner from Janet! What a grand pattern! And can't beat those colors! Great place for it!

I'm hoping to get a post up soon! Maybe in the next day or so!

Happy New Year!

Love from Texas!

Gina said...

Great goodies but those chickens are adorable. I love them

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

The chickens are wonderful, made me smile! Nothing nicer than handmade gifts, that's for sure!

Fiona said...

very special gifts - handmade with love...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

I would say the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree with YD. Your chicken cross stitch is so cute as are the canine fashions. Love your table runners too.Nothing beats handmade with love xxx

Kerryn said...

I just LOVE what YD made for you for Christmas, such a cute design, and it is indeed VERY special.

Jindi's Cottage said...

LOVE the cross stitch YD made you, such a cute design...gorgeous hand mades all around, lovely star runner for your SSCS present...she is on a roll with those doggie jumpers...

Cisca Heiden van der said...

Your Christmas was good. What a lovely cross stitch you received from your daughter, and the other presents are also beautiful! The dogs outfits are cute! Strange to see Christmas in Summer, here it's cold and misty and (ice)rainy. Brr....
Happy 2017!

straythreads said...

So many wonderful treasures!
have a Happy New year

Karen S said...

These are lovely gifts, Raewyn. So thoughtful of your daughter and your friends. So cute seeing the dogs in their little outfits.

desertskyquilts said...

What wonderful, wonderful presents. Any one of them would have been fabulous, but all of them together ... wow! Those little chicks are just adorable.

kiwikid said...

What a beautiful present your YD made for you! It is amazing, she is one clever chookie, love the dogs jumpers too, hope the dogs enjoyed wearing them!! Lots of beautiful presents at your house.

Suz J said...

I absolutely adore the dog sweaters... so cute, and so well designed! Lots of fun.

Terry said...

Those chickens are so cute! :0)

simplestitches said...

wow I love the cross your YD did for you! Love that you found the perfect spot for the runner I made you, it looks great! very cute doggie jumpers.