This year I decided to take part in Cheryll's annual Christmas In July swap..... I haven't taken part for a few years so I was excited to be a part of it.
I had a 'Boxing Day' unwrap as my parcel arrrived on the 26th and wow how spoilt was I??!!
Lyn (no blog) sent me the most lovely and generous package...can you imagine my squeals of delight when I first unwrapped this —
|"Oh this lady knows my tastes" is what I thought!|
But wait, there's more —
|I love how the addition of a bit of ribbon and a bell make this into a perfect|
|Hasn't this wee guy got the sweetest face?|
|- and body!|
|Hmmm not sure where the chocolates got to.......!|
Once again Lyn, thank you so much. It really was a lovely set of gifts! I love them all :-)
Even though Lyn doesn't have a blog, she does comment as 'Linny', so if you receive a comment from her, just know that she makes the most beautiful things!
I love these swaps where we send to different people than we receive from. This year I sent to Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches . I was delighted to 'draw' her name as she sent to me a few years ago in a Secret Santa Swap and we have been blog friends ever since.
In my last post I gave you a sneak peek of this wee Gingie (from Michelle's Gingerbread Kisses book). Here he is in the hanging I made for Anthea.
One of the things Anthea made me last time was a 'Round the World' table topper. I knew straight away that I wanted to make her one the same (similar at least) —
|The one I made for Anthea|
|This is a clearer look at the fabrics.|
|It gets well used every Christmas.|
This covered pad completed the trio of goodies I crafted for her.
[These three makes are my three OPAM finishes for the month too :-)].A very big thank you to Cheryll for hosting this swap. Not many people took part but I'm pleased that I did!!
'till next time,