Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Gifts....

I hope everyone had a glorious day yesterday..... I'm afraid I didn't get to comment on many posts but I did love reading them all


Was I ever spoilt with the Christmas blogger swap gifts....

Cheryll was a 6 item partner and this was the parcel for under the tree.....

a gorgeous cushion ... look at that striking design

..... and don't you love this extra detail of Ho Ho quilting on it?

... and the prettiest buttons at the back to hold it shut...

Thanks so much Cheryll... even the stuffing for the cushion was provided....

I had two 6 items swap partners and this is the table runner I received from Dawnie (who I had not met before)

... the twelve days of Christmas....

there is so much detail in this item... two circles needleturned ... each circle is a different picture of the 12 items in the 12 days of Christmas song... and you can see the fabric is also of the 12 days....

I love the curved border too and see... it was specially designed by Dawnie herself....

Thank you so much Dawnie.... it's a work of art....

My secret partner in the SSCS was Clare  (also someone I have not met before)  who sent me this wonderful wallhanging.....

... again I just want to show the detail with these tiny buttons and beautiful stitching and peeper border....

... and specially signed on the back too...

Thank you so much Clare.... Hubz has been 'requested' to make a special hanging rack for this one ... I love it

I love hand made items... making them and also getting them and these are all going to be much loved and you all remembered each Christmas along with my ornie collection... thank you so much ladies...

I think one of the best gifts is the new friendships our swap goodies bring with them so thanks Chookyblue and Maree for making these one's happen.....

My other favourite gift at Christmas is hearing from family far and wide.... here is a picture of my 6 grandchildren

Righto, Gotto Go.... I have new pretties to admire.....


  1. Merry Christmas Fiona, those pressies are just gorgeous - enjoy! xxx

  2. What wonderful gifts and beautifully made. It is fun to receive gifts from our quilting friends and more so, the friendships we make online.


  3. Awesome good are these swaps Bubz...

  4. such wonderful gifts you have received Fiona and how precious are this 6 little grandies.xx

  5. Everything is just gorgeous Fiona. I hope you had a wonderful day.

  6. what beautiful gifts and you can see they have been made with so much care and attention to detail.
    you lucky duck

  7. Some lovely you have a head start on next year's decorations!

  8. Am so pleased you enjoyed what i made for you, and all gifts are just amazing, so many talented people out there.

  9. Glad you feel touched by your blogland buddies...know that you touch many in the same way! Such lovely gifties...hope you and hubz had a wonderful day.

  10. You have been really spoiled with beautiful gifts. Love the design on the cushion, and Dawnie's runner is gorgeous. I have that stitchery in my sewing room at Christmas too, it's lovely.

  11. So many lovelies!! Great header.

  12. Fabulous hand made gifts. Love Dawn's centre and Clare does the most beautiful stitchery. I was lucky enough to
    Clare for my "let's celebrate " swap partner....

  13. Lovely gifts Fiona - the cushion is gorgeous and so much work in the runner. xx

  14. You sure did receive some very nice swap items. Lots of love and work went into each one.
    Six grandies! You are truly blessed with family ;-)
    Merry Christmas !!!

  15. Lots of lovely swap items, you have been spoilt. I especially love that cushion, it's so beautiful.

  16. fun for your gifts

  17. Beautiful gifts Fiona...enjoy them all xx

  18. Great gifts Fiona. I especially like the runner. Sharyn:)

  19. Lovely gifts! It is almost a shame that Christmas is over. But there is always another one!

  20. WOW, those are some awesome gifts! Those little spools on the tree are so dang cute!! Good you have more beer on the never know when I might pop in HAHA. xx debbie

  21. Your swap gifts are gorgeous Fiona! Blogland surely is a wonderful place for friendships.

  22. Gorgeous cushion, how clever to spell out ho ho ho with the quilting...lovey table runner, great idea fussy cutting circles with the 12 days of Christmas items...your SSCS wallhanging is lovely, perfectly decorated tree for a stitchy home...enjoy all your lovely swap gifts...

  23. swaps are so much fun......lovely stitchery from Clare....glad she i new to you..........thanks for being part of SSCS 2013.......


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