Monday, 29 December 2008

Swap Pressies revealed

I don't know about the rest of you but I was very spoilt this christmas.

Firstly the trip away to visit my bestie from high school was meant to be my pressie but my wonderful hubby and son also bought me some beautiful perfume and beads for my charm bracelet. As for the trip I promise to do a post later about where we went and what we did.

The swaps I received from my cyberspace buddies Dawnie and Stina, are awesome and I just love them, here's what Dawnie sent, so much work has gone into these, can't wait to use the wine bottle carrier and the scented sachet is devine. There's a covered notebook, a chenille bag, stitchery pattern and a xmas door hanger too!

and Stina's gorgeous Tilda wallhanging and wire angel will be gracing my walls every xmas from now on....Thank-you ladies for doing a swap with me, I know how busy you both were before christmas and I'm amazed at how much work you've put into these gifts, they are fabulous!!

My bestie from high school is also a talented stitcher and she made me this lovely wallhanging for my sewing room....

Thank-you V!

My dear friend Sarah gave me a Lynette Anderson stitchery, button and a timber frame. Sarah's made one of these before and they're just gorgeous, can't wait to make mine!


and last but not least is my SSCS from Chookyblue's swap. My secret swapper was Renee from the US. Renee made me this paper pieced wallhanging out of lovely fabrics and also sent me a huge amount of fabric that I'm sure I can find many uses for. Thank-you Renee!Swaps have definitely made 2008 a great year. I've made so many new friends through blogging that my life just seems to be very fullfilled. I've got two major milestones coming up, one year of blogging and 100 posts so keep an eye out in the new year for a giveaway.

I hope you all enjoyed your christmas day as much as I did and I hope you all have a fabulous New Year!!

11 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Jo. So many lovely gifts ... my favourites are the angel wallhanging and your friends stitchery. Happy New Year.
Christine

Amanda said...

What great prezzies. I made the ...'s room stitchery for my Stitcher's Angel partner, and one of these days plan to make one for myself; I really like the fabric on yours too. Now where did your pal Sarah get that lovely timber frame, I've been keeping my eyes open but never seen anything like it. I agree, swaps are such fun, and I'm looking forward to see what 2009 brings. Happy New Year Jo

May Britt said...

Looks like you have been on Santas nice list too :)
A lot of great things here.

Linda said...

Such lovely gifts, and such a variety, lucky you. Hope your NY is a terrific one.

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Jo, you recieved lovely things! You must feel very happy with all those wonderful projects, given to you with care and love!

Leanne said...

Lots of blogging goodness there...I love Stina's wire angel.

Kerri said...

WOW you have been spoilt and well deserved too. Hope you had a great xmas and all the best for 2009.

Chookyblue...... said...

so many beautiful gifts here........enjoy you deserve them......

DAWNIE said...

It is great that you have lots of good blogging buddies.

Jules said...

Happy New Year Jo, lovely gifts. I get excited just on the parcel post mark then alone whats inside...........just big kids aren't we..............lol Very generous ladies and very beautifully made items.

Jules

Lynn E said...

Dear Jo
I have to thank you for being my SSCS partner. I absolutely love my bag its perfect. I am having problems posting pictures so I haven't been able to upload the pictures of the wall hanging and bag as of yet. Please send me your snail addie. Sorry for the tardy posting but I just got back from the Dominican Republic which my DH took me to for my Christmas present