Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas to you all!

Wow! Maree has given me a project that has been on my to do list for ages. It's a gorgeous stitchery from Annie Downs' book "A Christmas Story". Maree's handiwork is superb and I'm so lucky to own it.
Thank-you Maree and I hope you like the gifts I've made for you as much as I love yours made for me.

Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you enjoy the holidays!
I'll be back later to tell you about the rest of my Christmas
Hugs to everyone
Jo xxx

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Advent Swap 24th December

On the 24th day Maree has really spoilt me, just look at the gorgeous embellished towel set

they're absolutely gorgeous!
Thank-you so much Maree
Only one more sleep to go and I'm so excited, I bet you all are too!
***Sweet Dreams and don't forget to leave cookies and milk out for Santa***

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Advent Swap 23rd December

On the 23rd day Maree gave to me

the cutest tin Santa ornament and a tablerunner pattern!
Thank-you Maree
Only 2 more sleeps!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Advent Swap - 22nd December

On the 22nd Day Maree gave to me

scrapbooking goodies! I'll have loads of fun with these!
Thank-you Maree!

Monday, 21 December 2009

Advent Swap - 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st December

On the  18th Day Maree gave me a suncatcher, butterfly and some sweets

Day 19, perle thread, cotton and scissors

Day 20, the letter J and a xmas stocking

and today the 21st I received a scrapbooking folder

WOW! Thanks Maree, It's so much fun opening all these gifts and I feel so very lucky to have you as my partner.
Only 4 more sleeps until the big day, I hope you all are receiving something equally as special!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Advent Swap - 16th and 17th December

On Day 16th Maree gave to me a great xmas Mug

and today the 17th I received

2 little birdies that I've hung on my tree!
Thank-you Maree

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Advent Swap - 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th December

Advent Swap pressies from Maree
12th December

13th December

14th December

this is a nifty little carry bag that compacts into a tiny little pouch!
and the 15th December

yummy sweets and DMC's!
Thank-you Maree!!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Advent Swap - 11th December

Day 11 and Maree gave me a beautiful scissor keeper and some scissors. It's a  great pocket for protecting my scissors! Thanks Maree.

Last night my son's school had their Primary Showcase, it was a wonderful event, lots of fabulous performances. The Grade 3 class was a standout performing "The Grade 3 Blues".
There was lots of clapping when my son's Year 6 group performed to a Kiss song, they looked fabulous in their costumes!

My son was the drummer (on the right).
They've only got 4 more days of primary school and next year he'll be heading to high school. They grow up far too quickly :-(

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Advent Swap - 10th December

Well here we are at day 10, only 15 more sleeps to Christmas!
Today's gift from Maree

Some gloves, great for machine quilting and the perfect size for my hands and some glue sticks, I seem to lose these all the time! However did you know Maree?
Thank-you :-)

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Advent Swap - 9th December

For day 9 Maree gave me a tape measure and pins in a cute little re-useable container, all very handy to a stitcher like me!

Thanks Maree!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Advent Swap - A brief interruption!

If you pop on over to Clare's Craftroom you can see the ornament I made Clare for the Handmade Xmas Ornament Swap! Thanks again Robyn & Clare for hosting a successful swap!

Advent Swap - 8th December

Day 8, Lavender soap and satchet, mmm it smells devine, it's such a calming smell!

Thanks Maree!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Advent Swap 5th, 6th and 7th December

I bet you're all enjoying opening your advent swap pressies, do you wake up each morning in anticipation? It's like being a child all over again.
Here's Saturday's gift

followed by Sunday's gift

and followed by today's gift

Thank-you Maree, you're certainly spoiling me!

Friday, 4 December 2009

Advent Swap interlude

Clare was my partner in the Ornament Swap, hosted by Robyn and Clare herself. Clare sent me one of her gorgeous party frocks, isn't it so sweet, it reminds me of a time long ago when I used to play with barbie Dolls. The closest I've come to dressing barbie dolls in my adult years is playing with my sons Action Man dolls, it's just not the same though.

Thank-you Clare, it's beautiful and so is the handmade card! Thanks also to Robyn and Clare for hosting the swap!

Advent Swap - 4th December

Isn't it like being a kid again opening these pressies, here's my 4th gift from Maree

a scrapbooking rubon and a very pretty notebook, thanks Maree!
Don't forget our Flickr Group, click on the icon in my sidebar, it'll take you there.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Advent Swap - 2nd December

Day 2's gift from Maree

Lovely bauble ribbon and scrapbaooking embellishments!
Thank-you Maree

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Advent Swap - 1st December

Well hopefully all packages have arrived or will arrive shortly to all advent swappers. I opened my first gift this morning from Maree and she's sent me some gorgeous spotty fabric! Thank-you Maree!!
Now ladies remember to post regularly and thank your partners and you can also upload your pics to Flickr so everyone can see what you've received.
Just click on the Advent Swap pic on my sidebar and it'll take you to the flickr group.
Once again thank-you Maree and I look forward to opening the rest and seeing what everyone else receives too.
Merry Christmas to All!!