I feel very lucky to have received such beautiful gifts in my SSCS again this year. My swap partner remained a secret right up until Christmas Day when I opened my main parcel. Thank you so much Laila Jacobs-quilt...I love what you have made for me! The stitcheries in my table runner have the neatest, tiniest stitches! Also in my parcel was some pretty Tilda fabric, purse, ribbon and choccy.
Thank you also to Chooky elf for all the time you put into this swap...my Christmas is made even more special by having such beautiful handmade gifts to open Christmas Day!
Not sure how this is going to turn out...I have been playing with a photo app on the iPad. I just snapped the first thing in front of me with the iPad and it happened to be my Blythe to see how it looked in the frame.
I think I am going to have some fun now experimenting with frames!lol
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!!! I am a bit behind with my posting so I will try and catch up in the next couple of days.
I actually managed to do some sewing just before christmas for gifts and even made some soap...both are tutorials I found in blogland...
I tried out Bev's hard lotion bar soap...and I just love it! Fantastic for our dry sensitive skin. Thank you so much Bev for sharing your recipe with us!
I also made 3 of these gathered clutches...2 for gifts and one for me! A tutorial by noodle-head. Be warned though, you can never make just one of these! lol!
And here's my new toy from Santa and I love it!
I am enjoying seeing everyones swap gifts around blogland and will share my lovely sscs gifts in my next post!
Bye For Now
been putting up your christmas decorations?? I had very good intentions of doing it all this arvo, but my christmas tree lights arn't working and none of the shops here have them in stock so I have to wait until I have a trip to the big smoke before I can put up the tree!
My handmade decorations made over the years...some very special that have been received in swaps
I have been spending a bit of time lately at my weeping rose as I just put up some fairy lights (You can only just see the lights in this pic) and also dead heading the old flowers...and each time I am at my rose, a Gold Finch flies out..i have been searching for a nest for days and with hubbies help today we found...
a little Gold Finch Nest...I could see at least 2 eggs. I will try and get some more pics later...I don't like disturbing the mother too much.
This photo was taken from the back deck...it was warm and very windy here today and you can see the smoke in the horizon...we have had a few fires around the state and things are drying off so quickly.
This is my favourite spot to sit and we will hopefully (weather permitting) be having christmas lunch out of the deck.
Are you all ready for Christmas??