Saturday, 25 July 2009

Fairy Girls Xmas Decoration Swap...........

When I signed up for the Christmas in July Swap Fairy Girl wanted to do something...........so after the fun Fairy Girl had with Tink in the SSCS last year I made contact with Oz Country Quilting Mum again to see if the girls wanted to do a swap again...........definitely YES...........a few days and a few conversations later about little girls sewing we had 4 girls for a swap instead of 2..............


the rules were set at something to hang on a tree..........and since there was only 4 they were to make 3 (or 4 if they wanted to keep one) of the same decorations.................


this is what Fairy Girl made............all hand stitched...........


it is a slight variation of the Hatched and Patched Design - Tis the season (xmas tree)



close up..............



This is what Tink sent...........


(the lollies disappeared before I could get the camera)


(decoration hanging off a dead Agapanthus flower - that should have been cut out months ago)



This is what Jessie Girl sent............


Jessie Girl and Fairy Girl made the same decoration but that's fine cause they look a bit different.............Jessie Girl blanket stitched her tree onto the white...........beautiful stitching Jessie Girl............



Poor Angel's have not arrived as her Dad is not good at jobs like remembering the posting so her Mum found out today...........when she found them in the ute...............woops............anyway the girls will love to get something in the mail again next week..........July isn't over yet.........I will show it to you when it arrives...........


I think we will have to organise another swap for the girls maybe later in the year...............the mum's will have to think of something we think the girls can all do.......


....keeping Fairy girl on the job occassionally has been a challenge but she enjoyed making the decorations for the girls..........and it is lovely both of us sitting on the lounge of a afternoon stitching together.............


Take Care til next time..............
Chookyblue

30 comments:

Candace said...

Looks like you're fostering the next generation of stitchers and crafters. Great job mom, and great job Fairy Girl.

Cardygirl said...

A beautiful job Fairy Girl!

joolzmac said...

Yeah, good job girls! It's great to see kids crafting at a young age.

Cheers - Joolz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congrats to all the girls they have all done a fantastic job....love to you Fairy Girl..Peg XX

Annie said...

Well done girls and thanks Chook for the wake up call. Off of to tend the weeds.

Julia said...

Congrats to all the girls ...they have done a great job.
nice to see the younger ones sewing and being creative,,
Keep it up girls!
Julia ♥

Shari said...

This is just so much fun for the girls! What a great way to build a little interest for the next generation... and a special momento in years to come of an interesting childhood! And I just love the decorations... well done girls!!

Miriam said...

Beautiful job Fairy Girl and fellow swappers!!

Its lovely to think of you and your daughter sitting together and stitching.

Sue said...

Well done to Fairy Girl and the others too. What a lovely job they have all done.
My daughter was always more interested in ponies than sewing but joy of joys my 6yo grandie loves to sew with Nanny. I look forward to the time when she will be able to enjoy such a lovely swap.

Maree said...

Great Job Fairy Girl your Ornaments looks Beautiful...Lovely stitching...
Great idea to keep the girl's in swaps...gets them Creative...Good to see...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What gorgeous ornaments - I love seeing young girls get crafty!

Jo in TAS said...

It's lovely to see such youngins' taking part in swaps, and creating such lovely goodies! Well done to all of them!

Gran said...

Delightful!

Margaret said...

So much fun to be had , by these girls, Good on ya mums.

loulee said...

Well done those girls. Your ornaments look great, definitely a good idea.

May Britt said...

They all did a wonderful job with their swap. And it is so fun you can inspire the next generation to start quilting.

Janet said...

They all did so well, they'll keep these forever, fabulous keepsakes.

Bev C said...

Congratulations to all the little ones involved in this swap. They are all just so beautiful, I am sure these Christmas decorations will be treasured for a very long time. Thanks must go to all the Mum's who helped out as well. Have a wonderful Christmas in July.

bluebird-lyn said...

Congrats for a job well done girls.....good to see our traditions will not be lost with the generations to come...good on ya mums....Regards Lyn

Rumi said...

All the girls did fabulous work! I'm sure they all had alot of fun.

Wendy said...

So cute....Fairy Girl and friends are doing great on stitching...love it that the girls and mom's share these interests..keep up the good work..

Chocolate Cat said...

Congratulations Fairy Girl, you have made a wonderful job with some very cute decorations.

Farmyard Crafts said...

FairyGirl! Yay! Everything looks beautiful! You've done a gorgeous job on your ornament!! You should be proud! :)

Leanne said...

Well done girls the decorations are great. Good to see another generation of stitchers on the way. Love the aggie pic.

Jenny said...

Very lovely both given and received. What wonderful memories she'll have stitching with her mum!

Anita said...

All the girls have done a wonderful job!

Sweet P said...

The ornaments are beautiful! What a great idea for young stitchers to have swaps.

Guðrún said...

This is all so well done.

Bec said...

Glad to see you have blogged about the swap, I have been impatient for JessieGirl to blog and show off all their sewing skills! They have all done a fabulous job!
Bec xxx

Little Miss Thimble said...

Hi Chooky,
what a great idea. I would love to do a decoration swap. If fairy girl decides to do another please let me know.