Friday, 11 February 2011

missed this - swap presents...................

With all the SSCS posting I missed showing some swap presents I made in 2 swaps..............
This is what I made for Bec....in my online group.........a christmas table runner............
A stitchery wall hanging  - this is from A Gardener's Journal  - stitched in variegated threads........I used some civl war fabrics to border it cause I know Bec loves them.............
Also I was part of the Advent Swap organised by Fee..............my partner was Margaret.
These are some of the goodies I sent to Margaret. This pic is from Margaret's blog as I took pics of the christmas stitchery wall hanging and I can't find it. The christmas stitchery is from Anni Downs book A Christmas Story and is an applique that I adjusted to stitch.
I showed this previously but Margaret received it in the swap too - design Natalie Bird Tis the Season
I brought this little cross stitch birdy for Fairy Girl to have a go at. She has not tried it yet but I found some more aida and stitched one for my advent swap parcel. 
Not the best pic but I enjoyed getting back into my cross stitch.................

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Oh and while I am on a catch up remember I was having a giveaway for my 800th post...........(which seems so long ago now) but the lovely Jo - Lilly Pilly won the giveaway and could be in her mail box today..........look out Jo.........
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there was something else I wanted to mention but woops that though is gone..........maybe next post i will remember it.............
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Oh and if you're newer to my blog then don't forget I have the "blog bit's......how to" on my left sidebar.
I started them a few years ago.............every so often I add something.
the main one people use are "changing from NO REPLY" (which drives most people insane) and "adding a picture/image to the sidebar"
let me know if you want to know something and if I can help I will.............it might be something others want to know too..........you never know...........
Hope your getting some stitching done no matter where you are or what your doing.....
........you CAN fit 10-15 mins in and is you times that by 7 thats 1hr plus a week..........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

18 comments:

  1. very nice gifts chooky. I used to do so much cross stitch then quilting sort of took over.

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  2. I love all of your projects...The Christmas quilt is lovely!
    Micki

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  3. Yahoo! I'll be stalking my post box today! Gorgeous swap goodies you've made.
    Hugs
    Jo

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  4. Hi. I'm one of the new girls for the Tis the Season Stitch Along. Thank you so much for your "blog bits" on the left sidebar. I corrected my "no reply" status and put the TTS logo on my blog. I'm sure to use the rest of your little lessons eventually.

    BTW, your projects are lovely. I especially like the table runner.

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  5. That's a good idea, just 15 mins a day, and if you always leave your needle threaded ready to go that helps as well.

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  6. Nice gifts! Love the birdie cross stitch! Congratulations to Jo for being a winner! Hope your memory returns!

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  7. Gosh Chooky...where do you find the time?

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  8. love your GJ top chook, great job!

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  9. What lovely gifties you made. Very lucky girls to be on the receiving end.

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  10. You were a busy girl pre Christmas. I luv your birdy cross-stitch...so cute!! Wish I could find the 10-15 minutes....but I'm Mum on wheels until school goes back....not long now!
    Cheers....Jane.

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  11. Fiona i love the little bird cross stitch and i also loved looking at the other gifts it gets you inspired to want to start something,but i must finished other projects first,lol.
    Fairy girl should love doing that little stitchery.
    cheers shez
    http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

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  12. those makes are lovely.... I keep referring people to your blog and the blog help.... the techie blogger....
    Hugz

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  13. Love that runner lucky Jo mind you she deserves to win she is a really lovely lady our Jo

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  14. You've been a busy bee! Lovely presents you made! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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  15. So many cute creations! Wonderful!
    I love the Bon Noel one the most :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  16. Beautiful gifts - cute wee birdie! Glad someone else forgets stuff too. lol

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  17. Great finishes ... I especially love the x-stitch!

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