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 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 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.................

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.........
there was something else I wanted to mention but woops that though is gone..........maybe next post i will remember it.............
Oh and if you're newer to my blog then don't forget I have the "blog bit' 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 might be something others want to know never know...........
Hope your getting some stitching done no matter where you are or what your doing..... CAN fit 10-15 mins in and is you times that by 7 thats 1hr plus a week..........
Catch you later..............


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  8. love your GJ top chook, great job!

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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