Sunday, 23 December 2012

Catching up

Well over the past month a few items have made it down under.
First the Orny swap with Lisa

This is the one I sent, and below is the one I received from Lydia

Then the Lion's Christmas stocking swap, here is the lovely stocking I received from Suz

And the one I sent

Then for the Southern Cross Crazies Christmas Cracker swap, here is the one I sent to Natasha
 and below is the Cracker that Natasha sent to me.  The santa is cross stitched and the whole piece is quilted, so lovely.
 And inside the cracker:   There is a small teddy bear missing from the photo, only because he's already on my jacket.

I've even had a couple of finishes, I finished the Redwork course on StitchMap, it was a challenge, which I am thankful for my students I mentored, otherwise I don't think I would have finished it.  During the course we made motifs, and at the end we were to make them into weights, but I would never use them, so I made mine into a book cover for one of my favorite stitch dictionary.
 Back and Front cover

 Inside back - pockets for needles cards and small scissors
 Needle and pin booklets at the front.
Now I can take my needles etc with my stitch dictionary.
I've started on my CQJP 2013, but will post that sometime soon, it's looking quiet good already.

I'm not sure what my posting will be like for the next 4 weeks as I'll be away on the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree which is being held in Queensland this year. I leave Boxing day and return home on the 22nd January, hubby will be at home looking after our two puppies and everything else (thank heavens for hubbies like this).

Thank you everyone for following me this year, and leaving comments, and especially the help on my tree skirt.

Have a wonderful holiday season, if you believe in Santa then I hope he brings you loads of pressies, and those who have other beliefs, God bless.



margaret said...

a lovely selection of things you have made and things made for you, how nice to be involved with swapping with others. Your book you have made is great.

All the best for Christmas, I am off for communion this morning as there are no buses on Xmas day so cannot get to Leeds Minster.
I am sure there will be plenty of fun had a the scout fun time

Annette said...

very nice... you got some lovely pieces of work in your swaps..

Embroidery designs said...

very very nice work.All the best for christmas.

Jen said...

Arlene the swaps are beautiful and your work is lovely. Have a great holiday .Merry Christmas and a Happy safe New Year.