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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas Swaps I Sent


I have lost most of my pics for 2012 & so have borrowed pics from my swap partners to show you what I made for them.

In Chookyblue's SSCS Swap my partner was Siri in Norway. This is the peek of her main project I gave back in November.


And here is the finished cushion sitting on Siri's couch all the way in the Northern hemisphere - amazing! Siri's happy & so am I.


In an earlier post you saw all the amazing projects that Karen from Just Purrfick sent me so here is the line up that I sent to her.

The Christmas Tag - thanks to Red Brolly for this free design.


Something sewing - love this book by Lynette Anderson (see her new book Stitch It For Spring to preorder from UK Book Depository on my side bar - $8.93 bargain!).


The Christmas Decoration - simple with a steampunk embellishment.


A starter kit


A Christmas Postcard - a Jenny from Elephantz design. It says 'Ón Christmas Day at half past three, I'll think of you, you think of me'. The words you can't see are under the chocolates. I didn't know whether to add tea or coffee satchets so went with chocolate pops instead. I sent Siri one of these too as her decoration in the SSCS swap.


Something to nibble

 

A Candle mat - a very large candle mat - I thought this funky table runner would suit Karen's bright Christmas decorating so had to fit it in somehow.


An applique wall hanging - the idea for this was in a American quilting magazine but I had to add in Rudolph for a bit more humour.


A Santa Stocking, with happy dancing santas....


And the piece de resistance..... the steampunk robin stitchery & frame. I wasn't sure about this while stitching, not colours I am used to, but when it hit me I had the perfect frame & I got it in there, I realised it was better than I hoped for. The main thing is Karen loves him so yippee!
 
 
I can't believe I made so many gorgeous things! I love them, Karen loves them & Mrs Martin ran a great swap - so thanks to both of you for making this so much fun!
 
Happy stitching
Tracee xx
 
 

15 comments:

  1. great swap items there Trace,well done.xx

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  2. Wow Tracee, all the gifts look great... I love cheeky Rudolph, what a great idea to put him there!
    I've never associated Steampunk with Christmas, but it seems to work. Great job!

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  3. I'm amazed at all you got done. Don't you hate not being able to blog about them as they get finished? I was in a secret pal exchange in 2010 and it drove me nuts! I couldn't say anything about them at all because my pal was a fellow blogger and it was secret all year. She put them all on her blog, but it just wasn't the same. lol I really love the rudolph you added and the steampunk robin - but everything is super cute!

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  4. Wow - they really are gorgeous gifts - well done on putting together a delightful assortment!!

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  5. I just love the cushion and the 'postccard'! The cushion is behind my back as I written this :-). All the other gifts you made are wonderful, we have all been lucky to have had you as our swap partner!

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  6. Wow, all your projects are gorgeous, love the cushion and the tag, and everything!

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  7. lots of great projects...........beautiful cushion for Siri.........

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  8. So many gorgeous things. Lucky swap partners.

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  9. lovely goodies... it is so fun to make such gorgeous things and then see them enjoyed in someone elses home ....
    Hugz

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  10. Everything is so gorgeous Tracey.

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  11. Absolutley beautiful gifts Tracee, you have done a fantastic job. I loved rudolf on the santa down the chimney design, its so cute.

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  12. Oh ! oh !!! many lovely gifts !!
    Florence

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  13. Hi Tracee,
    Just love the stitcheries you've done and great find with the free Red Brolly design. I have seen the Christmas tree stitchery before but I love the way you've done it in different colours and with buttons.
    Cheers, Anita.

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Thank you friends for leaving a comment on my post - love to get them! Tracee xx