At this rate I'm still going to be thank you-ing until Christmas in July. Today my thank you are to my swap partner Julie from Jewell's blog for the Santa Sack Swap.
This is a mammoth Christmas swap where you send 6 items plus the sack, stocking or fabric wrapping of your partners choice. I left it open as to the wrapping and Julie made me a Merry Christmas drawstring bag filled with the 6 or maybe it was 12,13,14,15 etc presents inside. The little wooden 2013 heart ornament is gorgeous & in the pic below is also a metal cat phone holder and a knitted wash cloth in Chrissie colours. The phone holder I better put to use quick smart. It was charging lying on the desk beside me but HB decided he wanted that spot so he kicked it on to the floor & is now lying beside the keyboard purring in his sleep.
The list just goes on & on. There is the beautiful Christmas fabric runner, the ribbon decorated tea towel & a stitchery decorated tea towel and a Christmas book.
A Christmas fabric apron, a gorgeous silver cat dish & look at the vintage spoons been made into garden tags - sweet!
Gorgeous hand made cards - multi talented! What a handy gift.
Most of the gifts arrived in this gorgeous Christmas suitcase and the final present is a kit to make a Christmas quilt.
This is an ingenious idea for those like me don't enjoy & aren't the best at cutting lots & lots of fabrics. It shows the block on the front, instructions on the back & inside are all the pieces ready cut, just jump on the sewing machine & go. Julie makes up these kits & sells them on eBay so talk to her if you need an awesome gift for a new or time poor quilter like me.
So thank you Julie, awesome swap! Thanks as well to our swap-muma Chez from Gone Stitchin for all her hard work organising us all.
Now on to what I sent to Julie. There was this big Christmas bauble table runner.
A felt candle mat & this gorgeous china dove candle holder from my friend's online shopping meca The Chic Nest.
Two stitchery decorations and a Felt Christmas Decoration book.
Two Christmas platters.
Some festive tea towels and a big, big, big note pad!
And an essential box of these.....
Julie asked for her Santa Sack to be useable fabric so most of the pressies I put into a decorative box with ribbon & two were wrapped in a nice big piece of cream & red Christmas holly fabric & red ribbon.
So another excellent Christmas swap! There's still many more thank-yous to come...