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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


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

  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!

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

  8. So many gorgeous things. Lucky swap partners.

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

  10. Everything is so gorgeous Tracey.

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

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

  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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