Saturday, 31 December 2011

SSCS 2011

For whatever reason I have been unable to access my blog for a few days ( I think DH has been fiddling with settings on our server though he is admitting nothing - lol )

So I have been unable to show my bounty from Chookyblues annual swap.  Don't worry though I sent a thankyou email on Boxing Day to my partner Deb for my wonderful goodies.  Here's what I received

All I can say is - how fantastic !!  Such lovely items - gorgeous fabrics and beautifully stitched.  I feel very lucky indeed. 

Close-up of  " Mary " - even down to the little painted shoes.

Was well worth waiting til Christmas Day for... Thanks Deb xxx

And here's what I sent to my partner Tracey

Machine pieced and hand quilted Mini.


Scrappy zipped bag and hand knitted welsh wool hat.
Little felt tree ornament.
What a great swap yet again.  Many thanks to Chooky - she is taking some well-deserved time off to herself just now and who can blame her - can you imagine how many hours she has put into organising this ?

I was going to end the year by listing my UFO's but that was too much like hard work.  For now I am simply saying I will NOT start anything in January and work on some of my many WIP's.  I just could not resist joining in with the quilt-a-long on Jeanne's blog. I do not plan on making one a day though as I know I will never keep that up so will probably just stop when I've had enough.  I am making mine a bit bigger too - 5 inches.  I have re-drafted the block and made plastic templates and have been going through my scraps tracing out the little pieces.  I have quite a few ready to go.  Was a bit naughty and stitched one up just to test it out.  Which was a good thing as I had stitched the door unit and window units together wrongly - silly me.  Have re-done this now...

so technically as this block is done the project is now officially not a January start - haha - have I convinced you ?

Have a very Happy New Year folks and look forward to seeing what crafty goodness 2012 brings !!!

14 comments:

Gail said...

Lovely gifts, I keep thinking of joining a swap-just a bit chicken I think! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and will have a wonderful 2012.

claudia said...

Happy New Year! It's been fun seeing what you are doing, and very inspiring too!
I hope your year is filled with joy!

Chocolate Cat said...

What great goodies you sent and received!!! Happy New Year!

Diane-crewe said...

you did very well with yor presents xx they are lovely xx

Lynda said...

I don't think you're alone in deciding to finish a few UFOs before starting something new. Or in having been tempted by the little houses! I must admit though that one a day and the size are a bit daunting - good decision to enlarge them. Good luck!

Jeanne said...

Your gifts are wonderful! I love the cross stitch you framed a few posts back. I have had mine stitched for some time, but haven't found a frame that fits. LOL Happy New Year, Andrea! May it be filled with good health, happiness and lots of stiching.

Chris H said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR chick, may this new year bring you happiness and health.

Roseanne said...

Very nice gifts that you receive and sent.

frog cottage said...

Im soo glad you enjoyed your gifts!! Have a great new year
cheers
Deb :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the swap gifts and the little house is really cute!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla

Jenni said...

Nice to have a swap at Christmas time, but I'm not sure Id be organised enough.

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful gifts both sent and received in the swap...........it's just wonderful seeing what everyone made..........thankyou for being part of the SSCS.........

A Time for Stitching said...

Lovely goodies! I especially like the scrappy zipped bag you made. And the stars on the corners of the mini quilt are the icing on the cake.
Teresa x