Monday, July 27, 2009

Mrs. Martin's Quilt Shop Christmas in July...Thank you June.

Just before I went away I sent off a parcel to my swap partner, June C in Melbourne for the Christmas in July Swap run by Mrs. Martin's Quilt Shop. The plan was to open the gifts on July 1, but unfortunately I was away then and had to wait a few days. There were some specific things which we had to send. We had to include an ornament, something for the sewing kit, an unmounted stitchery, and something beginning with the letter of your partner's name and a bag to put it all in. Also included was a fat quarter, a button to go with it and a recipe. Here's what June sent me...

The "L" items for my name were labels ( quilt), some lace and a lanyard. ( June must have known that I needed one of those for work). Also there was a hand made card - mine was stitched and attached to a wonderful,very useful bag.

Look at all these wonderful examples of stitching. Aren't they great? Thank you so much June - I love them and I have been using the bag lots. A girl can never have too many pincushions either, can she?

Because I was disorganised as usual and we were going away I actually messed up and didn't take a photo of all the things I sent June in one photo. Luckily she did and sent me one. This is the stichery I did for June. It is a Leanne's House pattern which is similar to the ones she has just released. I wonder what June will make from it.



Here's the bag I made from some Winter charm squares - It is a Whistlepig Creek pattern - Charming Totes. ( It isn't numbered because it is the first in the series).


This started out to be a pincushion but I changed it to be a decoration



and then I included this pincushion which I would have loved to have keep myself. I'll just have to make another one.



I did include some other things - because June's name starts with "J" I also sent some Jaffas, and a journal.
I really enjoyed this swap, and I apologise to June for not posting about it earlier. Thank you so much, June. I loved everything and I am looking forward to making your little stitchery up in the pattern you sent.
And thank you to Karen of Mrs. Martin's Quilt Shop for organising this swap.



10 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow! A great collection of gifts there!!! Swaps are so awesome!!! Glad that you received some lovely things. Love the things that you sent too!!

Chookyblue...... said...

gosh I love swaps.........always heaps of fun.......you sent and received some great gifts.........love that stitchery of Leannes......

Teresa said...

Very nice gifts - all.

Connie W said...

Everything is so fun and pretty. Lucky you!

suz said...

What a wonderful swap - those were great ideas!

sewkalico said...

Looks like a great swap!

Rose said...

I love all of the pincushions. It makes me want to make one for myself.

Bec said...

What a fabulous swap! having guidelines does make it interesting doesn't it! You recieved such beautiful things and you also made beautiful things to send. So pleased you enjoyed it.

urban craft said...

wow, sounds like a lovely swap. What a score!

Stephanie said...

Lots of lovely goodies. I hadn't been aware there were 2 Christmas in July swaps being held at the same time until recently. Double the fun. Can't wait to see the swap goodies you receive from your partner in the swap Linda and I hosted. I'm still making the rounds of visiting. Such talented ladies.