Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SSCS Exchange gifts given and received.

Hi everyone,
I took part in Chookyblue's SSCS 2011 exchange last year and wanted to show you the lovely table topper Annie sent to me



Annie is a keen gardener and photographer. She included a set of notecards made from pictures taken of the flowers in her garden.

Also in the package was a pretty scarf that Annie's 80 yr old mum made on her knitting machine. I just hope I will still be crafting away at age 80!

Thanks so much for a great exchange Annie and to Chookyblue for all your hard work co-ordinating the exchange.


My exchange package went to Sandy in Australia.
Sandy loves angels so I wanted to do something with an angel theme for her.
I found the perfect fabric and turned it into a sewing bag and accessories



The pattern I used is Nellie's Sewing Bag by Rosalie Quinlan

This is the inside of the the needlebook



I haven't had a chance to think about what projects I want to focus on in 2012 and I haven't put so much as one stitch into anything so far this year.
I know you're all listing the various challenges and SAL's you are going to be part of in 2012 so I'm sure to be inspired once I get back into the routine of visiting your blogs :)
Happy New Year to all of you!

Margaret

33 comments:

Sally said...

Both exchanges are beautiful Margaret.

Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

Beautiful Exchanges - Happy New Year Margaret x

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Both your gifts received and given are so beautiful especially when stitched with love for a friend.

Nancy said...

Hola Margaret! Beautiful gifts given and received! I love the combination of fabrics used on the table topper you received. And, as always, the gift you made is gorgeous. Have fun planning your stitching for this new year!

marly said...

Whoa. What a fantastic job of fabric choices and coordination in your work. Lovely gift received also!

Rhonda said...

Exchanges are so much fun. Just thinking about what you want to make for someone and choosing all neat items is uplifting to the giver.
Happy stitching in the new year!

Margaret said...

My gosh, what lovely exchanges! It must be so fun to receive a surprise and send one out too! I'm looking forward to seeing what you sew/stitch up in 2012!

angelasweby said...

The first post of a New Year is always exciting and it's lovely to see yours, Margaret.
What a pretty exchange gift you received. So bright and festive.
The bag you made for your partner is exquisite. You always manage to find just the right fabric and design and put them together creating something very special.
Looking forward to many more posts.
With affection. Angela

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your exchanges are beautiful! I love the one you got and the one you sent is wonderful! Good work!!!

Stephanie said...

What lovely gifts received and given. Wishing you lots of crafty goodness in the new year.

catherine said...

What a beautiful gift you received and your stitching gifdt was gorgeous. Lucky person receiving it
x catherine

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I think blogger took you through to my card blog. If you click on this comment it should take you through to my sewing blog. It's probabaly my mistake as I'm not very good with these things. Have a nice day
x catherine

Carol said...

Oh, such lovely exchanges, Margaret!! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with your family :)

Peggy Lee said...

Perfect exchanges. Love the angels!
Hope your holiday's were grand.

Ellen said...

Beautiful exchanges! I love your sewing especially the bag!

Happy stitching and sewing in 2012, I am sure you will come up with wonderful projects!

Hugs,

SandyN said...

Wow Margaret... again thanks for your beautiful sewing bag... I LOVE them.


Sandyn

Kathy A. said...

What absolutely gorgeous exchanges. Your stitching bag and accessories are perfect.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful makes on both sides! :)
I love the colours in the bag you made, very pretty!
Have a happy, creative 2012 Margaret. :)
V x

Caz said...

Love the way the Angel bag turned out!!!

Andrea said...

Happy New Year Margaret.

Wonderful finishes. I'm looking forward to another year of glorious posts from you.

Lili said...

Very pretty exchanges!
The bag that you made is amazing!

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Margaret and hope you had a great holiday in the UK.
Your exchanges bothways are lovely. Like the idea of notelets taken from photos from the garden.

Look forward to lots of stitching time in the coming year for you and me.

With best wishes,
Hazel c (UK)

Tatkis said...

Beautiful exchange gifts! And I just love your bag and pillow (the fabrics are so cute!)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Karoline said...

Both exchanges are lovely, congratulations

Theresa said...

What lovely exchanges - I LOVE the bag you made Margaret.

Siobhan said...

Lovely exchanges, both sent and received!

Happy new year, Margaret!

Chookyblue...... said...

Margaret i know Sandy loves the gifts you made for her...........Annies parcel is beautiful and yes she does gorgeous cards too........thanks for being part of the SSCS this year.......

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Margaret. Happy New Year to you and your family. Somehow I missed this posting of yours. But your stitching and sewing is as lovely as always. You received a lovely gift. I hope you are enjoying your Winter with extra time for stitching??? I wish you a wonderful year and healthy new year. Hugs Judy

Lynn B said...

Beautiful as always Margaret, looking forward to seeing what you make in 2012!

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Thanks for your lovely comment. The fabric is just delicious in both instances. I love the earthy tones of the sewing bag

Brigitte said...

Both exchanges are just wonderful. I always feel inspired when I see all the lovely things on some quilters' blogs, and I'm particularly fond of the bags you make, Margaret. I'll keep all these ideas in my mind for the tiem after retirement, which approaches slowly but steadily.

Rebecca said...

Hello, I am new to your blog and have spent the morning getting to know you and your wonderful love of needlework. I hope this gets to you because I can not email you as my computer does not allow the email link. I would love to purchase your Mystic Needlework chart,linen and assecory pack if it still available. If so, you can contact me at mrebec4@hotmail.com.

Rebecca said...

Hello, I am new to your blog and have spent the morning getting to know you and your wonderful love of needlework. I hope this gets to you because I can not email you as my computer does not allow the email link. I would love to purchase your Mystic Needlework chart,linen and assecory pack if it still available. If so, you can contact me at mrebec4@hotmail.com.