"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another swap parcel arrived!

Just before the movers took all our furniture nearly 4 weeks ago, I was busy with the finishing touches to my gift items for Stephanie and Linda's Christmas in July Swap.
Once finished I had to pack them up, parcel and label, but carry the parcel across the country on our 7,000 klm drive because it was too early to post. Finally, on day 6 of our travelling, I was able to post the package off to the lovely Dawn in the USA! (she is a wonderful quilter!)

Here is what I made and sent her...a wall-hanging, a Christmas stocking, a set of 4 coasters, a tree ornament, and a Homespun magazine.

For the wall-hanging I used a Bronwyn Hayes stitchery design that looked so festive and joyful....

...the Christmas Stocking is my own design, a funky fun stocking, a bit different from your average Christmas sock. I did another little Bronwyn Hayes stitchery to button to the front of it, but next time I'll design my own little one because I'll have more time. ..

The stitched tree ornament was made using a Gail Pan stichery from her Christmas Wish free BOM (see my side bar for the link), and for the coasters I pieced little pinwheel blocks.


Dawn was so happy with her parcel - which THRILLED me!!

I wonder what will be in my parcel when it arrives? Can't wait!!

Hugs
Jenny

22 comments:

Evas Passion said...

Wonderful things you've been doing!!!Funny to give christmas presents already.I'm trying to knit a pullover for my youngest child.....i hope i will be able to finishing it.
(hope my english is not to bad...)Nice to see the wonderful things you do.have a nice weekend.Here it's so windy today.....

loulee said...

I'm not surprised she liked them, what a wonderful package to receive.

Shari said...

Wow - just love your Santa Sock/Bag?? Very creative. What a wonderful parcel - hope you get something just as nice!!
Hugs - Shari

zigzago said...

Hi Jenny, I saw your swap on your partners blog and I just want to say you did a beautifull work!
A big hug, have a nice weekend! Renata.

The Faerie Queen said...

Just beautiful. xxx

retdairyqueen said...

I have been having a look at your blog and I have to say I really enjoyed
people I know took off recently with their caravan which they had specially made because after a farm accident he is in a wheel chair Aparently a camel hit them between the van and car doing heaps of damage They are home without the van as it is being fixed

Eila said...

Just unbelievably beautiful!

Tozz said...

I too would be totally thrilled too Jen...they are really lovely gifts :)

Stephanie said...

I just saw Dawn's goodies. I can certainly see why she was thrilled. Such lovely goodies.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Jen, what wonderful gifts you have made, you're so thoughtful! I love the colours you've used and your santa sack design is stunning. Again, great colours and fabrics... and a funky design!

Lots of love sweetie!
Vikki xoxo

Sweet P said...

What gorgeous goodies you made!

Crispy said...

Wonderful little gifties you sent for the swap Jenny. I LOVE the non-traditional Christmas stocking.

Crispy

clare's craftroom said...

What great stuff , I would have been thrilled too !

Allie said...

How lovely, Jenny! I love the stocking.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, such beautiful things you made Dawn. I know she will love them. Going to her blog now.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful stitching! Love the little ladies :-)

Dawn said...

All those nice things fellow bloggers said...double that for me because I'm still giddy over all my lovely items!! Thanks again!!

Loralynn said...

What a lovely bunch of items! You could be my swap partner anytime!

Jeni said...

what beautiful gifts
now i feel like christmas

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful gifts sent in the Xmas in July swap.......my parcel has been sent and I am waiting to see what I receive.........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Jen....your gifts are just so gorgeous....you really do spoil your swap partners.....

Bec said...

Love the christmas stocking Jenny! What a fabulous bundle you have sent! Beautiful!
PS pleased to read that you arrived safely.