My partner in Fee's Advent Swap was Carol from the wonderfully talented Narromine Quilters group.
I've shown you previously the wonderful gifts Carol sent me through the days of Advent, but today I want to show you the *big* gift Carol made for me. I opened it on Christmas Eve night...
I was so blessed by Carol, and I am sure you can see why! Such pretty, perfectly stitched blocks, and all bordered with my favourite fabric range of all time - Rural Jardin. Carol - you know me so well!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
These are some of the things I gave Carol over the 25 days of Advent...
...and this is the main gift I made her that she opened on Christmas Day. :-)
A pincushion, needlebook, and wrist cushion from this pattern by Janelle Wind.
I used some lovely Verna fabrics.
Another bit of fun this Christmas was the apron swap between my sweet Gum Tree Designer sisters!
Joy, Fee, Dawn, Vicki, Judith, Vikki & I all had our names drawn out of a hat by Blossom for partners, and a deadline was set for the aprons to be made and posted. You saw the gorgeous apron Fee made me HERE, and now I can show you the apron I made for Joy!
Here she is modelling it for us...
We Gum Tree girls all have a nickname for each other, and I think most of you know Joy's. I stitched it on her pocket inside one of my Shabby Roses blocks. :-)
I love this photo of Joy - she really IS her name - JOY !
This swap was a special one for us girls as late this year Vikki left us in order to focus more on the needs of her family, and today Judith retires to embrace a new direction.
Both ladies are sisters-of-our-hearts forever, and we miss their presence among us, but are blessed to call them friends always.
It is New Years Eve here, and the house is so peaceful and quiet, just some beautiful worship music in the background.
May God's hand be upon you this coming year, and may His love and grace bless you each and every day!
Tomorrow is a new year, and with it comes the start of new things with Elefantz.
Drop by soon to see what they will be.
God bless, and hugs!!