Saturday, December 18, 2010

Show & Tell, some stitching, and swaps...

Two very lovely ladies sent me photos for my belated Friday Show and Tell this week. 
...and Beverly has finished my Daisy-Do wallhanging. I love how she added the jumbo ric-rac down the sides! 
Well done ladies! Both of your projects are so pretty!
My dear friend Fee will be a grandmother for the 4th time early next year, and when she told me it was going to be a baby girl I couldn't resist stitching this birth sampler pattern by Natalie Lymer that appeared in a recent issue of Homespun...
I wanted brighter colours in my version, and pinks had to be a feature. I haven't stitched the baby's name yet, but will do that once she's born and I have a date to add...
A beautiful parcel arrived this week from Peg. She was my secret swap partner in Maree's Christmas Swap....
After the week we've had I decided to open all the gifts at once and enjoy the blessings Peg had sent me.
There was a box of Darrel Lea Christmas Candies too, but they disappeared so fast! Yum!!
Thanks so much, sweet Peg! You really added a lovely light to my week. I love everything, and so appreciate the time and care you add to all your gifts!
I have also been blessed with more beautiful daily gifts from Carol, my Advent Swap partner...
 These vintage buttons belonged to Carol's mum, so I will treasure them!!
Thank you have spoiled me! :-)
As soon as Carol has opened all her Advent gifts I will show you what I sent her. 
Have a blessed weekend. 


Susan said...

A lovely finish to your week Jenny - I love the Birth sampler.

Jensters said...

Wonderful work going on her.....the birth sampler is super.

Allie said...

I love the ric-rac on that too, what a sweet touch! The birth sampler is just gorgeous, I do love it in the brighter colors.
Your gifties are just wonderful Jenny, that Peg - she does such wonderful work! And how sweet of Carol to include buttons from her mum. Treasure indeed.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jen it must be so nice to see all your designs that have been stitched by these very talented ladies....Love your sampler, I must go back and find that one....So pleased you liked all my goodies....Carol is gorgeous, love all your treats you have received from her.....hope today is a good day Jen...Peg xx

Unknown said...

A Beautiful Gift for Fee's New Grandie..Lovely Xmas Swap...

Narelle said...

Your stitchery is just so sweet and I know it will be cherrished.
Enjoy your lovely gifts.
I'm only just catching up in blogland and was saddened by your news ... a very hard choice to make.

Fee said...

Oh Jen, that sampler pattern for the baby is just adorable.

AND serious drooling going on over here seeing you got some Lumiere de Noel fabric. That was what I REALLY loved but in the end decided not to get. I will buy fabric when I actually have time to sew it!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas ... will give you a call in the New Year.

Love and hugs,
Fee x

Wendyb said...

Now I know why we get on so well.....I've just picked the boy version of that very same quilt to make for a friend's baby that was born a couple of weeks ago!!!! SNAP! LOL
your version is delish, my friend....but would I expect anything different????
XXXXXx Wendy :O)