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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Swaps and my decortations.

More great gifts from Gai, this Advent swap organised by Fee is so much fun...... I am repeating myself  here again..... but it really is.

Hand Cream.... essential stuff.
Coffee Mug with coffee and tea bag..... also essential.
Biscuits...... to go with the mug of course.
Lollies.... well that goes without saying.
Tree ornies..... very cute.
Fridge magnet.....funny "Cook's Motto..... Got more time for misbehavin, since I started MICROWAVING"
and last but not least a cute little flower pot, you can't see it but it does wiggle

Our "Friends in Stitching" online group also has a christmas swap with 5 little gifts and a main gift for the big day, mine arrived yesterday from  ......... can't tell who its from though as some of the girls don't know who their parners are yet.... its all a bit hush hush

 I needed to make this table topper quickly, while decorating for christmas realised I didn't have anything to put on the table so ..... tah  dah.......  this is what I came up with, I'm very pleased with it too..... as you can tell I love red..... christmas or not really.

Ooooo thats an OPAM too. 

Thought while I was taking piccies of swaps and finishes I would show you some of my christmas decorations that I've made and been given over the years, its great to get them out and remember some of the lovely gifts made by other friends too.

Of course I had to show my "Tis the Season" quilt taking pride of place in my lounge room, turned out to be a perfect fit for that piece of wall.... I must say though it was more good luck than good management.

Love this quilt too, I made it in 2006 with my Tuesday girls, a bit of a sitich-a-long together.

So many memories of times with friends stitching away together.

                                    Of course a christmas tree, with lots of handmade ornies.

                                   Yes I'm a bit dolly made I know.

                         This is my "Be Merry" quilt, made in 2004.

I didn't realise just how much red is in my home but hey I love it so thats all that matters.

I'd  like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and hope all your wishes come true, of course if you have been very very good I'm sure Santa will bring you lots of goodies too.

Thanks for all your lovely comments over the year, its great to have you visit my blog.

                                           MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.


Anonymous said...

what lovely advent gifts Helen, and your house looks so pretty decorated,merry xmas to you and your family and wishing you a safe and happy new year

Chookyblue...... said...

love all your deco's...............

Fee said...

Your advent gifts are gorgeous and I loved the little tour of your home Helen. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs - Fee X

Cubby House Crafts said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Your decorations are all beautiful and your TTS is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing

Nicola said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas. I enjoyed the tour of you decorations, your quilts are gorgeous. I particularly like 'tis the season. The Santa on top of your CD stack is so cute. Thank you for sharing xxx

Sandi said...

Love your house Helen, so pretty.
I like all the red too - its the christmas colour after all. Merry Christmas to you and your family, hope 2012 is a great year for all.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great gifts from your topper, and your decos look fantastic Helen...

Marg said...

Beautiful. As always. Loved the tour of your home and all the lovely extras you have around. Reminds me of mine before children. This year we're struggling to keep the (plastic) decorations on the tree - but we've been brave enough to have a tree again!! One day..... meanwhile, I can enjoy yours. Have a great Christmas.

Lynda said...

Your home is looking beautiful Helen - the decorations are so lovely.

Anonymous said...

lovely gifts and lovely Christmas decorating, it's lovely to have a reminder of the stitching friends in our lives, just think, our homes would be dull without all of the handmade gifts received from fantastic friends over the years, never tire of that gorgeous tree skirt and bell pull :)
you and Gavan have a wonderful Christmas