Along with the fun and joy of receiving beautifully handcrafted SWAP presents for Christmas, I also had the pleasure of creating gifts for my swap partners. I thought I would show you what I made for Marilyn in the 6 Item Xmas Swap
Tree decoration - beaded year Stocking; Under The Tree - Runner; Something Smellie - Lavender Heat Pack; Fat Quarter; Something For The Sewing Room - Crocheted hat Pincushion, buttons & a Crochet Tape Measure Cover; Something To Read was a Biscuit Cookbook & Something To Eat was A Packet of Shortbread (both I forgot to take a photo of!!)
In the Santa Sack Swap my partner was Nanette
Nanette wanted a bag she could use in everyday colours and a she is also a lover of prim!! A Christmas cushion, 4 Tree Decorations, a box of Shortbread, a Lavender Heat pack, some candy cane and 2 little wooden stockings.
I thoroughly enjoyed creating these gifts for Marilyn and Nanette. I participated in 4 Swaps this year for the first time and loved each one - I was a bit dubious as to whether I was doing it all correctly but I think I have the hang of 'Swapping' now - so it is 'bring on 2014 Swaps!!!' My mind is already designing for the first 3 swaps I have signed up for!!
Personally I am happy to bid 2013 goodbye - it has not been the easiest of years for me. One of the highlights has been my time in blog land - meeting online friends, reading their posts of their lives and achievements, learning from and seeing their creations, simpler lifestyles and loving each blogger's friendship!!
So I will see you all on the 'flip side' and a bright and happy New Year to you all!!!