Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Christmas in July continues!!

The Christmas in July theme continued today with the arrival of my swap parcel from May Kristin.....
Someone had to get in on the act and check out the package........

The parcel revealed this wonderful bag.....fab linen fabric with wonderful stitchery...ric rac....a pieced panel and beads........this pic doesn't do it justice...

........pieced star on the front and stithery motif on the back......

Love everytihing about this!!....but wait there is more.........a Christmas tin with cute decorations inside.....three wool felt hearts with beading ....just exquisite! ...and a wool roving angel......a bit hard to get a good photograph of the angel but trust me she is cute!!



....a bag pattern and a Tilda stitchery.....with snowmen.....I think May Kristin has been reading my blog and has twigged that I like snowmen!!


...a cute bookmark that somehow didn't get photographed.......and this fantastic calendar!! May Kristin put so much thought into making this .......she borrowed pics from my blog to put this together........I love it.........and it is a great showcase of some of the projects I have done over the past year or so......

..........and January features the Patchability snowman wallhanging.........something to remind me of winter when it is summer..........

A lot of the projects have been given away for swaps / gifts so the calendar pics are a great reminder of some of my achievements over the past year or so........a very thoughtful gift and one which is much appreciated!

Thanks again to May Kristin and also to Stephanie and Linda for organising the swap..........it has been fun! My swap partner Amy has received the goodies I sent her....so for me this swap is complete.......I have also enjoyed checking out some new blogs to see some of the fab swap projects sent and received.

My Christmas in July experience is almost over......August looms ahead.....and not too far away.....this year is flying!!

'Til next time..........................Lorraine

23 comments:

Linda said...

May Kristin does amazing work, such beautiful and thoughtful gifts. Now I'm going to check out what you sent.

Stephanie said...

WOW!!! That is a gorgeous bag!!! Such lovely gifts she included and the most touching is the calendar. May Kristin really did a wonderful job sending thoughtful, perfect gifts to you.

Nancy said...

You are one lucky duck... I love the calendar idea...such a great gift.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow Granny Loz! How awesome! May Kristin's projects are beautiful... but I too am most touched with the calendar idea. What a lovely way to remember the special things you've made throughout the year!!

May Kristin said...

Enjoy your goodies!
I had a lot of fun putting it all together!

Amanda said...

Lovely Gifts and what a great idea the calendar was as you have given so much away. Wonderful... Love the bag... i think I have to get some linen it is popping up everywhere.

Quilt Hollow said...

Simply fantastic!

Maree said...

Lovey Gifties you got...I do Love that Calender...Great Idea.
cheers

Lynda said...

Beautiful bag and other presents - the calendar is such an original idea - so very clever and lovely.

Kris said...

Okay, so we're all agreed the calendar is the most awesome thing ever! (Jealous!) You lucky duck! I was lucky too, go see!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is one cute bag you got there. I love it. Great package of goodies. You deserve it!! May Kristin did good.

Deb said...

Gosh Linda what an amazing gift. May Kristin is so talented. What a wonderful thoughtful gift the calendar is.

Sue said...

WOW Loz ... how spoilt are you! Love the little bag ... too cute! And the calendar is fantastic. Lucky you to get a fab swap partner. Cheers S

Stina said...

Ahhh... Just saw the bag on May Kristins Bag... and had to jump over to your place and see if you were happy dancing.. and pheew.. YEPP .. you were!!!! :o)
That is a absolutely wonderfu Xmas package.. and the calender.. that was a wonderful thing of her to do!!!
The bag is just gorgeous.. love her fabric choices!!!:o)
Enjoy evrything!!! :o) But that I already know you do!!!

Leanne said...

Lucky you May Kristin does lovely work. Lots of wonderful Xmas fun there.

Dawn said...

May Kristin did an amazing job! This was a fun swap!!

Chookyblue...... said...

another wonderful swap parcel..........and it is great to have a reminder of our beautiful projects we make........so easily forgotten when we send them off and don't see them then........

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Isn't it fun how the swaps connect us. Lovely stuff.

Sheryl said...

Nice to have Christmas in July...no heat or hassles....
Love the bag very stylish with the linen and the goodies inside lovely...

Dawn said...

Wow you are a lucky girl. Those Christmas pressies are so lovely, and I love the calender idea.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I've been seeing these Christmas swaps around bloggy land - what a fun idea and everyone has received such wonderful pieces and yours a great. That bag is adorable. Someday I need to get myself involved in one of these fun swaps. How did you find out about this one.

Hugs - Karen

alobsiger said...

How beautiful, Lorraine! All of the treasures that May Kristin sent are wonderful, but that bag and that calendar?! Gorgeous stuff!!!!

Angels Come to Play said...

Long time no chat. It was great to see your swap gifties. What a thoughtful gift the calendar was, May Kristen is so kind and you were very lucky. The house is looking wonderful. We are thinking of doing our kitchen, but very scared of the mess.