Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Christmas in July and OPAM

A big sugary hug to the wonderful Cheryll for hosting the Christmas in July swap this year.

I had such fun making my gifts and just as much fun opening the ones I received.  Here are the gifts I sent to Kaye

I forgot to take a photo of the finished mug rug but this gives you an idea, and a big hearty Christmas mug was included!
A Santa pouch was filled with Christmas goodies (and some sewing ones too!). 

I hope Kaye likes her gifts.   My swap sender was Illene.  We've been friends for quite a while so it was a lovely surprise to receive her parcel in the mail.  I was good and didn't open them till the 31st July (even later than we were meant to!)   Here are the lovely gifts I received from her -
a handstitched gift tag....so sweet!

This gorgeous little hexi basket was filled to the brim with chocolate santas.....nom nom nom! and had the prettiest glass brooch inside too.

I love this wreath......it makes me happy just looking at it.  It will be going up on the front door this Christmas that's for sure!
Can't wait to add some Christmas patterns in here..... it will certainly make it easy to find something to make for swaps in the future. 
Thank you Illene, I love EVERYTHING! You really did spoil me. You are one of Santa's  top clever little helpers, that's for sure.  
I was light on with OPAM finishes for July but I did manage two.....my Santa Pouch above and this gorgeous vintage cushion cover.....

I've yet to get the cushion 'inner' to put in it but the floral border is the flange and the purple inner border is the edge of the cushion.  You can see it in the next photo...
I did have a cushion insert but it was far too big.  I'm taking hubby up to Townsville for an ultrasound on Thursday, on his calf, ankle and heel.....he has a suspected tear in his achilles tendon - we really are a clumsy couple!  While we're there, I might pop in to Spotlight and see if I can pick one up there.
Thanks to Peg and Kris for all their hard work with OPAM.  It really is a good motivator.

xox Sugary hugs :o)


Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy what beautiful gifts both sent and received,love your cushion,lucky friend xx

Maria said...

Lovely gifts 🎁 you received from Illene and you made beautiful gifts 🎁 for Kaye.
A cute finish for OPAM. Wendy..

Raewyn said...

Another successful swap! I love what you each made and received :-) The vintage cover is beautiful too.

Sharmayne said...

Nice gifts both ways and I love the cushion cover!. Hope the trip to Townsville goes well on both counts - hubbies X-rays and finding the cushion insert

retdairyqueen said...

Pleased you liked your gifts
I loved what you sent to Kaye and I especially like that cushion cover Gorgeous

retdairyqueen said...

PS I loved the way you displayed the gifts I sent Made them look so much better than they really were

Susan said...

Lovely swap goodies - clever idea about the Christmas folder.

The cushion is gorgeous.

Lin said...

What a beautiful cushion cover! Lovely Christmas swap gifts Wendy, two lucky ladies. xx

Jeanette said...

Beautiful gifts sent & received. Love your cushion. Hugs,xx

Kaisievic said...

Wendy, thank you so much for your lovely gifts - I love each and everyone of them, so very much. You definitely spoilt me and your sewing and stitching are both gorgeous!

edith csokmay said...

Everything is so lovely. Sounds like you had a lot of fun participating. Your cushion is gorgeous.


Bethan said...

What lovely gift swaps x

koi seo said...

Hi Wendy what beautiful gifts both sent and received,love your cushion,lucky friend xx


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