Friday, 18 December 2009

You may remember that I organised a Christmas Stocking swap back in Oct/Nov. My partner was Glenda from Tulip Rose. So my parcel went off to Australia and another began its journey to the UK. Above is the lovely stocking that Glenda handmade for me and it is gorgeous! In pinks and creams crazy patchwork with delicate lace, ribbon, white heart buttons and some beading. With a white velvety backing. All hanging on a satin white ribbon, absolutely brilliant, just my style.

Also in the parcel was...
a beautiful calendar of Australia and the photos are stunning!...


This the Great Barrier Reef.

Also there was an Australian oven glove, very useful and I shall come back to the subject of cooking and kitchens after Christmas. Plus a lovely handmade card with a kind message inside.

Glenda made a very thoughtful and kind swap and her research on my blog enabled her to create a stocking that is very 'Me'.

Many thanks Glenda it will be hung up with joy every year and will make me think of a new blog friend from Australia.

I shall post what i sent once I have heard from Glenda that she has received it. I have emailed with no reply so I am getting a little anxious but hopefully my parcel has reached Glenda by now. I shall also feature some of the other entries where pictures have beens ent and I would like to add them to the decoration Flickr site that I started last year.

On another note I am off to Italy tomorrow to celebrate my 40th Birthday on 23rd December and Christmas. I shall take lots of photos and let you know what I got up to when I get back. I shall also be researching in Italy for inspiration for the theme to the Christmas Swap 2010.

Take care everyone

xx

9 comments:

Gina said...

Have a wonderful holiday... birthday... and Christmas!

Fenland Textile Studio said...

What a wonderful swap. Enjoy your holiday, have a great birthday and Christmas

picciolo said...

I think I have probably missed you, I bet you are winging your way to Italy right now! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and put your horrible week behind you, I wish you a wonderful new year. And Happy Birthday too!
: )

Country Bliss said...

That is a beautiful stocking. I hope you are having a great time in Italy and a Happy Birthday for Wednesday.
Yvonne x

JuliaB said...

Happy birthday and hope you are having a fab time in Italy!! xx

silverpebble said...

Great gifts and a lovebirthday xly stocking especially.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great birthday xx

mandapanda said...

What a gorgeous and different stocking! Our Australia is beautiful isn't it? I live directly on the line of Capricorn in Australia, right where the Barrier Reef starts, and we get a lot of beautiful shells washed up along our beaches! Have a Happy Christmas!

Pomona said...

Have a very happy Christmas! I love my diary wallet - and haven't mislaid my diary since I have started using it!

Pomona x

Tilly said...

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a fab 40th birthday!

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