Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Angel Swap and SSCS Swap

This year I participated in two Christmas Swaps. The first  was "Christmas Angel Swap" organised by Karen. It is not a secret swap and my partner was June  (no blog).
These are the beautiful gifts I received from June and opened Christmas Morning…
A HUGE Stocking, Candle mat, Mini Wall hanging, a framed stitchery, Christmas postcard, tag and ornament all made by June . As well a little reindeer bowl, lovely fabrics, pattern, ribbons, red shiny bells, the cutest tiny buttons and some Rusty bells that I have always wanted…


Hmmmm !!!! there is something missing ???? The “Liquorice All Sorts”.. Couldn’t wait to open this one and we ate them all before Christmas… Yummmm……………….

Christmas angel Swap 2012

Second Swap was "SSCS" organised by Chooky. This was a secret swap and my partner was Diane who lived in the UK. For the swap we make a christmas Ornament ,which can be opened when it arrives, and a gift to put under  the tree for Christmas Morning.
Of course it was fun waiting to see who my partner was and where they lived sew when a parcel arrived from Miche'le of Hoki Quilts NZ. I knew Miche’le was my secret partner.
Look at my gorgeous Little Cross Stitched Stocking I received…


Miche’le must have been stalking my blog and knew I was a Red Hatter as she made this lovely Red Hatters Sewing Kit.. Love the tiny Red Hat on the zip. She popped goodies in each pocket and also sent




A Beautiful Quilting Calender, tread de-fluffer and a NZ Quilting mag..


HUGE  thank you to June and Miche’le for making my Christmas morning sew much fun. And to both Swap Mum's Karen and Chooky....

It was over 40 deg Celsius here Christmas Day sew DH, Lacy and I spent the day here..


Hugz  Maria


  1. such lovely gifts you received maria and it looks like a lovely spot for you and lacy.xx

  2. You received some lovely gifts Maria. Forty degrees! Lucky you live near the beach!

  3. what very special gifts you received in your swap packages!
    Hope you are surviving the 40 deg heat!

  4. Lovely gifts Maria. We've both been spoilt. Hugs,

  5. All lovely gifts Maria
    These swaps are fun and lovely to meet like minded people

  6. It's so much fun being spoilt and spoiling someone special at Christmas. I'm so pleased you like your goodies from over the Tasman.
    Have a wonderful New Year

  7. Lots of spoiling going on!
    Gorgeous gifts you have received.
    The sewing pouch is very special.
    Nice stocking and stitching from June.

    Enjoy your goodies.

  8. These swaps are such fun, it was over 40 in Adelaide on Chrismas eve so I know what you mean. Have a lovely New Years, xx

  9. What fun to open such lovely gifts! And our weather was about the same. Temps in the 40's (F), and white snow instead of white sand!

  10. fun swappy gifts! I need to get some pictures of my favorite Christmas gifts for the blog!

  11. You got many beautiful gifts !!
    It's so funny for me to think of you spending Christmas day on the beach !!!
    All my best wishes for the new year !

  12. And also on this side of the Tasman, Christmas Day was a scorcher !! !!

    Such beautiful gifts you received - it is rather lovely having gifts under the tree and not knowing what each is

  13. Lovely gifts to open.. and what a perfect place to spend the hot day!!

  14. Happy Holidays, Maria! Beautiful gifts!! Hugs for a safe and happy New Year!

  15. What beautiful gifts!!! I would love to enjoy some of those warm temperatures right now.

  16. Gorgeous gifts Maria. The licorice allsorts wouldn't have made it Christmas here either. The beach would be the place to be this week, first to get the sea breeze. Tracee xx

  17. Lots of lovely swap gifts, Maria... he he the red hatters kit is a fun idea. The beach sounds like a great spot for Christmas Day and with those temperatures.

  18. Lovely Christmas Angel and SSCS presents...two such fun swaps to play glad it hasn't hit 40 here, ugh..

  19. Maria you are braver than me, being on the beach in 40degrees sun!
    the gifts made and received are just lovely, the Red sewing kit is such a great & fun idea!

  20. beautiful swap gifts.........thanks for being part of the SSCS 2012........Miche'le sure has been stalking your were only a couple of deg below you......but no