29 December 2011

Christmas Stocking Swap

This year, I participated in a Christmas Stocking/Bag/Sack Swap through Southern Cross Quilters (an online Aus//NZ quilting group). My lovely swap partner, and now dear friend, was Melody, whose blog I had been following for a while. Our partners were known to  us, so that we could get to know each other better.
Each month, for the entire year, we sent each other a gift to put in the bag that we had made for each other. No peeking allowed! It was easier than I thought it would be, to not be tempted. :) I did have a leeetle feel, though. lol

Anyway, the lovely and very generous Melody, sent me all these goodies! I am sooo spoilt. :)

My gorgeous sack...

A mug bag (I didn't own one before) a mug mat (ditto), a lovely mug that's too cute just for Christmas, a set of really lovely egg cups - again, not just for Christmas use - a delightful little book "Merry Christmas Tea" with snippets, recipes, and quotes, and a cake ribbon and badge. And there was also a cat Christmas cracker with a toy mouse which I forgot to photograph.

Plus, all these lovelies! Beautiful Mimosa soap in a cute little metal holder, an embroidered Lingerie bag, a Crinoline Lady thread/ribbon holder, Lindt choccies, scissor and tape set, a Gail Pan pattern " little tweets pouch" with fabric and threads, another little sewing/embroidery set "Home sweet home" by Leanne Knell,  and a lovely little notebook with an original drawing on the cover "Sweet Songbird" by Michelle L Palmer.

Thank you so much, Melody! I love everything you sent.

Melody is posting pics of what I sent her, sometime later today. Unfortunately, the things I was making her got left to be finished at the end of the year, and I took ill before they were complete, and couldn't finish them. Once I have a sewing hand back, I'll be finishing them, and thety will be little surprises for her another time. :)
If you aren't familiar with Melody's blog, check it out. She posts regularly and does the most beautiful work, as well as having things you can participate in and share.



  1. I'm very grateful for all the wonderful gifts you sent to me and also so happy we met in blogworld. I feel very privileged to able to count you as one of my dear friends too.

  2. You both worked so hard in this swap. Wonderful goodies you received from Melody.