Thursday, 25 July 2013

'1 Xmas Item' & Christmas In July...

So pleased with my items for '1 Xmas Item A Month'... I would not usually think pink when I am making Christmas things, but I just love these little hanging decorations...

The designs are from 'Enjoy Cross Stitch' 2012

 Thanks Narelle for being Elf Coordinator Extraordinaire...


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In true Christmas tradition, the Elves visited me yesterday... well, it was Christmas In July Eve... they must have wondered why they were delivering to me in JULY!!
I was in quite the mystery, because I could not work out who my sender was... no name on the postal satchel & no card... anyway Cheryll has helped me out and named my July Christmas Elf as Larissa, whose blog is Crafty God Chick...

Larissa has clearly been having a good nosy around my blog & oh my goodness, really blown me away with her gorgeous gifts. Larissa, thank you many times over, I am speechless (which is rare for me, I can tell you!!)

"M" for mouse, "H" for holly, "S" for star

"S" for star, "I" for inspirational words

"H" for holly
Gail Pan, hexy's, Nancy fabrics, Natalie Bird... some of the crafty things I love the most, & now they have come to me all in one parcel!! Big **wink** to Larissa, especially being that I know she has a lot going on right now...
Larissa's beautiful stitching
Here's what I made for O'Faigh...
Inspirational Words... the wall hanging
Angel... the heart shaped ornament
Tree... the Gail Pan table runner (Which almost didn't make it into the parcel, I love it so much!!)

I smiled very widely when I opened Larissa's gifts... she has sent me the very same stitcheries that I used for O'Faigh's gift... amazing!
Gauging by other very happy posts I have had a quick peek at, it's very safe to say that Swap Mama Cheryll has yet again set up a fabulous swap, & everyone who joined in with Christmas In July has enjoyed being part of it.
Gotta do a big blog-reading catch up!
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Just a reminder that the Christmas Through The Year linky will be up from tomorrow... & you could win a great little package if you join in!

35 comments:

Michell said...

Lovely gifts sent and received and I love those pink decorations

Leeanne said...

Beautiful projects! I love the Gail Pan items. 1 xmas item is a great motivator!

Chookyblue...... said...

so many beautiful christmas gifts............

kim said...

I love your pink themed Christmas hangers.......so pretty, very lovely swap gifts too. x

shez said...

wow i love the pink,well done Anthea and boy what beautiful gifts sent and received ladies,well done on such gorgeous projects,this was such a fun swap.xx

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
Those Christmas items are such an inspiration to try different things. They are really gorgeous.
Cheers, Anita.

marina said...

what beautiful gifts received and sent! You have both put so much effort and love into your gifts.
Well done.
Love your christmas item for this month too... very pretty.

Larissa said...

BAHAHa!!! I can't believe we actually used the same stitcheries!!! That's hiARious!!! ... Yes, sorry I didn't include a card. I did actually write one, but in the rush to get it all in the mail for you ... it kinda got left on the table **oops!! ... I'll get that one in there the next day I go into town :) ... I'll also admit that the table runner you made was actually one of the originals in my 'maybe' list of items to make, lol! Good thing I went with Gail's holly pattern, eh?!! ... Did you notice I used a bright green lining inside the bag - I read, somewhere along the blog roll, that you love bright linings *giggle*. SO glad you loved them all - I sure enjoyed making them!! In fact, that runner & bag have been moved near to the top of the list of items to make for my glory box!! Hugs xx

Heather said...

Lovely goodies that the elves have sent you.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow!!!!!!

Susan said...

All these beautiful Christmas in July posts are making me think I need to start some Christmas stitching! Lovely work.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch decorations are lovely and all the gifts are gorgeous. Love everything!! Hugs Wendy

Noela said...

Beautiful gifts sent and received Anthea. Love your cross stitch decorations. Hugs......

Helen said...

Beautiful gifts, received and sent. Love the cross stitch, all the stitching is beautiful :-)))

Christine M said...

I never think of pink for Christmas either but your decorations look fantastic. Both you and O'faigh have made each other beautiful gifts.

Melody said...

Beautiful gifts both sent and received.

FloS said...

This is truly a splendid swap !
Florence

Fiona said...

such lovely Christmas goodies.... Larissa does beautiful work...
Hugz

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Pretty pink Chrristmas decorations. Your elf is such a beautiful stitcher! Enjoy all the wonderful presents!

Leanne said...

Such beautiful gifts sent and received, your cross stitch decorations are so sweet,

Jeanette said...

Beautiful gifts Andrea. Love your pink decorations. Hugs,xx.

Maria said...

My goodness...such a lovely lot of beautifully made gifts...both the ones from Larissa and the ones that you made also, Anthea :-)

Maria said...

You received sew many gorgeous gifts from Larissa.
We are driving along Roe Hway right now in the wild wintery weather . Hope to get home in time to get my mail and be able to open my parcels.

Narelle said...

So much Christmas Beauty!
Love your pink decorations, they're so sweet.
Thankyou for your lovely comment and sharing :)

retdairyqueen said...

Oh Wow and double wow
I can see why you were speechless and I bet Ofaigh was too

Cheryll said...

OMG there is some wonderful gifts in there...so HaPPy Christmas in July to you! HoHoHo oh what fun! :)

Carol said...

lovely gifts you received and sent.

Carol said...

lovely gifts you received and sent.

Deb R said...

Lovely gifts!

Quilt Kitty said...

Oh lucky you Anthea. I saw Larissa's table runner & bag on Facebook and thought they were gorgeous. Those stitcheries are so sweet, it's good to see lots of them being swapped. I like your swap colours too & the pink with the cross stitch looks great. xx

O'faigh said...

A very warm thank you to you Anthea, for the gorgeous gifts you sent to me...absolutely love them...Warm Regards, O'faigh

Sisbabestitches said...

What a very Christmassy July you have had! Gorgeous pressies from Larissa :)
Loving the pink you played with, must have been something going around this year, lol. And your handmades are stunning, so cheerful :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow what a great swap - both ways - lucky you and lucky O'Faigh...all the presents are gorgeous...I wouldn't think pink for Christmas either but I'm really liking your pink decorations...

Judy said...

You are a motivator!! I look at your things and want to do more!!

Tatkis said...

Lovely gifts, both ornaments and received too!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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