Monday, December 19, 2011

CaTcHinG Up

I have thoroughly enjoyed my blog tour of all the wonderful gifts sent by Santa helpers who played in the Santa Sack Swap.
Some of the ladies have chosen to wait until Christmas morning to open their gifts... how strong willed are they!! .. but for the rest of us whimps... hehe... we have already played with and admired all our fantastic goodies!
For anyone who has linked up... as I said earlier, I will make a random draw for a small gift as a THANKS for playing along and giving Me the opportunity to come by and EnJoY Christmas with YOU! I'll do the draw tomorrow...
so GooD LuCk everyone.
I also thought you might like to see the wonderful mat that Melissa sent to Bev in the "Lets Exchange" group.
Isn't it beautiful!
I'll show you Bev's once it's been received by Melissa.
It's lovely too!
I know that Sandy sent her mat off to Marianne... but I haven't heard if it has been received yet.
Also I don't know if Naomi and Q exchanged their mats yet?
That's everyone in the 2011 FINAL "Lets Exchange" group. I know I had FuN in it and I hope you all enjoyed seeing the wonderful MaTs that were sent around.

Here is a pic of the story lap quilt I finished last week. I sent it off to DD2 and I'm still to hear if it arrived. Fingers crossed by everyone PLeaSe !
I was really happy with it... so I hope both DD and the recipient like it too.
I used this wonderful thread for the quilting which I LoVed. The effect was great... having varigated stitches all over the farm. Think about using it on your next project... I'm sure you'll be HaPPy with the result.
I stitched all nine names onto the first border (red) with a light blue thread... and again I was extremely happy with that aspect too. Subtle but readable.
And look at the fabric I found for the backing.... just perfect for depicting Farm Life!
See you ToMoRRoW for the random draw.


Christine M said...

The story lap quilt looks lovely Cheryll. You must be so pleased with the finished result.

Anonymous said...

Your story quilt looks fantastic,well done and also in the short space of time you had to do it in,so well done Chez.
What was the thread called that you used please.
Also a big thankyou for being swap mama to so many fun and amazing swaps thoughout the year and especially my favourite the santa sack swap.xx

Love Bears All Things said...

Beautiful Quilt...I'm one of those who wants to wait until Christmas Eve..all my goodies heave arrived and are in the Santa Sack under the tree.
Mama Bear

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the story book quilt and varigated thread is a personal choice for quilting for me too. Loved visiting the different blogs in the SSS. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Fiona said...

love your story lap quilt... looks just great... a lovely swap year.. thank you..
Happy Christmas

donna said...

Your lap quilt is beautiful. They are just going to LOVE it. The thread you picked is perfect. What a sweet little farm.

Sheila said...

The story quilt is adorable and I am sure that your daughter will love it.Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hugs sheila

Toni said...

Thanks for all the swaps that you organise Cheryll, I know that you have had a busy year as well so its appreciated.

Allie said...

Ooh that quilt is gorgeous - I've got my fingers crossed, Cheryll!!!

Maria said...

the story quilt is gorgeous and I am sure it will reach your DD in no time. Must be positive.

I will post our goodies after we open them Cheryll.
thank you for being a wonderful swap Mum all year.Even when you were away.

Have a Happy,Safe Christmas and a Wonderful 2012

Narelle said...

The story quilt is adorable and don't you just love it when you find that perfect backing fabric.
Merry Christmas :o)

Ellen said...

Lovely story quilt - hopefully it arrives safe and sound very soon!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hurray! Thank you for joining the Monthly Make for 2012. I am really looking forward to seeing what you make! I am going to try very hard this year and really hope that we can support one another! If you do a post about your make then please pop by and leave me a comment so that I can come over and see it! Love Annie x ♥♥♥

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