Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Giving and receiving

I have some last Christmas things to share before the new year starts tomorrow.  Michelle and I have been partners for the year for Mrs Martin's Lets Celebrate swap and I have loved giving and receiving gifts with Michelle.  For the Christmas swap I made her a tablerunner, a Santa and a felt bird ornament: all the projects are from Marg Low's All Things Christmas book which I love.  Michelle gave me a Molly Makes magazine which is one of my favourite mags, some of her lovely patterns, threads, gorgeous little handmade ornaments and a beautiful button garland.  She definitely spoilt me again.
I also received a lovely package from Florence who sent me a Simply Vintage magazine, my other favourite mag, and some gorgeous little tree ornaments.  I have sent her a Homespun magazine in return but I'm not sure it has arrived yet.
These weeks after Christmas are some of my favourite of the whole year: the crazy, busyness has past, the city quietens down, and the usual tasks and work are on hold.  Just lovely. The last three photos are taken by my son and I thought he did a great job catching some images of our week, Wendy xx

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely swap with Michelle !!
    I'm glad you got your magazine and I hope you like it ! I'm still watching my mail box !!!
    I wish you all the best for the new year !!
    Florence

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  2. Lovely post Wendy,some smashing pictures.
    Lovely swap.I havnt caught up with everyone's blogs yet.
    Have a very happy New Year.xx

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  3. Gorgeous gifts and photos Wendy :-) It looks like you have been spoilt and also spoilt others!! I've been wondering about the Simple Vintage magazines - they sound delicious! Happy New Year!!

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  4. Lovely gifts both given and recieved and I loved the photos by your son , great photo of the cat in the window box ! Happy new year !

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  5. Beautiful gifts, such lovely photo's showing us your Christmas this year thanks for letting us catch a glimpse :) Barb.

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  6. Lovely swap gifts Wendy. I just love the table runner you made for Michelle. It is so sweet.

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  7. such gorgeous projects Wendy,could i please ask what pattern you used for the runner please as it is so very cute,your son has taken some lovely pics Wendy and happy new year to you and your lovely family.xx

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  8. your gifts are gorgeous. Love the pink in the runner adds a different colour to christmas!
    such lovely ornaments sent and received and some inspiring reads.
    Love the photo of the bubble hovering over the cat. WOnder what she's thinking?

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  9. Such gorgeous gifts, well done to all.

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  10. Beautiful gifts, sunset too! Your Christmas trees look great. I love the photo of your cat in the window box with the bubble!!

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  11. Beautiful gifts Wendy. That magazine looks fantastic. Enjoy them all and Happy New Year to you and yours xx

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  12. Lovely giftsWendy. Great little bird, I will have to look out for that book I think. Love the photo of your cat with the bubble.

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  13. Gorgeous gifts Wendy - both sent & received. I read Michelles blog post about your swap gift - she is right, you do do the most tiniest lovely stitches in your work :-) Your son is definately a budding photographer. Happy New Year to you & yours Wendy x0x

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  14. Beautiful swap presents Wendy. Love your son's photos - different perspective on your week altogether!!

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  15. What a lovely swap with Michelle. Beautiful photo's. I wish you a very good 2014.

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  16. I love your gifts and the photo's are just too nice. Have a nice New Year.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  17. Hello Wendy, I enjoyed catching up with your posts...I appreciate how hard it is at times to keep up with emails and blogging...Hugs, O'faigh

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  18. Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to another year of seeing all your wonderful sewing. Hugs

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  19. Happy New Year, all your gifts are lovely!

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  20. thanks Wendy i juust bought the book.xx

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  21. I love the bubble with the cat...and I need to find a white tree. I've been looking all over, but haven't found the right one yet.

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