Monday, 26 December 2011

SSCS 2011 - The Big Reveal...What I Sent...

Finally, finally all can be revealed...the agony of waiting is over, parcels are opened, paper and ribbon cleared away and tah dah! What I made for Nancy who lives in a place far far away across the seas near Philadelphia...

Stalking of Nancy's blog revealed she is a William Morris and civil war fabrics girl so I combined the two and came up with my slant on William Morris mets civil war Aussie style...appliqueing civil war fabrics (hand blanket stitch) in a William Morris bird design from Michele Hill's book "William Morris in Applique"...with a pattern by Leanne Beasley of Leanne's House...thereby incorporating two Aussie designers into the mix...to create...
A block keeper
A few little parcels went in the stocking ornament with instructions they weren't to be opened until Christmas Day...a piece of civil war fabric I came upon when buying the ribbon for the block keeper ties (which I seriously contemplated keeping for me but was strong and didn't)...some Victorian-made Aussie chocolates...a little triangle pouch in the same fabric as the block keeper for hiding those little things like a thimble or a reel of thread that we need to tote along sometimes but don't want to take the whole sewing bag shebang - or hiding some sneaky chocolate treats...and a pocket sized Birds of Australian 2012 calendar so Nancy is never without her stitchy dates to hand...but which her husband has decided I sent for HIM! so Nancy is being very good and going to share by hanging it in the house (she is good to him, hope he appreciates the sharing!!)...
I hope you enjoy what I made for you Nancy as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.

Thank you Chookyblue for once again hosting this most awesome of swaps.

Happy Stitching...and Merry Christmas!

5 comments:

shez said...

Annette what a lot of thought you have put into this present,it looks awesome,well done on sending a lovely parcel,i also love your ornament.xx

Fiona said...

Great gift.... you made it up so special and unique.... I'm sure Nancy loved it...
Hugz

Kerry said...

WOW, Annette, what a great lot of Christmas gifties. Wish I'd been your partner!

Chookyblue...... said...

a lovely parcel for Nancy........great idea something special........thanks for being part of the SSCS...........

Mistea said...

Lucky Nancy getting all those special gifts.
Lovely block keeper to keep things straight.