Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas In July Swap

Christmas in July

So last week in the mail it came all the way from Finland and My friend Pirjo. I meet her some 4-5 years ago on a group of cross stitchers and she has followed me to my own Yahoo Group Sapphire Stitching. She has featured me in some of her finishes on her own website Tam's Creations. So today was Christmas in July and got to open up my gifts. And they were plentiful!

See for your self from the pictures posted below as I catch my breathe.

This first picture contains fabric for quilting and smalls. My favorite is the first one with teh ethnic finland dolls on it and the others I love as well. Pirjo knows how I love halloween. Scrapbooking papers and embellishments even the ribbons and threads she used in wrapping i can use in cards. See the handstamped guy in the middle that is how I felt when I open my packages. A 12 cards package of small charts and stickers.
 Of course now onto the fabbies and threads. Not sure if you can see the soft hand dyed linen really beautiful. Also, a linen coaster to stitch. Hand dyed floss - fingers loven them  from ThreadWorx (the multi color) and Nima's threads - 2 skeins of Monster Green. Okay Tam looks like a monster to stitch! LOL!
 And of course my most favorite of all MORE THIMBLES! Took 2 pics so you can see the front and back of the first 2. The last one have to confirm with Pirjo looks like it was created from I would guess Elk bone. So recylcing at it finest!
So speaking of thimbles here are 2 more I received this week from my swap partner in Denmark! Thanks Stine! she also sent me a bead kit for making key chains and another one I am sure for beading but since still on the elastic a instant bracelet - looks like hemitite.
So as I end here and start another blog! Happy Christmas in July All! Joan

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a great package!!! Lots of wonderful goodies there, Joan.