I meant to post daily with the swap I sent and the swap I received. But my camera is on the fritz, and life has gotten in the way, and well, here we are at Day 12, and I have a couple of photos to share.
Odette sent me all these goodies. Just a gorgeous swap - thanks ever so much. (Stitch markers are missing as they are already in my SM pouch and I can't find them at the moment...) I've loved the deccies, the gardening stuff is lovely, and the book is really good! I've not seen the series or read any of the books, and I'm really enjoying it! I actually would love to be reading now rather than cooking the Christmas lunch, but the big guy is in bed sleeping, so thems the breaks.
This is the final swap that Hannah should have amassed. Its so strange when you participate in swaps to look at the final product. I put alot of time into Hannah's swap at a pretty tricky old time. To me it looks bitzy, but I know each thing in there was thought about and considered. There are 6 handmade things, a few bought things, and a few things that were jokey.
So another Christmas Day is over as far as the kids are concerned. I am more excited about about the roast chicken in the oven, and the pav and brandy snaps awaiting us! I did get a pretty special present (apart from the much needed Clarins products and some new knit picks and addi's needles). I told Shane he owed me diamond earrings after the grief he has put me through.
I helped out by using an old 1/4 carat diamond pendant of mine as one of the earrings, and traded in all my unwanted or broken 9ct gold jewellery, so I now have a lovely pair of sparklies at a much cheaper price than buying new. The camera is really on the fritz (hopefully a second hand Nikon SLR D200 coming to me in the new year!!!) so here is a fritzy shot to show the size. Perfect I would say :)
I hope all your Christmasses are lovely too. I just have to go and deal with the nearly 6yo who has her first digital camera, and the 4yo who has a noisy digger truck that is driving us all mad!!!