Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I joined in on Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap again this year. I was so delighted when I opened my package from Suze http://suzeblack-bearsmum.blogspot.com/2013/01/sscs-piccies.html This wallhanging really makes me smile everytime I look at it.
I've been having some camera issues so I've taken the pictures of the other things that Suze sent me from her blog.
I love the koala bear ornament, adorable! And she sent me the prettiest towel. I was also impressed with the label on the back. I think it's stamped. My labels are always sort of sad looking. Suze has inspired me on this front. Thanks Suze for making it such a great swap!
Carrie over at Passion for Applique http://apassionforapplique.blogspot.com/ is hosting a ufo-along. I'm joining in for this. I have a pile of ufo's that shame me everytime I look at them. Hopefully this will help. Here's what I want to finish in January:
I have all these blocks appliqued just need to sew them together and make it a quilt of course.
Ooops! Valentines from last year not finished
A star quilt with my Lily Pulitzer fabric scraps ( an unfinished gift for this Christmas, which I'm optimistically going to think of as my first completed gift for Christmas 2013)
Again thinking of this as a head start on next Christmas.

11 comments:

shez said...

lovely swap gifts Lyn.xx

Amanda said...

What lovely gifts. Like you, I'm making more effort with labels. I'm lucky enough to have an embroidery machine, so am trying to use that for labels. I don't use it for much else sadly. For the first time in my life I have UFOs. With doing the City & Guilds course I don't have much time for other sewing, there are so many samples to make. So last year I kept starting quilts that I fancied making, and never found time to finish them. I can't see much happening this year as I'm continuing with the City and Guilds, but next year I'll make a real effort.

Chookyblue...... said...

great wall hanging from Suze........thanks for being part of the SSCS 2012........

Stephanie said...

I didn't realize the SSCS was still going on. Nice gifts. Have fun with your UFOs. Looks like you have some nice things to work on. Happy New Year!

Carrie P. said...

really nice gifts from you exchange.
So glad you linked up to my UFO challenge. I bet you will finish them all this month.

KaHolly said...

Loving that wallhanging!! You are a lucky girl. Good luck completing the first of your UFOs for 2013. Can't wait to see them all finished. ~karen

Simone de Klerk said...

Great gifts and good luck with the projects.
Cute elves

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely wall hanging Lynn! It's so good to have inspiration for UFO's isn't it...I bet you will get them all done!

We say Les Mis today...wasn't it fabulous...I must say to the girl and boy actor were sooooo good!

Houseelf said...

Such sweet swap gifts. Good luck finishing your UFOS.

Michele said...

Really nice! Swaps are always fun:-)

Carrie P. said...

just checking to see how you are dong on your UFOs?