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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas in July...


Well the day dawned...July 25... and the day we could open our parcels from our swap buddy in the Christmas in July Swap. And wasn't I spoiled!!! Thank you so much Peg!

Some of the parcels were wrapped in this paper...don't you just love this Santa Bear???


So here are my lovely surprises from Peg...

Beautiful fabric and ribbon on this journal cover...

Such a cheerful fellow on this mug rug!

A sweet lot of reindeer around the Christmas tree....

That reindeer fabric is just so cute!

Look at all that work in this Santa mini quilt!

This table centre is gorgeous!


And a lovely hanger for the reindeer wallhanging...


But that's not all!!!
Most of the family are coming over for dinner tonight...I don't think these will last very long! lol
Now the items I made in this swap were for Vickie... and these are what I sent her...

One of my little hexi decorations with a Santa button in the middle...

A reindeer table runner... and a little nuts/sweets dish

And a length of bunting made out of 'holly fabrics'...



What a fun swap! Thank you to Cheryll for her superb organising of this and so many other swaps!

17 comments:

shez said...

wow Maria what wonderful swaps sent and received,well done ladies,this was such a fun swap.xx

creations.1 said...

Beautiful swap present to and from for you maria - such clever talented bloggy girls in this swap.

Janice said...

I had thought that Christmas in July was only celebrated by one of my daft friends, who nurses in Brisbane, as she missed winter Christmas cold Yorkshire so much. I had no idea that it was actually celebrated by Australia in general. Your gifts are lovely.....do you remember where they all are come December ? Jx

Noela said...

Lovely gifts sent and received Maria. Hugs.....

debbie said...

Very nice gifts, Maria. What a fun swap! xx debbie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Such a fun swap Maria....so very pleased you likedd my goodies......love what you have made for Vickie....gorgeous bunting....

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Some lovely swap gifts there Maria.
What a coincidence that we celebrated Christmas in July over at Beelarong Community Farm on the 25th too.

I am used to this Australian mid-year celebration now I have lived here for some years. I tend to forget that overseas readers might wonder what on earth it's all about. Might be a hangover from the early Brits who came over here and wanted to celebrate Christmas when it's cold?

Anthea said...

I love a few of the Comments up there^^^ funny ladies!!
They are great gifts made & received there Maria... love the bunting idea - perfect to flutter in our Aussie Christmas summer breezes! x

Vickie said...

looove my items very much thank you for being a great swap partner, cheers Vickie

retdairyqueen said...

Great gifts all round

Jeanette said...

Lovely gifts Maria. Hugs,xx

Cheryll said...

HoHoHo Happy Christmas in July...
Wonderful gifts coming in and going out! Enjoy them! :)

Maria said...

You were truly spoilt by Peg....
Love the gifts you sent to Vickie...

Deb R said...

Such lovely pressies all round. It was a great swap!!

O'faigh said...

Lovely Christmas Gifts given and received...a great swap to be part of..Regards,O'faigh

Val Spiers said...

What a great haul of wonderful gifts. That appliqué Santa quilt is amazing.

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Tatkis said...

Wonderful swap gifts - both received and sent! Your reindeer tablerunner is so cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana