Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas in July!

well the day arrived and boy who could wait....
my parcels didn't travel too far as they came from Eltham from Anne. Not sure if ann has a blog or not as she didn't mention on the card.
Big thanks to Ann for such beautiful gifts made with such perfect stitches and put together so neatly. Love the fabrics too.
Now for the pictures you say?

 The little cross stitch ornament is amazing such little stitches and all so perfect.
Thankyou so much Ann I love them all and the little extras will come in very handy.
Thanks also to Cheryll for organising the swap, you are amazing! x
 Just need to wait and see if my partner likes my goodies.

Some progress on the Christmas lunch....I think this little echidna is full to the brim with ants he couldn't fit another one in, that's why they are making a quick get away.
 Mrs Kangaroo has been finished too..
She is stuck cooking the bbq, now that doesn't happen in my place. BBQ is secret men's business and I promote that notion at every opportunity. With four males in the house I should be right for life!
I don't think I fancy witchety grub, gum leaf and gumnut skewers though?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Marina

30 comments:

sunny said...

What lovely gifts!! and your stitcheries are quite cute. Yes indeedy, BBQ is secret men's business, and this woman does NOT want to be enlightened. LOL!

Christine M said...

Anne has made you some beautiful gifts. I'm just loving this stitchery, Marina.

Cath said...

Gorgeous gifts. Not sure about bbqs being secret mens business. I dare not let my hubby near the bbq unless you like charred and blackened steak! Fortunately my son has learned the art of the bbq but still what is a bbq without the sides......and who makes those?!

Cheryll said...

PeRFecT gifts in the CIJ swap...Annie is very talented!
Love all your stitcheries too ")

Tania said...

Lovely gifts, so much fun! And your stitchery is gorgeous, lots of fun too!

shez said...

Hi Marina what lovely gifts you have received from Ann and the cross stitch ornament is gorgeous,love xmas in july,enjoy your parcel Marina and boy i am so enjoying seeing your stitcherys,well done.xx

Fiona said...

A fun Christmas parcel.... can never have enough baskets to put things in? and I have a pair of those tweezers and so often need them... I just love those stitcheries... such fun...
Hugz

kiwikid said...

Lovely gifts Marina!! BBQ is secret mens business here too!! Stitchery is coming along well, love the animals.
xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Beautiful gifts indeed....and I'm sure that your partner will be frilled.

Susan said...

Lovely gifts, how exciting to have an extra Christmas. Your stitcheries are so sweet, it's a fun project for the lead up to Christmas.

Maria said...

Lovely gifts you received from Anne....
I do love those Christmas Aussie stitcheries...

elliek said...

What beautiful gifts. Well done Anne on a good job. Love Mrs Kangaroo and that sleepy echidna! I don't do BBQ's... definitely secret men's business.

Noela said...

Beautiful gifts received in the Xmas swap Marina. Love your Aussie Xmas stitcheries too. hugs.......

barb's creations said...

Gorgeous gifts received Marina and I love your Aussie Christmas stitcheries, looking forward to seeing the next one :) Barb.

cucki said...

Beautiful gifts :)
So sweet xxx

Lin said...

Gorgeous gifts Marina and I absolutely agree about bbq's! xx

Sue said...

Lovely gifts, love the kangaroo!
have a good weekend.

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely gifts you get from Anne.

Mistea said...

Looks like a perfect Christmas in July for you. Those gifts are gorgeous. Cute wee stocking ornament.

Love the Aussie themed Christmas lunch your work is amazing as always.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Great gifts with extra goodness inside. Love your Aussie animals xx

Elyte said...

Gorgeous gifts Marina, thoughtful and beautifully made. Can't believe how much stitching you have done. Lovely work.

Janet said...

You really scored in the gift department! Lovely!! And I so love that stitcherie that I am going to buy the pattern - even though the postage will cost almost as much as the pattern itself!

Carrie P. said...

Anne made you some very pretty Christmas gifts.
I see you are working on some cute embroidery again.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Gorgeous gifts..beautiful. Think we can all relate to the echidna after Christmas lunch!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely gifts, the cross stitch is beautiful. Your stitcheries are lovely too, such cute images! BBQ is men's work here too :)

Karen said...

Lovely work from Ann and gorgeous gifts.
Great progress on the stitchery.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome gifts....

Jo said...

Great stitching on those gifts and what you are doing too

Cheryl said...

These parcels were much anticipated by all of us. such lovely gifts from Ann and your Aussie sewing is gorgeous

Narelle said...

Gorgeous goodies!
Echidna and Mrs K look adorable ... I guess the kebabs would be full of fibre?