When Char of The Pickled Pepper Patch announced the she was hosting her first Olde Fashioned Christmas Swap, I decided that it sounded like too much fun to pass up. So, without a second thought, I threw caution to the wind and sent her the email to “sign me up!”
Just last week, my swap partner, Nerina, received the goodies I sent to her.
My gifts from back to front in the photo included a pillow which I stencilled with authentic cream paints and then hand quilted.
In the upper left is a snowman that I made from a vintage bobbin.
To the right of the bobbin is a old world style santa that I made from a vintage pint milk bottle. Can you see the original bottle cap?
Coming forward and on the left is a primitive snowman ornament and to the right of him are two snowmen ornaments that I made from styrofoam balls covered with crinkled tissue paper. The noses are made from the same sculpting clay as the santa beard and fur.
Hiding behind the snowmen is a candle in a glass votive and right in front is a battery operated tea light in an candle holder with some pears around it to add interest.
Today when I went to the post office, there was a card in our box indicating that there was a parcel waiting to be picked up inside. Lo and behold, here’s what was waiting for me.
A parcel from Nerina!
And inside the box…
All these wonderful goodies…a framed stitchery with the words, “It’s a wonderful life”, 3 star-shaped bowl fillers, 2 glass votive candles, a Christmas scented room freshener, a wooden placque and a garland with made made hearts, snowmen and stockings!
Thank you so much, Nerina and a special thanks to Char for hosting the swap.
Do you realize that Christmas is less than a month away? I hope to start my holiday decorating this weekend but I’m having a difficult time trying to get into the spirit with the unseasonably mild temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately. The grass is still green and the ground hasn’t frozen yet either!