Monday, 9 January 2017

12 Days of Christmas Swap - the reveal

I took part in Jo's 12 day's of Christmas swap for the first time this year and was partnered with Jo from the blog A Whole Plot of love.  

The idea was to put a parcel together containing 12 presents for our partner, one present to be opened each day from Christmas day through till January 5th.

I loved shopping and keeping an eye out for things to add to my parcel.

Jo's blog was new to me but i enjoyed reading back through her posts and finding out about what she likes,
I hope I got it right.

This is what I sent......

 .All wrapped up in snowflake tissue paper

 A pin wheel of pins, a cross stitched scissor fob and scissors, a crochet pin cushion
A little book for lists, some fat quarters, and a pattern for making a quilted bag 
 I read that Jo likes teas somewhere on her blog so I bought some teapigs earl grey, some cookies and inside the little hessian bag was the most gorgeous smelling bath bomb, (I hope Jo thought it smelled good too)
 A cute little tea pot candle melt burner, and as Jo loves gardening I thought a pair of gardening gloves would be useful.
I found this cute calendar in TK Max and thought it was very appropriate as Jo knits :-)

And here is what Jo sent to me.

I've never done any fabric printing, perhaps I will have to look into it more.
The Project Calm book has lots of ideas and inspiration, from journaling to scrapbooking
 A cute little book mark, always handy, and little bag.
 Some gloves and a pack of chalk board labels.  I don't know if Jo knew, but I do actually use chalk board labels on some of my storage jars, so these will come in handy
 She made me this cute little project bag, which I am going to dedicate as y sock knitting bag, (even though I have yet to start any socks, but I will people, I will :-)
And she also knitted me a wash cloth
 A pretty coaster and some progress keepers, (at least that what I have decided the are :-)

There was also a bag of Thorntons chocolates which Mark decided to eat before I took a photo and a lovely little ceramic hanging in the shape of a ball of yarn which read 'Eat, Sleep, Knit', I had hung this on the Christmas tree when I opened it and it has got packed away with the decorations so sorry no photo of that.

Thank you Jo for being my swap partner and thank you to the other Jo, who's (blog is for organising it.

There are already a few 12 days of Christmas swap blog post showing up and it's been nice seeing all the goodies sent and received.

Until next time


Mylittlepieceofengland said...

You sent and received some gorgeous goodies. Hasn't it been lovely to still have little surprises to open after Christmas has finished xx

Justine said...

Two great swap packages!

Vickie said...

Well this worked out very nicely!

Barb said...

A great swap for both of you!

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely gifts.

Julie xxxxxxx

Carolien said...

That waa a fun exchange!

Have a nice day! xxx Carolien

Mouse said...

lovely goodies both given and received too :) Happy New Year to you ... love mouse xxxxxx

Julie said...

Lovely selection of gifts you both had in the swap.

Miriam said...

Happy New Year Maggio!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Great exchange.

Jo said...

You both sent such wonderful gifts. It's amazing how many lovely things can be picked up for a couple of pounds, isn't it? Mick bought me some stitch markers from Little French Meadow too, you'll be needing those when your start your socks!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

What a lovely swap.

Lowcarb team member said...

Great swaps ... thanks for sharing them here

All the best Jan

Kay said...

How lovely. It is espcailly nice to have some presents to open after Christmas too. x

Desiree Ehleiter said...

What wonderful gifts sent and received. Loved your wrapping paper as well.

Sarah in Stitches said...

What wonderful gifts, both given and received! I love this idea :D

AlisonC said...

What a lovely assortment of gifts. May I ask where you got the teapot oil burner from please. Alison