Sunday, December 27, 2015

Santa Sack Swap 2015

I joined the Santa Sack Swap for 2015 for the first time and had a great time choosing and making gifts for my partner Sharon. The swap started in July and was to be mailed near the end of November. Each person was to make a stocking, bag or basket with 5 gifts -1 per month - most were to be handmade We both decided to wait until Christmas to open our packages but that meant about a month of looking at the bag, or trying not to look at the bag, and the wrapped gifts inside. The wait was definitely worth it!

This is the outside of the bag- the front and the back- and I am in love with this fabric!

When I took everything out, here is what I had - I was pretty sure that there was a jelly roll in here!

I was right - the jelly roll was by Me and My Sister designs - one of my favorite designers. Great colors!

And then there was this intriguing "folder" tied with a ribbon. Inside I found a great pair of small scissors, a little snap pocket, a place for pins, and pouch pockets along the bottom. What a wonderful way to carry some sewing supplies when I travel! 

There was also a bag of goodies, a wall hanging, and a table runner.

The colors in the hanging and the table runner will work perfectly in my house! Thanks so much Sharon for these wonderful gifts!

I am joining Pat Sloan in her "UFO Busting Plan 2016"  in an effort to finish up some of my projects that are "hanging around".  She has a plan for us to use to get us started. If you want to read more about this and make a dent in your UFO stack, you can read about it on her blog here:  

Along with finishing up some UFOs, I plan to do better in 2016 with keeping up with my blog - so I'll see you more next year!

I hope you had a good Christmas and that 2016 brings you good things.



  1. It's good to see you back again in 2016...xox

  2. It's good to see you back again in 2016...xox