Ornament Swapping

For the past several years, I have participated in ornament swaps, some as large as 12 participants and some just between my sister and two nieces.

I thought it would be cool to make an ornament for each and every one of my blogger friends, but I should have started that project back in January! (maybe next year)

I received a tip from my friend Cheryl to join the Handmade Christmas Ornament Swap 2009, sponsored by Daisy Quilts, which is how I met Rebecka. She sent me this adorable handmade ornament, which is like those Christmas crackers. The embroidered message is such a nice touch. I am going to use it to store the chocolates she sent me to brighten up my desk at work. I forgot to take a picture of the ornament I knitted for Rebecka, but you can see a picture of it here.

ornament swap from Rebecka

Rebecka also made me this fabulous card, which is a mini quilt by itself.

handmade card from Rebecka

I asked my friend Cheryl if she would be interested in exchanging handmade ornaments. I received this love-able pair of teddy bear ornaments from her. Aren’t they the cutest? Again, I forgot to take a picture of the ornament I knitted for her, but you can see it here.

teddy bears ornaments from Cheryl

Cheryl sent me a few other goodies too, which included that adorable piece of Christmasy fabric, a notepad, a kittie magnet that looks like Callie, and a bag of chocolates. Mmmm, chocolates.

goodies from Cheryl

I will definitely cherish these ornaments because they were made just for me, not part of an assembly process or in a factory. Mostly, I love these ornaments because they remind me of these two friends I met through our blogs and shared hobbies. Thank you, Rebecka and Cheryl! Merry Christmas to you and your families!

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