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.
Rebecka also made me this fabulous card, which is a mini quilt by itself.
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.
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.
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!
10 thoughts on “Ornament Swapping”
I love the ornament that Rebecka made for you! How creative! And the card is adorable!
I’m glad that you like your goodies, have a wonderful Christmas!
An ornament swap is a great idea! Looks like a lot of fun!
I am so glad I met you from the ornament swap! It was fun! Thanks again for my knitted stocking ornament. I will be checking on you to see what you are making!! Your work is beautiful!!! 🙂
Wow…what fun goodies you got! I really like the idea of an ornament swap–so much fun! I love the sentimental value they bring every year when you put up the tree!
Dear Terri, this is such a FUN swap! Look at all the goodies you received from all the wonderful crafters! I am excited for you hehe Thanks for all the links and sharing this with us! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!
What a great idea! So fun to do among friends. I’ll have to remember that for next year (starting in Sept. tho!)
What fun ornaments and Christmas decorations…I have the pattern for the little Bon Bon you received..it’s so cute!
Those ornaments are so adorable, looks like a fun swap. I like your knitted stocking too, very cute.
O.K., now I have the Christmas spirit! Snow is coming down hard here (and everywhere else tonight) and i am admiring so much everyone who was thoughtful enough to get started on time? early? August?!! I really love the darling stockings, Terri!