Sunday, July 15, 2012

Christmas In July swap with Carol from Buttermilk Creek Farm

I'm so excited to share photos of my new Christmas goodies that Carol from Buttermilk Creek Farm made.  The swap theme this time was "Christmas In July".  Don't you just love the Santa...and his clothes are made out of a gorgeous Burgundy wool.  I loved it so much I had to ask Carol where she found the fabric (I went and purchased some...LOL).  The gingerbread men are the sweetest.... perfect for the wooden bowl that sits on our dining room table.  Plus the candy canes will look great on our tree. Did I ever tell you all that one of the tree's (we usually have two)  has almost all handmade ornaments (that's my one day have nothing but handmade ornaments on it).   Our other Christmas tree I put all sorts of goodies on that one....there are just some ornaments that you can't get rid much family history. :0)
Here is a close-up of the Santa.....isn't he great!!! Anyway as you can see there where even more goodies.... a sweet stocking with peppermint candies, wonderful smelling bowl filler mix, and a lovely Christmas fridge note pad.   Thank you Carol... you really made it feel like Christmas! :0) I can only hope you are as happy as I am with the goodies I sent you. THANK YOU!!!  I also would like to thank Wendy over at Ravenwood Whimzies for hosting this fantastic swap. 
On other news I've also been busy make this sweet baby quilt for our friends first grandchild.  Her name is Delaney and I felt that this new little girl needed something special.  I wish the photo of the baby quilt turned out better....I took a dozen photos and finally gave up trying to get a perfect shot.  It was such a sweet pink made me think of pink lemonade. :0) 

Next is my new Christmas pincushion I made from a Stacy Nash pattern.  I guess you could say I got myself ready for the Christmas in July swap by making this first.  I actually was working on it before Wendy posted the swap....LOL.  I think we both were thinking cool weather thoughts. ;0)

As you can see my hands are never idle for long.  I basically finish one project then pick up another right away.   More often then not I also have a half dozen projects going at one time.  This means things don't always get done in a timely manner but at least it gives me a variety of things to do which keeps me happy. :0)
Thank you for taking the time to stop in and I hope to see you soon. I'll have another swap to share with you in a few weeks.  


  1. Hi Theresa~

    Fabulous swap goodies from Carol!! Love the santa.

    Have a peaceful Sunday~Becky

  2. I LOVE that Santa! I wonder if Carol will make one for me! lol You must be tickled with all the wonderful goodies she sent you.
    Thanks for joining the swap Theresa - glad you had a great time!

  3. The santa is wonderful.The gingerbreads look like puffy!~Amy

  4. Love all your goodies. carol does such Beautiful work! Love the Santa!