Thursday, 31 July 2014

FouR To ArriVe

Four Two ALL ladies are waiting for have received their parcels to arrive.
I know they are ALL on their way... but either the mailman or the postal service is being S-L-O-W.

Unfortunately one dear friend lost a loved one so she is running understandably late... but that's OK with her partner. I think she is wonderful for completing the swap... Hugs to you!

Wasn't this a fun swap... and...
I'm very HaPPy to announce it will be back in 2015!
Thank you to all the ladies who joined in this year.

I'll keep this blog up to please let me know when your SLOW parcel arrives...

Saturday, 26 July 2014

BoXinG DaY in JuLy

Ho Ho Ho
Did you all enjoy your "opening" day yesterday. I know I did...
To the ones that didn't receive on time... I'm truly sorry... I will continue to email each sender until you all receive you handmade gifts.
In the meantime... just so we can all share the JoY please link up below & we'll all come over to see what you received.
I hope you all EnJoYeD Christmas in July...

This link is open to both swaps... in Aust/NZ & the Overseas Ladies...

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Friday, 25 July 2014


OPeNinG DaY is here...
Yes we all get to open up our gifts today.
For any swapper still waiting to receive their gifts... I sincerely hope the mailman is kind & delivers it today...
My fingers...toes...& everything in between is crossed for you. xxx

For all lucky recipients... please send off an email to your partner once you open your delights...THANKING her...
But of course I know you would do that without reminding...

EnJoY the "opening" fun & if you blog about your gifts...I'll get a "LINK" up HERE tomorrow so you can join in... then we can all visit to see each others gifts.
Now THAT would be FuN...
See you tomorrow...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

LasT Day

of exerting some SeLF ConTroL...

Tomorrow is OPENING DAY...


If your name is still on the list...
please let me know if your package has arrived...
I have let a few ladies know that their parcel would be a little late... because of various reasons which were explained to me... and the recipients were very understanding... but some are still waiting...WITH their fingers CRoSSeD xxx

Aarrrh..... says swap mama

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


How much squishing have you done???

Not long to go now...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

SoMe ParceLs

are being received...
OoohHH how exciting...
while others are still on their way...

Come on Mr Mailman...get a hurry up... lol

Monday, 21 July 2014


Opening day is creeping closer...
albeit SLoWLy... lol

If you're in the Aust/NZ group & your name is still on the right sidebar & you have RECEIVED your gift package...
can you send me an email OR leave a comment here so I can mark you off...

Friday, 18 July 2014

GeTTing CLoSeR

to some FuN, GiGGLeS with Ooo's & Arrr's
that will brighten up our winter...

Yes OPeNinG DaY  is on JuLy 25th.
Please remember to let me know when you receive your package of gifts... & as some elves only put addresses on the outside, no name... please email your "elf" to thank her once you open the package.
Isn't this a FuN swap to play in...
Ho Ho Ho...

Cheers Cheryll xox

Sunday, 13 July 2014

ALmosT TheRe

Are you all getting excited?
Time for mailing is Tuesday July 15th if you haven't already done so.
Remember to keep the shaking or squeezing of your received parcel to a minimum too... until OPeNinG DaY on July 25th.

Three items ready to go off to.... ummm... somewhere....
Ho Ho Ho it's almost Christmas in July...
Hugs Swap Mama Cheryll

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

GeTTinG ExCiTinG

One parcel is all ready for the mailman to deliver in July.

Remember packages shouldn't go out until July 15th...or perhaps a little earlier if mailing a long way away or overseas...But someone is extra organised having it ready now. Wonder where it will be heading off to?????
Lookout Santa you may have some stiff

And if you want to hear something funny... I honestly don't remember who is sending to me... & I refuse to look at the list... so even the SWaP MaMa is in the dark about who her partner

Opening day is July 25th 
so only 1 month to go....

Sunday, 1 June 2014


are being stalked all over blogland I'm sure... & how much FuN is it !!!
All details have gone out via emails so mark a few dates on your diary.
Mailing out packages to your secret partner...  July 15th
Opening packages from your ssshhh partner... July 25th

Remember...NO NAMES on the OUTside of your packages...
you can be... Mrs Claus...or An Elf... or Santa... or similiar....
just make sure you put your name inside!

... Ho hO HO ho ...

Sunday, 25 May 2014

More Delectable Swap Ideas


Here is a lovely ornament from Victorian Sampler - it's free - click here.

Or how about this little fellow from Free

Or this adorable reindeer just waiting to be embroidered from Badbirds?  Again, it's free!!

More ideas coming……
~ Cheers ~

Friday, 23 May 2014

Fosty AnYOnE ?

For all you counted cross stitchers out there... here is a FREE download of this cute snowman!
Just click HERE.

Thursday, 22 May 2014


If you like to appliqué you could make some bunting...
There is a two part FREE pattern over HERE... and then HERE.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Oh My StaRs

How about adding some of these to your package... for your partners Christmas tree...
You can... and I'm sure "she" would love some too.
HERE is a free pattern.

Hugs Cheryll xx

Sunday, 18 May 2014

For The Tree

Do you think your partners tree needs a skirt?
Perhaps you can make it into a candle mat or table cover.
Either way, here is a FREE pattern to download... just click HERE.

Santa would always be welcome at my home...
Cheers Cheryll

Saturday, 17 May 2014

NeeD a BaG ?

RED BROLLY  has a FREE pattern to make "gift bags"... over HERE...
Wouldn't one or two make a sweet gift...
I think YOUR partner would LoVe one filled with treats or special items...
Can you see the AnGeL & SanTa there on the tops? CuTe...

Hugs Cheryll xx

Friday, 16 May 2014

For the KiTcHeN

Perhaps one of these could be sent to your partner... for display... as they are just too nice to use as dish cloths!
One has a "TREE" on it... so that's ON the list of items to make & send!
Its a free pattern... HERE...

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Stencils are GreaT

If you like to AppLiQue... then you can use these stencils to create your own masterpiece.
They are available FREE... over HERE.

Hugs Cheryll...

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Click HERE and you will find a free candle mat pattern.
It's easy to download by another click of your mouse...

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Do you LoVe EmBroiDerY ?

Well maybe this pattern is for you.
Click HERE for the printable design... it's FREE

Wouldn't this be great on a gift for your partner...
I love it!

HuGs CheryLL

Sunday, 11 May 2014

SwaP PartnerS

53 emails have been sent out to ALL the players in the Aus/ NZ swap.
If you haven't received your email... let me know asap.
I hope you all have heaps of FuN with this swap...getting ideas and then making 3 gifts for your partner. Some of you will be sending overseas between Australia and New Zealand... & I know postage costs are increasing so I try to spread this around each year...
If you are mailing over the pond... I hope you understand.

Here is another idea for you...
If you are a knitter... here is a FREE pattern for a little EXTRA gift perhaps...

Friday, 9 May 2014


This character is on the list as well.
Do you think YOUR partner would like to have him in her home?
If you want to make him... HERE is the LINK to free instructions.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

ChristmaS CushioN

A TREE is on the list as well... so here is another FREE pattern for you.
Your partner may like one of these...

Here is the LINK

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

GreaT IdeA

If you want to make this table runner for your partner... you can...
 there is a FREE pattern available from HERE.

Because a BELL is ON the list

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A ToTe

Here is the free pattern LINK... to make a REINDEER tote bag for your partner.

Isn't that face just gorgeous!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

It BeGiNs

The 2014 Christmas In July swap opens on May 1st.
If you are interested in joining in... you can...
If you just want to read all about it... you can...
It's simple... just CLICK here.

If you live in Australia or New Zealand... 
Cheryll is your swap mama... so just click HERE.
OR if you live in any other country...
then Kim is the swap mama looking after you... HERE.

Just email us if you have any questions...