Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Crackers

Over the Christmas Holidays, the Yahoo group, Crazy Quilting International (CQI) I participate in held a Christmas Cracker Exchange. I sent a cracker to two ladies and received two in turn from other ladies. The two generous ladies I received my Crackers from were Laura R.. and Lyn G.


This bright and HAPPY cracker from Laura contained a pieced block done in bright cotton prints. It included lots and lots of extra prints, two yummy gold metallic skeins of thread, a silver metallic trim (which the cracker was tied with) and some wonderful sew-on shiny cabochons. It is all so festive, and I'm trying to decide how to best use this in a decorative Christmas project for next year! Thanks so much, Laura. Ya done good!! ;-)

Lyn G. sent me this delightful cracker, which she pieced in my favorite colors and theme - bright, rich colors and roses. The threads are silk, plus there was ribbon and metallic gold leaf trim, a generous and varied bead soup (with all sorts of goodies in THAT), plus some mouth-watering vintage shiny bead trim (see across the top). OMG, I LOVE THAT!! To top it off, she added silk ribbon and my very favorite thing....... vintage laces!! Oh Lyn, you went overboard!! But thank you soooooooooooo much! I love it all!!

I opened them first thing on Christmas morning before the waves of family started arriving. It was the perfect start to a perfect day!! Thanks! I hope you all had heart-warming and love-filled Christmases!!

1 comments :

Floristic said...

Thanks for the wonderful remarks about the Christmas Cracker. It was the first Time I had to choose quilting supplies for someone else and it was kind of fun.