Michele Foster of Quilting Gallery sponsored a Stocking Swap in November. We were given a pattern designed by Leena Green of Stitching Cow to use to make our stockings for our swap partners.
Lynda of New Zealand was my swap partner. She asked if I would like Christmas fabrics or something that reflects New Zealand. I chose New Zealand.
This is what she sent to me
Kia ora is a Maori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English.. It means literally "be well/healthy" and is translated as an informal "hi" . I took this info from Wikipedia, I hope it is accurate.
I had great fun with this swap. I just heard from Lynda about receiving her package. It made it to her safely, we sent our packages at about the same time.
The stockings I made for Lynda.
An ornament showing the Seattle skyline and the Christmas ships.
I also sent her and embroidered ornament I made last year the design from the Aurifil thread designers blog hop. I always enjoy joining swaps and meeting people all over the world. There hasn't been much time for that this year and I am glad I was able to participate in this one.