Monday, December 12, 2011

Byhandartists 12 Days of Christmas Swap 2011

Tomorrow is the 1st day of the byhandartists yahoogroup's12 Days of Christmas Swap. I've been participating in this little bit of fun for several years. Mary-Beth is our swap hostess, which means she reminds us to sign up and to mail. We make 12 (or 13 if you want one of your own) gifties to swap with other artists. You can go back and see previous years gifts if you want. Sometimes they are an ornament, jewelry, a mug cozy, cool zipper bag, etc. This year they are all nice and petite- I got the prize for the gigantic gift that would barely fit in the little basket in which I've placed my treasures.
It is great fun to get up and head downstairs to open the day's gift.
I enjoyed decorating my tree this year and revisiting byhandartists' gifts from previous years that come out this time of year.
The 2nd photo is my day one gift ready for tomorrow!  I love the wooden tile with the number 1 and my name on the back!
Sue's gift for me

This is the beautiful ornament I got "early" from my friend, Sue, who after years of encouragement, joined in the swap. We are in different groups so swapped with each other at church! I love it! She used original photos! and wonderful ephemera. It is a treasure and I love looking at it on the tree.
Come back tomorrow to see Day One!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Can't wait to see them all in person!