Just Charming

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It was Terri's good idea to include a little silver charm in all the packages of blocks we sent out to our 47 participants in the Christmas Cottage exchange. All the charms are quilting/sewing related. My charm is a little rotary cutter. And I really love it. Terri has such good ideas.

So I wanted to get a necklace to wear my charm proudly. I found this little hive charm to go along with it on Etsy and it couldn't be more perfect. It was also quite inexpensive ($3.00) so I ordered it. Then I ordered a longer silver ball chain to hold both charms. I couldn't be happier wearing my necklace. I've already gotten compliments on it and it really speaks to who I am creatively. I figure that little bee over the hive is the queen - Me!

-nanette

Edit - I got my charm here on Etsy and the chain here.
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42 comments

Jackie said...

How cute! I love it! It is so you, the hive, the rotary cutter... I love silver too!

Kim said...

Good Marning!

What a cute necklace and that reminded me to thank you and Terri for the darling thank you card. I got a rotary cutter too and LOVE IT! That was so thoughtful of you and Terri!

Have a great day!

rachel griffith said...

how stinkin' cute.
it is SO you nanette.

and thanks for running this fabulous exchange. the charm is SUPER cute.

i can't wait to get mine!!!
<3

Eileen said...

Absolutely.. THANK you for the charm. I got the little sewing machine, and I just love it. I'm thinking I'll fix mine on some sort of a pin.. as I'm more of a brooch girl myself. Yours looks terrific on the necklace.. the bee charm is charming for sure.

Trisha said...

That is so nice of you to put a charm in everyone's packages. Love the hive charm. It is so perfect for you! Silly me checked my mail yesterday hoping that my cottage blocks came. Veterans Day = no mail, duh! Hopefully today! (crossing fingers)

Nedra said...

Every time I see anything Hive I think of you. The necklace is so cute! You have so many wonderful and creative ideas. Some time I just want to follow you around and watch you think!

Stephanie said...

I need to find the perfect chain for mine. I'm SERIOUSLY wanting the teacup fabric in the background!!!

Gentry said...

Dear Nanette
I love my charm, too. You're a sweetie to enclose it. I also have the lavender sachet in my drawer. My undies smell so heavenly. I'm so happy to have a new friend in you!

MichelleB said...

The charms are adorable! What a sweet thing for you guys to do.

Carrie P. said...

Yes, the charms are so cute. I got a sewing machine. The little post card was nice too. That will go in my quilt journal.

Karen said...

Hey.......
I have a silver ball chain necklace with a little charm on it that says "Joy". I've worn it for years.....and I just added my little rotary cutter to it the other day;)

Sherri said...

I love my charm as well; mine is a sewing machine! I've got to find a chain for it. I love the fabric in your post as well!

Linda said...

Hmm does that mean we now need to address you as Your Majesty?....lol... very cute indeed, and what a sweet idea to include the charms in with the blocks. I'm with Stephanie, I think I need that tea cup fabric.

Sandi said...

I was also one who checked my mail for cottage blocks and as soon as I opened the mailbox - thought "silly me, it's Veteran's Day". And I had just come from the service downtown. I guess I am that excited to get the blocks!! What a sweet think to add a charm to each package. How nice of you both!!

Gayle said...

Too cute! I have a friend who makes tons of those soldered charms and sells them at a shop in Farmington. She has so much fun finding pictures and just the right words to go with them to make a statement.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

That is so cute and what a clever idea. I need to do that with mine. My charm was a sewing machine. You ladies are soooooo sweet.
Teresa

CJ said...

The charms are adorable!! Care to share where I might pick one (or two) of them up?

Mary said...

Thank you for all you did with this swap! I received all my blocks and a charm..Thank You Again! Lots of Hugs, Mary

Kritta22 said...

I love the charm! It's sooo you!

Darlene said...

What a delightful idea! You two made the swap even more special. Wish I could have played along. Sigh!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

We always tease my Mom that she is the Queen B...
I want to be a part of your NEXT swap!!!

Kim said...

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em's scrapbag said...

I too love my little charm. Thanks. Your little beehive is so perfect for you. How fun.

PurpleQuilterQueen said...

I know the swap is over, but where can I get that cute pattern for the Christmas Cottages? They are adorable! Jennifer
purpleheartorijennals@yahoo.com

Fiesta said...

That is so sweet. How can I get a charm? Are they availble for sale somewhere.

Lily Boot said...

Hail Queen Nanette! I can just see you sitting there knitting your loyal subjects with your faithful rotary cutter! :-) Thanks for making the swap so lovely.

Mel said...

Perfect! It's good to wear your personality! I loved the charm!! Thanks!

Lily Boot said...

omg! clearly Queen Nanette is not "knitting" her subjects but "knighting" them! A little bit more proof reading is obviously needed here at chez boot :-)

Lurline's Place said...

So YOU, Nanette! So happy to hear you are the Queen Bee - no surprise to me (lol)!
Hugs - Lurline!

Catherine said...

What a super idea -- to give each participant a charm!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a cute charm!!! You queen bee you.

amandajean said...

I LOVE it, Nanette!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

My blocks arrived today and I love each and every one of them, thank you for your little surprise gift and for T's you both have out done yourselves and are very special people. hugs

Valerie said...

I am hoping to be in the next swap. I have never been in one. I love the charms.

pratima said...

I love your charm. Just so perfect for you! Thanks so much to you and Terri for the little treasures that came with the cottages!
The tea cup fabric in the background is so cute!!

Pam Marshall said...

I received my cottages.Thank you so much.
Pam

sparkle jars said...

I continue to enjoy your posts so much. :-)Love the dish towels!!!

rachel griffith said...

thanks for the link.
{for the jewelry.}

Lorie said...

That is very cute! I will have to check out that Etsy shop. Etsy is so dangerous though! Too many cute things!

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

YEAH!!! My blocks arrived today and I couldn't be happier!! I love them all - I've been pawing over them all afternoon! Not sure how I'll sew them together but I'm going to love thinking about it! Thanks again for organizing the exchange - I'm SO happy I participated! And I love my charm too! xoxo, The Other Nanette

sarahmurray said...

Cute cute beehive charm! That necklace is just perfect for you. I got the little rotary cutter too, I love it. Thanks again for organizing this great swap. I love all of my blocks, and I got a Nanette one after all! x

Nan said...

What a deelightful idea about the charms! Your beehive charm is totally cute, and I must have the fabric is lying upon. Thank you for the links, too.