I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas!
Missing was our son and dil but they will be in NZ in February so we will enjoy having them here then.
We have some more family visiting again today so that will be great too. I'm sure we can find some leftovers to feed them with!!
***I thought I would quickly share the gifts I received in the two swaps I took part in this year.
Michell, another kiwi, was my partner for Cheryll's Santa Swap.
Earlier on, I posted a picture of the gorgeous sack she sent me —
|Lots of yumminess. Plenty of fabrics for my stash, hangings, soap and a|
cute perpetual calendar (how did you guess Michell that I had been thinking
one of those would be a good idea!)
And can you see the Christmas runner it is all sitting on...?
|...here it is again. Perfect, Michell, thank you again!|
(And to step sideways for a moment; I was delighted to win a $25 gift voucher from the Fat Quarter Shop from the SewCalGal FMQ challenge I took part in this year. I've been trying to decide on which jelly roll to choose.... one of the 2.5"square packs Michell gifted me was a range I'd been looking at... Vin du Jour by 3 Sisters.....and I love it so will order that one!! Thanks Michell!!)
And thank you to Cheryll for organising this fun swap!
***The second swap I took part in was a Secret Santa Christmas Swap run by Chookyblue and GoogyGirl. This was fun as the person we sent to and recieved from were competely different, and many of us managed to keep our identities secret until the last minute.
My secret Santa sent me two very cute tree decorations —
|From Lynette Anderson's Stitch it for Christmas book|
|Her own design! Around the World Christmas style|
|(Gail Pan design.)|
And again., thank you to Chookyblue and Googy Girl for organising this swap!
Time now to prepare for visitors!
Have fun everyone and happy stitching if you get a chance!