Had a lovely afternoon yesterday. I worked until 1pm and when I got home hubby said we might go for a drive (you can tell who's on holidays can't you). Now I was thinking he meant to Halls Gap for an ice-cream or something similar, so did not pack the camera to take photos, but was a 2 hour drive to beautiful historic Maldon. Now I love this town for many reasons - the antiques and collectable shop for one, and their old fashioned lolly shop for two. But yesterday I divided my time between the patchwork shop (that goes without saying) and the Christmas shop. I was very good - added some new backgrounds to the stash which are always handy. And the Christmas shop is another story - a beautiful tapestry snow scene that lights up with tiny colored lights and a new snowman for the collection.
Did want to show you this new additon - a xmas gift from a work colleague - the lovely one who spoilt me recently with lots of a lovely snowman gifts from her trip to America (November post). She made it from a pattern out of the Christmas Tilda book - how cute is he?
And the cutest snowman fabric.
And more spoiling - this time from Maria, my wonderful swap partner in Cat's Advent Swap. A beautiful magnetic notebook with hydrangeas (love beautiful notepads), some more yummy teas from T2 (am enjoying those). some beautiful handmade earrings, which I have been wearing every day since I opened them, and some cute little quilting pins - bit hard to see from my photo, but have cute little buttons and bows on the ends. Thankyou Maria
- our swap is nearly at an end, but I have so enjoyed it.
I would like to wish my lovely blogging friends a very Merry Christmas - have a wonderful day with your families, and I hope you get very spoilt. Cheryl