Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Who Hoo Opening Day

The day finally came - time to open our parcels we have been saving since July in Cheryll's Santa Sack swap.  My partner was Barb - must say I just loved getting to know Barb and feel like we are friends and fellow Christmasaholics even though we havn't met yet. Barb has a,lready spoilt me with several parcels I was allowed to open early.  And just to show I didn't peek earlier than I was allowed to - here's me parcels in and around the beauitful stocking Barb had made for me.

And boy was I spoilt rotten.
Where to start - a gorgeous mug rug (had been wanting to make myself one), a charm pack (just gorgeous), a Marg Low bag pattern with beautiful stitched front to it (will start that over the summer), and cute reindeer box with some of the most beautiful buttons.
 
How beautiful are those fat quarters - can't wait to get sewing with those, and a beautiful covered notepad which is already in my handbag.
 
Another beautiful xmas box (Barb must have known how I love to use beautiful boxes and tins as  of my xmas decorating - will show you some of these before xmas) full of gorgeous notepads and equally gorgeous sticky notes (another fav thing).
 
On the left is the most gorgeous xmas hanger, lovely fat quarter and cute angel stitchery cushion for me to make.
 
How absolutely gorgeous is this table centre with a beautiful candle to match.
 
A beautiful xmas panel for me to sew, and 6 beautiful teddy coasters (did Barb know I had teddys everywhere?)
 


Pattern and kit for the Deer Tree - with cottons for the stitchery version - how beautiful is that red and cream fabric to make it in.
 
How gorgeous is this drawstring sewing bag - the fabric Barb has made this in I just love.
 
And it was full of everything I need, and more.
 
And my main present for December, which I fleetingly thought about leaving until xmas day, but after seeing all my gorgeous gifts it got the better of me.  How beautiful is the bag Barb made for me - just perfect and I will get lots of use out of it.  It was full of lots of lovely bits and pieces, which I thought I had taken a photo of, so will show you those another day.
 
Barb - thankyou so very much - it was a pleasure to have you as my partner, and words are not enough to say how thrilled I am with all the gorgeous gifts you have sent and made for me. Cheryl xx

11 comments:

shez said...

what gorgeous gifts from Barb Cheryl,lucky you,Barb is an awesome swap partner to have and a wonderful friend.
Lots and lots of awesome gifts there,this xmas swap is so much fun.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow.......you won the lottery!!!!

Melody said...

Such brilliant presents. You were so lucky to have fabulous Barb be your partner.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

beautiful gifts. hugs

Fiona said...

lovely pressies... a great way to start the countdown to Christmas...
Hugz

Jeanette said...

Fabulous gifts. They are all lovely. Hugs,

Noela said...

Wow, you must be overwhelmed with all your gorgeous gifts. Just beautiful.
Hugs....

Michelle said...

Amazing!!! What great pressies!
Michelle

Michelle Ridgway said...

Barb did a wonderful job of spoiling you Cheryl. Just gorgeous. I think you will have to give up sleeping with all those lovely projects to do.

Christine M said...

Barb has sent you some lovely things. How lucky were you to have Barb as your partner.

barb's creations said...

I'm so relieved that you liked all that I sent you,I had lots of fun planning,buying and making special items for you in this swap :) Barb.