Sunday, 20 December 2015

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

so the song goes, and how true.  Lots of being spoilt this end -

I received this most beautiful snowman decoration from my lovely friend Barb, even though she had already spoilt me with lovely gifts.  Thankyou so much Barb. I just love it.

And for our Friend Having Fun swap group of friends we were to send 12 gifts to our partner - one to be opened each day for the 12 days leading up until Christmas.  My partner was Fiona from Bubzrugz blog, and these are the lovely gifts I have been receiving from her -
Day 1 was some lovely xmas cards, Day 2 the cutest chook made from selvedges and a gorgeous snowman decoration, and Day 3 this beautiful and handy bottle bag and cutest Hatched and Patched notebook. 

And in the last couple of days I've opened some more -
Days 4, 5 and 6 included not one, but two thread catchers - one will fit nicely in my sewing bag and a gorgeous little scissor keep. Then next were some lovely xmas serviettes (Fiona must have known I hadn't got around to buying any) and some xmas scatters.  And Day 6 was a very handy board to hold blocks, the cutest purse and the most beautiful cross stitched bookmark.  Thankyou so much Fiona.  I am loving all my gorgeous gifts and it's such fun to have one to open each day.

A couple of days ago we also had my work Christmas party.  We do a handmade Kris Kringle and I just had to show you what I received -

This most beautiful swag - there is actually 6 flags to it, but I could not take a good enough photo of all of them to do it justice, so went with a close of three of them.  Just beautiful - I was thrilled to bits.

Now I was so excited to have my finished that I wrapped it up before taking a photo, but I made a Lynette Anderson xmas cushion similar to what I had made for Barb in our one on one swap. Just slightly different fabrics than I used in Barbs -
Now I should be able to show you some of the secret sewing I've been working on over the last couple of months next time. Cheryl


Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl,wow so exciting reading your blog with all your wonderful goodies,oh I love the bunting it's gorgeous and so is the lovely cushion you made,hope you have a lovely week my friend xx

Michelle said...

amazing gifts!!!! Love this time of season!!!

Jo said...

Oh wow. What a great range of gifts.myour table decorations are nearly all done then. Lovely

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful gifts Cheryl....very cute ornie trom Barb....exciting to se everyone's secret sewing x

Anthea said...

very lovely array of gifts there Cheryl... Fiona's thread catchers are a bit more posh than the Glad snap lock bags I use most of the time!

Cheryll said...

ooHHH so much gorgeous-ness for Christmas.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lots of lovelies there x

Karen S said...

Wonderful gifts - love the swag!
And well done finishing the cushion.