Yes, I was one of the good girls who saved their present until Christmas morning. In fact I opened it at 6.30am while the children were enjoying their presents from Santa. I had my own Secret Santa that I was drooling over. What lovely gifts I received from May Kristen all the way from Norway. I was even thrilled with the beautiful paper and the little card in another language. She sent the most beautiful table napkins and some gorgeous tiny cookie cutters. Oh, and there was yummy chocolate, but that didn't quite make the picture. In fact it missed out by a long shot and it was certainly d e l i c i o u s ! ! ! The wonderful sewing gift was a lovely RED (my favourite colour) handbag, and a lovely little coin purse. There is a photo of this further on, as I have mixed up the pictures a little (sorry about that!!)
Just before Christmas, I won a give-a-way from Curlypops! Of course I was delighted with that too, and my good friend Ric Rac tried to encourage me to put that parcel under the tree as well, and have 2 bloggy presents for Christmas, but I just couldn't quite manage that, and got into it pronto. Thanks Curly for all the lovely RED sewing goodness. I loved it!
This picture popped in here out of order is my next holiday project. That is of course once I have some of my UFO's reigned in!
. . . and then yesterday a wonderful surprise from the Post Office. I had a parcel from Japan! It was from a student teacher we had at our school a few years ago. She and I became good friends, and I do still miss her at school. She sent some lovely little yummies from Japan. Thank you Yumi xox
Here is the lovely bag and purse from Norway. The purse clips onto a tie that is connected to the bag. Brilliant idea!
. . . and my Nellie, who always finds a lovely spot to rest while I am busy in my sewing room. She has great taste in quilts!!
Happy New Year to you all