Wednesday, December 31, 2008

SSCS and more . . .

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!
More Curlypops!
. . . 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

20 comments:

Guðrún said...

That bag is beautiful. Is the tractor in last post a Massey Ferguson, my DH is a fan of them :)

Stephanie said...

Wow I just love your SSCS gifts. What a terrific partner you had. I especially love the the fabrics she used...from the 1974 line I keep wanting to buy.

Christine said...

I love your bag from May Kristin ... the fabrics are stunning. Lucky you.
Happy New Year.
Christine

Jodie said...

What a gorgeous "red" post Annie.
Your bag is even more beautiful in real life than it is on your blog.

Catherine said...

Well we survived another year at the black/white board face!! You have received some lovely gifts...Hope you have a restful holiday!! Cathyx

rachelmp said...

You must have been a very good girl this year Annie! Beautiful gifts there.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What lovely goodies Annie!! Love the bag - such an attractive design. Best wishes for 2009!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What lovely goodies! Your bag is fab!

Chookyblue...... said...

love all the red here.......beautiful bag and goodies from May K and I think Ric Rac should have taken that other parcel and hidden it til christmas.....nice goodies from Curly pops too........

Leanne said...

You certainly were lucky...May Kristin does beautiful work. I love that bag.

Carrie P. said...

All your gifts are so beautiful and in your favorite color. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Jenny said...

Very beautiful goodies here Annie and in such lovely fabric too-no wonder you were thrilled-And now all the madness is over we can settle into our lovely long holiday-yay!

May Kristin said...

Lovely goodies in the mail for you!
I am happy you liked your bag!
What a luck I had in picking your fav colour, hmm, in some way I had a feeling that red was one of them... LOL! Enjoy!
Take care!

May Kristin said...

PS!
Forgot to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!

wonderwoman said...

i have a weakness for bags and yours is lovely! what gorgeous pressies!
wishing you a very happy new year!

xxxx

our shabby cottage said...

What delicious red loveliness in this post Annie! Your SSCS gifts are great! Happy New Year to you too, Kathryn. XX

DAWNIE said...

Just love your gifts. How great has this Secret Santa been. I too received some lovely gifts from my swap partner.

Melanie said...

What lovely gifts! The bag with the circles is beautiful as well as unusual.

The red and white together is so beautiful. I hope you used the cookie cutters and made more delicious things for christmas.

Blossom said...

so much loveliness!!!!!!
What great gifts.

Helz said...

One Totally Blissful Puddy Tat... Likin' that quilt all the more each time I see it Annie...