26 December, 2011

Santa Sack Swap!

 Maria and I waited until Christmas Day to open our sacks. 
 Oh boy! Did Maria spoil me something rotten!
Just look at this beautiful hanger. Maria said it reminded her of the three boys. Each of the elves' hats have a block on the end with a letter on it. M for Mitchell, A for Austin and N for Nelson!
A Christmas tree hanger. My "Christmas Wall" is looking so
lovely with all the hangers.
A sewing machine mat with matching thread catcher. I've been going to make myself another thread catcher, but you know how it is. I just never got around to it and now I don't have to!
Maria's stitching is just beautiful on this book cover.
 
Two gorgeous tea towels with chickens. Maria knows I collect chickens.
 
A cute chicken ornament.
A couple of fat quarters. Isn't the sewing fabric lovely! 
I haven't seen this one before.
 Christmas fabric.
 Threads and matching ribbons.
A lovely star bowl.
The cutest note cards.
Some lovely lavender soap.
Magnetic list pad and a fold up bag to keep in my handbag.
I'm sure you'll agree with me about being spoilt by Maria.
Maria also sent something for the boys and Noel to open.

Thank you so very much Maria. I hope you enjoyed this swap as much as I did. It's been lovely getting to know you and I thoroughly enjoyed putting all your gifts together. (I'll post about what I sent Maria later.)

We had a lovely Christmas Day. We all got lots of lovely presents and ate lots of yummy food. I hope everyone is okay after yesterday's storms. We got caught driving from my parents' place to my sister-in-law's and were glad to get there in one piece. No major damage was done at our place. 
Ginger got a bit wet as she was tied up under the verandah and was splashed by the gutters overflowing!

8 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Your swap gifts are beautiful Christine. It's lovely to hear you have had a great Christmas ...... shame about the storms, thankfully you are all OK!

shez said...

whow and double whow Christine you received such beautiful gifts from Maria,i so love the elf wallhanging and what a lovely idea to put the boys initials on the hats.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

How generous is Maria your gifts are just all so lovely....glad you were safe in the storm ...poor ginger...

Maria said...

I am elighted you enjoyed all your gifts. Was such fun swapping with you.Really loved all my gifts from you . Will do a post soon just got home from the beach.
Sorry to hear about the storm but pleased you are all safe.
Poor Ginger, hope he is okay now.

QueenB said...

Lovely pressies Christine. You have enjoyed doing this I am sure Maria will like what you have sent her.

Maree: said...

Lovely Gifts...Maria was very busy.
cheers

Jan said...

What fabulous gifts, Christine. Happy new year to you and your family.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a wonderful parcel........so many lovely goodies...........it's special having something hand made to open under the tree........