Sunday, December 26, 2010

Goodies from Friends ...

Before Christmas I received some wonderful exchanges and Christmas presents from stitching friends ... grab a cup of coffee, tea or your favoriate Christmasy drink and enjoy the pictures ...

Lenna and I were partners in the Fair and Square Christmas round. Lenna stitched T
he Huddle by Ink Circles for me. She also included a great pillow, with reindeer all over it :) Can't wait to finish this one and hang it on my tree next year ...
Amy of Cross Stitch Pals hosted a Secret Santa exchange. Ellen (no blog) had my name. She spoiled me with all kinds of goodies ... like a yummy smelling candle, reindeer pez and reindeer lollipop, a memo pad and older design by Waxing Moon Designs that I have wanted forever. She included some lovely 35 ct Aztec Red fabric and a skein of WDW's Whitewash. The design is going into my pile of 2011 stitching. Thanks Ellen for a fun secret santa exchange :)
I received a fun box of goodies from Diane ... I got some socks and some Christmas earrings/necklace, cute Christmas fabric, a Just Nan needle holder, some yummy lotion, some Christmas buttons and a very cute Christmas ornament.
Here's a closed up of the ornament ... how adorable is that tree :) Thanks Santa Juan *smile*
Staci was sweet and sent me one of her felted hearts, along with some yummy tea and Christmas candies. Thank you Staci for thinking of me this Christmas season ... I think this heart will hang in my stitching room all year long ...
Christmas Eve day brought a box from Karen. Karen has been stitching for me all year long through Friends Stitching Through the Seasons blog. I always look forward to seeing what she's stitched ...
inside all that white tissue paper ... a very fun M that Karen decorated with scrapbooking paper, ribbons, buttons and a flower. Love the red and brown combination! Also included was this adorable pillow. The design she stitched is called Merry Christmas by Carriage House Sampling. I just love love love it!
Here's a close up of the M ... this will look cute in my stitching room ...
and a close up of the pillow ... cute isn't it *smile*
Karen also included one of her homemade cards asking the question Naughty or Nice? Well she decided I'd been Nice this year and gifted me with a gift certificate to Down Sunshine Lane. How cool is that! This was the last exchange for the year. I was very lucky to have Karen as my exchange partner and I hope she and I can exchange again in 2011.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! We did and I'll share some family pictures later in the week. I also have stitching to share with you that were gifts, but I was so excited to get my exchanges/presents in the mail before Christmas that I forgot to take pictures! So I have to wait until the recipients take some pictures for me.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for time with my family ...

9 comments:

Karen said...

So glad you enjoyed....it was a joy stitching for you all year. Hope you have a great holiday season and happy new year!

Nancy said...

It sounds like you had a fun holiday Michele! Such wonderful gifts you received.

lenna said...

M ~ So glad they got there OK. I will be running to the mailbox tomorrow to see if yours has arrived yet.
It was a pleasure stitching for you in this last exchange for 2010.
Take care and you sure got some great goodies.
Peace ~
Lenna

Siobhan said...

What wonderful gifts, both sent and received!

Kathy A. said...

Wonderful wonderful holiday gifts. You must have smiled a lot as you opened each package!

Nan said...

Looks like you were a good girl this year. :-) Enjoy all your goodies.
Happy New Year!

Catherine said...

What lovely things!

Andrea said...

Wonderful gifts, enjoy!

Brigitte said...

Oh Michele, these are wonderful exchange and Christmas gifts. Enjoy all your goodies.