Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lovely surprises......

Mr Postie has been around this week....

Firstly this lovely postcard from Joanna for our Christmas postcard swap hosted by Sheila....


as we don't get cardinals here and they are just such a lovely bird I am delighted to have this one to add to my Christmas decorating....  thanks Joanna... it's perfect....

.... also this new mini from Sisbabe in a 'flower mini swap' hosted by Cheryll.... 


I love this label at the back too..... just gorgeous


I put it in my mini hanger immediately to cheer up these hot days....


I just love everything about it... thanks Sisbabe....

 ... and there were some extra goodies.... also some strawberry Tim Tams but I'm not sure what happened to those (!!!!) that thread is just the loveliest variegated pastel pink... so pretty



 .... it's also time for a parcel in the post

This is my parcel which has been popped onto Santa's sleigh in Chookyblue's SSCS swap


... have to wait till after Christmas to see what's inside and where it has gone ....


Exciting times a comin'... gotta love making and sending off handmade pressies..... and then waiting for one to arrive!

These are all ready for posting in December for the 6 items Christmas Swap hosted by Maree ..... this one is not going as far ... but it's still secret


... so that is the secret bloggie stuff all done...

I do like advent calenders and have made some fabric/felt ones for my children and their families.... this year I decided to focus on doing one for us.....



... sooooo looking forward to December!!! .....

Righto, Gotto Go.... hic....

29 comments:

Jan said...

Not showing my husband that Advent calendar, Fiona - he'll want one too!

Jeanette said...

If you make that advent calender i'm coming to your place. :) lol Lovely postcard & gorgeous mini. Hugs,xx

Christine M said...

Your cardinal postcard is lovely, Fiona. When I was in the US, I remember seeing a couple outside the window. I was so excited to see them but couldn't get a photo. Sisbabe has made you a lovely mini. Great work getting all your secret business finished! Love the advent calender!

Sheila said...

Wonderful postcard from Joanna and your new mini is really sweet too and your advent calendar made me smile , you are such a riot ;-) hugs Sheila

Teresa said...

Lots of lovely eye candy to look at. I love cardinals so your postcard from Joanna really caught my eye... its gorgeous. Love that advent calendar... you're so clever (naughty! ha ha) xx

WoolenSails said...

I love doing cardinals, just says Christmas. We have two pair that visit our feeders. Lots of wonderful stitcheries too.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

God you make me laugh,that is one awesome advent calendar,lol.yes it's time for parcels to start there journeys in time for Xmas.xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Well I see that someone is going to have a very MERRY December enjoy....Love all of your gorgeous parcel surprises.

Marilyn said...

Your advent "calender" made me chuckle. I also wont show the males of our family - would end up costing too much I think. lol. Lovely mini and postcard.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a lovely mini you have received...gorgeous postcard...big month for December with your bottles..LOL

Maria said...

Sharon has made you a beautiful mini..
Nice Cardinal Post Card too.
Oh looks like some sore heads Advent Calender there.....LOL

Susan said...

Gosh you are going to be busy in December!!! Hope you wont have much sewing that needs to be done!

Melody said...

Clever Fiona, looke like you are going to have a very merry December

marina said...

your mini is beautiful. Looks perfect on it's stand and love your postcard. even though we don't have cardinals they are so pretty.
now... I know what to get you for christmas-a life time membership to AA!
There is going to be some major elbow bending in December at your place.
cheers

Jane said...

What a lovely mini, you must have a lovely collection to change about now

Chookyblue...... said...

glad to see the SSCS all ready..........I sure could come and live with you in December and help you with your advent calendar..........

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely swap items...beautiful birdie and mini. Good work on all your swap finishes...glad you got them done before you started on your advent calendar... Lol!!

Chrissie said...

Lovely mini and postcard, simply love your advent calender, absolute hoot, I'm sure you will enjoy xx

Sue SA said...

glug, glug, glug...hic!

debbie said...

We had cardinals in Texas. Not sure, but I think they pair up for life. We seemed to have the same pair return every year to the same tree. They are gorgeous. You have been a very busy elf!! xx debbie

KaHolly said...

Everything is wonderful, Fiona. Had a chuckle over your advent calendar!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a lovely post of gorgeous giftsFiona....and then I saw your Advent Calendar and cracked up ....good one! Merry Christmas to you!

sunny said...

My, you've been busy! As someone else said It's good that you saved the Advent calendar til last! I especially love your cardinal postcard.

Anonymous said...

That daisy mini is so darling and well done!! So perfect in your frame! Alas, there isn't a daisy to be found around here (unless you're at a florist!!!). Snow flurries are in the air. It's definitely quilting weather (but, then, when isn't it??). Hugs.....

Jennifer said...

Love your advent calendar! Such pretty sewing......we have seen cardinals in autumn in Canada, and they are really lovely.

Karen said...

I am a bit late but am catching up.
Love the cardinal. I think they must be so pretty against the snow in that part of the world.
Gorgeous flower mini,too.
The wine bottles made me smile.
Wouldn't that be a wonderful way to lead up to Christmas? I think I would do that just for the fun of seeing the look on the faces of my visitors.

Wendy said...

You have so many beautiful Christmasy things on your blog at the moment, it all looks gorgeous! I love the ornaments in the previous post, hugs Wendy

Lin said...

Your postman is a busy person! Love the postcard - mine arrived today!- and your mini is lovely. Well the stitching is beautiful but the border fabrics are gorgeous!

Nicky said...

LOL... you'll be lucky if you make it to Christmas... lovely swaps you've received there

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