Thursday, December 12, 2013

I love parcels ....

Such a lovely surprise getting my parcels from Dawnie..

Here is a lovely fat Santa with lollies in his tum and a chocolate bar (which disappeared quick smart I can tell you... chocolate was NEEDED after the stinky hot day we had!)  

A beautiful reindeer decoration and some handcream... just the perfect size for in the sewing bag .....


... for the sewing room was a whole set of selvage themed items... a thread catcher, which is now happily ensconsed by my sewing machine as is the matching pincushion and a larger basket which is on the shelf and will catch my selvages as I cut them (it has replaced an old shoe box!).  Also two lovely fat quarters - awesome.....

Something to read was 3 cookery books... all of them holding lovely easy recipes - just my style


The present for under the tree is in the cupboard...

1.   I haven't put up a tree - I will get a branch don't worry! At the moment decorations are casually scattered on every surface... actually I really like the look so I might not get a branch....

2.  Out of sight out of mind

3. I do not resist temptation well so #2 is important

Dawnie made special tags which I think are just glorious.... I love them....


... just perfect.....  THANK YOU so much Dawnie....


I also got a plum pudding in the post...... from Michelle.... she assures me it is low sugar, low fat and calorie free..... gorgeous for my casually scattered ornament look I am creating here....


Thanks Michelle, it is a perfect addition to my hand made ornie collection....

DD who lives locally has been moving house... and is away at Christmas but she did want to get up a tree to have a festive look at home.....

I love what she has created here....


... so chic, so pretty, so space savvy....

Righto, Gotto Go..... must scatter some more ornies.....

23 comments:

  1. What lovely gifts from Dawnie Fiona! Great idea about the scattered decos...I like it!

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  2. Lots of wonderful gifts, always fun to get things from fellow quilters. Love how she used the bulbs to make a tree, very creative idea.

    Debbie

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  3. Lovely goodies from Dawnie. Your daughter's tree idea is fantastic.....I'm looking for something different next year so I'll keep that one in mind.

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  4. What a fun package and I love your daughter's take on the tree! Genius! :)

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  5. How clever of DD - must get her arty inspiration from her.....father??
    What a lovely collection of goodies...

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  6. Lol you are so funny love your posts,to branch or not to branch that is the question,that cracked me up,lol,love what Dawnie sent you and I also love your DD's tree what a chic idea,I am lucky and have a Michelle plum pudding also,have a lovely day my friend.xx

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  7. Oh, I do love your sewing room set, makes you want to go and sit and admire it all

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  8. Hi Fiona, glad you like your gifts. Always hard when u dont know someone . Thought i wud be safe if i ordered fabric and xmas decoration from anni

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  9. Ps just love these little books and had to get a couple for me to

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  10. Gorgeous gifts from Dawnie! I love your Daughter's Christmas Tree...such a fantastic idea. Must take after her clever Mum xx

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  11. Dawnie has sent you some lovely things Fiona. What a clever idea your daughter had for her tree.

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  12. Lovely Gifts from Dawnie and I do Love the Tree from your DD I have seen them done before.

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  13. Lots of lovely goodies, I do love the selvage items.

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  14. Lovely gifts and many creative ideas as always.

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  15. Wonderful gifts and I do love your daughters tree on the wall. What a clever idea, takes after Mum I think.
    Hugs.....

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  16. Lots of wonderful presses for your Fiona , enjoy! Hugs Sheila

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  17. All your gifts are lovely. Lucky you and it's not even Christmas yet!

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  18. A very clever idea from your daughter. Lovely pressies Fiona. Sharyn:)

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  19. Looks like you are in for all sorts of fun with your lovely gifts.
    I do agree - your daughter's idea for a tree is beautiful! It looks so lovely it could become a regular Christmas idea?

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  20. Lovely gifts from Dawnie Fiona

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  21. Perfect tree for a temporary space.
    Love your goodies. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up.
    Enjoy your pudding.

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  22. Wow Fiona - they are beautiful gifts from Dawn... and that Christmas tree of your DDs is very swish, very Better Homes & Gardens... hope her move goes well

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  23. Lovely gifts from Dawnie...much nicer than a shoe box for selvedge collection...have fun testing out the recipes...

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