Monday, December 29, 2014

SSCS 2014


I do love taking part in Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap
an ornament and handmade item from someone over the seas....

Sorry I'm late in posting this Gracie, I have forgotten what life gets like with 5 extra's in the house (not that I am complaining at all!!)

This year I was sent a secret gift from Gracie... all the way from Arizona, USA

a recap of the lovely cross stitch ornament that has been adorning (and still is) my tree


these lovely handmade microwave bowls were in the main parcel... they are reversable and made from the prettiest of fabrics.....  they are microwave so for use in the kitchen, but I rather think I may keep them in my sewing room to hold treasures in them as they are really so pretty....???


 Gracie also added some lovely fabrics and a bag pattern ...
(you can't really see it in the picture but some of the fabric have a lovely gold shimmer running through them)


I also thought the 'Arizona' themed items were great fun ... cactus jelly (we had some with our cold turkey on Christmas Day'... not traditional maybe, but perfect....  Both Hubz and I like spicey food so are looking forward to trying the Jalapeno sauce....


... a lovely parcel Gracie.... a big assortment and lots of fun opening it all... thank you very much...


I was to send to Sylvia from Germany....

A bit of a mistake with my ornament.... it did not go on the tree... but that is a candlemat or small table topper made from a block designed by Lynette Anderson ... 4 angels... and then a bon bon full of chocs....


the main present is a stitchery designed by Natalie from Cinderberry Stitches
I made it into a tote bag with pieced patches all around and on the back


... always a great swap to be part of....  thanks again Chookyblue...


Righto, Gotto Go...... wonderful rains, but it does make for loads and loads of wet and muddy clothes.... washing to be done! (not that I am complaining!!)

29 comments:

Jeanette said...

beautiful gifts sent & received. Hugs,xx

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful swap with wonderful gifts for and from your secret santa.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona lovely gifts received and sent, this is such a fun swap xx

simplestitches said...

lovely presents from Gracie (she was my secret partner last year to send to)....and wonderful presents sent to Germany!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely gifts from Gracie and the ones you sent too. Keep spoiling those little people x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....sent and received are awesome.....totally agree always a great swap...xx

Jennifer said...

Such lovely Christmas goodies! Enjoy all that extra house work, rather you than me............

kiwikid said...

Beautiful gifts...enjoy your extra bodies!!
xx

Tracy said...

Wonderful gifts Fiona. I think I'm going to borrow that idea from Gracie of sending locally themed items.

Susan said...

I think its extra special to be swaping with over seas people. Lovely stuff, though I doubt I'd try the jalapenos.

Jane Galley said...

I love those microwave bowls, not surprised you're keeping them for treasures

marina said...

such lovely gifts sent and received!
Hope you are enjoying your overseas visitors even if it is making your world a little busy. Gotta be the best type of busy!

Maria said...

Always such a fun swap to be in.. Lovely gifts you received and sent.....
Bet you are having lots of fun with the family...

Cheryl said...

Such great gifts. What a fun swap this is

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Fiona,
great gifts and what a good idea Chookyblue had to offer the swap this year again. I love my gifts made by you dearly. The tablemat has found it's place on a sewing machine in the entrance area of the house. It looks very pretty together. Thank you, you have been a great swap partner.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Anonymous said...

Those little "bowl cozies" are the best!!! I've made several and we use them all the time when heating breakfast or lunch bowls of goodness. The jellies and other goodies were so thoughtful along with that special ornament! Exchanges are always so much fun. Hard to grasp that Christmas has come and sped by already!!!! The year ending is fast upon us!!!! Hugs from the frozen (and white) S.E. corner of MN, USA!!!!!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful gifts sent and received. SSCS is a great Chrismas tradition.

Chookyblue...... said...

such beautiful gifts both sent and received........Sylvia sure has a love of angels..............thanks for being part of the SSCS once again..............

Raewyn said...

Really lovely gifts, sent and received, Fiona. I bet you are enjoyng the full house so much :-)

gracie said...

I am so happy you like the package I sent to you. I love including a bit of the Southwest when I mail something....

Chris H said...

What adorable gifts you girls give each other. Merry Christmas Chick, and a Happy New Year.

Elyte said...

Lovely gifts Fiona. Hope you are having a wonderful time with family. Best wishes to you all for the New Year.

Anita said...

What beautiful gifts and how great to swap with bloggers over seas.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Cheers, Anita.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Beautiful presents for SSCS...those bowls are too pretty to go in the microwave!...Enjoy your time with the UK contingent...Happy New Year!...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful gifts, your stitcheries are gorgeous and I love the angels! Happy new year, xx

Anthea said...

Hi Fiona - just popping in to say Happy New Year!
Great swap gifts sent & received - I love the Arizona gifts - isn't Gracie so clever. I sent to her in my first sscs.
xx

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