I took part in Stitching Santa, organised by Sheila at Sewchet
, which was a new blog exchange to me. We were given a recipient's details and our details were given to someone else, so it was a big surprise to all of us. My sender was Nikki from SewingNikki
and she was so incredibly generous. I have been so lucky with all the swaps/exchanges I have taken part in and it is lovely to know that there are so many kind and generous people out there in Blogland. My parcel arrived and I had to leave it alone until Christmas Day.
On opening it, there was a beautifully decorated box, adorned with all kinds of pretty ornaments.
Inside was tissue paper, held together with sewing related stickers.
Inside that, was a beautifully made bag and under that...
...was all this! What a treasure trove of sewing goodness! Stickers, decorations, wool, a pack of material to make a cushion, an embroidery hoop, a pattern to make bags, a tape measure, some flowery organza type material and a jar of trimmings.
I love the sheep fabric for the cushion - just gorgeous.
Definitely an embarrassment of riches.
Wasn't I lucky?
This was what was in the jar - an array of trimmings and haberdashery (I love that word!). A HUGE THANK YOU to Nikki for her amazing gifts, her generosity and kindness. I love it all and will enjoy using it over the next year(s).
My recipient was Kimberley from Creative Chaos
, who lives in New Zealand. I had been partnered with her before, so had an idea of the things she liked. I have already shown the fabric box I made for her.
Here are the other things I included: a felt heart with a pearl charm, some hot chocolate, some red and orange patterned cotton material, some gingham ribbon, a spoon rest/tea bag rest, a reel of sewing thread, some notelets (as I knew she liked stationery) and a little notebook as I also knew she would be starting a teaching degree at University and thought it might come in handy.
Here are the parcels ready to go. They arrived safely and I received a lovely thank you card with two little gifts from her.
It was a lovely swap/exchange to be involved with and I really enjoyed taking part. Thanks to Sheila for the expert organising.