We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas Day.
Despite the predictions, the weather was fine and sunny, but not too hot, the company was great, everyone was nice and relaxed and the food was good (if I say so myself).
I had a surprise phone call from a friend from primary school on Christmas Eve, so she and her daughter also joined us for Christmas lunch. We try to see each other at Christmas, but it isn’t always possible, so this was a lovely bonus.
As always, there are lots of lovely gifts. I was really excited about opening my SSCS Gift from Linda. I think Mick, my Mum and Mick’s Mum were as excited as I was.
Finally getting to open the parcel. Wow! What a gorgeous Santa. Ooh! Look at that! I get to try some Hershey’s chocolates! That put a smile on my face. Mick’s Mum thought the bag was just lovely.
Here is a clearer photo of the lovelies I received.
A beautiful Santa table topper. However, I think he will become a wall hanging as he just so lovely. He is all worked in wool. Gorgeous stitching by Linda.
The bag is nice and roomy.
It also has lots of practical pockets.
There was also some peppermint bark hiding in there as well.
Thanks so very much Linda. You did spoil me. Thanks also to Chookyblue for all her work organising this swap.
Now, I’ll just show a couple of other gifts I received.
My dear friend Loulee from the Isle of Man sent a mysterious parcel. Look what was inside.
I wonder how she knew I like Cath Kidston? Let’s see what what is inside.
Aren’t they terrific. I’m sure they will get used lots. Thanks so much Lou and Tony.
Finally, Mum gave me these.
Some quilting gloves and a slice of pink cake. When you turn it over it is revealed to be a fat quarter.
How clever is that! She found them at a quilt shop in Boorowa. I think we’ll have to visit one day.