Now that Christmas is over it is time to reveal what lovely gifts I received from Gail in Missouri USA in Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap. You can see the lovely ornament Gail made here.
Mick likes to take a photo of me opening the present. You can tell I was happy.
Wow! What a lovely collection. The main gift is a Christmas table runner, which is perfect, as I use lots of table runners at Christmas time.
The other bits and bobs are great - a tape measure, note pad and pins from the famous Missouri Star Quilt Company, as well as a sewing machine bookmark and charm, which will go on one of my pairs of scissors. I was intrigued by the fabric which depicts "Kokopelli", a Native American deity I had never heard of. Thanks Gail for the fabric and the information you provided on the design.
So I was thrilled with what I received. Thank you Gail.
Now, to what I sent to Martine in France.
I had fun with the L'il Twister Ruler to make a wreath table centre or mini quilt, whichever you like. I also made some coordinating hexy coasters. Add a Hatched and Patched pattern, (as I had an inkling that Martine liked her style), a little notebook and pen and a scented sachet. I think she liked it. Happy dance.
And, of course, thanks to Chooky, with Denise's assistance, for pulling it all together once again. It really is a special part of Christmas.