Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Some lovely arrivals

I know I’ve been noticeably absent this past week or so…..trips to Brisbane for specialist’s visits and other doctors have been filling up my time, not to mention madly stitching to finish things…..we all know what I mean don’t we????? LOL

Anyhoo, before we head off to Townsville this morning to the hospital…DS has his wisdom teeth out today!!!!….yeeeouch…….I thought I’d share some beautiful gifties that have already arrived courtesy of Australia Post….

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A parcel arrived all the way from the US from Cheryl to say thank you for coordinating the Sew It’s Finished Group blog this year….how wonderful and what a surprise!!!!! 

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Red polka dots…..how appropriate…and I love, love, LOVE red!!!!!!

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Isn’t it simply gorgeous…..

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LOVE the fabric…..and lots of red….and polka dots!!!!  YUMMO!!!

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and the card, too is just beautiful!!!!!

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thanks so much Cheryl…..I love hosting the blog with Dawn, and I’ve met so many wonderful ladies!!!!!  

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Another pressie arrived, courtesy of the postman and the coordinating efforts of the ever-wonderful Chookyblue…….

my SSCS gift…….aaargh….how exciting…….

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all the way from…….

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SCOTLAND!!!!!    Kick up your heels, squeeze your bagpipes and flash that kilt around………this IS exciting!!!!!!……

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…it’s such a BIG box….maybe Josie sent me some bagpipes…..or a kilt??????

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After ferreting my way into the box…..(I’m a sucker for presents….I’m not a neat, fold the paper type of girl…..I’m more a ‘rip-and-tear ,get-into-it’ one……..) look at all the goodies I found…..

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Oh Josie…you’ve outdone yourself!!!!……but where do I start?????

Thank goodness for Josie’s forethought….I’m a little giddy with all the excitement to know where to begin……

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the big reveal….and take a look at this…….

One side……….

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then…..the other…….

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how dainty and absolutely perfect is that stitching…..I LOVE it….and it’s RED!!!!!!    aaargh…I’m in heaven!!!!!!!!

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the detail is just perfect…….

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and now, I have to tie my hands behind my back so I’m not tempted too much…….don’t know how I’m going to manage, but I must!!!!

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Oh Josie, thank you soo much….you’ve outdone yourself, as did Chooky….thank you ladies….you’ve made my Christmas!!!!

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Now….to prepare for a visit to hospital …..

ice cream?           check

ice packs?          check

caramel thickshakes?         check

pain killers??             check

custard???            check

soup?              check

ice cream???    check

ice cream??????? check

Sugary hugs

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9 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

How nice for you Wendy....I have missed the Sew It's Finished blog most of this year. I was busy with orders and couldn't get to my last 2 UFOs. But I did thoroughly enjoy it while I was there...thanks to you and Dawn....and all the lovely friends. Merry Christmas.

shez said...

love that table runner Cheryl made you,the fabrics are gorgeous,wow how adorable is the xmas decoration from Josie,its awesome,what a swap.xx

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous table runner. Love the Xmas decoration. Glad you triple checked you have the ice cream. :) Hugs,

Cheryll said...

Oooh lots of busy elves everywhere I go. Stay strong and keep the rest until Dec 25.. it's only 5 1/2 days away! errkkkkkk :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ice Cream..check....!!!!!
love the runner Wendy and what a wonderful decoration....

Anthea said...

Josie has done some gorgeous stitching for you Wendy, and when she sees this post she will know she is 'right on'!!
Looking forward to seeing what's in the other red parcels... x
ps it's probably not bagpipes, LOL

Chookyblue...... said...

oh a lovely ornament from josie.......enjoy.......

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh the table runner is lovely, and all those dots are fab :) Wow that ornament is beautiful and double-sided, just gorgeous :)

Cheryl said...

So glad the runner arrived safe and sound!! I so appreciate what you and Dawn do to keep us motivated on getting things done! That is such a pretty decoration.