I did participate in Chooky’s 2014 Secret Santa Christmas Swap last year, but I haven’t been able to tell you about it.
But it arrived this week, thank goodness! I should have known, if anyone’s was going to go astray, it would be mine! My SSCS gift that I was sending to my partner in 2011 took the long road, and it wasn’t until the end of January that it found its way to its destination…but it did get there, so I was totally relieved! So deep in my heart, I knew this one would get here, and it was worth waiting for!
Carol made me a beautiful woollen table runner and, as she got caught up with the day to day’s (as we all do!), her hubby made me a beautiful ribbon winder/spool holder in place of the ornament….it’s absolutely gorgeous and I love it….definitely worth the wait.
I also received some peppermint bark chocolate and a very spesh Darjeeling teabag…can’t wait to try that. I would have loved more of the chocolate, but my ‘boys’ devoured most of it….I did get a taste though, and it was, *burp* delicious! Nothing like anything I’ve ever seen in Australia before.
That’s the great thing about swaps – you get to ‘experience’ things you wouldn’t ordinarily experience, from other parts of the world.
And my swap partner I was sending to was Gracie, in the US, so I thought a little winter white would fit into her decorating scheme?!
Gracie is fond of chocolate and thimbles, so I sent her some Lindt (which happened to be her favourite) and a pretty thimble I’d picked up for just such an occasion. Linen was on her list of ‘loves’ so I designed the Christmas ornie just for her - Reminds me of the gingerbread houses you see all around at this time of year.
The stitchery is a free Red Brolly design which I’ve stitched with threads in Gracie’s favourite colour- lavender, Cottage Garden threads, of course……as well as some traditional red and green….well, it IS Christmas!
I do have some other Christmas gifts I must show you, but seeing as some of them I’m giving to some very special stitchy friends tomorrow (because I haven’t had a chance to catch up with them in S-O-O-O-O-O-O-M-E time), I can’t show them just yet! But I promise, I will! *wink*
Swaps are such fun aren’t they?
xox Sugary hugs :o)