Tuesday, 20 January 2015

At last, my long lost SSCS 2014 gift has arrived!

 

I did participate in Chooky’s 2014 Secret Santa Christmas Swap last year, but I haven’t been able to tell you about it. 

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Poor Chooky has been chasing around trying to find my SSCS 2014 swap gift as it seemed to have taken a ‘detour’ on its way from the US of A to my place.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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photos via Carole’s blog

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)

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16 comments:

Maria said...

I agree Wendy it was well worth the wait to receive your SSCS gift. Also love what you sent...

shez said...

Hi Wendy wow what beautiful xmas gifts both sent and received,this is such a fun swap.xx

Deb said...

Wendy I am so thrilled your SSCS finally arrived. Lovely gifts. And the things that you made for your swap partner are absolutely beautiful. I adore the wee christmas ornament, how did you make that? Red Brolly stitcheries are great aren't they. They are my definite go to for christmas.

Fiona said...

glad your lovely parcel arrived in time... I love the framed stitchery you sent to Gracie...
Hugz

Susan said...

I'm so glad your anxious wait is over. The postal service does a very good job but it can feel like the end of the world when the only missing parcel is yours! Lovely gifts.

Susan said...

Glad everything arived safe and sound - I think its great to have an o/s partner and you do get different things from them.

Heather S said...

Lovely gifts sent and received and sometimes you just have to wait a while longer for good things to come.

Larissa said...

So glad your swap gifts arrived - even if they didn't arrive when you'd hoped :) They're beautiful, as are the items you sent!!

Pinnylea Creations said...

Definitely worth the wait; beautiful gifts sent and received xx

Anthea said...

Those beautiful gifts realised where they were supposed to end up! yay for you Wendy!

Flickenstichlerin said...

What a great story Wendy, after Christmas is before Christmas, love your gifts.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Lin said...

Lovely gifts given and received. Can we see the spool holder out of it's wrapping please? xx

Jan said...

I'm so pleased your parcel arrived at last, Wendy. Lovely gifts. And I bet Gracie was thrilled with what you sent her.

Maria said...

So glad your gift arrived eventually...what lovely wool felt that Carol has used...the spool holder is clever too! Love what you made for Gracie too...such pretty and thoughtful gifts.

desertskyquilts said...

Both packages would be a delight to receive! What a fun swap. I never get there to sign up in time. =) Too bad I didn't know you liked the peppermint bark, as there was a wonderful after-Christmas sale on it here. Lindt truffles are my very fave chocolate! But the bars are completely acceptable, too. LOL Well, chocolate - give me almost anything there and I'm happy. I know you will think of your swap person each time you use the table mat or thread holder.

Sisbabestitches said...

So pleased your faith in it showing up intact has been rewarded :) It's a gorgeous parcel! The framed stitchery you gave Gracie is stunning, I adore the beautiful thread you used. The linen ornament is so elegant :)