I got some lovely pressies (including the box set of Lost :-) but I want to share my crafty pressies: I did two Secret Santa Swaps with the members of the Yahoo group; BQL My 'purchased' gift was this cup that I can make a quilted block for, to put between the two layers - it came wrapped in this great crazy patch paper, so at the moment this is the design! Thank you Secret Santa
This is the BQL 'made' gift - a tardis-like toile bag with perfect length straps and an inside pocket - lovely :-), thank you again Secret Santa
We also do a Secret Santa with husband's family - but not always quite so secret!!! From oldest nephew I got this book - he was drawn to it by the 'with attitude' part of the title! Thank you Scott!
From Plum I got this lovely Rug Mug (thank you Plum)
And Niki got me this lovely Sew and Save sewing kit. Ideal for hand sewing - especially as I need to get a project ready as we embark on 89 (!) hours (plus bonus footage) of Lost!!!
My lovely Jackie sent me a goodie bag of treasures ...a felted necklace, a to-be-stuffed-and-decorated Christmas tree, and a very sweet snowman mug rug ... all of which I will show you when the camera has new batteries!
And now for the surprise ....
I have been a follower of Stash Manicure for ages. It's one of the blogs I look at each morning before I get up - it has some great ideas from guest bloggers as to how to use up scraps etc. When the blog editor, Madame Samm, posted some Christmas giveaways, I added a few comments, and today she announced the winners --- and one of them is ME!!!
#48 SlikStitches ( from England)
you have won Carrie's patterns, Carrie Nelson
BONUS DAY IS YOURS.
Lot's of extra goodies to you...
Layer cakes, extra patterns, notions,
cuppa cozie, thimble its ( love those)
Not only have I won two quilt patterns ... 'my' day was the bonus day - so there are other goodies coming to me too. I think I need to lay down, in front of the letter box will be the ideal place! My only previous memories are of winning a jar of hunny when I was 8, and winning a bottle of wine when I was so young that my mum had to go and collect it - and drink it!
What a way to end the year :-)