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Thursday, December 1, 2011

SSCS swap surprise!

My SSCS swap for 2011 has arrived...all the way from Anita in the Netherlands!
I was REALLY excited!!! 
I have placed my gift under the tree for Christmas (no peeking, squeezing or shaking!), but opened my ornament and a couple of treats that Anita sent. I waited until we were all home to do this (mutter, mutter from the kids) as I wanted to share this lovely surprise.
Delicious and beautifully stitched gingerbread men to hang on my tree...
and cute dutch treats...clogs and coffee sweets in a cute tin!
Thankyou Anita...I love them!
 Feeling festive, I made a gift bag...
and caught up with some cross stitch!
I am now feeling quite festive...how about you?
Cardygirl xx

20 comments:

Narelle said...

Cute little gingerbread men and treats ... enjoy!
Love the fabric for your santa bag.

Stephanie said...

Darling gingerbread folks and the blue and white tin is a cute as the little clogs. What fun gifts.

Mary said...

Definitely festive! I am feeling the tick, tick, tick of the clock though as gifts need to be finished and shipped off! Love the gifts from Anita...it looks like she is in the Christmas Spirit!!! The gift bag is a great idea.

Susan said...

Looks like the Christmas spirit has kicked in. The gingerbread men are so cute. love your Christmas fabric too.

shez said...

Alison what a lovely swap parcel to receive,love the gingerbread men.
Your gift bag is pretty cute love that fabric,enjoy your bikkies

Maree: said...

Your Gifts are a Lovely start for your swap..
Love your Bag..
Ho Ho Ho

Anne Heidi said...

Lovely ornaments! I received mine today as well- guess we'll be seeing a lot of pretty ornaments in the next couple of weeks.

Chookyblue...... said...

wonderful.........they are so cute........enjoy hanging them on the tree..........

Too many eggs said...

Santa must have been hovering over our area yesterday as i received my gift too.....

i love your gingerbread men ....soooo cute

Julia said...

Gorgeous SSCS ornaments, and I LOVE the little clogs and tin..
Love your bag too..
Julia ♥

Heather said...

What a sweet and special gift. I love the gift back that you made too.

Linda said...

What fun!!! Love the little gingerbread men!!! Sweet bag.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lucky you....very cute gift bag...xx

Janice said...

I love your little gifts. I can't believe how quickly some of these parcels are arriving.

grandmarockton said...

Thanks I've recieved a gift too!

Margaret said...

Lovely gifts , that will be a memory for you and the children as they set up Christmas each year.

Thimbelina said...

Very cute ornaments... and I love your little gift bag too!

Farm Girl said...

Gorgeous Gingerbreadmen, so cute! Your bag looks great, and is that a Blackbird Designs piece, looking lovely too.

AnitaS said...

I am very glad that you liked it till so far.

Shiralee Stitches said...

Cute little gingerbread men for your tree.....yes...you are finally festive...we are getting in the mood today with the tree and ornaments....not long now...I hear the bells in the distance....