Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the spirit of Christmas were to last the whole year long? I feel as though that is what’s happening in my life and what an incredible feeling it is.
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On Christmas Eve day, I went to the post office to check for any last minute mail before the BIG day and there were 2 packages waiting for me. The first I will share with you today and the other I’ll save for my next post.
My dear friend Robyn hosted a Christmas Ornament Swap with the simplest rules ever…send just a hand made ornie and that’s it!
Ros was my partner and although it took almost a month for her parcel to arrive from the UK, I was able to hang her lovely ornie on our tree just in time for Christmas.
Ros sent me a gorgeous bluebird ornie, hand stitched with gold thread and with a golden tassel. She also included some wonderfully different floss that I’m anxious to use in a future project.
In my thank you note to Ros, I mentioned that I had hung her ornie on the highest bough of our tree. Thank you again, Ros and a special thanks to Robyn for hosting the swap.
I also took part in Chookyblue’s Secret Santa Christmas Swap.
I showed you the wonderful gifts that I received from my partner Carole here and these are mine that I sent to Donna (Chookyblue), who also happened to be my swap partner.
We were to include a hand made Christmas ornie as well as a hand made, Christmas-themed gift of our own choosing. I made a woolen sheep ornie and a hand stitched and hand quilted mini quilt called “A Christmas Wish” by Cinderberry Stitches.
Thanks again to Carole for her over-the-moon gifts and to Chookyblue for hosting the swap.
Christmas Day has come and gone for another year, but the spirit of the season continues. Stay tuned!