Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Gifts to Cherish

Christmas Day was a very special day, the weather was only about 24 deg, we had both our children home with us, after opening our presents we all attended our local church before dining out for Christmas Lunch at a local restaurant. The meal was so yummy and the company great, no food to prepare and no cleaning up, what a easy way to spend the day. In the evening we took the jet sky down to the local dam for a quick spin. It was a very relaxing day, spent with my most precious friends, my family, plus lots of phone calls to other family members spread all around Australia.
I was so spoilt receiving some totally beauitful gifts from friends, I will try and share a few with you.
These gifts are from a very special friend, Betty, we have been swapping secret Santa gifts with each other for the past 6 or 7 years, each year we make about 6 small presents for each other. I was lucky enough to receive this stunning 1& 1/2m table runner along with some great other gifts. Usually we make each other a main present ( queen size quilt) but this year we both didn't get around to our challenge of a quilt using 3 dimensional patchwork.

This is the Secret Santa swap I received from Anna Ida from Norway through ChookyBlue, a table runner based on a Viking Ship, its just so special, I will have to find a special spot in my home for it, thank you Anna, I love it.

These are the wonderful gifts I received from Helen,QLD, from our Prim treasures secret Santa from our online chat group, I adore all of them, thanks so much Helen.

Anyway, I really need to sit down and catch up on my journalling on my 365 quilt challenge, my next post will be my 150th post, (can't rush these things) so I think I will have to have a give away, so stayed tuned, until then stay safe.


Chookyblue said...

Merry Xmas.........sounds like you have had a wonderful day and you got some great what did you make for Betty.......seems as she doesn't have a blog........your prezzie from her is very nice.......and thanks for joining in the SSCS......Anne Ida's prezzy is beautiful.......

Screen Door said...

Beautiful gifts. You are definitely loved.

Tina said...

What special Hand made gifts you will have to cherish for years to come. Glad you had a lovely day! I heard lunch was fantastic. We had a white Christmas but didnt snow on Christmas day. As I write though it is just magnificiant little snow flakes falling.
Enjoy entering into a new year!


Juliann in WA said...

What lovely gifts. That pink stitchery is beautiful!

chook said...

I hope you had a very merry christmas and you have a safe and happy new year
Your gifts are beautiful
thank you for your comment on my blog
hugs Beth

Christine said...

You have some lovely gifts. I especially like Helen's dolly and stitchery. The fabrics she has used are gorgeous.

weirdbunny said...

What wonderful gifts you have received ! Have a special 2008 ~ love Julia x