Friday, December 26, 2008

Thank you Kate!

Well it was sure fun on Christmas morning to open my SCSS gift. There were so many lovely surprises inside. Thank you so much Kate! First there was this darling Christmas hanging. There are red bells at the bottom, but I cut them off when I rotated the picture. It will hang in my family room on my quilt rack.

Then there was this magazine and a postcard from where Kate lives. Oh those beaches look so lovely. I adore all of the Australian magazines and I am looking forward to enjoying this issue. One of the things I have been wanting to learn to do is stitching.
Kate sent me the goodies below which should put me on to a great start. Little does she know she may have to get me started with email instructions! There was also a yummy bag of cookies that I think my son already ate before I could get a picture. Finally not to be outdone this is the bundle of fat quarters my hubby got for me, along with lots of other gifts. He is well known at the quilt store. He always buys fat quarters, two of each pattern at a time. It is great for stash building and since I love to make scrap quilts, these always fill in for missing colors or patterns to add that extra touch. They are special too since I know he picked them out when I look at the finished quilt.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. It was wonderful at our house.

I am pondering whether or not to continue my blog. I started out with great intentions, but always seem to have a long time between posts lately. I do love to see all the other blogs out there though, and it doesn't seem right to lurk but not participate. We shall see.

I hope you all enjoyed the SCSS exchange. Thanks so much to Donna for organizing this. It must have been a lot of work for her.

Happy Holidays,


Tina said...

Merry Christmas to you, looks like you got some great gifts from hubby and SCSS! Hope you keep blogging.

Sara said...

Merry Christmas! What a great SCSS gift and great gift from your hubby!

Christine said...

Hi Donna. Lovely gifts ... I love the wall hanging and your hubby did well with the fat quarters. I hope you keep blogging too ... you work is lovely.
P.S. I am still drooling over the beautiful quilt you made me.

Kate said...

Merry Christmas Donna

I am soooo pleased you are happy with your SSCS pressies, and I hope you got to have some of the Tim Tams they are just divine biscuits, I have an unopened packet in the fridge, unopened becasue if I open them they will be gone in a matter of hours lol. What a fabulous husband you have , mine braved the patchwork store this Christmas too.

I hope you keep blogging I love looking at your quilts.

Merry Christmas to you and your family

Kate :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely gifts from your SSCS partner...once again great job by Chookyblue.