Who wouldn't be happy to have a gorgeous pressie to open on Christmas morning courtesy of Sonia my lovely partner in Chookyblues SSCS.........
I've already shown you my Christmas Joy Star which I was allowed to open early. It's amazing I held out till Christmas morning without taking a peak into the main pressie.... but I did and I am so glad I resisted.
To say I am over the moon with the gifts Sonia sent all the way from Australia is an understatement.... I am in love with them!
Look at the gorgeous runner she made for me.....
It's just perfect!!! It's everything I would have chosen for myself. I've had my beady eye on that design for ages. Just couldn't believe that Sonia choose to make it for me. I adore the fabrics and colour she chose.. It's got hexies and stitching.... how good can it get......
Right now I'm auditioning it on my dressing table. Sonia made it with the conservatory in mind but to be honest I don't want to risk it in there.... it's too precious. Imagine if the sun faded it.... no I can't put it in there...ever!
Once I finish decorating the conservatory (it's on the New Years resolution list) I intend to give the bedroom a make over. It's all very pale and uninteresting right now so this splash of gorgeous colour is just the inspiration I need in there. Mind you.....my pretty new runner could be gracing the lounge by tomorrow. Mac likes it on the sideboard and I have to say it looks great there too. Decisions... decisions.....
And that's not all.....
all these gorgeous are gifts from Sonia too. The Aussie animals on the pencil case are so cute. Well.... most of them are. I'm not so sure about the lizard! The pencils have Aboriginal designs on them too. Love Santa's little bag of old buttons. It's amazing to touch them and wonder who wore the original clothes they were used to fasten.... in a land so far away. Do you think Ned Kelly might have kept his shirt on with them or perhaps they held on the britches of that Jolly Swag man down by the billabong? I can dream can't I.......
There is little spool of lovely red ribbon... a gorgeous white fat quarter with red cherries on it sitting in a lovely red dotty cone.... which is going to be filled with my current favourite chocolates soon.....
the wrappers are the perfect match but something tells me they won't last long in there.
I have a lovely embroidery to stitch and a lovely little bar of Green Tea and Bergamot soap. How on earth did Sonia know that I love Bergamot. Earl Grey tea flavoured with it is the only tea I'll drink. I love it in perfume and now I can perfume my whole body with it. OK... that's a bit of a stretch for any bar of soap!
All I can say is... Thank you so much Sonia. Your generosity helped make my Christmas really special! Thank you Chookyblue too... without you it wouldn't have been possible.
OK.... I'm off now to work on my list of New Year Resolutions..... this could take some time.
Hope all of you enjoyed a really wonderful Christmas..... now what are you waiting for... start writing your resolutions. The clock is ticking.....
See ya soon
what gorgeous gifts!!
gotta love surprises on christmas morning.
Yes, am onto writing crafty resolutions....
It's amazing how often a swap partner sends just the right gift. I love your bright new runner. As for the resolutions.......more sewing, less housework pretty much covers it, right?
Gorgeous gifts!! You sound like one very happy girl!! Crafty resolutions would be fine if I never looked at blogland and got inspired by everyone I visit!! I thought of you and mac when the world didn't end and was so pleased we got more sewing (etc) time!!
wow Josie such gorgeous gifts for a gorgeous lady,love the presents you got ,Sonia has put a lot of thought into them,enjoy my friend.xx
Beautiful gifts Josie, I noticed your runner is made from Tilda fabrics, its gorgeous. Enjoy them all.
Wonderful gifts...and yes, more crafting time for sure.
Lovely gifts Josie. Love the table runner. Hugs,xx.
Woo Hoo! The runner from Sonia is just gorgeous. She has chosen such gorgeous colours, and it looks great where you have it. The feeling of having your breath taken away by a stunner of a swap gift, there's nothing like it!
I'm still swooning over the JOY star! Beautiful fabrics in the runner from Sonia... it's worthy of designing a room around it! Lucky you with all those cute gifts! Happy New Year to you!
Love your gifts! Happy New Year to you!
What fabulous gift you have been given Josie. We have two more things in common - Lindor chocolates and Earl Grey tea. Both at the same time would be great.
love the runner Sonia sent.........and all the other goodies.......lucky girl....thanks for being part of the SSCS 2012........
Josie, the warm and fuzzy's after reading your post....so please that you liked your gifts...
We really are lucky that Chooky allows us to spoil and surprise each other.
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