The office for our apartments closed for Christmas. Of course, my #stitchingsanta present was delivered on the final day they were open…when I was out and I didn’t get back in time to pick it up before they closed! 🙁 I was sad because I knew we were going away the morning after Christmas so I wouldn’t be able to open it until we got back on the 29th!!! Can you guess what I did first when we got back from Vegas?? I OPENED IT OF COURSE!!
Now my stitching santa was lovely Abi over at The Freckled Fashionista! Abi did sooooo well putting the gifts together and I absolutely LOVE everything! Thank you so much Abi!
I did have a sneaky suspicion that Abi was my santa. She posted a blog post with some presents wrapped with doggy paper and some English themed fabric. Well, I have a dog, I lived in England and I now live in the US so I thought that it may be for me and it was! I was so pleased when I opened the parcel because everything was wrapped up brilliantly – the wrapping paper was gorgeous!
Abi had attached a little note to each gift to explain why she had chosen that particular gift. 🙂 Upon opening the parcel, a Yankee aroma filled the air as there were 2 wax melts within the parcel – how did she know about my love of everything Yankee?! I thought the Christmas card was really cute too; a design I may even have a go at making next year!
The first things I opened were 2 gorgeous pieces of flannel; one with the London theme & another with buttons (the closest she could find that was linked to Threads & BobbIns – great idea!). I already have a few ideas for these fabrics so watch this space!
I then opened 2 fat quarters and piece of pink geometric print fabric, all of which coordinate really nicely! I’m going to make some quilted coasters for our living room with these fabrics & possibly squeeze a zippered pouch or two too.
Abi had made and included 4 drawstring pouches for me – these are perfect to help organise my sewing notions!
The next gift I opened was this gorgeous sewing themed tote! I had already seen these in my local craft store and had put one on my list to buy on my next visit – Abi must be psychic!
My blog archives were trawled through for the next present – some beautiful teal yarn for crocheting. This couldn’t have come at a better time as one of my early projects for 2016 is going to be a blanket as I’ve not done any crocheting for a while, and I’m now going to start it with this colour! 🙂
So, I got quite a pile of perfect presents that were all picked so well! Once again, I loved both the sending and receiving of the #stitchingsanta gifts this year – thank you again Sheila (Sewchet) for organising! And another HUGE thank you to Abi for all my wonderful presents – a great start to crafting into 2016! 😀