Friday, December 19, 2014

Whooping it Up


I have been waiting for the announcement of the opening day for the Santa Sack Swap and my partner Kim sent me this wonderful sack with all these cute Holiday Tabby scenes - she knows I love my furries.


I had gotten wrapped up in some other things when Kim sent me an e-mail that she had opened her gifts from me - oops.  So I finished up, cleaned up, and dumped that sack.


I had to open the box first because it had Kim's really cool label on it.  And she kind of gave me a hint some where along the line. This adorable French Limoges Box (and I actually have two that were my gr. grans).  I knew Kim was quite the cross stitcher, but did not know that she was also quite the porcelain painter.  LOOK!!  My furries!!  Now this could have been my only gift and I would have been just as happy.


I just love the saying and the soft, earthy colours (her stitching puts mine to shame) are a treasure.  And so nicely finished with tapestry backing and the rich cording.


And this gorgeous towel with pointsettia and holly - too pretty to use, but this is going to be displayed and I'll slap knuckles if they spoil this.  The gorgeous cable knit scarf - love anything with cable.  


All my goodies together.  Yes, there was that cute little pincushion ring with specialty pins - too, too cute!!  Thank you Kim for making my Santa Sack Swap so special.


And one of our quilt guild members dropped this off.  Another Whoop!  I know it is only a local calendar (area realty firm), but........


I may not have been a 'month' (Schoharie County Quilt Block Trail), but I am on the back collage for The Airing Of the Quilts.  Yup, that old brick house with the clothes line full of quilts is the house on the hill at the end of Quilt Lane.

** linking with Santa Sack SwapWhoop Whoop Friday, and Feline Friday **

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

22 comments:

  1. Sharon, you are so funny! Love the post and love knowing you enjoyed your gifts.
    xxx

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  2. WOW... your personal porcelain furball friends are just adorable! In fact all the gifts are wonderful. Thanks for joining in again this year.
    Merry Christmas to you & your family Sharon. xox

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  3. Happy Christmas... thanks for sharing your gifts... and I love that you made the local calendar! Very cool! :) Kathi

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  4. Score! Great, thoughtful gifts from Kim....enjoy! Congrats on being "famous" too!

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  5. What a lovely Santa Swap group of goodies! There are some really talented artisans out there. The calendar is really cool, too. How exciting to be on it!

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  6. You received a lot of great goodies, so nice. That calender may be a freebie but it looks beautiful and you're in it, or on it, so cool.

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  7. Quite a hsul you got! All lovely gifts that are so perfect for you. I love/want/adore/will steal that beautiful scarf! And I say that the back of the calendar is saved for the best----like back of the box recipes!

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  8. Your gifts are wonderful! Merry Christmas :)

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  9. Hi Sharon wow you got some awesome gifts there,this is such a fun swap.,enjoy my friend.xx

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  10. Sweet bag of goodies! How fun to have your quilt featured on a calendar!

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  11. What fun - I don't think I've heard of the Santa Sack swap. Such lovely, heartfelt gifts. And how lucky for your beautiful house to be on the local calendar!!

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  12. What lovely treasures you received , you deserve them :-) How special to see your home has made the calendar , wow , congrats!! Merry Christmas :-)

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  13. Wow, you really should be whooping! That's a lovely pile of goodies you got. And someday I want to come visit the brick house at the end of Quilt Lane...

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  14. What wonderful Christmas gifts from Kim! She is a multi-talented lady.
    Love the calendar. Especially the picture of the quilts hanging in front of your home.

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  15. A definte Whoop, whoop. Lovely, lovely gifts.

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  16. You have a lovely bunch of very personal gifts there Sharon.

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  17. You're house is famous. Your gift sack has the best presents in it, too. Lovely and thoughtful.

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  18. Congratulations! It's really cool to have your house and quilts as part of the calendar. Does that make you a pinup girl?

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  19. What beautiful gifts! Have a very happy holiday!

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  20. So sweet of you two to make each other so happy. How cool to be on the calendar !~! What an honor. I love reading about all the fun swaps this time of year; thanks for sharing.

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  21. What lovely gifts that suit your tastes so well.
    Congratulations in being included on the calendar.

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  22. Oh what a wonderful sack of surprises you received. I'm sure you will treasure them.

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