We had the warmest Christmas on record this year for New York (my brother is actually mowing the yard today). But I had a lovely time with family and got to open some super gifts. This is my wonderful collections of presents from Dee as part of the Santa Sack Swap. I have participated in this since the beginning and my partners have always spoiled me.
A sack, bag, stocking or what you agree upon with your partner and 5 gifts which most are to be handmade. I have always had sacks so asked for a stocking this year. I didn't take photos of what I sent off - for fear of showing them off and Dee was peeking. We could open them on the "decided day" or wait for Christmas Day - I opted to wait for Chirstmas Morn.
I love how she printed off 'notions' to tuck in the pretty case - my Mom thought they were real. A super seam ripper - my most used has gotten real dull, so this was a real plus. A cute zip full of mini Clover clips. A roll of Steam A Seam 2 which is going to come in real handy with a project lined up for next year. And some special Texas fabric that I need to find the perfect project for.
Those pretty Texas Bluebells in a lovely pillow - I have used up all my pillow forms so need to get a new one for this lovely.
And the back - she did a wonderful job in matching that overlap. I could use this pillow either side, so pretty.
20 photos and it still is all fuzzy. This adorable wall hanging. Yes, you could use it as a runner, but will hang in a special place. I love Chickadees - little clowns at our feeders.
I tried to get a close up of the gorgeous quilting on this.