Saturday, December 26, 2015

The After Glow


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.


Thank you Dee for being such a wonderful swap partner and Cheryl for being such a lovely host of SSS15.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

9 comments:

  1. Very fun Santa Swap gifts. Hard to believe that Christmas is over for another year.

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  2. You got gifted with great items...perfect for you. enjoy.

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  3. Mowing in December...who woulda thunk it after the Polar Vortex of last year. We've had the wettest December on record, although the rain has let up for a day or two recently. Nice to see the sun. What great gifts!

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  4. Love Dee's Texas themed pillow (me being a native Texan). We're expecting ice. I'd rather have lots of snow, than ice any day.

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  5. It looks like you received many nice gifts - amazing how many talented people there are and the gifts that they create!
    I can't wait to sign up for SSS16!!!

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  6. Wonderful Santa Swap I'd say.

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