Sunday, January 01, 2012

SSCS and 2012...


Happy New Year! Here's a wish that 2012 brings you everything you hope for.

My eyelids are drooping as it is now New Year's Day where I live. I should be in bed but I need to post this because we are going camping for the next four days and I won't really have internet access. (I might try again with my phone though).

The photo below shows what I received from Gracie in Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap. The main present was a cushion with a beautifully stitched cactus on it from Arizona. Now I've seen this type of cactus in real life and I don't think I would want to decorate one of them, so this must surely be the next best thing. There were some useful things as well - some needles and cottons, some pretty tissues and a chocolate Santa which of course is very necessary.



At the back of the picture you can see a pretty shopping bag - I think Gracie must have been stalking me as I remember saying that I liked shopping bags a few months ago. Thank you so much, Gracie. I loved everything you sent.

And talking of bags, here is what I sent to Ulla. I fell in love with this bag pattern when I bought it back in March from Anni Downs. When I cut this one out I cut out a second set of strips so I can make one for myself. Ulla likes knitting and I thought it might be a great bag to hold whatever she is working on. 


I sent a few extra little goodies as well.


Thank you to Gracie for your gifts and thank you to Chookyblue for running the swap for another year. Check out her blog ( if you haven't already) and see all the wonderful gifts which were travelling around the world.

5 comments:

Lida said...

Wish you all a good camping trip and a good year change! All the best for 2012, greetings
Lida

Cardygirl said...

Have a great break away...lovely gifts!

Too many eggs said...

Hope you have a wonderful break away....

i love you bags, and the cactus is pretty cute, that is a very different christmas tree

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Lovely gifts Lynda

Chookyblue...... said...

I know you have camped and returned and gone again by now so hope the holidays are going well..........all they camping fresh air............lol.....love the gifts you sent and received in the SSCS.........I just love Anni's bag pattern.......must get my second one finished...........