Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas in July.

My Christmas in July partner was Vickie in the Northern Territory. She sent some mysterious brown paper  packages which I managed to keep until today before I was able to open them. (Well maybe there was one or two squishy pokes.) 


I held out for as long as I could and around lunch time I opened one to find a reindeer which jumped out gasping for air, looking very pleased to be released into the wilds of a new home. He is so cute - and one of those patterns I keep saying I must make. What a great choice for me Vickie.
The other two parcels had the words holly and tree written on them and inside there was a Twister table topper ( another pattern I have been meaning to try) and a tree shaped pot holder. I took the photo with the top of the potholder ( where the hand goes in) but if you look in the back of the reindeer photo you might be able to make out the other side with the gorgeous fabric picturing the Twelve Days of Christmas. I love it!
Thank you so much Vickie, and thanks too to Cheryll for hosting the swap.


On the home front there have been a few health issues and also my laptop is very sick. I am trying it keep up with things using the iPad but there are a few things I haven't worked out yet. Still, I suppose it is a start. I still haven't worked out how to put links in - I might have to come back and try to do that later. 
Waving to everyone out there and hoping to catch up will you all again soon.

15 comments:

Vickie said...

I am so glad your enjoyed your gifts..I enjoyed making them for you,cheers Vickie

De said...

Nice! Well done Vickie! Hope everyone is on the mend at yours Lynda...Hugs De xoxo

Lida said...

Lovely creations, much fun to do this in July!
Greetings
Lida

shez said...

wow Lynda what wonderful gifts you got from Vickie,what a fun swap.xx

Susan said...

Lovely gifts, such a cute reindeer. Hope everyone including the computer is feeling better soon.

Noela said...

Gorgeous gifts Lynda. Love the reindeer. Hugs.......

Maria said...

Lovely gifts there that Vickie made for you! Love all those felt pieces in your banner too!

debbie said...

Very nice gifts, love the reindeer and your narrative, sweet. Hope to see you soon! xx debbie

Fiona said...

how gorgeous are those gifts and I loved your happy post...
Hugz

Jeanette said...

Very lovely gifts. Hugs,xx.

Anthea said...

Hi Lynda - lovely to visit your blog again!
They are fabulous gifts received there - the reindeer is super-cute - what a lovely fellow he will be for Christmas time at your place.
Good luck with the iPad & computer issues...

Simone Harding said...

Wow what great gifts Lynda.

Dasha said...

Hello Lynda,
Hope the health issues are resolving themselves and things are quietening down on the home front. I admire your fortitude in not opening those presents!

Maria said...

What gorgeous gifts were wrapped in the plain paper. Especially the Reindeer...

Jenny said...

looks like lots of fun Xmas in July.