I have sent off all three sets of my gifts (pics in my next post) and I have received the two Aussie swap parcels (and opened them) and I am just waiting for the overseas one to come - it will be a lovely surprise when it does come.
So, without further adieu, here are my lovely gifts (I can tell you, I have been wonderfully spoilt!):
The single parcel at the back is from Julie and the three at the front are from Ilene.
So, I opened Ilene's first:
See the gorgeous ornaments she used as tags?
The first parcel from Ilene contained this gorgeous stitched table topper and some yummy heart chocolates in a sweet heart tin (if TraderVic is lucky, I may share some with him - lol!)
Inside the next parcel were some lovely Christmassy handtowels - just perfect for my kitchen.
The third parcel had two lovely wall hangings - a christmas tree and a snow man. Thank you so much, Ilene - lovely gifts.
So, then Furio had to help me open Julie's large parcel. Imagine my surprise when I found it was full of lots and lots of goodies!
Gorgeous button present tags, a little friendship book and some christmas ribbons.
A cute reindeer.
A christmassy thread catcher (or chocolate bowl) plus an apple and rhubarb scented candle (now how did she know I had been making apple and rhubarb compote yesterday?).
More Christmas ribbon.
A christmas apron - perfect!
oooh, what is inside this tin?
Some crocheted wash clothes and...
... some cat salt and pepper shakers, oh, I love them, Julie.
They are perfect with my little dutch girl and boy and my thimbles (and can you see Henry Viii) lurking in the background?).
Julie and Ilene, I cannot thank you enough for your lovely gifts, I feel so spoilt - I just love them all.
hugs to everyone,