Woo hoo! Xmas in July gifts.....
Boy, oh boy! Have I been spoilt - it is like all my Christmases in July have come at once! Well, at least two of them!
You might remember that the other day I posted about the parcels arriving:
So, on opening them up, these exciting parcels were inside.....
Finally, after a little bit of squishing, the big day came for opening the presents. The first set of parcels I opened was from the Overseas Sister Swap, run by Kim from Wisdom with needle and thread. Well, I found out that my giver was Kim herself and she was oh so generous, as she sent along some RAKs as well!
Now, you will notice that there is a bit of a theme here - cats! So, let's look at the lovely gifts the wonderful and generous Kim made for me.
What can be in this box?
Oh my goodness, it is a miniature Furio on a sweet tiny jewel box. Now, I am pretty sure that Kim made and painted this herself. Thank you, Kim, I shall treasure this always.
Then inside the little black bag were all these very sweet Xmas tags/ornies plus a couple of handmade thread holders - one in a cat-shape and one with my initial stitched over one - so exquisitely detailed.
Now, this parcel was delightfully squishy!
.... and look, a flannel afternoon tea cloth, with, you guessed it, the sweetest cats imaginable!
Hmm, I wonder what is in here?
A gorgeous Angel, of course!
.... and look there is more....
Oh, a sweet pussy cat ornie.
... and one last parcel...
A beautiful flat fold ornament....
... and here are all the presents together, can you see the very sweet kittycat Christmas card as well? Kim, I do not know how to thank you. Such gorgeous, generous gifts, you are indeed a special, stitchy friend. Love you heaps.
Then, I opened my second package.... from Sharon of Lilabelle Lane.
A skein of my favourite Cottage Garden Threads, "Blue Heaven" - gorgeous! And look at these sweet little charm squares - 42 of them only 2 and a half inches across.
Look at Sharon's clever use of tape to turn the string into a sort of bunting.
Some honey shower gel - just what I needed, actually, as I was about to run out! lol!
Look, there is more....
Some yummy Lindt chocolate, this went straight to work with me for my desk drawer for when I have that 3pm slump!
... ooh, I think that this one contains a stocking....
Yep, I was right! Isn't it lovely!
Some beautiful bath soaps....
Hmm, how can there be a snowflake in here?
This is how! A matching wall hanging to the stocking, with jingle bells on the bottom.
Wow! Look at this lovely table runner - I just love it, as I am very fond of hearts. This will match my decor perfectly!
,,,, and here are all the wonderful goodies from Sharon.....
Thanks also to Kim and Cheryll for being awesome swap mamas!
hugs to you all,