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Kitty Quote of the Day

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Friday, December 16, 2011

SSCS & Santa Sack Swap

I received my Secret Santa Christmas Swap parcel this week from Kristi from Tuscon, Arizona.  I don't know what her blog name is so can't link to it but Chooky who organised the swap may be able to tell me. We are opening our Christmas decoration now & the rest is put away for Christmas Day.

Here are my gorgeously wrapped parcels & card. See one says 'Open Now!'

And here is my Christmas decoration, a beautiful & colourful felt Babuska doll. I love it! Thanks Kristi, looking forward to opening my pressies xx

I also received my final Santa Sack Swap & we were all opening our 13 parcels yesterday. My swap partner was Marie who does gorgeous scrap booking & is a new sewer. I got the most beautiful santa sack followed by all these gifts.

It wasn't easy keeping them in tact when some had been in the cupboard since early July but I hid them a way to ease the temptation.

Look at these two happy characters. Maree loves Babuska dolls & this tin (now empty of the chocolates it came with) is now my second and she will be put to good use in my sewing corner.

I received many beautiful gifts; Here is my new pattern, Garden Path, 4 fat quarters & 4 lots of matching floss.....

A very fine cat mug, Bless Our Happy Home tin plaque, lovely smelling soap....

A gorgeus trinket box with the bird on it, a vanilla candle in a mosiac glass holder, 3 scented drawer bags & on the left is a scone set with recipes, tea towel & round cutter (on the 'to-do' list to try)....

Sorry my photos are a bit shonky from her on but there is also a gorgeous sparkly notebook, a set of 3 handcreams, a kitty hanky & a wooden scrapbook frame to embellish.

Thank you Maree for your most beautiful & thoughtful gifts. Also thank you to Cheryll from Gone Stitchin for your hard work organising this wonderful swap. To see what lots of other happy swappers got, click on the link above to Cheryll's blog.

Marry Christmas
Tracee xx


  1. Just a lovely grouping of gifts. Just adore the kitty mug!

  2. Wonderful gifts from your partner! Merry Christmas!

  3. glad your parcel arrived and very quickly indeed........lovely ornament.......Kristi's blog in on the list on my right sidebar....

  4. I am so glad that you like the gifts that I picked for you..I loved the gifts that you made me and that you brought for me..I will take some pics and put on my blog this morning

  5. Lovely SSCS ornament - so detailed. and what a great variety of pretty goodies from Marie

  6. WOW.. Tracee, you did well! You must have been extra good this year! I'm so glad you joined in my swap and had FuN too! Merry Christmas to you and your family... see you in 2012.
    Your friend and swap mama :)

  7. whow Tracee what a beautiful lot of gifts you have received in both swaps,yipee xmas in blogland is the best.Enjoy my friend.xx

  8. Lot's of lovely gifts Tracee. Love the SSCS ornament. So cute.Hugs,

  9. Oh how fabulous! I must say these swaps are just so fun! I love seeing all the goodies everyone is getting!

  10. You got so many wonderful gifts, the ornament is beautiful.

  11. What a pile of lovely gifts. I love the felt babushka and the kitty mug :)

  12. Hi Tracee, I'm so glad that your gift has arrived and you enjoyed the ornament that I made for you! Six more sleeps to go.....


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