Monday 27 December 2010

Secret Santa Goodies.

I have quite a lot of Christmas goodness to share with you, but first and foremost, my wonderful goodies from Tracy (Thimbelina) my Secret Santa Swapper. This lovely package was all wrapped up and came all the way from Australia.
If I didn't already know by the packaging, this would have given it away! Tracy says she didn't realise I had a Vegemite fan in the house and sent it as a fun item. For those who don't know, my Tony is a Kiwi, so Vegemite, marmite etc are all staple foods in this house. :-) I like em too, in smaller amounts.
As the main part of the gift Tracy made a beautiful cover for a project binder. All in the prettiest of blues. I wouldn't let my boys touch it, in case it gets dirty!
Inside there are dividers to keep patterns and inspirations apart.
All beautifully put together.
The rings are very deep, so plenty of room for all manner of pages, pictures and scraps of yarn.
Not content with that Tracy also made me a needle minder. Perfect, my old needles are currently residing in a Whiskey tin! You know the one I mean, at Christmas someone always gets a bottle of spirits of some kind in a tin or hard cardboard tube? Well, now my needles have a much more comfortable home.
All beautifully made with that same pretty blue. Tracy had added some stitchery and I love the measuring tape ribbon.
There are little patches of fabrics sewn on as decoration and lovely buttons tied in place too.

And of course Tracys very own label.
Tracy, I love my gifts, thank you very much, I shall treasure them and think of you each time I add new items to the folder or hunt for a pair of needles.
Thank you to all who took part in the Secret Santa Swap, thank you to Chooky for being a great Elf as always. Best wishes to everyone for 2011.
I have more Christmas images and stories, but I'll save them for another day.


Chookyblue...... said...

such perfect gifts from Tracy..........much nicer then a tin to store your needles in........

thanks for being part of the SSCS 2010.......

Janice said...

Just lovely gifts Lou. Very appropriate for you as well.

Kris said...

Such lovely thoughtful gifts! I just love the colours too. Looking forward to your other Christmas photos!

Jane said...

What a lovely set of gifts, it will be exciting everytime you get out your knitting

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! How special and fun that swap is--you'll smile every time you use the gift.

Ali Honey said...

Tracy did well! Especially with the vegemite!

black bear cabin said...

what a wonderful sure you will get many years of use out of it :)

QuiltSue said...

What perfect gifts for you. Beautiful.

Thimbelina said...

I'm so glad you love the gifts I sent... I sure had fun making them for you! The fact that Tony loved the Vegemite was an added bonus!
Hugs, Tracy