Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SSCS unwrapped

I managed to resist the temptation till Christmas morning and then I was able to unwrap my SSCS present from exciting... and what a lovely surprise...shown in the photo below are the 2 pairs of lovely earings (I put one pair in straight away and wore them for the day) a kit to make the Rosemary for Remembrance pincushion which had the linen, cosmo threads, ric rac all ready to go, a piece of gorgeous Christmas fabric some magnets and a cute little hexagon bag.  There were also some little Darrell Lea chocolates which didn't last long enough to make the photo!!  Thank you so much Fran for the lovely gifts which I was thrilled to receive..and a big thank you also to Chookyblue for all your work in organising this was my first time and I would love to do it again..

This is what I sent to my partner Leanne for the SSCS swap, a stitchers mat bag in a NZ print fabric, a bobbin lace bookmark, pair of scissors, NZ Quilter magazine, NZ pictorial desk calendar and the cupcake ornament

Christmas day was a relaxed day here, and as always a large part of the time was spent snacking...just our  family for the day here at no travel involved this year and no rushing to the airport after lunch, as usually in other years someone has been flying off to Australia to have Christmas day with family on each side of the Tasman...

DD1 brought these lovely peony roses to add to the decorations...  

and DD2 spent Saturday afternoon baking and decorating a gingerbread house.  We bought a kit last year but didn't like the taste of the gingerbread at all so she did it from scratch this year, much nicer..


  1. beautiful gifts both sent and received in the SSCS...........thankyou for being part of the SSCS and I glad that you enjoyed your first SSCS Swap

  2. Beautiful gifts Lyn! I love the little cupcake ornament. Your daughter did an amazing job of the gingerbread house.

  3. Lyn what lovely parcels sent and received,very nice.
    Gee those flowers are pretty and love the gingerbread house and the cute trees.xx

  4. Your gifts are beautiful Lyn, looks like a very successful SSCS swap for you too! I love the little lace bookmark, gorgeous........
    What a clever daughter you have, I've seen lots of gingerbread houses on the net this year, but she is oh so clever to make her own gingerbread for it! I hope you have a happy New Year, and all the best for 2012.


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