Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa Sack Swap

In the Santa Sack Swap organised by Cheryll, my partner was Nanette who's blog is Stitch and Sow...........the handwork of home and garden.  Over the last few months we have got to know a little more about each other and yesterday was the day we opened our gifts to each other..a good day to do it as I was having 'Christmas Dinner' with family as I am flying off to Sydney on Christmas Day to spend a few weeks with my Mum.  So I will have breakfast here at home before it is off to the airport..sadly the direct flights from our airport to Sydney were discontinued this my flight goes via Wellington this time and I will be spending my Christmas lunch in the airport before boarding a flight to Sydney and being able to enjoy a late Christmas dinner with my Mum. 
So what was in my parcels from Nanette..well they were beautifully wrapped in fabric but I was so excited to be opening them that I forgot to take a here is what was inside...
a tote bag made with an Aussie fabric line
a fabulous table runner with appliqued ends and a gorgeous backing fabric..
this lovely stocking in crazy patch
a needlecase..made of hand felted wool which Nanette makes herself
and them's.really gorgeous and Nanette is so clever..
some skeins of thread and Nanette included the pamphlet so I could read a little more about them
a little hanging with my initial so beautifully embroidered..and blue is one of my colours
(amongst others)
fabulous tea towels with the cutest little Santa Koala borders 
very special handmade paper
and oh look these are the fabric wrappings I was in such a hurry to unwrap
wow..what a wonderful parcel of goodies, how lucky was I..

Thank you so much Nanette, it has been wonderful getting to know you through this swap.  Your gifts are fabulous and so very much appreciated for the thought you have taken in making them.  In one of our emails we were both thinking that here we were planning and stitching away while our partner is doing the same , in our case on one side of the Tasman to the other.  And I agree it is also about meeting new bloggers and finding friendships online.


  1. Nanette is a beautiful swap partner - she was mine in the SSS last year - and she has created an amazing lot of presents for you - enjoy!! Christmas dinner in an airport?? - that should be interesting. Your mum will have a very special Christmas tea this year - enjoy your precious time with her.

  2. Hi Lyn love all the goodies Nanette sent to you,enjoy and safe travels.xx

  3. What a wonderful selection of goodies to enjoy. Nanette stalked your blog me
    Have a wonderful time with your Mum for xmas. Safe travels too
    Merry Christmas... xox

  4. Lovely gifts there from Nanette; I love the Australiana fabrics :-)


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