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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Secret Santa Gifts Unwrapped!

Yesterday, being Christmas Day, I could unwrap my Secret Santa gifts. The first one I opened was from my SS in the Knit for Charities swap. And this is what I got...some fat quarters in the most beautiful colours. My SS knows what I like, clever lady!! ( My SS reads this blog!!) Thank you Secret Santa! 

  Now I was Secret Santa to another member of K4C and I sent her a knitted wreath that I had bought at our Parish Christmas Markets...

  Now back to the unwrapping....
Then I opened the parcel which had come from Michell in New Zealand. Michell was my SS in the Chookyblue SSCS.

And look at the lovely table runner that Michelle made me...the fabrics are gorgeous...the background fabric has gold flecks in it...beautiful! 




And Michelle popped in some other goodies, just to spoil me!
I love the Manuka Honey hand lotion and always buy a supply when I visit NZ, so I'm thrilled to try the lip balm! Thank you so much Michell! 



I was SS to Tonje in Norway. Tonje stitches but she also knits and that's what I focused on when I was deciding what to make her. Yes in the Chookyblue swap the items must be handcrafted by the Secret Santa. I love making Judy Newman's Dillybags and as I have a stash of 'knitting themed fabrics' I combined the two! By stalking around Tonje's blog, I established that she rather liked mice. So now I was combining those 3 bits of info. And this is what I came up with...
Knitting themed fabric hexies...

And a stitched 'Lily Mouse' from a design by Threads on My Socks, on a hexagonal panel appliqu├ęd to the bag.
But that's not all! 
I forgot to take a photo of the two skeins of hand dyed Aussie wool that I placed in the bag. So next time I was at Knitch (a yarn shop in Paddington, Brisbane) I took a photo of the types of yarns I bought for Tonje.
Some sock yarn...
And an eight ply yarn...
Hopefully both ladies who had me as their SS were pleased with their gifts. I certainly loved mine! 

10 comments:

Lin said...

Beautiful runner from Michell and your Dilly bag and wools are a lovely gift to Tonje. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely gifts. Such fun swaps x

Nanette said...

Love the table runner Michelle sent you and your little knitting mouse is adorable. Lovely when gifts fit the bill so nicely.

margaret said...

some lovely gifts both sent and received.

Australian Gardening Granny said...

Hi Maria. Your secret santa gifts have been keeping you stitchers and knitters very busy.
Looks like so much fun.

Dorothy said...

Glad to hear you liked my SS gift and yes, I do read and enjoy your blog very much. That hand dyed yarn looks beautiful - did you get some for yourself? Hope you have recovered from the last few days and looking forward to living it up on New Years eve. xox

susie said...

Lovely gifts Maria, Happy Holidays!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lovely gifts...perfect gift for Tonje, very cute little mouse stitchery...

Maria said...

It's sew nice to see the lovely table runner and gifts you received Maria.
Also I love the hexie knitting bag with cute mouse stitchery on and yarns included you sent Tonje....

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful gifts both sent and received........everyone has made lovely gifts........
thanks for being part of the SSCS once again..........