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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Chookyblue Secret Santa Swap...
Once again I signed up for this swap run by Chookyblue. It's the only Christmas swap that I do these days. Aussie participants always receive a partner from overseas, which is lots of fun. In this swap we make an ornament and the main gift is something handmade that has taken some effort to make. As soon as the parcel arrives we can open the ornament but the main gift is opened on either Christmas Eve if that is the tradition, or on Christmas Day.
The parcel from my Secret Santa arrived yesterday, all the way from Belgium! My Secret Santa this year is Martine.
Inside were these parcels wrapped in pretty Christmas paper...and that one on the left has the word 'ornament' written on it! The parcel I can open straight away! 😊
And here is my new ornament...
A lovely crocheted Christmas tree; the photo doesn't do justice to the lovely yarn that Martine had used. It has the most delightful coloured flecks through it.
Thank you Martine; I love my new tree decoration. 😄