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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. 😄

13 comments:

Maria said...

Your lovely ornament is just perfect for you Maria... Martine stroked you well.
Sew nice to pop her main gift under your tree...

Anthea said...

Your ornament is lovely Maria... not long now until we can open our sscs pressies!

Kate said...

Such fun, Maria. I really like the tree ornie and Martine used the perfect yarn for it!

Jackie said...

Lovely ornament. I do like the idea of a Christmas swap and have joined one here. However, names were drawn late so the gifts will be a tad late this year.

God bless.

Sharmayne said...

oh that decoration looks way cute .....nice crochet work, but I agree, that yarn looks like a rather scrummy one - a "touchy, feely type of yarn"??

Cynthia said...

What a sweet little Christmas tree for your Christmas tree! And I'm sure you can't wait to open the rest of those little packages from Belgium. What a fun idea.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh how perfect for you Maria...it is lovely! No,peeking now until the 25th xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Cute knitted tree from Martine...she certainly did her "homework", just perfect...oh the wait to open the main present, so tempting!!!

I am said...

oh Maria this is so cute ,i didnt do chooky's swap this year,now i am wishing i had,lol.xx

Susan said...

An excellent choice for you! And now you wait . . .patiently...

Bizzy Martine said...

I loved makin the ornament for you!!!

Kim said...

Oh what a pretty crochet little Christmas tree. Gorgeous ornament!

Chookyblue...... said...

what a lovely ornament.........