Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Parcel


My Secret Santa Swap arrived! All the way from Cheryl at Polka Dots and Rick Rack. I opened the (big) box - sorry, couldn't resist it - to find this gorgeous bag filled with presents wrapped in polka dot paper tied with polka dot fabric bows. What could be better? I am going to save the presents inside until Christmas Day but I am thrilled just with the wonderful bag made of such lovely fabrics. I don't think my photograph does it justice but in my defense (a) the battery compartment is now being held closed with a piece of sellotape and (b) there has been no sunlight in the UK for days so I was doing my best at night. Better pics when I've opened the presents but you've got to admit, it does look nice and Christmassy against the evergreens.

I think Cheryl has a very generous nature, not only did she send me a wonderful present but if you visit her blog she is running a drawing for a beautiful Christmas Quilt - but hurry, there are only two days to go!
At the weekend I actually tidied the house - now I don't mind if you step over my threshold. I put my Christmas row of houses on the mantelpiece - I bought the one on the left last year and the one on the right this year. I hope they carry on making them, I'd love to end up with a whole street!




14 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That bag of presents looks wonderful and I love your row of Christmas houses - where are they from? Lucy x

Clare said...

I forgot about your Christmas houses. Lovely to see them again. That bag is gorgeous.

de vliegende koe said...

How wonderful your SSCS arrived, it looks great already! I’m still behind the frontdoor waiting for mine to arrive. Exciting!

atet said...

Lovely decorations and oooh -- that bag of presents! I KNOW I wouldn't be able to wait until Christmas!

meggie said...

The bag looks lovely! Aren't surprises wonderful!
Your houses look very nice there too, very warm & inviting!
Keep warm!xx

Libby said...

Ohhhh . . . can't wait to see what's in that pretty bag 'o goodies *s*

Lynda said...

Hooray! I thought I was the only one with a house-fixation! Yours look fanatastic. Are they all the same set or do they just happen to co-ordinate?

Sheri said...

Love the row of houses.Cute decorating.
Sheri

CONNIE W said...

I'm enjoying seeing the SSCS gifts appear in blogland. I opened mine early although I said I wouldn't.

Shelina said...

You have decorated your house prettily for the holidays. The bag is so pretty. I hope you will post a full photo of the SS gift you made when the time is appropriate.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Welcome back...and your present looks fabulous! Tracey

corry said...

Wow, beautiful bag! I love polka dots...Can't wait to see what's in it!

Heleen said...

wish it was christmas... can't wait to your gift. lovely decorations!

teodo said...

BUON NATALE MERRY CHRISTMAS

beautiful your Christmas
ciao ciao