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Friday, 18 December 2009

Santa has been .....

Hi everyone

Well yesterday was another 40C day.  Thank goodness a little rain followed very late last night and today.  That is no consolation for the fire-fighters battling the many blazes around the country.  My thoughts and wishes are with these wonderful people, many of who are volunteers.  Unfortunately two of these volunteers lost their homes yesterday in one of these fires.  I know there will be many people who rally around them and help them through this extremely hard time.

Hubby will be on holiday from tomorrow till just after new year.  I think this might mean that I won't get much time to blog.  So don't think I have disappeared, just hubby getting me to run round for him.  :-)


Well as second gift has been completed.
The ripple pillow has a partner.
Just to prove it, here is a photo



The last gift I have been working on is almost done.  Well enough to gift it.  I can finish it off after Sunday.  Here is a glimpse ...




Then yesterday, the postie left me this parcel...



Now for the first time I entered a swap which was run by Jellywares (you may have seen the button on the right hand side).
Many thanks Jodies for running this swap.
So as it was my first, I was excited to see what was inside.  So when I saw this, I was just a little excited, lots of oohhing and aahhing - and that was just because of the bag.  I was so thrilled with it.

I cannot believe the generosity of spirit, the time, the effort, the thought that went into this package.  Just the bag was making me smile and feel so festive and a general feeling of good-will



Almost forgot to look inside as I thought the bag was so very cute.  But I could hear a jangly noise, so curiosity got the better of me.  Oh my....... not one, not two but ........



Six!!!!! absolutely beautiful Xmas cloths.  Oh my, oh my.  They are so beautifully made.  I have a green Christmas Tree and a Christmas Ornament, a red Candy Cane and a Santa, a white Dove and Candle.
Oh me, oh my, so very pretty and the work is exquisite.
My favourite Christmas colours and she even used some of my favourite yarn - Bendigo Woollen Mills

But hang on, that did not explain the jangly noise, must look a bit further ....



and look what I found





Isn't he just the cutest!!!!!
So apt for my blog too
Now it seems I am lucky to have him as the gifter wanted him too.
I promise you he will be well taken care of.  Might even start a new Christmas collection, just around him.
I really should start a Aussie Christmas collection and I think Kenny the Koala most definitely will be the beginning.


Now doesn't he look so cute on my Christmas Tree ....




Now I know that I have not mentioned the lovely person who gifted these wonderful gifts to me
It is ......
Knitter Sue!!!!!!!
A blog I have only recently started reading and love

So Sue, I give my heartfelt thanks for such a beautiful, wonderful and exciting gift.

On that note
Bye for now
And Merry Christmas to all with wishes for happiness, peace and relaxing time with family and friends

12 comments:

  1. Santa sure has been busy there. At my house he is just too busy blogging.... ;0)

    I don't even want to calculate what 40c is to us. But, I'm sure that means it's warm.... jealous...yes, I am...

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  2. Oh you poor things, the weather is just awful and the fires start earlier and earlier every year.
    Your projects are lovely and finished just in time and your swop / gift! How fantastic!
    Hope you have a lovely, not too hot Christmas and stay safe.
    See you when you are back to bloggy land with lots of Aussie Christmas photos to share.
    Cheers
    Helen

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  3. Hi Maria

    Lucky you to have such a great swap. Your projects are looking spot on too. Sorry about the heat you are suffering and the fires, not fun at all - we are the other extreme today freeeezing and loads of snow!! Have a great Christmas and speak in the New Year Kim x

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  4. Oh I wish I was there in the warm, I am really cold being so skinny dose not help and I am wearing 2 of everything, almost. You do have some lovely things I do like the colours on the ripple pillow really nice. Happy Christmas Julie.C

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  5. Gosh 40 degrees! Our forcast is for -5 tonight!

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  6. There you are sweltering, we are freezing!
    Love the ripple pillow! Well done. Blanket also Maria. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Happy Christmas to you and your family,
    Hugs and LOve Suex

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  7. OLÁ MENINA LINDA!!!
    VIM ADMIRAR SEU BLOG E DESEJAR À VOCÊ E AOS SEUS UM BOM NATAL E UM FELIZ ANO NOVO
    UM GRANDE ABRAÇO
    TIA CIDA QUE TE AMA

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  8. Lucky you to be Sue's partner. She is such a wonderful knitter and her package was so fabulous and generous. I think your Christmas tree looks great. Have fun.

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  9. what a gorgeous swap parcel you have recieved from Sue... She truely is a sweetheart...
    Thanks for being part of this round of the swap..

    Hugs
    Jodie :)

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  10. Hello on the 29th! Just stopping by to say hi to you. Happy New Year too!
    Hugs and Love Suex

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  11. Hello there! Just found your blog. What pretty things you make. I'll pop back soon to say 'hello' again. Ros

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