all of our guests have left…the house is empty & quiet but I can't say I'm sad !
The holidays were lovely but it will be good to get back to a bit of normality…at least in the eating & drinking department ! From all the festivities my jeans are tight…the stretch in them is “ stretched out ” !! Don’t you just love the holidays??
The good part of the holidays is the gifts…everyone loves getting gifts …me too!
Look at a few of the lovely things I got from friends….
Susan sent me all kind of goodies…even a pink doily for my sewing room…
Since she knows I can't Knit or Crochet …she crochet me these little flowers to attach to things…love them!
Look at these tiny stick pins …she crochet flowers around them too…adorable !
and a Christmas doily ..and one with a CD in it …she said its a Candle Mat but I use it for a Mug rug !
Liz B in England (NB), every year sends me a little ornament…I always look forward to getting it …this year she made these beautiful Swarovski Crystal trees
….it is to pretty to just hang on the tree…I have to figure out how I can put it on a chain & wear it….beautiful!
Claudia surprised me with a wonderful package….filled with teas, cookies and her own homemade jam ( yummy)
but best of all I was thrilled to get this beautiful candleholder made by her Hubby (Holzwurm) ….it is truly beautifully made.
Doerte was so sweet and also sent me a fun filled package
…I can't wait to sew the Housewife pattern.
Speaking of the SAL …in the next couple of days, I will be announcing the subject of 2013 SewAlong ! Yes, I will be torturing you one more year !
Hope you all had a lovely holiday and survived !! If not there's always next year…only 360 more days ! Do you think it is to early to start sewing ??