Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas 2013

Christmas Day always goes in the blink of an eye. Traditionally it's always quiet at our place and most years we disappear camping but this year since we're both back at work on the 2nd we decided to just have some R & R at home with a few day trips in between.
We did feast though, bacon and eggs for breaky, delicious salmon and salads for lunch and roast lamb and vegies for dinner followed by trifle a traditional family recipe.
The online group I belong too, Friends in Stitching, did a secret santa swap. We had to send five items, S for Santa, A for Antlers, N for Nativity, T for Treat and A for Angel plus a main gift.
Bec sent to me
The main gift
Thank you Bec! I sent to Helen, you can see what I sent here.
I also recieved a gorgeous gift from long time school friend Valerie
A beautiful scarf and the most adorable minature schnauzer brooch, just like my lucy.
My boys spoilt me too, beautiful earings, itunes card and a gel nail kit (lets just say I'm no professional when it comes to nails!)
So Christmas is over for another year, I hope you all enjoy a great New Years and all the best for 2014!


Anonymous said...

lovely gifts received and sent Jo.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Glad you were spoilt....lovely gifts from Bec...

creations.1 said...

beautiful gifts sent and received!

Susan said...

Beautiful gifts Jo. That scarf looks gorgeous.

Mrs A. said...

Your brooch looks really sweet. Wishing you a crafty New Yr. hugs Mrs A.

Noela said...

Lovely gifts exchanged. Hugs.....

Susan In Texas said...

What a clever swap! And I love the brooch. What a terrific way to start the new year.

Take care,
Susan in Texas

PS I'm back. ;)

Susan In Texas said...

Hello again, Jo. Thanks for your comment on my blog. It helped a lot that I already knew how to crochet so all Grandma had to do was give me a boost on the tricky bits. She tried to teach me to tat, but old age and profound deafness did not make that very easy at all! However, between Grandma visits I studied a tatting video on utube and got down the basics. The next time I saw her, I was tatting merrily away. I never mentioned the video and gave her all the credit.

Susan in Texas