I have been trying to add a post to share the lovely gifts I've received in the last month or so. It's another busy day here again, so will have to do this quickly, while there is a cool breeze coming into the office. We are to have another scorcher today..... The lovely things in the photograph above were Christmas presents given to me by my grand daughter, gifts she chose herself, and wrapped herself. She put a lot of thought into the gifts she gave everyone. She knows I like bling, and we often have a day painting which always ends up with something sporting glitter. The large frog is a fridge magnet, the small one a bookmark, and the little lizard is sitting on the lid of a little jewellery box which looks surprisingly like a piece of timber.
This gift was sent by a friend in the US. She made the lovely silk coathanger. The notepad has some lovely bling on the magnetic closure, and if you look closely at the card, you will see the trim is a Cooktown Orchid which is our State Floral Emblem. How nice of her to notice that, and find an appropriate card.
My next gift is from Anney in the UK - a small embroidered ATC, and pretty button greeting card. The ATC was wrapped in tissue paper printed with dragonflies. I love dragonflies!! Thank you Anney, this is just beautiful.
This came in the mail one day, a complete surprise from Isabell in the UK. She remembered I had spoken of the English Woman's Weekly, so arranged for the centenary issue to get to me. It was accompanied by this lovely embroidered card, with a very blingey dragonfly.
And, again from Isabell, I received an assortment of goodies for Christmas. Another gorgeous hand embroidered card [Isabell's specialty], some silk and felt, one of her embroidered buttons, a cute little container made by her son, all beautifully wrapped in a festive fat quarter, and tied with the appropriate coloured ribbon. Thank you so much Isabell, I always treasure the gifts I have received from you. I hope I will do the fabrics justice in time.
Last of all I have the gifts I shouted myself, although I did let my husband know that they were 'his gifts to me'..........LOL...... I am looking forward to trying some of the techniques in Lynda Monk's newest book, and make some use of this little Versa Tool. It is actually a soldering iron too. So far, all it's been used for is burning holes in nylon webbing dog collars, and soldering some things for my husband [he's really chuffed that 'he bought' such a useful gift!!].
Thank you again for your enthusiastic comments on the baby wipe 'treasures'. I will give it a few more days and post a winner mid-week perhaps.