Thursday, 12 December 2013

Surprise Mail

Well I was going to show off my stitchery and iPad holder (which I will) but my darling husband brought the mail home today and what was in it? My Secret Santa Swap from my partner Kaye; my goodness what a box full of goodies; I'm absolutely overwhelmed, especially as (those who follow Kaye's blog will know) 2013 has not been the best. I couldn't have asked for a better partner. Now to show you what has arrived :) My DD2 has wrapped the box (prevents accidental squishing and poking LOL) and has firmly informed me I can't open it until Christmas Day (she's 11 going on 50!!!).
First this is what the box looked like when I opened it:

We (DD2 had to help!) delved further and found Angel (she's now got pride of place between DD1 and DD2's Advent Calendar's); 

a gorgeous stocking and some beautifully wrapped gifts

Words can't express how much love and Christmas Spirit has been put into my box ♥♥♥♥ Thank you Kaye.

Now to show you what I planned. My mam lives with us so it is very difficult to make anything without her knowing but today I managed just that! The guise was making 12.5" blocks but secreted under the table was fabric for an iPad stand - must say I'm pleased with how it's turned out;

and I found the backing for the stitchery I've been doing and I've finished it. My mam knew I'd been working on this but I've managed to keep it from her; the colours will go perfectly with the new quilt cover we've bought her for Christmas. 

I think I've most of my Christmas Crafting done so time to work on some UFO's I think :)

1 comment:

Susan said...

How exciting. Gorgeous advent angel. Nice finishes, I'm sure your mum will love them.