Sunday, 11 January 2015

Christmas presents ...

... Hello?  Is there anyone there?  Is anybody bothering to visit me nowadays, since I'm such a bad blogger?  I hope someone is still calling in to see me, so I thought I'd show you pictures of a couple of quilty Christmas presents I received.

This gorgeous table topper was given to me, together with the little Poinsettia, by my friend Scrappy.  There may have been a box of chocolate penguins too, but they seem to have disappeared - in other words, we've eaten them.

The topper was made from blocks in a book called Victorian Quilt Block Designs, and I loved it so much I have now bought the book too! It's on its way to me and I should receive it either tomorrow or Tuesday.

This gorgeous angel was sent to me by Naughty Nancie. I think this is so cute that I am going to find it very difficult to undo it to use the fabrics, but I do have a plan for them, so I will have to take her apart soon. (The angel, not Naughty Nancie.)

I also received a lovely calender from my friend Gail (Lynn's sister).  The calender has stunning photos of Yosemite Park throughout the seasons.  Since I'm not sure of the copyright laws, I am not showing any photos of it, but, take my word for it, the views are stunning.  Yosemite was somewhere we didn't get to visit when I was on holiday with Lynn as there was a strike of government workers at the time I was there so the park was closed.  I hope I will get to see it with Lynn, Mr Joe and Gail in the future.

So, I'm sorry I'm still talking about Christmas, I guess it will soon be Christmas 2015, but I really wanted to show you the lovely gifts I was lucky enough to be given.  Thank you all so very much.

20 comments:

  1. I'm here, always here - Feedly tells me as soon as you publish a new post and off I toddle!

    What lovely gifts you've received, but then you deserve them:}

    huggles. J, x

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  2. Lovely gifties. I checked out the book. Paper piecing. I will live vicariously through you.

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  3. I love your wonderful gifts. Happy Christmas!

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  4. The fabric angel is such a cute way to give someone a fabric gift. I'm sure there are lots of us out here following your posts.

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  5. Love your postings- always inspiring

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  6. Sweet gifts. Don't apologize; I still have my decorations up.

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  7. Of course we're still here! What a cute way to present a gift of fabric. I hope you gook lots of pics so you can replicate it later.

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  8. That angel is such a fabulous idea and I love your table topper.

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  9. Lovely topper. Oh, we make angels like that with dish towels and pot holders - no sewing involved. I remember the parks were closed when you were in the states - you missed for sure and it was nice of Gail to send you such a nice gift.

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  10. That is gorgeous table topper! Chocolate doesn't stay around here very long either.

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  11. Of course we are still here :) lovely gifts

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  12. The table topper is beautiful. Love the fabric angel too! I would have a hard time disassembling it too. Chocolate........what chocolate?

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  13. Yes, we are still reading. Your gifts are lovely. I had a fabric angel like that for about 5 years and finally disassembled it to wash the fabrics. She did not reappear except her spirit was in a few other quilts! I'm a bad blogger too as I'm still learning my new computer but I think I have it down and plan on posting more now. We will be waiting and watching for more of your posts. Happy New Year!

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  14. Wow you were really blessed with awesome gifts this Christmas!!! That angel would be perfect for the fat quarter exchange my guild does - any chance of pictures from a few sides and back before you dismantle her?? Whenever I get an email that you have a new post, I pop in!

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  15. Hey, you're on my sidebar so I know when you post and it will always be there. I'm a bit late with this due to babysitting duties and just doing a catchup. Love the little table mat. Take care.

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    1. Oh and Happy Birthday seeing Ive just realised it's the 13th here.

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  16. What a beautiful table topper you received. Such a great way Nancie used to gift those fabrics...sweet! And no chocolates left...how can that be?

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  17. Wonderful gifts! I love the fabrics in the angel. What do you plan to make with them?

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