There's about an hour of Christmas Eve left here in the UK. I'm banished from our bedroom while hubby wraps my gifts in his usual last-minute fashion so I thought I would share with you some photos of some early Christmas gifts I received.
Firstly a lovely surprise from dear Shirlee which arrived earlier today. Shirlee posted this in the US on December 3rd and I think we both thought it was lost forever. It was all the sweeter for the wait! You may remember seeing this ornie on Gaynor's blog, well I was the lucky winner, thanks to a mysterious benefactor who had already won in Gaynor's raffle and gifted me with their win. I hope you are reading this and know how grateful I am for your kindness.
I was even more lucky as Shirlee very kindly included another gorgeous ornament, of a boy riding a sled. My boys love it! Thank you Shirlee.
As you can see they are already on the tree!
I was lucky recently to win a giveaway on Jayne's blog and received a lovely thread catcher to celebrate her sixth blogaversary. Thank you Jayne and congratulations to you! I don't know how I managed without one of these before. It sits by ne on the sofa as I stitch and saves my clothes and carpet from those little ends of thread.
Finally I want to share with you my Secret Santa gift from work. We are only allowed to spend £5. How my Santa managed to get this for the price I don't know but I was so touched to receive this as no one in my office stitches, so whoever chose this has really put some thought into it. I have an idea who it was and it's a man too! My first ever stitching gift from a non stitchy friend. Thank you Secret Santa!
I will enjoy stitching this stylish kit in the New Year!
I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas full of everything you wish for!