Cassandra's Handmade Ornament Swap. My partners were Terri at Tinker Through Time
Freda at Sew What's New
Michelle and Ashley at The Tattered Quilt
And here's what I sent to my partners....
Thanks to Cassandra for hosting!
Dear friend JoAnne at Vintage Dragonfly hosted a Secret Santa 25 Days of Christmas Swap and I've been a good girl and have only opened one little gifty a day...so here's the first 7...I have a pretty amazing SS!
|the top of the double matchbox|
|the presents - one for each day|
|the first 7 days|
Debi at Bloggerette Sorority hosted a "Make One Buy One" ornament swap. My partner was CeeKay
who is also a fellow Arizonan. Here's the darlings she sent to me...
and sweet Aunt Debbie in Douglassville, PA
who celebrated theirs on December 6th ~
my dh who celebrated on December 16th ~
Well, that's it for now...I've got a brunch date this morning with a special friend, a holiday party tonight, and start food preps for Christmas Eve (Feast of the 7 Fishes) and Christmas (traditional sticky buns and quiche in the a.m.; baked ziti and roast organic turkey with trimmings in the p.m.)....and gift WRAPPING!!!
Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating at sundown tomorrow night, and Christmas blessings to one and all. Take a deep breath and remember...it will go by all toooooo fast! You are ALL a blessing to me and I love you!! I leave you with this little prayer from Jane Austen (1775-1817).
Incline us, O God,
to think humbly on ourselves,
to be saved only in the
examination of our own conduct,
to consider our fellow creatures with kindness,
and to judge of all they say and do
with the charity which we would desire
from them ourselves.