Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Wonderful Christmas Exchange

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends the winds where and still are fierce and blowing here in the Bay area - with some very heavy gusts...  all this brought in the cool/cold temps over night and now we shiver and the four hairs on my head or all over the place!!
__________
Today I wanted to talk about a wonderful package that came in the mail yesterday.  As many of you know I am one of the Moderators over on the HOE/HOE II - I really enjoy exchanging with other stitchers and always have.  Well, I got a wild hair about Christmas coming up so quickly a month or so ago and so I got an exchange up and running to make Christmas Boxes.  The mail date is today, and mine will be going out this morning, but I was on the receiving end yesterday.  My Stitching Partner was Michelle and she sent me a wonderful package.

I opened the box.....


and peeking out was a really cute Snowman.  After taking everything out I found that Michelle had sent a great exchange.....


Out tumbled some totally cute "candy"soaps, a Star ornament, some delicious chocolates, Mr. Cute Snowman, some Snowman tags and a wonderfully stitched and finished Christmas Box!!  The pattern is from Lizzy Kate called "Fa La la la."  Perfect for Christmas!!  But, that was not all, I opened up the stitched box and found....


.. that she had lined it with some cute Christmas fabric and had also included and lovely floss minder and measuring tape!  It is a wonderful exchange and I do thank you so very much Michelle!!!!  

Now I have two more exchanges to finish up and send out.  Also on the Christmas countdown Agenda.... we need get our Christmas cards finished up and out....... and I still need to get some little presents "from the kitchen" finished up and mailed out....  I will have a busy next few evenings and this weekend I'll be busy,busy,busy!!!!!
__________

There you go sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

26 comments:

Christine said...

What a wonderful exchasnge gift!

Margaret said...

What a lovely exchange you received! I hear you on the busyness. It's that time of year!

Minnie said...

Lucky you what a beautiful package.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a fun exchange to receive! I know just what you mean about busyness. I've even got a birthday this month too! How did we get to the end of the year so quickly?!

Charity C. said...

You received a beautiful exchange! I am going to be playing catch up on your blog and some others since I have been away in VA for 2 wks. I am so happy to see all the blogs again!

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful exchange gift! I'm sure it brought you lots of smiles while you were opening it. It sounds like you are having lots of fun getting ready for the holidays! (I had to laugh about the four hairs on your head blowing in the wind - you have a good sense of humor!)

Hazel said...

What a beautiful exchange. You deserve it Edgar. You make such lovely things for other people. x

Anne said...

How lovely Edgar!! What an adorable snowman!! I love how he was peeking out at you as you opened the box!!! Crazy busy!! I think I may watch a Christmas Carol, the Alistair one today :D Will think of you and my Dad

Priceless said...

Hi Edgar,
You are busy. Thank you for being faithful to your blog and making frequent updates. Your needlework is awesome.

PS I started a blog today

Tracey said...

Wow, Christmas came early at your house this year! Enjoy all of your goodies...

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Edgar! Lots of lovely goodies there! :)

butterfly said...

Wow very nice exchange . Your happy day.

Penny said...

What a wonderful exchange!
If the little presents from your kitchen involve your baking, they are some lucky recipients. :)

Becky K in OK said...

What a great exchange piece you received. Thanks for inspiring this one.

Mouse said...

oooo what a wonderful exchange gift you got :) and love your wind blown bit ..lol I can just see the image hahahah love mouse xxxx

dixiesamplar said...

That really is a wonderful Christmas exchange Edgar...the box is beautiful as is the start thread minder! What a sweet package to receive...

Be careful with those Santa Ana's...they seem to be mighty fierce this year!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Fabulous exchange gift.

ariadne said...

A very beautiful exchange indeed!AriadnefromGreece!

Susan said...

What a wonderful exchange. That little snowman is too cute.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous box! What a wonderful exchange!

Hugs,

Berit said...

What an awesome exchange you got! Eagerly awaiting the big reveal on the one you are finishing up! Exchanging is really fun; I look forward to seeing what people send and receive--glad you share it here on your blog!

Catherine said...

Great exchange Edgar!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful exchange! She really did a beautiful job on the box! I know you are thrilled!

Julie said...

Amazing box, stunning parcel!

Lynn said...

Fabulous exchange! These are such fun and I'm hoping to get one organized within my Tuesday stitching group for next year.

Mindi said...

Your box was filled with some wonderful items, but that box is amazing. Great exchange.