Saturday, December 15, 2012

More packages and some Decorating

I collected this package of goodies - Yes, this is what I was greeted with when I opened the box.
I'm not sure I want to disturb them they are so festively arranged.
These are my Christmas Angel swap gifts from Sandi (no blog).
(I am saving them for Christmas, so far I just smile every time I see that gorgeous arrangement)

I have of course still been opening a little, or not so little package from Gai each day, in the Advent Swap and that has been very fun. This week a pack of Christmas cards (must write some of those out), a ham bag, a thread catcher and some embroidery floss, three silver baubles - they remind me of the old disco mirror ball. Thanks Gai.
(I got a little confused, the Santa nd reindeer ornaments are from the first week - I am missing a cute Santa candle holder with candle - Oops!)

I have been doing a little knitting this week and am onto the foot of the second brown sock. 
These are simple anklet socks with a lace pattern in the fold down and rib for the remainder of the sock.
(They're not quite the same, so I may have to keep them for me after all.)

I made a space today for a little decorating and put up my tree.
The little guy is from my Advent swap goodies this week and does a little song and dance (wobble) routine - He sings 'Santa Baby'. Perfect really.


Santa got hung too, I have no clue who the designer was on this one. I brought the design printed on fabric sometime in the nineties, stitched in back stitch.. I dated it 2000, obviously a long term project. Ha ha.
He says - Believe in the Magic of Christmas.


Hope your weekend includes time for celebrating and stitching.

7 comments:

marina said...

lovely goodies.You're very good waiting, I'm afraid I horrible at waiting to open gorgeous pressies. Lovely to have your 'old' project finished

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Trace lots happening at your place, love your project...and our Gai is such a gorgeous, generous lady....

Fiona said...

how fun... love that santa stitchery... glad he hung out with you...
Hugz

shez said...

lovely goodies there tracy,these swaps are so much fun.xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well aren't you being the patient one...guess having Advent pressies to open every day would help to stave off the temptation, good planning!...well done on the decorating, must have been the weekend for getting around to that, happened at my house too....oh now I've got Santa Baby playing in my head!...

katherine said...

lol you are very good at waiting. I don't think I could. I would have to have a little peek at something just to keep me going.

Shay said...

I just know I wouldnt be able to wait...Im useless at delayed gratification.

I squealed when I saw that first picture. Thats brilliant!