Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Christmas in Missouri...

Did you see the snow in Missouri yesterday? Did you hear sleigh bells? Could you smell gingerbread?

No?

Well, you should have been at my house.

You see, the mail lady left a HUGE package in my mailbox and when I opened it I could see snow, hear sleigh bells and smell gingerbread... How, you ask? Well, my package from the Christmas In July swap arrived..... Linda and Stephanie co-hosted a Christmas in July swap. It was by invitation only and by some weird twist of cosmic fate I got an invitation....

Back to the goodies....

The first thing I saw when I opened the package was this beautiful tote bag. This is the perfect size to take to quilt guild. It will hold my note book, pen, BOM block, camera, water and anything else I need to haul there. It is perfect and I love it.



Inside there were 3 packages (or was it four? or more?) All wrapped in Christmas tissue paper...



First opened (was it wrapped?, I can't remember) was an Aussie quilt magazine. I love Aussie quilt mags and I have already devoured this one from front to back. It has great patterns in it and there are more than a few I would like to add to my to-do list.



Then I unwrapped these three beauties. A FQ of Christmas fabric with the cutest Santa and Sleigh.UPDATE - FABRIC IS CHRISTMAS MAGIC BY LYNETTE ANDERSON. Then a stitchery pattern (iron-on even!) from Rosalie Quinlan Designs. And it's her Christmas Blessings pattern with BIRDS....now how did my swap partner know I love birds...???.... Then the nicest needle keeper. Again with a bird theme. I love it and it will be well used. It even has a pocket inside for a packet of needles and my scissors. Everything I need to take my stitching with me...



And then the last package. It was certainly a funny shape. Kind of square but there was this point sticking out that was very intriguing.... Then I just ripped into it. OH MY.....

OH MY.....

OH MY.....

Look at that... a table topper. In reds, greens and creams. My favorite colors. This is my kitchen table and it fits and looks perfectly... I absolutely am over the moon for this. I love it.... We will be eating in the family room from now on cause I don't want to remove it from the table. LOL



As nice as it looks on my table, look at it up close.....go ahead, double click that photo and look at those colors and that quilting. I'll just sit here all smug while you are green with jealousy...



Yea....I hit the jackpot.

My swap partner was Lynda of Heavens to Bettsy. There are no words to express my surprise, gratitude, thanks, and excitement. Thank you Lynda....I love everything...

Coming this week....
Hubby woodworking projects
retreat photos
and today I am watching my great-nephew while his mom (my niece) helps my other niece move. He is only 7 1/2 weeks old and I can't wait!! I hope I remember the camera.


Happy Sewing,
Nancy

7 comments:

Gwendie said...

I give -- it what?

anne said...

WOW! You lucked out in the giveaway. What great presents.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Nancy, Lynda did great on her gifts for the Christmas in July swap, aren't you a lucky girl.
Can't wait to see your pictures.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Janet said...

What a terrific swap. I've been enjoying the all over blog land. The swappers have out done themselves.

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic package of goodies from Lynda. I've never seen a table topper like that. Love the shape. So glad you could join in the swap.

Linda said...

I knew Lynda would spoil you rotten, she does amazing work. Just gorgeous gifts. Hmm this post didn't show in my reader at all, odd.

May Kristin said...

What a great christmas package you got! I love that tabletopper! What a great shape!