Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa Sack Swap, iStitch Sew Advent SAL, Christmas Cards

It's been a few days since my last post.  Keeping an eye on the weather, I slipped down to visit my DSF for a few days before Christmas.  The nine hour drive goes quickly, as does the visit.  Hopefully (weather permitting) I can visit again after New Years.  I miss him so very much!

I participated in the Santa Sack Swap hosted by the lovely and generous Cheryll.  My swap mate was
Sharon from Vrooman's Quilts.  Wowee - look at what she sent!

Here's a lovely basket, complete with pockets:

Kitchen towels (I LOVE these - one is hanging on the drawer handle next to our sink…..but no one is allowed to use it - it's too perfect ;0))
Pretty pot holders (I can't get over how crisp and exact Sharon's points are - she puts me to shame).
A microwavable bowl/potholders and cookie cutters:
 A journal, the cutest pen and paper:
 Variegated DMC floss, floss bobbins and needles:
 The cutest teeny-tiny clothes pins, heart buttons, stork scissors and a hexi:
 Sharon - THANK YOU SO EVER MUCH!  I love it all.
Here's my progress on the iStitch Sew Advent SAL (two more days to go!!)

 The RAK group had a Christmas card exchange.  This is what I stitched and sent to Hazel:
 Here is a card I receive from Michele S.  - I LOVE it!  Thank you ~
 The lovely Gracie and Shirlee wanted to exchange Christmas cards and asked if others wanted to join in.  I was paired with Shirlee.  She not only sent a beautiful card, but a lovely Christmas ornament! What a nice surprise!
 It was serendipitous, because I had sent Shirlee an ornament, too:

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~


  1. Sharon sent you some lovely gifts, Kim. All those little cross stitches are gorgeous. Your SAL is looking wonderful. Have a Merry Christmas. Hugs, Christine

  2. Sharon always spoils her partner... but then again you deserve it. Lovely lot of goodies to play with over the holidays.
    Merry Christmas to you & your family. HoHoHo xox

  3. Sharon sent some lovely gifts , love all your card exchanges , Merry Christmas to all.

  4. Beautiful gifts my dear..
    Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

  5. Beautiful presents! Lovely stitching progress too. Enjoy your goodies! :D

  6. Such gorgeous gifts and ornaments... the potholders look almost too pretty to use! Love your progress on the SAL, too, Kim--really a pretty piece :)

    A nine hour drive goes quickly for you??? Wow--I wish I felt that way about driving--I have difficulty staying awake when I only drive the five hours to my mom's!

    Wishing you every blessing this Christmas!

  7. Very festive and cheerful!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. Lovely gifts and cards Kim.

    Merry Christmas

  9. Pretty and Merry Christmas

  10. Ooh, love the santa sack swap goodies. Would love to participate in a swap like that, but I'm not a quilter/sewer (I just cross stitch) so I guess I will just admire all the goodies instead.