Monday, 26 December 2011

My SSCS gift .....

......... one of the highlights of Christmas Day yesterday was opening my Secret Santa Christmas Swap gift, sent to me by the lovely Chookyblue......... if I had known just what was inside there is no way I could have waited until Christmas morning.  But because I was trying so hard to be nice not naughty, I waited and boy was I excited at about 5.45 yesterday morning......... that's what happens when the girls wake you at 5.35am begging to get into their loot!    I have been so spoilt ............ this is the most gorgeous wallhanging - I absolutely love it - it is so me ........ and if I am completely honest I may have even shed some tears when I saw it!

I can't put in to words how much I love this........ the verse is SO true........ 

and the gorgeous little stitcheries are so pretty ............. here are closeups of a few ..........




I was going to email Chooky to tell her how thrilled I was, but decided to track her down in the online whitepages ............. first time lucky with the right number ........... her Book Worm answered the phone and yelled out to Mum that it was 'someone called Nicky and she's a Kiwi' ......... well spotted Book Worm, it's hard to hide my NZ accent LOL.  It was fun to catch up with you Chookyblue,  I hope all your plans for Christmas Day went well and that I didn't hold you up too long! And of course a HUGE thankyou for my fantastic gifts including these other lovely cards and notepads .........  isn't her photography cool??


Chookyblue does a wonderful job of organising the SSCS exchange, and there are lots of happy and grateful people posting about their gifts today, so Thankyou for organising the whole 'event'!

So Christmas Day was a very hot day here, we enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner at home, before heading to the beach with Kelly for some cooling down in the water.  What  a lovely spot where the river meets the sea........... and then followed by an evening meal at my Dad's place.




I hope your Christmas was a happy one, enjoyed with family or friends and that Santa was as good to you as he was to us.   We have some busy days of farm work coming up, so we are making the most of a couple of days off to relax, hope you're finding some quiet time too ................I'll be back later with what I sent in the SSCS exchange.

Till then, thanks for visiting ..................... Nicky

23 comments:

shez said...

whow Nicky what a lovely gift to receive and chookys cards are amazing,glad to hear you had a great xmas day.xx

Fiona said...

That is a fabulous wallhanging ... wonderful... how great you got on the phone for a chat with Chookyblue.... sounds like you had a lovely day....
Hugz

Cubby House Crafts said...

What a gorgeous wallhanging from chooky! It really is beautiful
Lisa

Leeanne said...

beautiful wall hanging...lucky you! I bet you will want to be a part of that swap again.......

Christine M said...

Your hanging from Chooky is beautiful. What a great idea to try to find her phone number and have a chat. I bet she got such a surprise.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Wow Nicky I too would have shed a tear on opening that parcel - what a lovely gift Donna has made for you and something to treasure for a long while.
Happy days. hugs - Miche'le

Michelle said...

I am so pleased for you, you deserve to be spoilt... it is gorgeous!
We have been having some lovely weather haven't we? It is so nice :O)

Christine said...

A beautiful gift .. I can see why you were so excited. Enjoy the rest of your break .. the beach looks lovely.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lucky you...the wall hanging is just gorgeous....I rang Chooky this morning and she told me you rang...very excited she was....

Maree: said...

A Beautiful Swap Giftie..bet you and chooky had a lovely chat..
HNY
Cheers

Annie said...

That wall-hanging is really spectactular! A lot of work and love went into that one. So cool that you actually found her number to call and thank her.

Sounds like one great holiday!

Hanne-Kristine said...

Ohh what a beautiful wall-hanging, lucky you ;oD

Hope you and yours the best wishes for the Christmas and new year.

All the best hk

missy said...

WOW WOW WOW Beautiful indeed.

Bizzy Martine said...

Wauw, beautiful!!!!

Cottage Tails said...

Very special indeed!

Susan said...

Wow Nicky, your wall hanging is gorgeous - Chooky is an excellent elf and Santa. Loved your gift for Annette too - the stitcheries are so cute.

Lynda said...

Such beautiful presents Nicky and it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Day.

Cardygirl said...

What a special gift...how lovely!

Shari said...

What a lovely wall hanging! Very special. And the photos are amazing too. Looks like you had a great day!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow what a surprise that phone call was..........it sure was a kiwi on the other end............great to chat..........only a bit late to the inlaws.......all was well..........it was so hard to send you the wall hanging.........I need to get mine done now..........I just LOVE it.........the colours the design.........perfect.......I just knew you would love it thought so I was able to post it off........thanks so much for being part of the SSCS........

Suzanne said...

Wow, what a fabulous Christmas gift!

You had an early start, my girls slept in and had to be woken up to get their Christmas gifts. I couldn't wait after 7am.

Raewyn said...

Lucky you - what a beautiful gift to receive - I can see how much you will treasure it. A lovely way to spend Christmas day.

Tatkis said...

Fantastic wallhanging! Congratulations with such lovely gifts!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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