Dec 31, 2008

Thank you Katrien

I received this beautiful return exchange from Katrien this morning - such a pretty wall quilt! Once I give it a good press, I will hang it right up. I really love it - so beautifully made! Thank you also for the pretty autumnal DMC flosses and the chocolates (which DH already confiscated!).

Happy New Year to all!

Dec 29, 2008


Hi all, girls!

Finally I got around to posting (our Xmas was a bit busy, with guests coming every day...)

So, first of all, the ornie I received from Margaret:

The most beautiful quaker strawberry I have ever seen, I just love it, it is hanging in our living room (and will not be packed away after xmas!)

Next, I have received an exchange from Pascale, which I just love!

A gingerbread man ornie, pins, a beaded fob, and some small felt ornies, which will be of use, I am sure! And also a cross stitched card kit!
Thanks, Pascale!

And, lastly, our Christmas tree.
We only put it up on 23 Dec, so the kids only see it on Xmas Eve (they are spending 23 night and 24 day at grandma), as they still think that Angels are bringing the tree and the presents...

Rita from Hungary

Dec 26, 2008

Christmas Ornament from Janien!

Just in time for Christmas, I received this exchange Janien made for me. It is such a lovely package, even more dearly to me since I know Janien is ill, yet she did a wonderful job.
she stitched me a bookmark, and a lovely tabecloth.
She added some great goodies to her package, such as chocolate (yummie!) and a scented bag, smells great, even wrapped in plastic I can smell it. I think it's cinnamon, fits perfect to this time of year. Also a nice piece of backing fabric. Thanks so much, Janien!

Dec 25, 2008

Santa came on Christmas Eve

"Santa" Carol's return exchange arrived this afternoon - just in time. It is marvelous. See the wonderful raindeer surrounded with gold beads:

It's perfect in our tree. And she kindly sent along two lovely Christmas fabrics.
Thank you very much Carol. These are terrific!

Happy holidays to you!

Dec 15, 2008

December in Seattle

I couldn't see how to insert a photo into a regular post for crazy exchange so I'll put it over here. Hope that's alright with everyone.

Saturday night while we were having some friends over for dinner, look what happened outside:

Seattle is a very hilly city so snow and ice can cause quite a few problems for driving, but gosh it sure is pretty. I know the Netherlands had snow once (at least,) and I suspect some of you northern girls (Iceland, Finland) probably have some snow. Why not take us a picture of what's happening now. (Janaina - no teasing about trips to the beach!)


Dec 13, 2008

gift for Taija

This is what I send to Taija in Finland, I hope see likes it.
Pascale B

Dec 11, 2008

Exchange from Carol has come

Last night I found a surprise package from Carol. A most beautiful ornament, a Prairie Schooler Santa chart and a really neat Christmas Card. Of course the ornament went directly on to my tree! Many many thanks Carol. I will try and get a return to you in a month.

Dec 9, 2008

Birthdayexchange from Jacqueline

Here is the lovely birthdayexchange I received from Jacqueline for my birthday.

Jacqueline I love it very much. Thanks so much.

Dec 8, 2008

picture of eden

Marne asked for a picture of eden, so here she is:

pssst...Eden is getting a little brother or sister in juli 2009....

Dec 4, 2008

Christmas Exchange from Taija

Taija you are so amazingly generous. Your wonderful parcel arrived yesterday. I LOVE IT!
Best wishes for a happy Christmas to you and your family. You can see it all in more detail here.

Edda's return exchange

This is Edda's return exchange and what a lovely exchange it is. I just love Prairie Schooler and this ornament is so nice. Thanks heaps Edda.

Dec 3, 2008

Return Exchange from Taija

A few days ago I received this lovely return exchange from Taija. I put it on my blog, mailed Taija it arrived, but forgot to post if here, sorry girls! The sweets are all eaten by now, I hope you forgive me LOL

Return Exchange from Iris

I just received this return exchange from Iris today - I absolutely love it! I adore LHN, and this pinkeep is made so beautifully! And the scissors are simply adorable... did you figure out I collect scissors? How thoughtful of you! And the door hanger... will be fun to decorate that :-) Thank you so much! {{{HUGS}}}

Dec 1, 2008

It´s Xmas in Brasil already!

Hey people!
Take a look on the sweetest Xmas ornie I had already got from Ina!
I am in love! I L.O.V.E Tilda´s patterns and Ina overdid herself this time!
I thank you so much, dear!

The detail of the small bell on the bottom part of the piece is darling!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! =)