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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Some more goodies unwrapped...

Day 7 of Advent...


 I love these coasters; they are so cleverly made. I investigated one by turning it inside out so I could work out how it was made...and I will definitely make some!
Day 8...
Some lovely scarf yarn in a beautiful purple colour!
Day 9....

A notebook with my initial on; how special is that :-)
I was given a notebook similar to this for my birthday last year, which I keep in my handbag. I have found it so useful for writing down things when I'm out...things which I would probably forget ! lol Now that notebook is almost filled up, so this is perfect timing for a new one!

Day 10...
And another very useful item for my handbag...and it's Christmassy too!!! Thank you Cheryl :-)

I love the way the English label on the back describes the contents as 'hankies' :-)  very swish!
Now the next gifts I got a few weeks ago from my friends in Oregon and it was a lovely surprise. These items were bought in France during Pat and Richard's recent holiday there...voila! The little silk drawstring purse has the loveliest beaded embroidery detail...so lovely. And the kitchen set is made from such beautiful quality fabrics.




And lastly, some more on decorating for Christmas...
I decided last week that I would look at tinsel garlands in our local variety store. I fell in love with these green/gold ones, with gold holly leaves and lots of fat,red, shiny, holly berries. Then and there I decided to 'retire' the red tinsel that has been used on our tree. Originally I bought those red garlands to decorate the yard and veranda for DsD3's 18th birthday. (red was her favourite colour so I used it as a theme) Her last birthday, which was celebrated in October, was her 26th, so those garlands have been well used. :-) 

6 comments:

Nurdan Kanber said...

How lovely your goodies are!
It is clear that you are surrounded by beauties for Christmas indeed!
Loved them all!
Wish you a very merry week

shez said...

lovely gifts Maria.xx

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous little notebook - but all your gifts are lovely. What a great idea for a swap. xoxox

Maria said...

Sew many lovely gifts Maria..

Naturally Carol said...

Lovely gifts! I think your new 'traditionally coloured' tinsel will go beautifully with your English ornaments.

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

So imaginative, useful and downright pretty! :D)