This is a very belated post for which I apologise, particularly to Sheila from Sewchet. Sheila is the organiser of the annual #stitchingsanta gift swap which I have taken part in for two years running.
Just before Christmas I came home from work to find a ‘we tried to deliver a parcel’ card on the doormat. Normally this would mean it had been returned to the main sorting office in Chichester but this time the card included a map of Fareham (a 40 minute drive away) and a bit of scribble I couldn’t read! To cut a long story short I eventually tracked the parcel down to a post office counter in Chichester that I didn’t know existed within a Tesco Express!
Unfortunately Christmas had come and gone by then. The final discovery of my parcel really did cheer me up after a less than happy Christmas, especially when I realised it was from Sheila herself! What an honour!
The unwrapping of all the gifts took some time. Here’s some of the parcels before I started.
And here’s everything I found inside!
The little felt robin is so sweet and will be saved until next Christmas along with the festive buttons and the beautiful quilted table runner. When I finally get around to doing some proper sewing I’m looking forward to trying the pattern weights as I’ve never used these before. Sheila also include a couple of patterns, a Liberty sewing book which has some great projects, a hand-covered notebook, a tissue holder (I always have tissues in my handbag so this is perfect) and some lovely fabric. I’ve not measured it but I think there is enough for a little summer dress.
Last but most definitely not least were the mittens made from a recycled sweater. These are fabulous and I’ve worn them a lot – I had to give them a quick press before I took this picture. I love the little flower decoration.
Thank you so much Sheila, I really appreciated everything in my parcel!