T'Was The Night......
Welcome! Hasn't this been the best hop ever!? We were to make quick holiday gifts.... gifts that could be made in an afternoon, an evening.... whatever.... only requiring a few hours. And then we passed those gifts along to an assigned fellow blogger. I will be showing you what I sent to my swap buddy in a future post. Today, I will show you the lovelies that I received!!
But before the great reveal, I want to thank Marlene of Stitchin By The Lake for organizing all of the participants in this fun hop. Not only did she have the regular blog hostess duties, she had to coordinate all of us so that we knew who we'd be sending our gifts to and who we would be receiving our gifts from. Talk about making a list and checking it twice! (Santa, watch out..... you have some serious competition!) Thanks, Marlene!
And of course, our faithful blog hop coordinator, the mastermind behind all of these blog hops, Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt, must also be thanked for her dedication and great hop ideas. Thanks, Madame Samm!
I'm so glad to have you stop by for a visit and see the wonderful goodies that I received. I have to tell you that I was thrilled with everything that I received. My wonderful swap buddy was Katherine of Sew Me Something Good. (I'm thinking she should call it Sew Me Something GREAT!!)
The Sarducci's were happy to help with the photo shoot, beginning with the arrival of the little box. Oh, how true it is that good (great) things come in small packages!
Here's Hank and Earl, taking out each of the lovely treasures.
This is a shot of all of my wonderful, delightful, well made gifts. I just feel so blessed to have been the recipient of these treasures.
Flipped open, showing the navy pages.....
And finally, the whole group of gifts again. Not only did I receive some delightful... and perfect..... gifts, I made a new friend. Katherine is soft of heart and a joy to get to know. I'm grateful for the little gifts that she made and honored to have made a new friend. Thank you, Katherine, you are a dear and as I use these lovely gifts, I will fondly think of you!
I will be posting pictures of the gifts that I made and sent to my swap buddy, Leah from Quilted Delights, in a few days. I didn't want to spoil her reveal when she posts about the gifts that I sent on her blog day, tomorrow, November 20th.
Meanwhile, please continue on your blog hop and visit the rest of the talented bloggers that join me today. Their links are listed below, as well as links for Thursday and Friday. Please visit all of the blogs and get some great inspiration for quick gift giving. There's a whole lot of talent out there in blogland!
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Gracie Oliver Arts (That's Me!)
Thursday, Nov. 20
Friday, Nov. 21