26 December 2013


My Friends in Stitching Secret Santa part to receive presents from was Helen - Helen and I are old friends having met via the internet many years ago and we've met up in person quite a few times.  We also went to Melbourne together this year to the Quilt Show.  So, it was a lovely surprise to find Helen was my partner.

Helen sent me fun presents for the 5-day Advent


For Christmas Day this was one of the packages to open:

We both love Country Keepsakes dolls but I really struggle with painting the faces/heads.  We've chatted about this a couple of times. So, my imagination went into overdrive when I read the tag.  I was hoping, hoping, hoping that it was a bagful of heads. Would Helen send me a bagful of heads?  Oh yes she would!

My kids couldn't believe how excited I was about this present.  Helen also included some patterns.  But that wasn't the main present.  She also made this beautiful sweetie for me:

"Sugar Plum"designed by Anni Smith Country Keepsakes

Christmas Day was wonderful, truly wonderful - family and friends here for breakfast and lunch sitting around the table enjoying each others' company.  What more could we want?

Maybe a little entertainment from this gorgeous girl?


Jenni modelling her new shower cap - a melted icecream cone.
Gearing up for tonight when more family and friends visit - best time of year.


shez said...

wow What awesome present helen sent you ,i can understand why you were excited to get those heads,Helen does such a lovely job of painting them,looks like you all had a fun day,your daughter is funny,thankyou for sharing Lynda.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome gifts....amazing entertainment...so pleased you had such a wonderful day Lynda xx

helbel19 said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with silly piccies...... love it.


Susan said...

Looks like you had such a fun day. Glad you explained the bag of heads.....a little bit bizarre.

Michelle said...

Love the heads-what a very cool present-loved the doll also! Great pressies and photos!

Leanne said...

Beautiful photos of your gifts and family Lynda.

creations.1 said...

A wonderful Christmas Lynda - and Helen's present for you is awesome - you will have some fun time ahead creating beautiful dolls!!

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you had a great christmas.....Helens parcel is a crack up....imagine the postmans thoughts if there was a parcel check on that one........lol........


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