something to read - a cookie recipe book (Yummy)
something to eat - choc coated shortbread (also Yummy)
something that smells nice - a lavender heat pack (very useful)
Something for the tree - look at this beautiful beaded stocking. (love it)
Something for the sewing room - the fatquarter and buttons (bottom left in above photo) as well as these absolutely amazing pin cushion and tape measure cover. They are so finely crocheted. (So beautiful)
Here is what I sent to my swap partner (no blog). I havent heard yet if she has received it - but I put my details inside the gift to be opened on Christmas Day so she wont know till then, who it is from. I hope she will be happy with them.
More happy mail I received this week was a parcel from Sandi (Forevermoore). Sandi had a very generous Giveaway with 4 chances to win a gift from her. I received a lovely parcel of the book I had chosen as well as a Christmas brooch, and a beautifully embroidered (Marg Low designed) little wallet/pouch thingy containing gorgeous buttons.
Thank you Sandi for such a generous giveaway parcel.
This week I had one of those occasions when Granny duties were in great demand. On one night I had 4 Grandies (2 families) come for a sleepover, and on the following day they were joined by 2 more.
They all had a wonderful time playing together, the older two were very helpful. What's more, the parents were amazed to see that all toys had been cleaned up and the place reasonably tidy when they came to pick up their children - again thanks to the example of Kai and Charlie which encouraged the next 2, Sammy and Harry, to help pack up.
But was not so happy when they left him on his own. Its not fair being the only one not mobile.
Fortunately the dog is not too concerned - she would rather sleep. She is too old and arthritic to want to join in their play time.
I wonder why my DH chose those particular 2 days to go on a sudden business trip. Do you think he had reasons other than work involved in that decision?