Friday, December 12, 2008
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time!
And I hope you are, too!
My friend Ulla, from Finnland, sent me a parcel and I could not wait..... I had to open it!!!!
It was so kind of her thinking of me. This sweet surprise was a great treat!
She used beautiful fabrics to sew all these lovely pieces! And she made a beautiful Cristmas card, writing her kind wishes is German (she has quite some talents!).
What could be more delicious than chocolate???
I love this pretty bag! And all the goodies inside! ;-))))
She also thought of my pincushion collection, isn't that one a cutie? Plus the needle keep as a set? I always make new ones, but getting them as gifts is the best thing about it! I think I will post about it some day so I can show all the different pincushions, there are flowers, a hat, hearts, beehives, etc.
What about you? Are you also addicted to making pincushions?
The postman brought me one more parcel!
Oh, boy! I am lucky!
I participated in Darlene's Honey Pot Swap and I got my parcel from Julie, all the way from Australia!
Inside this cute box were a very nice card, and her lovely gifts, wrapped so nicely:
She made a pretty star ornament, stitched a nice candle mat and made a nice card!
And she sent chocolate! I know, I know.....During this season I eat more sweeties than I should, but in January I will set them aside....
Make her a visit, she has lovely sonwmen and other Christmas decoration on her blog!
My parcel has also arrived in the USA!
I was a bit in a hurry when I was wrapping the gifts that I forgot to take pictures of what I made for Nicole!...But she posted about it! In case you would like to see what I sent her, take a look at ther blog!
The last parcels will be sent next week. Fortunately they need just a couple of days to get to their recipients so I don't have to hurry too much.
We will be looking for a Cristmas tree this weekend. The whole family comes along and we look and look and look again... And we always ended up buying the one we saw first! It has happened so many times, it is really funny!
Actually according to the tradition here, the Tannenbaum should be first decorated on Christmas Eve. The kids should not see it, it is meant to be a surprise. But we broke with this tradition!....It was such a stress to cook, go to the church, trim the tree and keep the kids busy so they would not come to the living room that we decided to change it a little bit.
At home we buy and decorate the tree on the third Advent, we realized that the boys had so much fun in decorating it that we decided to always have it like that. Our sons are older now, but DS2 still loves to trim it with me and sometimes he laughs and giggles when he finds an old ornament he or his brother made when they were in Kindergarden. I think that is what counts, having fun with your kids, laughing, "sharing the duties" so Mrs. Santa Claus is not that busy and having the most joyful and peaceful moments that will last a life time.
Wishing each of you a very special weekend!
With family gatherings and lighted candles!