Thursday, December 25, 2008


Our online stitching group decided to have a secret swap. We couldn't know who had our name until our package arrived, then we waited until Christmas to open the package. My Santa was a very special lady, Joni, who lives in Lancaster, Pa. I was lucky to get to meet her in Holland and she is a really fun person.
Joni knows my love for Snowmen. She sent a really cute card, this wonderful wooden thread holder and this stitched hanging ornament. It has the alphabet on it and it is so well stitched.

Here is a Jolly little snowman and two candles that made the package smell sooooo good.
Now, this is just the best little Santa anyone ever had. No, Heidi, you cannot have it. It is stitched perfectly and I love it, love it, love it.
Up to now, the only ornament on my little, and I do mean little, tree was the snowman topper. Well, Santa is now right on the front. I cannot begin to tell you
how cute he is, I hope it shows well when you enlarge it.
Thank you Joni, you really outdid yourself as the perfect Santa.
Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for visiting me.
Check out Mandie;s Christmas morning on her blog


Brigitte said...

Nancy, this is truely a wonderful swap package from Joni. I love the ornament she stitched for you, it has just the things I love, too. Enjoy!

angelasweby said...

What a wonderful Secret Santa package you received from Joni. She really knows how to give someone a treat :>)
I love your little snowman sachet and the amazing stitched Santa, what a lovely pair and the goodies make it extra special and very thoughtful.
Enjoy your lovely treats.
Hugs, Angela

Joni said...

Well, my first comment didn't take so I'll try this again. I'm so glad you liked your swap gifts. It was late because at the last minute I pulled out patriotic Santa and decided to stitch it for you. Then when you posted the pic of your USA tree last week I laughed myself silly. I thought he was calling your name. LOL Take care and I hope you enjoy your visitors.

onlymehere said...

I love the idea of your online stitching group! What a wonderful way to be in contact with people who share your hobby. I also like that you did secret Santas. As we get older there are no surprises left and I miss that! Glad you enjoyed your gifts, they do look perfect for you! Cindy

Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
Just stopping by while there is a lull here with the grandkids(it will be very short I'm sure)to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. I have really enjoyed our blogging friendship this past year.
Hugs, Rhondi

Terri said...

Hope your holiday was a happy one and that Santa was very good to you!
Merry Christmas!

Carolien said...

What a lovely swap, enjoy it, Nancy!

Have some great days & hugs, Carolien

Fran├žoise said...

wonderfull package!!!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Nancy what a nice Secret Santa package you received. Joni did a wonderful job.

Happy New Year,


Sonja said...

Your friend Joni really knows how to make you happy! All these snowmen are so cute! The thread holder is so lovely! Hope you have enjoyed your christmas days. Was it a white christmas? In Holland it is freezing now. Mayby I can skate tomorrow on the little canal in front of our house...

Heidi said...

What a great Santa Joni has been. I love the snowman thread holder and have never seen one of them before. That snowman ornament is so cute. I love stuff with alphabets on them and he is holding a ice skate isn't he? Too cute!

Love and hugs ~

Linda said...

Hi Nancy, what sweet goodies your Santa sent you. The snowman thread holder is so cool...I've never seen one before and I love both pieces Joni stitched..lovely work. Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Nancy - I would love to know where Joni found the snowman thread holder. It would be a great gift for my sister. Thank you, Mary Kay []