This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our daughter who has a disability)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

~Eat...Read...Sew...Smell~and Shoes~


In continuing the post from below I have now opened all the gifts in Maree's 6 Item Swap from Helen except for the one Under The Tree which I will do on Christmas Day

Above is Something to Eat......Festive Fudge


Something to Read.......this little booklet with some lovely little recipes


Something for the Sewing Room plus fabric
A gorgeous fat 1/4......Shirt pins.......Magnetic Pin Collector and 2 quilt labels


Something Smelly.......a Lavender soap bar in a little gauze bag all beaded!!!

Great pressies and such fun to open one a day (with great restraint held)!!!
Thank you so much Helen for these very thoughtful gifts and also to Maree for hosting this fabulous Swap!!!

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And on a different note here I went up to Canberra earlier in the week and had seen these shoes before a few times......being a sucker for shoes this time they came home with me!!!  I just love the colour.....

Gosh hasn't this year just flown by......My Mother used to say that the older we get the faster time goes.....how true is this!!!


10 comments:

Terry said...

The presents are lovely. The shoes devine. Have a nice day.

Susan said...

Lovely goodies from Helen. Your new shoes were meant to be, how nice of them to wait in the store for you!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Bet that fudge dosn't last long! Love the shoes too!
Xx

Fiona said...

lovely goodies there... the parcels are fun...
I think those shoes might have come home with me too... great choice...
Hugz

Nat Palaskas said...

Fun gifts idea. Love the shoes! Enjoy the rest of what left of 2013 - Hugs Nat

shez said...

yes my mum always said the same thing to me Dzintra,what lovely pressies you got and boy do i love those shoes,i can see why they had to come home with you,lol,hope you have a lovely day my friend.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Your mum was right my friend! I remember when I was a child, Christmas day could NOT come fast enough. I'd be naughty and go find my gifts wrapped up, somewhere in the closet, and I'd OPEN THEM UP! teeeheeee....what a bad girl!

But now, Christmas day is coming WAY TOO FAST but each day is savored more, I no longer try to peel back the tape to get a look at what's inside, and I'm content.

LOVE THE COLOR OF THOSE SHOES and I too am a sucker for new shoes and right now, I want new booties!

Thank you for coming up to THE NORTH POLE (it sure feels like it; it's been well below zero Farenheit!)

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fabulous package of gifts!! Each present is so thoughtful. Your new shoes are gorgeous, I can see why they had to go home with you. The year really has flown by, I must be getting older!

DAWNIE said...

Yum am sure the Fudge is no longer still sitting there. Lovely presents too from Helen. ps nice shoes am sure you will get a lot of wear out of them

Palomasea said...

I am all caught up with your fun posts, dear Dzintra...what lovely presents...so fun! And your new shoes are gorgeous.. (as is the nail polish!) ;)
I can imagine how excited JoJo is right now...Christmas is her favorite holiday, yes? Please give her a special Christmas hug from me.
And a tight hug to you too! :)
xoxo,
- Irina

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