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tiistai 1. tammikuuta 2013

Received and Given --- a lot of Joys

But first may I introduce my Morsel 
- the Another Year of Schnibbles project for December -

 UPS! Sorry, the wrong photo!!! 
Where is the photo of my Morsel? I have to go around and look for it... and leave Fenix to continue his dream... looks like he had a hard day's night yesterday...

meanwhile
 may I introduce some joys, which we found from under the Christmas tree

There was presents from dear blogger friends, Katrin from Germany, Simone from Holland, new friend Sue from Australia (SSCS) and Dolores from Canada.

Katrin made and sent along Santa Claus many pretty gifts and a gorgeous machine embroidered Angel card (1). I'm still thinking she is very multi-talented lady. VIELEN schönen DANKE, my dear friend KATRIN!

Santa Claus brought from Simone very beautifully wrapped parcel with flavoured tea pouches (2). It was a pity to open such a beauty, but I was anxious to see what was in it! There was this neatly decorated mug rug and cutest owl decoration, which i have ever seen. Unfortunately you have to wait for a while until you see those owls... the photo, which I took of them was all too blurry to publish. I'm very fortunate to know an other multi-talented lady. HEEL hartelijk BEDANKT, my dear friend SIMONE!

Sue from Australia was my Secret Santa Claus Swap partner in this... sorry, last year 2012.

I think you remember her two Christmas socks with tiny gifts inside them. The main present was this piece of art quilt, a beautiful coastal landscape. Oh, I almost feel that Australian summer breeze!

Look at all these details! I can't believe how fortunate I AM... really! 
THANK YOU so MUCH, my dear friend SUE!

Far away from Canada came this...

... other work of art with very touching story. This tree is called Emma's tree. And I'm feeling VERY honoured to have one of them on my wall. When I look that tree, I understand more the meaning and the priorities of the life. THANK YOU so MUCH, my dear friend DOLORES!
(PS. Dolores: The green Emma's tree found also it's path to me...)

Maybe I can now reveal you what I posted... öhöm... I mean... what I gave to Santa Claus, who delivered it to my SSCS partner, Sonia.

I was quite nervous, when I saw her blog and her pages of scrapbooking net store. Shall I ever figure to make her anything? She makes so many pretty things herself... I just want to make something useful...
Oh, what a pressure!
But then I saw the Idea Pouch on Simone's blog. I rushed to the Michelle's pages and got the pattern. Now the problem was the fabric... 

... but I decided to use quite neutral-to-earth colour, which looks a bit like an antique...

Here is other gifts, which I had time to make and... hopefully Santa Claus brought them safely to their destination... and I hope they will delight recipients ;o) 

Well, at last... I found it!
Little Bites - Morsel - pincushion.

I almost completed it last night, but I think this is my first OPAM in 2013! 

I don't know why, but this pincushion reminds me of Popeye's girlfriend, Olga.

It was a good start of a new year...
I'm happy you popped here!!!

12 kommenttia:

Dolores kirjoitti...

I'm so glad that they both arrived. One for you and one for Fenix - or to give to a family member or friend.
Typy

Tiinatei kirjoitti...

Onpa paljon kaikenlaista ihanaa! Ainakin yhden ihanuuden Joulupukki toimitti perille. Pussukan vaalea ruusukangas on todella kaunista. Hyvää alkanutta vuotta sinulle!

Simone de Klerk kirjoitti...

Such a lovely post full of love and friendship. The prettiest potholders have found their way in our kitchen - still unused ....
And you should show your cards you made too. So tender.
I guess Fenix had to stay up to see the fireworks.
Lovely pincushion!
Oh yes, and I love your cover version from Michelle's pattern. Lots of cutting but great result!
Have a happy week.

city kirjoitti...

thanks for sharing.

Cattinka kirjoitti...

Beatiful presents and the new pincusion looks very cute.
And I AM DELIGHTED with your present, I love it!
KATRIN W.

Handmade by Mai kirjoitti...

Nice present you got and you made. The idea pouch is very beautiful. I wish you and Fenix all the best voor 2013. And good luck with al your UFO's

El bichillo kirjoitti...

Estoy enamorada de tu gato, un beso.

Paula kirjoitti...

Ihana mukimatto!!
Ja niin paljon muutakin kivaa ja kaunista!!

Michele kirjoitti...

Your Morsel is really cute :-)

Sonia kirjoitti...

Satu, you have no idea, how excited I was to open you idea pouch...now my NEW iPad safe keeper....

thank you so much for spoiling me.
warm hugs
Sonia

Chookyblue...... kirjoitti...

so many beautiful gifts here.......thanks for being part of the SSCS 2012.......

Sue kirjoitti...

I'm so glad you could almost feel the Australian breeze in the little quilt, that is how I spend Christmas, on the beach keeping cool. Wishing you a wonderful 2013.
hugs from me xx