Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Starting to Feel Christmassy.....

I know its only just over a week until Christmas, but until the last day or two I haven't felt very festive. We have had a wonderful Nativity Play in school and that always helps to make me feel Christmassy. My one and only craft fair was last week, that went well, so now I feel that I can now relax and finish a few (who am I kidding!) handmade gifts and also put the finishing touches to my Crows and Roses Christmas Swap. The reason I haven't posted it to my swap partner yet is because I changed my mind completely about what I wanted to make more than half way through fnishing the first. I'm terrible at things like that, if I don't like what I am making then nothing will make me finish it, so it has gone to a box to join my other half finished craft items. I will post a photo of that swap as soon as my partner has received it (and I have finished it lol).

I have also been involved in another swap, the Christmas Ornament Swap, and I have been very fortunate to be partnered with a lovely patient (I will explain later) lady in Norway. We both posted our gifts to each other on the same day, within 3 days I received May Kristin's beautifully handstitched gifts. They are so very lovely, they were also wrapped in a beautiful bag with polka dot ribbon (in my haste and excitement to open it I forgot to take photos of the packaging).

As I said she is a very patient lady as there is still no sign of my handstitched gift arriving in Norway. I am so very disappointed and very frustrated with the postal system. It is now over two weeks since I posted it, so today I decided enough was enough and I posted her another gift, as it is not fair that she should miss out on the swap. I have fingers, toes, knees crossed that she will receive this gift at least in time for Christmas. Oh the joys of our wonderful postal system, next time I think I will use pigeon post lol!

This is my swap gift from May Kristin isn't it beautiful. I know it is supposed to be an ornament swap for the Christmas tree but I love them hanging on my mantelpiece, at each end, as she was kind enough to send me two - THANK YOU MAY KRISTIN, I really hope your gift arrives with you soon.

UPDATE: My Christmas Ornament (the first one I posted!) has now arrived with May Kristin - YEY!!!


Narelle said...

Dear Stephanie, What a lovely ornament you recieved and i am sure that yours will be there soon and that your partner will love it. Glad to hear that your christmas sprit is now alive you will enjoy your self now you can relax.
Big Hugs

May Kristin said...

Hi Stephanie!
It sure was a bit annoying for you, but it all ended well! Thank you for my little cuties!
I'm happy you liked yours!
Take care!
May Kristin