In my last post I shared what I made for my Secret Santa partner. This time I'll share what my partner made for me! Squeal!!
With our swap we fill out a form on what we like from favorite designers, colors, pouches, pillows, minis, even if we want something for year round or holiday themed. I am sure I am no help at all when I fill out the form for past and present partners. It isn't often I get presents of the quilt kind, and I get very excited when it's time to exchange those gifts! I love anything...everything...all things! This last one, I did say 'year round'...but boy oh boy! I'm so glad Leigh Ann ignored that part!
Holy Happy Holidays!! When I opened the box and saw it was a tree skirt I did squeal a little bit! I was so excited, happy and thrilled. I have been wanting to make a new tree skirt for several years, but you know how it is to put something off. Leigh Ann nailed it and made the exact perfect gift. And how about those fun Cotton + Steel fabrics?!
Me and Leigh Ann...you can see I'm thrilled! I think she was relieved about that! It was just the right gift!
And who wouldn't want chocolate?
I was also super excited when I saw the Wefty Weaving Needles!! Something else I've wanted. If you are on Instagram, you know there are some pretty amazing fabric weaving going on! I cannot wait to jump in and give this new technique a run for its money!
There is also the Dirty Santa fun to talk about. Dirty Santa is always a big hit at our Holiday party. Each person brings a yard of fabric in any combination. The first person picks a wrapped package, and the next person can steal any previous bundle or choose to pick another package. Let me tell you, I get attached to fabric quickly and when my bundles were taken...it was heartbreaking! Seriously, it didn't matter which fabric I ended up with, they were all amazing.
But lucky me and not really a big surprise, I landed this stack of Moda Solids. I'm sure I can get about 17 quilts from this...LOL!!
Lastly, I wanted to share my Christmas Village with you! It makes it out of the box every three or four years. I think mostly I'm too lazy to put it up every single year!
I discovered yesterday that this village was made in 1990! I'll do the math for you...that was 26 years ago! Some of you probably aren't even that old (and now I dated myself big time)! I'm not sure how I was able to make these houses with a newborn and a four-year-old underfoot!
You have your Church with stained glass windows and a bell, a Store front which I'm going to say is a fabric store, and a School House.
You have to have a Carriage House! The Tudor House has Santa wedged in the chimney. Don't worry, I'm pretty sure he is magic and will make it down the chimney when the time is right! And perhaps the most iconic of a Christmas Village is the Victorian House.
My little trip down memory lane! It isn't hard to become sentimental and nostalgic this time of the year. These tiny houses are a reminder of so many memories!