Saturday, December 26, 2009

Chooky's Secret Santa Swap 2009

Again this year, Super Elf, Chooky, organized a Secret Santa swap. I had so much fun last year I had to sign up again. My santa was Rebecca from Homestead Quilting.As you can see from this picture I got a beautiful calander of Australian Flowers. Everyone loves pics of great flowers - especially us in the USA that are in cold rainy/snowy areas and are pouring over our seed catologs dreaming of warmer weather and our gardens. And if you read this post,you can see I also recieved 2 stunning -hand embroidered items- an adorable candy cane holder and the ornament. But never did I think I would get the so very lovely table runner. It's a thing of obsolute beauty. Thank you - thank you- thank you Rebecca- I just love it. it's almost too pretty to have on the table. But rest assured that on Jan 7th- when the last of Christmas is put away after Kings Day- it will be the center piece of my table. I will have to try and get a pic of the quilting which is just amazing.

Rebecca thank you so much for being my Santa and spoiling me so and Chooky- thank you for all your hard work in getting all of us together again for a wonderful swap- please add me for next year.

With all the hustle and bustle of making jellies, jams- salsas and prettys to go into baskets for neighbors, friends and family, I almost didn't make any roll out cookies. Wednesday night I just knew I would be so mad at myself if I didn't take my copper cookie cutters and use them. For as long as I can remember, my mom used them with us kids at Christmas time and since they were given to me 20 years ago I have used them faithfully every year. How can I kill a tradition, I ask you? So after much digging in the garage they appeared.

I've added to them over the years- and they only seem to get used at Christmas even though there are plenty that are not of the a Christmas theme. One day I hope to split them and give some to both of my children......


Chookyblue...... said...

the runner from Rebecca is just gorgeous.............there are so many beautiful gifts........thanks again for being part of the SSCS this year and you would be very welcome to join again next year.....I would love to see the quilting close up too...........

kathyinozarks said...

Gorgeous table runner Kim, and I am so glad to see someone else enjoys using their cookie cutters. I have a whole little trunk full of them including those little vintage jello molds.
I made up a batch of christmas cookies with them too-enjoy using them and I know it puts a smile on the person eating them-lol

carterquilter said...

Hi Kim,

Have a wonderful 2010.

I know you have more than enough projects to keep you busy all year.

I love all your work. The Kansas Troubles is very cute!

The photography is awesome. You have a real talent here as well as with your quilts.

Cindy Carter

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Every year I swear I'm going to make cookies and I just don't. I love the cookie cutters. I would put them in a bowl just to look at when they aren't used.