Thursday, 29 December 2011

So that was Christmas...part 1 (Secret Santas and Drunken Reindeer)

Greetings fellow bloggers! 
Hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to 2012.....let's face it, it can't be worse than 2011...can it?!


Apologies for my absence from blogging but Christmas did not go as planned.
I did not go away but stayed home with DH and the boy.


The boy ventured into the attic to retrieve the tree (and decorations) so the house did look fairly festive.
DH put the lights on the tree and was responsible for the "fairy" on top....
..a drunken reindeer! This is actually one of Max's toys...:)
Well, it's different!!


I was naughty and opened my Secret Santa parcel long before the 25th...but I did think I'd be away...so I was allowed!




This was the lovely decorated box that my Santa (aka Virginia!) sent.



First I found this wonderful scarf......wonder how she knew I like purple?


Then a ready prepared Journal with a tin of prompts..I'll be starting on Jan 1st!


Then some handmade goodies....wonderful!!


And finally...some yummy stash in the form of stamps, rub-ons candi....oh wow! 
Virginia you thoroughly spoiled me - it was such fun to open and you really know me well...thank you, thank you.


Thanks too to Carmen for organising the whole Secret Santa event - you did a brilliant job!!..




I'll be back with part 2 on Friday......the day itself and why I now have stitches in my tongue....

8 comments:

Carmen said...

Oh what a gorgeous pressie! really loved this swap, thank YOU for taking part and making it fab! Same time next year eh?

Hope you still had a lovely Christmas even though it wasn't the one you had planned x x x

craftattack said...

Stitches in your tongue?? Sounds awful, poor you! Hope the new year will be a better and happier one for you! Hugs, Valerie

Joanna said...

Ouch! Stitches in your tongue sounds very painful. Goodness knows what you've been up to.

Virginia's Secret Santa goodies are FAB (of course). I think this SS swap was so successful because all of us creative girls understand what it is that makes us tick. It was so much fun and actually not very tricky. I could have gone on and on and on for my person. It's non-crafters that I find more difficult to get for. The gifts you got for Carmen were PERFECT too (love the zombie/Scrooge book!!).

I hope Max didn't try to retrieve his drunk reindeer!

x

Gina said...

Total intrigue!!!
Fabulous tree :D I always think the impromptu ones are best :D
As for the stitches....you had your tongue pierced didn't you.....???

Diane said...

Ow WOW Sue all those lovely crafting goodies !!Can`t wait for part two to find out what on earth you have done now !!

hugs to you and big kiss for Max !!

Diane xx

DGgirl said...

Hi Susie

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Your Secret Santa present looks fab - can't wait to see what you get up to with it.

Personally I thin your tree fairy is fab LOL!

Looking forward to Part 2 - perhaps I should be thinking about Part 1?

Take care missus.

Gillx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

sorry sue, am reading posts backward, sorry your christmas didn't go to plan, but love your tree, lol at the reindeer (hope max didn't try to get it, hehehe)...

love your secret santa, lucky you, enjoy and look forward to seeing what you do with it all, hugs...xx

happy new year, maria xx

Virginia said...

I have no idea how I missed this post given that it documented your Secret Santa lol! It seems an age away now doesn't it, but wasn't it fun!