On Christmas day I was finally able to open my secret my Stitching Santa gifts. I really had no idea who had sent it and left both the card and the note until I had opened all the presents – so I could try to guess as I opened each one.
The first gift – my favourite hot chocolate drink complete with marshmallows – hadn’t been wrapped, so I could enjoy it while I opened my presents.
The first parcel I opened contained a cuff for my tea mug, a beautiful hand knitted headband and a stick of lip balm.
Two balls of West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester were inside the second parcel.
In the third were another two balls of wool. This time gorgeous Lettlopi from Iceland.
Opening the fourth present revealed not one, but three small bags.
What a bumper haul! And all so perfect for me. I was dead chuffed, but there was still one more parcel to go and I had no clue who’d sent it.
Inside the final parcel was a cute tree stocking and my favourite chocolates!
I was even more curious now. My secret Santa was not just someone generous and thoughtful, who had gone to great trouble checking my blog to buy and make perfect presents for me. They also appeared to have psychic powers that told them Galaxy was my favourite chocolate drink and Lindt balls my favourite chocs!
Opening the card revealed my stitching Santa was Pippa at Beads and Barnacles. Thank you so much Pippa for all your lovely and thoughtful choices!
But the thoughtfulness didn’t end there. Pippa explained in her note that the headband and lip balm were for when walking Hicks out in the cold and that she’d sent three bags so that Lovely Littlest and Lovely Eldest could have one too.
I didn’t have to ask twice if they wanted one!
So, a big thank you again to Pippa for such lovely goodies and to Sewchet for organising. THANK YOU!!!
Hope everyone who’s taken part has enjoyed the stitching Santa as much as I have.