This is the third year I’ve taken part in the #stitchingsanta organised by Shelia at Sewchet. Each year it’s been one of the highlights of my Christmas. This year was no exception, and when a jiffy bag arrived in the post full of beautifully wrapped parcels, I got very very excited.
The first year I had taken part, I gifted presents to Claire at Mollie and Claire, so I knew where Claire lived. The post code on this year parcel was from the same area. Claire creates beautiful knitted and crocheted pieces, so a little part of me hoped that the parcel was from Claire.
Yesterday, with great excitement, I opened my presents. The first I opened was this beautiful Mandala.
Again this had me thinking ‘Could it be Claire?’ Claire crochets beautiful mandalas.
Next I unpacked this beautifully soft cowl – not quite sure what the stitch is?
The next two packets contained a lovely skein of Juniper Moon alpaca and some pretty Noro.
After the bigger parcels came a bag full of lovely smaller surprises…
Wow! I couldn’t believe my Santa had managed to stretch her £10 budget so far!
Finally I opened the card from my Santa…
There was hardly any doubt now my parcel was from Claire.
Opening the card confirmed Claire was my stitching Santa and inside she also explained that she had made prudent etsy purchases and done a lot of stash diving to give me such a lovely haul of pressies.
I’m so pleased and touched at how much time and thought Claire put into her generous parcel. Thank you sooooooo much Claire! I don’t just love what you’ve sent, but also the magic and excitement you added to my Christmas. Thank you 🙂