Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Secret Santa Honeypot Gift

Last Thursday was a horrible weather day here in New Hampshire. When I got home from work there was a package on my front step. I didn't recognize the return address or the name. I have signed up for a few Christmas swaps and had received those packages so I assumed it was my Secret Santa Honeypot swap package.

Angie, Darlene's SIL, was my swap partner and she outdid herself! Look at the wonderful goodies I received. First up is the gorgeous hand made card. I have hung it on the bulletin board in my studio so I can see it year round.
Next was this exquisitely wrapped gift. I've saved the ribbon and the bell.
They are too pretty to put away.
Inside the wrap was this wonderful box of chocolates.
Yummy! I've had a few of them.
I'm eating them slowly so I can enjoy each and everyone of them.
Then there was this BIG bag.
And, inside the big bag was this gorgeous Santa Claus.
It's hard to tell in the photo, but he is about two feet tall.
Here, is a closeup of his face. Isn't he adorable?
And look at the detail on the doll's face . . .
And on the Gingerbread man . . .
Angie signed this handsome Santa on the tushie. Santa is too modest to show the signature off. He wants me to be sure to let her know we found her cheery words.

She also included a calendar of Wild Australian animals. That will be going into my sewing studio too. I can't to see a new Australian animal every month.

Thank you Angie! Your package came on a cold and rainy night and has brought me many smiles already. I even took him to work yesterday to show off your handiwork. Everyone loves him.

Happy Holidays!
Sweet P


Kim said...

very cute :)I love the detail.
I'm opening my secret santa gifts this weekend (Sat) I can't let them get mixed in with all the family stuff. I want to enjoy them :)

Lurline's Place said...

So lovely to catch up again, Paula - Happy Christmas! Your gifts are just gorgeous - easy to see why you are so happy!
Hugs - Lurline!

Darlene said...

Paula... OH WOW he is absolutely spectacular!! ... really beautiful. Glad he got to their new & much appreciated new home. Lots of people here wanted to have that gorgeous guy... hehe...

You gals have been such an awesome bunch of ladies in this Honeypot swap. It's been my pleasure to host this event & get to know some wonderful new friends & their blogs.

Take care... may your day be filled with creative stitching & festive inspiration!

Wishing you & your family a wonderful Christmas & New Year.


Gina said...

What fabulous goodies

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Teresa said...

A great gift to cheer up your gloomy day. I have been following the weather for up north and my heart goes out to you all. Give me South Carolina - even in the heat of the summer!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What lovely gifts and about that card ..... it needs to be in a frame. How beautiful.

Jackie said...

Wow, that is one wonderful present! I love the Santa, it is truly fantastic. I bet those candies taste as wonderful as they look!

Brenda said...

What an absolutely terrific package. Glad it came on a dreary day to cheer you up!

Leanne said...

What a lovely parcel and the card is really cute....so may great ideas out there.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Santa. He is so gorgeous. A beautiful surprise for sure.