Being new in New Zealand (1 year 7 months) I really enjoyed giving little gifts and Christmas cards, as a bit of a thank you for the support that we have received since being here. For some people it is the only chance you have to give a special gift!
So as a bit of a thank you to everyone I decided to do a post about a few of my gifts, not self gratifying, but to show you the heart and time and effort many put in over the giving season.
And at this point I would like to mention that if I have your bowl, plate, container ect I will make every endeavour to give it back to you this year - one of my resolutions
The words above created and framed by my outstanding husband, I am really not sure where I would find myself most day's without him! He has an amazing ability to withstand a huge amount of pressure (most of it from me!) and still maintain his composure and smile. I am so glad God sent him my way!
Thanks Mom & Dad for these! We did not even get as far as pulling the 2 taped boxes apart! These are some pretzel sticks that are all the way from South Africa, along with books for the boys, a cd and lots of sewing stuff for me! What thoughtfulness!
Another special pressie from a friend, a very pretty handmade apron, cookie tin, cupcake recipe, tea towel and lots of choccies! Ruth is an amazing woman and will be teaching our sewing classes at Sew Pretty this year!
And finally I seem to be starting a collection of tins! Receiving 3 in total for Christmas, fabulous seen that I did not even know I was starting this collection!
This was of course not all the wonderful present's I received there were many more who put in tons of effort making things look pretty and sending things from across the miles, thank you to each of you, you made me feel very loved this year and inspired to get creating for next Christmas!