My resistance is low

As Oscar Wilde said “I can resist everything but temptation”. And so it was yesterday that I decided not to keep my Secret Stitching Santa until my birthday, but to enjoy opening the presents on the 25th. The idea behind this present-giving, organised by Sewchet, is to send gifts to another crafty person that you are sure they will enjoy. There were two options – a sewing one and a yarny one and I took part in the latter. Tomorrow I’ll show you what I sent, but today is all about what I received.

 

The parcel for me arrived last week and, as you can see, I couldn’t even open the card because of the warning!

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a box of delights

However, yesterday afternoon, I launched into the unwrapping, to find all these lovely things:

Pattern weights, a pin cushion, a cute monkey tape measure, a stitch counter, a tin, stitch markers and more. But the pièce de résistance was a pair of socks. In my whole life, the only person who has ever taken the time to knit me socks, until now, was my nan. But look what was in my parcel:

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these are beautiful

And they fit perfectly:IMGP4843So thank you, thank you, Kim The Material Lady – your generosity is greatly appreciated, I absolutely love your gifts.

 

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  1. Love those socks! Everyone seems to have enjoyed their Stitching Santa this year. I think I got as much out of the giving as the receiving.

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  2. What lovely gifts! Love the so ks!

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  3. Lovely gifts. The socks are beautiful, and yes, a lot of knitting in a pair of socks. What a lovely lady.

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  4. The socks are so cute! All the gifts are absolutely adorable. 😍

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  5. Aren’t the socks just fabulous, and everything else is lovely too. Kim was the recipient of my secret santa parcel, I heard yesterday that she had opened it, so I am alright mentioning it. Sheila is truly wonderful organising everything for us.

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    • Lucky Kim – your creations looked lovely. I hadn’t come across Kim’s blog before, so it’s been a dual pleasure to discover her writing as well as to own some of her creations. I’m just about to cut out some fabric, so I’ll be using her pattern weights very soon.

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  6. That’s lovely. 🙂

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  7. I love that the sewn gifts were all colour co-ordinated! Everyone who participates in this seems to have a lot of fun, both giving and receiving, and I believe you’re no exception!

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  8. lekker prezzies 🙂

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  9. I’m so pleased to hear that you liked your prezzies! Enjoy, and I’m glad the socks fit – I was a little worried as I had no idea what size you were 😉

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    • They are absolutely perfect – thank you so much for all the time you took. I used the little pattern weights yesterday too… but of course completely forgot to photograph them in action.
      I hope you received a package as lovely as the one I got from you. Thank you again x

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  10. Wow! I’m always so amazed to see how much, and how much time and thought goes into the Secret Santas. It is such a lovely idea. I’m enjoying seeing them all immensely. Those socks look snuggle and just your colours!

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  11. Oh what fun! Those socks are gorgeous. What a treat to have someone make you your own pair, and sweet, too, that they remind you of your nan. I remember my mom knitting me a pair of adult “booties” to keep my feet warm at night in my cold apartment. They’re pretty special. I love all these treasures. What a fun way to celebrate.

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  12. Gosh what a brilliant gift. The coordination! Those socks! That’s what I call happy mail 🙂

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  13. What a wonderful parcel and those socks, wow! So many thoughtful handmade treats and some lovely ‘tools of the trade’ – another fantastic Stitching Santa reveal!

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