by spendlove Moderator 24 Dec 2016

According to the Google Santa Tracker, he has already visited quite a few places in Australia.

https://santatracker.google.com/t...
This means that you can open your presents and show us a picture!
Nan, will you burst if you have to wait until it is 25th where you are?

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by meganne 21 Jan 2017

I'd like to show my SS how I am using my lovely open top bag/container, heck I don't know what to call it but, for some time now I have been looking for something in which to put all my hair clips that I use most often. So I was sitting in my lounge room admiring my pretty container and the light switch finally came on........

It is perfect, easy to quickly grab a hair clip from and it looks so pretty in my bedroom.
1) Before
2) After :-)
Thanks again SS
Huge hugs xxxx

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carolpountney by carolpountney 21 Jan 2017

Very pretty and so practical

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by raels011 20 Jan 2017

TTT hoping to see last photo

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by pennifold 10 Jan 2017

TTT

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by spendlove Moderator 09 Jan 2017

This was the gift Lucy received. She had problems trying to upload it herself.
Only one to go now.

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ethan by ethan 11 Jan 2017

Beautiful

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Jan 2017

Lovely...beautifully stitched!

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by dee 06 Jan 2017

Sue good job again . You do a fabulous job organizing this swap for us. Thank you

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by raels011 05 Jan 2017

You have done a great job again Sue THANK YOU for all that you do here and on Facebook Love Raelene

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by dragonflyer 05 Jan 2017

So, Sue, now that Gladys has received her gift...have they all been accounted for as far as delivery...how many pictures are missing?

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spendlove by spendlove 05 Jan 2017

All accounted for, but awaiting 2 pictures.

asterixsew by asterixsew 05 Jan 2017

Brilliant news and is this a record or not for so early in Jan?

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by ethan 05 Jan 2017

Love the Apron, Thank you S.S. Your card is lovely too. Did not take a photo of it yet. G

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zoefzoef by zoefzoef 05 Jan 2017

Lovely gift !

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 05 Jan 2017

Beautiful....love the design!

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 05 Jan 2017

Very nice SS

greysewist by greysewist 05 Jan 2017

Fantastic apron - well done, SS. Lovey to see you in your beautiful room, too, Ethan!

pennifold by pennifold 07 Jan 2017

Wow, that is gorgeous! Love Chris

ethan by ethan 07 Jan 2017

Yes it is beautiful, Thank you again S.S.

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by ethan 05 Jan 2017

I got such a lovely surprise today, the postie came and my SS gift arrived. A beautiful apron with a sewing Merry Christmas on it. I love it, thank you so much Secret Santa. It has taken nearly 20 days to get here but I can tell you all it was well worth the wait. Hubby has taken photos with my phone but I have to wait to send them to my email as I don't have any phone reception when at home. I will a photo later today. Again thank you. Gladys

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asterixsew by asterixsew 05 Jan 2017

Great news that your present has finally arrived

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 05 Jan 2017

Finally !!

asterixsew by asterixsew 05 Jan 2017

It looks a beautiful apron

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by inhislovinggrip 04 Jan 2017

btt

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by ethan 04 Jan 2017

Nothing in the mail today, still waiting and hoping.

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inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 04 Jan 2017

so sorry ethan I thought all the SS gifts arrived. I hope it gets there soon.

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by inhislovinggrip 02 Jan 2017

I sure hope raels011 ss gift makes it there soon. I know she is waiting everyday.Have a great New Year and God Bless everyone

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 02 Jan 2017

Good news...her gift did arrive and she posted it below...

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by queenofhearts 01 Jan 2017

I just want to say what a wonderful job all the cuties did with this year's Secret Santa swap. And to again thank Sue for all she does to make this possible for us. Sue, it is very much appreciated. Happy New Year to all.

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by mrskiki 31 Dec 2016

Are all the gifts accounted for? They all look wonderful and I would be proud to receive any. Great job to all the Secret sisters. Happy New Year!

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spendlove by spendlove 31 Dec 2016

Nearly - awaiting news of one gift wandering around Europe and half a dozen pictures.

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by asterixsew Moderator 30 Dec 2016

THANK YOU to my SS for my great present of this beautiful Christmassy table runner. As you can see it looks great on my Christmas tablecloth. Apologies for not posting earlier but I have had a house full of family here celebrating. This as I said above is a super present as I gave very little detail about likes etc which can make it hard to make for. Thanks again SS

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful table runner...great job Secret Santa!

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful, you are a lucky lady.

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 30 Dec 2016

great job SS

pennifold by pennifold 30 Dec 2016

Well this looks perfect on the red cloth Caroline. Well done to the SS, love Chris

lilylady by lilylady 30 Dec 2016

Very nice gift, well done SS!

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 01 Jan 2017

Beautiful, nice job ss

greysewist by greysewist 01 Jan 2017

It looks like a lot of work has gone into this dramatically coloured table runner. A whole lot of stippling which would be beyond me I think. Well done, SS!

marianb by marianb 05 Jan 2017

Very nice.. Well done SS

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by crafter2243 Moderator 29 Dec 2016

Each and every one of the gifts are so special and thoughtful. We have such creative and caring people on Cute. Well done all Secret Santa Sisters. Glad Raelenes arrived now as well
A special thank you to Sue for her organisation and problem solving in the back ground. This is not a small task and I am grateful for all the effort she puts into this.

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carolpountney by carolpountney 30 Dec 2016

I second all you have said wonderful job well done

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Thanks to Sue for her great efforts as they are appreciated by so many of us here

pennifold by pennifold 30 Dec 2016

Ditto! Love Chris

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by raels011 29 Dec 2016

My SS arrived this morning and it really was worth the wait. Thank you sewwww much the hand towel. It will come to my sewing group and the tag is on my case ready for my next trip. I liked that you put in the card where the design and fonts came from again THANK YOU

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queenofhearts by queenofhearts 29 Dec 2016

What a cute little lady bug. Perfect for you.

greysewist by greysewist 29 Dec 2016

How gorgeous! Love the ladybug on the towel. Are you able to tell us where that one came from please? Looks a bit like it could be a pocket topper, the way it perches over your name. The luggage tag is a great idea too -you'll know exactly whose luggage you are collecting. Nice work, SS!

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 29 Dec 2016

Great job Secret Santa...both are so lovely and useful!

raels011 by raels011 30 Dec 2016

My SS was good and wrote the design is from Amazing and fonts from 8 claws and Paws not sure about FSL ladybug. Already been and bought the fonts

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

useful gifts love the bugs

lilylady by lilylady 30 Dec 2016

These are special, great work SS!

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

A lovely present and one that you will enjoy for ages

pennifold by pennifold 30 Dec 2016

Great gifts from your SS. Love Chris

meganne by meganne 31 Dec 2016

Well thank heavens, Australia Post finally found your address. Such lovely gifts it would have been a shame if they had gotten lost. xxxxx

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 03 Jan 2017

Great job SS I am so happy the post found you nice way to start the New Year.

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by pennifold 29 Dec 2016

Back "To The Top" (TTT)

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by spendlove Moderator 29 Dec 2016

Nonna57 was having trouble with her humongous pictures. Luckily they could be emailed right across the world! "I am a lucky girl , my gift is beautiful and so me. Even down to the roosters, Thank you to my SS You chose well :)" (Copied from her post below.)

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nonna57 by nonna57 29 Dec 2016

Thankyou Sue and Thankyou to my SS :)

lilylady by lilylady 29 Dec 2016

Very pretty!

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 29 Dec 2016

Lovely...great job Secret Santa!

greysewist by greysewist 29 Dec 2016

Excellent work, SS (& thanks Sue for posting so we could all see). Do you have real 'chooks' these days, Pauline? It looks like a lovely garden view from your kitchen window!

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Love the design

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Love the designs on the towel topper and yet another great present

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by claudenicolas 28 Dec 2016

I have come back to home today, and I can show you what I receive from my secret sister
The case has a beautiful embroidery outside, and a pretty flourish fabric inside. It will be very useful for me to bring with me things for sewing. I love the angel, and the chocolate was very good! Thank you very much to my secret sister

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airyfairy by airyfairy 28 Dec 2016

What a beautiful design

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Dec 2016

Lovely...and I agree with Sarah...beautiful design!

carolpountney by carolpountney 28 Dec 2016

Beautiful

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Amazing embroidery design. Lovely

lilylady by lilylady 28 Dec 2016

Very nice, love the designs!

greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

This is a lovely gift, especially the contrast of silver (I think!) on dark blue.

marianb by marianb 29 Dec 2016

Beautiful gift..

pennifold by pennifold 29 Dec 2016

Another beautiful purse Claude. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas love ❤️ Chris

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful and useful gift

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

As Ethan has said a beautiful and useful gift for you to enjoy

spendlove by spendlove 31 Dec 2016

Just noticed this design in the Urban Threads sale!

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by maelyn1308 28 Dec 2016

I want to thank my ss for my gift . I love the colors and I will make it my jewelry bag for going on trips. Thanks again for my card.

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inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 28 Dec 2016

beautiful

carolpountney by carolpountney 28 Dec 2016

Beautiful love the colours

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Dec 2016

Very nice and such beautiful fringe flowers!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Green x purple, great colours. love the bag idea.

lilylady by lilylady 28 Dec 2016

Love, great work SS!

greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

Very nice work, SS. There have been quite a few zipper-accomplished people in this exchange. I'm sure Sue has encouraged many to stretch their wings enough to do zips :)

marianb by marianb 29 Dec 2016

Fabulous very useful and thoughtful gift. Well done SS

pennifold by pennifold 29 Dec 2016

Now that's something I've never done successfully. I'm not good at fringe work. This bag is wonderful, well done SS. Love ❤️ Chris

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Useful gift, love the colours

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Lovely design and a useful present so enjoy using it

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by kathymourie 28 Dec 2016

Thank you Secret Santa. I love my memo case. It will go with me all the time to take notes. The pockets are great, one on the back and one on the front for a pen. The colors are perfect.

Thanks,
Kathy

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zoefzoef by zoefzoef 28 Dec 2016

Great job and so practical !

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 28 Dec 2016

Great job SS

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Dec 2016

Very nice...

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Green x purple, great colours. love the idea.

lilylady by lilylady 28 Dec 2016

This is sew cute, love colors also!

greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

The colours do work well together and I so love useful items. Well done, SS.

marianb by marianb 29 Dec 2016

Fabulous well done SS

pennifold by pennifold 29 Dec 2016

I love the fabric and it's a great useful project. Love ❤️ Chris

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Well done, great design

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Enjoy using this lovely present

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by nonna57 28 Dec 2016

Sorry i am late posting, I am a lucky girl , my gift is beautiful and so me. Even down to the roosters, Thankyou to my SS You chose well :)

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nonna57 by nonna57 28 Dec 2016

Am so sorry i cannot upload a photo. Give me a tic :)

nonna57 by nonna57 28 Dec 2016

Nope too big sorry :(\

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Hopefully you are Successfull......

marianb by marianb 29 Dec 2016

It is beautiful Pauline you SS did very well indeed..

pennifold by pennifold 29 Dec 2016

It's gorgeous and I love your Rooster. Hope it's not too hot up in Queensland for you - it's been a stinker here today. Love o Chris

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Yes you have a great present

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by raels011 27 Dec 2016

Post been Mine still has not arrived BOO HOO

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greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

I'm sure your SS will be wanting it to arrive even more than you do, Raels. Hopefully it won't be too long.

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Aussie mail has become Snail mail!!!

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by dee 27 Dec 2016

I love the towels for my kitchen. The color matches the rooster that sits on my island. Thank you SS

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 27 Dec 2016

Very nice...it looks like the towel might be attached with Velcro so that they can be changed out for laundering (?)

dee by dee 27 Dec 2016

Yes it has Velcro on both towels and the topper. Very nice work. ThANKS

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 27 Dec 2016

Very nice and good idea your SS did a great job

pennifold by pennifold 28 Dec 2016

Great job and I love the Rooster love ❤️ Chris

greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

These will be nice bright kitchen companions. Good job, SS.

marianb by marianb 28 Dec 2016

Great kitchen towels..

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Lovely design,like the idea of swapping the dirty towel.

lilylady by lilylady 28 Dec 2016

Nice to get your colors and rooster, Nice SS!

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful design, well done

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

A super pressie

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by crosses 27 Dec 2016

Sorry I didn't have time to participate this year, but I loved seeing everyones wonderful gifts. Sandy

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marianb by marianb 28 Dec 2016

maybe next time..

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by mrskiki 26 Dec 2016

Love love love my casserole carrier! Green is my favorite color too! Will use it tons for parties in our neighborhood. Thank you very much for the wonderful gift. Hugs. Nan W

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

Love it...so handy to have!

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

That is a great gift. So useful, love Chris

marianb by marianb 27 Dec 2016

Wonderful gift, very useful..

airyfairy by airyfairy 27 Dec 2016

Super gift and so useful

greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

A practical and classy gift. Well done, SS.

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

I have one like this, so practical to use . great gift

lilylady by lilylady 28 Dec 2016

These are always handy, love design and color!

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Great idea, love the colour and design

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Lovely present

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by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

Here is my SS Christmas gift The colors are not good; the gift; a kitchen towel; was carefully wrapped, and has a nice card (bear) , the colors are purple - my favorite color. and she remembered I'm one of the two birthday fairies. it is a very lovely gift, I'm sure sewed with lots of love. Thank you secret sister.

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pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

That is lovely Linda, much thought gone into this gift. Love Chris

marianb by marianb 27 Dec 2016

Very nice

airyfairy by airyfairy 27 Dec 2016

This is so special Linda

greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

A beautifully personalised gift Well done, SS.

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Very thoughtful gift, lovely

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

lovely gift

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Definitely one for you and you only. Pretty

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by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

I have been bursting to show everyone what my Secret Santa sent me...and here it is! A beautiful shopping bag with a folk art design in my colors! I love it Secret Santa and it will be so handy as stores are no longer able to use plastic bags in California...how did you know it was exactly what I needed! Also got a beautiful hand made card and a special note...and to that note, let me say...there are no imperfections in your most loving gift and I know you made it with great love and with all your heart...Thank you so very much...

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 26 Dec 2016

Love, love, love this - the colors are wonderful! Well done SS!!!

marianb by marianb 27 Dec 2016

Wonderful bag..

lilylady by lilylady 27 Dec 2016

Great Bag and sew useful. Enjoy! Nice color and design SS

airyfairy by airyfairy 27 Dec 2016

Beautiful bag

greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

The designs and bag colours are so well chosen to be together. Excellent, SS.

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Great design, sure it will usefull

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful design, useful bag

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Love the colours and embroidery on this. In my bit of the UK free plastic bags stopped a few years ago. (Just checked and found it was over 5) so great bags are always useful

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by dailylaundry 26 Dec 2016

Beautiful gifts everyone - well done, secret sisters!!!

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carolpountney by carolpountney 26 Dec 2016

Beautiful

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 26 Dec 2016

so beautiful your SS did a great job

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

lovely design !

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

This bag is lovely. South Australia are the same now, no plastic bags. I wish New South Wales would halt the use of plastic bags too. I use bags like these and some of them are lined for cold foods. Love Chris

greysewist by greysewist 28 Dec 2016

Vic were talking about bringing in such rules, but apparently the population took on providing their own reusable bags so well that it was felt that it wasn't so necessary to make it official at the present time. I'd imagine it will happen eventually anyway.

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by aussiequilter 26 Dec 2016

I received this beautiful table runner the colours are amazing its going to get a lot of use in our new home ,Thank you so much SS

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greysewist by greysewist 26 Dec 2016

That really is stunning. What a work of art your SS has created. Excellent choice for your new home as well.

carolpountney by carolpountney 26 Dec 2016

Beautiful

lilylady by lilylady 26 Dec 2016

very pretty!

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 26 Dec 2016

very nice

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

Stunning....I love the fabrics and the design.

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 26 Dec 2016

This is lovely. It makes me think of stained glass.

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

it is really a special effect. Nice job!

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

LOVE IT! I wonder if that is a Sweet Pea block? Love Chris

Shisha by Shisha 27 Dec 2016

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

marianb by marianb 27 Dec 2016

Wow lovely

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Amazing design, love the colours

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful, design really shines

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Super table runner

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by aussiequilter 25 Dec 2016

what wonderful gifts ,my picture will be up as soon as I find my camera

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jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 26 Dec 2016

We are all waiting !!!!!

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

Looking forward to seeing your gift. Love ❤️ Chris

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by inhislovinggrip 25 Dec 2016

My SS sent me this beautiful owl not sure how she knew I love owls. Thank you so much SS

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greysewist by greysewist 26 Dec 2016

That owl purse would brighten up anyone's day. Your SS did a great job for you.

marianb by marianb 26 Dec 2016

Very cute!

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

I love the vibrancy of this purse. Love ❤️ Chris

Shisha by Shisha 26 Dec 2016

This is very cute! If your SS would like to send me a private message to tell me which site this is from, I would sure appreciate it! (Don't worry, I won't give u away!!!)

lilylady by lilylady 26 Dec 2016

Sew Cute!

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

Adorable...great job SS!

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

OMG this is really cute !! love it too !

airyfairy by airyfairy 27 Dec 2016

Love this

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 28 Dec 2016

Very cute

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Very creative,love the design and colours

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Cute owl

bielie by bielie 30 Dec 2016

It could be from Sweetpea, just guessing.

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Stunning and your super present will brighten up dull days over the winter

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 01 Jan 2017

Very pretty and colorful

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by katydid 25 Dec 2016

I don't do Secret Santa, but I loved all your post . I am so envious! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I love you all. KAY

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greysewist by greysewist 26 Dec 2016

It's always great to see the variety of gifts done by Cuties. I hope you will join us another time.

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

It's nice to see all the gifts 🎁 love ❤️ Chris

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

sure you won't change your mind... with all those nice work that is presented here...

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by Elena18 25 Dec 2016

Thank You SS and Merry Christmas 🎄😘 really enjoy using!

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greysewist by greysewist 26 Dec 2016

Great bag and a terrific idea to include the decorative keyfob on the zipper. Nice work, SS.

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

Nice job on the bag and the letter A. Love ❤️ Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

Very nice bag, indeed.

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

nice fabric !

lilylady by lilylady 26 Dec 2016

Very nice looking bag!

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 28 Dec 2016

Nice bag

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Usefull bag, handy size, lovely work

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

lovely bag, so useful

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

A beautiful bag and bags are always so useful

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by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Thank you sooo much to my SS for the beautiful tree ornaments and the wine bottle apron! They are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you, thank you, thank you and Merry Christmas, whoever you are!

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greysewist by greysewist 26 Dec 2016

I can see quite a bit of stitching time there. Your SS is obviously an enthusiastic gifter who does lovely work.

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

That's a lot of work!! Love ❤️ Chris

Shisha by Shisha 26 Dec 2016

Yes, my SS is definitely an enthusiastic gifter! I have done some FSL and know how long it takes! And 3D and everything! I am sooooo spoiled! Thanks again my dear SS!!!

lilylady by lilylady 26 Dec 2016

Very nice ornaments!

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

They are all lovely...

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

like them all !!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Very creative, thoughtfull gift

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful gifts, love the FSL's

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

Great presents

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by dordonc 25 Dec 2016

This is what my secret Santa sent me all beautiful FSL
thanks Secret Sister Doris

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greysewist by greysewist 26 Dec 2016

What a lovely and different idea. Well done, SS.

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

Lovely necklace, love ❤️ Chris

marianb by marianb 26 Dec 2016

Lovely lace, good idea..

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

Beautifully done for sure...

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

what an original idea ! great job

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Lovely FSL designs. Nice idea

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful FSL's, necklace is a great idea

asterixsew by asterixsew 30 Dec 2016

FSL necklace is a great idea, love this one

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by graceandham 25 Dec 2016

No picture, but my SS gift is a perfectly darling min-polka dotted apron with a precious kitten in fall leaves on the bib part. Such a pretty design. Somebody sure noticed I talk incessantly about my cat Sugartoes. As for the cooking part, I don't cook often, as my DH prefers his cooking to mine. So if you come to my house in ten years, my apron will still look great and only slightly faded from washing! Thanks Secret Santa from the bottom of my heart. This was an extra special Christmas gift, as we celebrated by giving to Gatlinburg fire victims.

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greysewist by greysewist 26 Dec 2016

Your gift sounds lovely. Perhaps your giftmaker might have taken a pic before it left home and could ask Sue to post it for us to see. The Tennessee fires were dreadful and had such a high count of injuries as well as the very sad death toll. That was so thoughtful of you to consider others who will be suffering a very challenging time at Christmas.

pennifold by pennifold 26 Dec 2016

Great story and maybe one day you might like to cook!!!! Lovely of you to donate to the Gatlinburg fire victims I know they would have really appreciated it. Love ❤️ Chris

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by clintonmiss22 25 Dec 2016

I received a kitchen towel all "dressed up" - and in blue - my favorite color. It is so well done. And also this cute little reindeer fashioned from a washcloth and a bar of soap. It smells really nice. Thank you Secret Santa!! I love everything and appreciate you. Merry Christmas to everyone.

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

I too love the towel, so effective. Love Chris

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

These are very nice, wonderful gift SS

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Oh I love yr towel all dressed up!!!

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 25 Dec 2016

very nice

noah by noah 25 Dec 2016

oh i love the towel topper i wonder what site it came from ???Anyone???

greysewist by greysewist 25 Dec 2016

What a fun towel topper that is! Your SS did a fantastic job on it.

marianb by marianb 26 Dec 2016

Amazing towel..

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

Lovely!

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

what an original topper !! If anybody can point us where to get the design...

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

A great design for a Towel topper,beautifull gift

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful gifts

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by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

I would like to thank my Secret Santa for the two ornaments. One is an gingerbread house that is iridescent and a candle has been under it since it arrived. The other is a ball covered in folded fabric, I know there is a name for this, but don't know what it is right now, it has a snowman charm and gold ribbon. I love them both and they will fit on my tree with the rest of my homemade ornaments. Thank You and Merry Christmas to all. Sandy

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

They are so sweet, I love the little gingerbread house! Well done to the SS, love Chris

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful!

greysewist by greysewist 25 Dec 2016

Your SS did some great work for you, Sandy. The gingerbread house is particularly impressive!

marianb by marianb 26 Dec 2016

Love the Gingerbread House..

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

Very festive...love them both!

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

these are really very nice gifts...

lilylady by lilylady 27 Dec 2016

yes, they are. Love my gift!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Beautifull gifts from your SS.

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Well done, these are beautiful

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by justsew 25 Dec 2016

This is posted for Loralye, who needs all your prayers at the moment.
I absolutely adore these & want to thank my secret sister for bringing me such wonderful mugrugs & the centerpiece will be on our Christmas table for all to enjoy & when Christmas is over they will still be out for me to enjoy all winter long! I am thrilled with all of them & so thankful as I know first hand the time & effort involved in creating these.
Hugs & Blessings Loralye

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

They are beautiful and I pray that Loralye is on the mend and that 2017 will be a good year with good health. Love Chris

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Very nice, I hope she enjoyed them for the Holidays! Best wishes for the New Year!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Oh no! I don't know what I missed - that she needs prayers! Sending them her way and hoping that she was able to enjoy Christmas! Very nice SS gift!

greysewist by greysewist 25 Dec 2016

I'm sorry to hear that Loralye is going through difficult times and wish her the very best for great improvement soon. That was nice of you to post for her and the gifts are lovely.

marianb by marianb 26 Dec 2016

Loralye you are always in our thoughts and hearts. Your SS certainly deserves a pat on the back your gift is beautiful..

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

What a beautiful set...you are in my thoughts and prayers, Loralye...

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 26 Dec 2016

lovely gifts ! I hope Loralye is doing okay..

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Beautifull work, love the design

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Beautiful set, Well done SS

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by spendlove Moderator 25 Dec 2016

My SS must have been psychic! I really need a new address book, and she sent me this beautifully covered indexed notebook which will do the job perfectly!

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greysewist by greysewist 25 Dec 2016

This is a really nice design. Just enough without being too much. Great choice, SS.

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 25 Dec 2016

Very pretty and so useful too.

graceandham by graceandham 25 Dec 2016

It's so Sue.

pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

It's perfect! Love Chris

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Very Nice! Enjoy Sue!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Very nice!

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 25 Dec 2016

beautiful

marianb by marianb 26 Dec 2016

Perfect design on a great gift.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 26 Dec 2016

Practical and beautiful!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Lovely idea, would like to try this oneday.

ethan by ethan 30 Dec 2016

Very Nice

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by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Here is my gorgeous gift It's so me.. Had so many comments from family and guests everyone loved it. Thank you Thank you. Marian

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zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

If you zoom in, you see the lots of work that was done here. What a gift !

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

A lot of work, Lovely wall hanging

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

What a fabulous wall hanging.

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 25 Dec 2016

Your Secret Santa really went all out on this lovely wall hanging.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful wall hanging..

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful design

greysewist by greysewist 25 Dec 2016

It looks like your SS has indeed made the perfect gift to suit you. Lovely!

pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

Ooh! I love this! Love Chris

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Such a nice gift, Enjoy for the Holidays!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful!

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 25 Dec 2016

love this your SS did a beautiful job

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Glorious colour coordination, lovely gift

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by raels011 edited 25 Dec 2016

Lovely gifts Everyone has done beautiful and loving work

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by AllRaggedy 25 Dec 2016

Dear Secret Santa; Thank you so much for my beautiful cross stitched pin cushion, wrapped so beautifully in the beautiful gold foil box with the purple ribbon. I have enclosed a pic of both. Merry Christmas to all and
many thank you's to Sue for once again organizing the Secret Santa exchange.

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ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

I do like watching my machine embroider cross stitch. Pin cushions are always useful

pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

I love watching cross-stitch stitching out too, it looks fabulous. Love Chris

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful well done SS

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

Very detailed and quite usefull. Great job SS

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

I love the design and you can never have too many pin cushions, nicely done.

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 25 Dec 2016

Truly a work of art.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Dec 2016

Love cross stitch and also pincushions...way to go SS

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Very pretty and useful gift

greysewist by greysewist 25 Dec 2016

This is such an attractive pincushion -nice one, SS.

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Very Pretty, Love cross stitch, Nice SS!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful and it will be enjoyed all year long!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

A stunning gift, love the cross stitch

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by queenofhearts edited 25 Dec 2016

My Secret Santa sent me a pretty red hand towel embroidered with the most unusual trees, something that I have not seen before. The second picture shows up close what they look like. Thank you Secret Santa for the lovely gift. Merry Christmas (and stay warm) I have to admit that I opened my gift early and I have been enjoying this pretty towel all week.Teresa

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greysewist by greysewist 25 Dec 2016

I don't recall seeing much in the way of fringe designs for years now. Great work, SS, on such outstanding Christmas trees!

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

Lovely design of trees.

pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

Great job, I've never tried this type of embroidery. Love Chris

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

How wonderful Love it!

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

Yes indeed, special design, not sure how this is done

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

Very clever interpretation, so unique.

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 25 Dec 2016

I believe that this is done with a very wide satin stitch and then the bobbin threads are cut, releasing the top stitch to create the fringe. I tried it once on a flower but mine didn't look this good.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Dec 2016

Such a unique way to stitch trees...I have done some fringe work in the past, too...

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Very nice!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Amazing design, makes the design look real.

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by jgwatchorn 24 Dec 2016

Thankyou to my Cute Secret Santa. I had a feeling it would be special!!
My gift is a double ended Pot Holder with a cute embroidery design, embroidered on each end. I love the hand work its a beautiful gift. Love and friendship. Janette McLeods Shoot. NSW . Australia

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greysewist by greysewist 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful colours chosen to make up your gift -you'll be so classy getting things out of the oven. Wonderful job, SS.

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful, love the roses

pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

Such pretty colours Jeanette and such a useful item too. Love Chris

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful work!!

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

What a nice gift ! Could use that too !

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

How lovely is this and so very useful.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful and very useful too!

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Very pretty and useful

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Love colors and useful gift! Pretty SS!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Something you will b able to enjoy all year long!

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by greysewist Moderator 24 Dec 2016

Thankyou to my SS and to Sue for organising us yet again. My gift is a lovely tea towel with a very neatly appliqued nesting doll embroidered on to it. Applique isn't something I do much of myself, so I really appreciate the nice work you have done on this for me.

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inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 24 Dec 2016

Very nice good job SS

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

Lovely applique

pennifold by pennifold 25 Dec 2016

So cute, love Chris

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Very pretty..

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

Nice work SS

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

I also don't do much appliqué but when you see such lovely work as this it sure makes one want to.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Dec 2016

Very cute design...

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful applique

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Sew Cute! Enjoy!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

So pretty!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Lovely design,love the applique

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by meganne edited 26 Dec 2016

I am rapt in my gorgeous, pussy cat fabric, pussy cat embroidered, initialled, thread catcher bag and it was very cleverly wrapped in a lovely Christmas cheer shopping bag and the beautiful message written inside the (pussy cat) card brought me to tears.... thank you so much for making me feel so very special.
Hugs and blessings and Merry Christmas with love xxxx Meg

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pennifold by pennifold 24 Dec 2016

Ooh! That's so pretty Meg, love ❤️ Chris

greysewist by greysewist 24 Dec 2016

Your SS really catered to your 'inner cat person'. I hope you really are having a Meowy Christmas!

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 24 Dec 2016

Love it great job SS lots of thought in that gift

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

Very useful gift and lovely cat design, I got a gift of this fabric from a friend a week ago.

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Fantastic gift...

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

It is a very nice bag, with a cute cat design.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Dec 2016

Very useful...no more pesky threads escaping!

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Very beautiful bag

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

A great gift is one you enjoy, seen like it is perfect!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

It is purrrrfect!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Lovely gift and design.

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by carolpountney 24 Dec 2016

I have to post tonight will be away tomorrow I was thrilled with my SS gift just right for my holiday and a beautiful card to go with it I have not made a bag for myself as I am afraid of zips am over the moon with my gift

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 24 Dec 2016

Perfect gift for you and S S did a great job. She must have known your fear of zippers.

pennifold by pennifold 24 Dec 2016

What a pretty bag well done love ❤️ Chris

greysewist by greysewist 24 Dec 2016

Lovely purse -well done, SS!

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 24 Dec 2016

love it good job SS

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

I also have a fear of zippers, would practice make us better.

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Wonderful bag..

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

A very nice bag, love the little flowers .

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

That looks like a very handy sized bag and very simply elegant.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Dec 2016

Lovely bag!

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Cute bag

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Nice Bag! enjoy!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Very nice!!!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

A very useful gift.

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by pennifold 24 Dec 2016

Thankyou to my Secret Santa, I have a beautiful red Christmas tea towel, with a lovely design of a tree in the centre, so it falls nicely from my drawer handle. Love and blessings to you all, Chris, Newcastle, Australia.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 24 Dec 2016

Beautiful!

crafter2243 by crafter2243 24 Dec 2016

It is beautiful. Will be perfect in the kitchen during your lunches.

greysewist by greysewist 24 Dec 2016

What a great idea and you'd be the perfect person to receive such a terrific Christmas themed gift. Excellent work, SS.

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 24 Dec 2016

so cute good job SS

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

Lovely design of a Christmas tree.

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Wow love it. Perfect colour choice for you this year..

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

Great ! Fits perfect your kitchen handle

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

I saw Chris' towel in person and it made me want to make one like it, and the towel is so large.

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Beautiful towel

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Very Ready for the Holidays! Nice SS!

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Very nice!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Simply stunning!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 24 Dec 2016

Thank you Secret Santa Sister. I love, love, love the towel. Question now is....will I take the chance of it getting soiled. HM?

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 24 Dec 2016

What a cute penguin...great job, Secret Santa!

pennifold by pennifold 24 Dec 2016

Gorgeous ❤️ Chris

greysewist by greysewist 24 Dec 2016

Gorgeous! Nice job, SS!

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 24 Dec 2016

Love penguins I would put a sign on it Do NOT use it LOL

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

Love the cute penguin.

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Too cute love the penguin..

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

What a cute design ! Well chosen SS !

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

What a lovely cheerful towel! The fabulous thing about embroidery is that it handles laundering so well it will last a very long time.

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Cute design

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

Sew cute! I have one on display for show and noticed a wipe of chocolate from a little mouth. So I wouldn't use!LOL

Shisha by Shisha 25 Dec 2016

Ohhhh, so cute!

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

To nice to use !!

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by sewfrenzie 24 Dec 2016

Well it is Christmas Eve here, so I will post the beautiful lap quilt I secret sister sent to me. She knows its cold in MN, and she didn't want me to freeze! ;)

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 24 Dec 2016

How sweet of her to think about keeping you warm. Cheerful fabric as well.

pennifold by pennifold 24 Dec 2016

Love the jelly rolls, it looks very warm indeed. Love Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 24 Dec 2016

Beautiful...great job Secret Santa!

greysewist by greysewist 24 Dec 2016

Your SS put in a big effort on your gift -lovely work, SS.

inhislovinggrip by inhislovinggrip 24 Dec 2016

very nice keep warm

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 25 Dec 2016

Even the colors look warm.

ethan by ethan 25 Dec 2016

Love the colours, a lot of work making this.

marianb by marianb 25 Dec 2016

Brilliant gift, looks great.

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 25 Dec 2016

Very nice. I'm sure it took quite some time !

meganne by meganne 25 Dec 2016

This is so colourful, just looking at it would make you feel warmer.

maelyn1308 by maelyn1308 25 Dec 2016

Love colors and very pretty

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn 28 Dec 2016

Very nice, lovely colour coordination.

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by asterixsew Moderator 24 Dec 2016

looks like we are all waiting for our own 25th

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spendlove by spendlove 24 Dec 2016

Or pretending to!

lilylady by lilylady 25 Dec 2016

very nice, useful and pretty! enjoy!

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