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.
2) After :-)
Thanks again SS
Huge hugs xxxx
Very pretty and so practical
TTT hoping to see last photo
This was the gift Lucy received. She had problems trying to upload it herself.
Only one to go now.
Sue good job again . You do a fabulous job organizing this swap for us. Thank you
You have done a great job again Sue THANK YOU for all that you do here and on Facebook Love Raelene
So, Sue, now that Gladys has received her gift...have they all been accounted for as far as delivery...how many pictures are missing?
All accounted for, but awaiting 2 pictures.
Brilliant news and is this a record or not for so early in Jan?
Love the Apron, Thank you S.S. Your card is lovely too. Did not take a photo of it yet. G
Lovely gift !
Beautiful....love the design!
Very nice SS
Fantastic apron - well done, SS. Lovey to see you in your beautiful room, too, Ethan!
Wow, that is gorgeous! Love Chris
Yes it is beautiful, Thank you again S.S.
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
Great news that your present has finally arrived
It looks a beautiful apron
Nothing in the mail today, still waiting and hoping.
so sorry ethan I thought all the SS gifts arrived. I hope it gets there soon.
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
Good news...her gift did arrive and she posted it below...
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.
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!
Nearly - awaiting news of one gift wandering around Europe and half a dozen pictures.
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
Beautiful table runner...great job Secret Santa!
Beautiful, you are a lucky lady.
great job SS
Well this looks perfect on the red cloth Caroline. Well done to the SS, love Chris
Very nice gift, well done SS!
Beautiful, nice job ss
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!
Very nice.. Well done SS
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.
I second all you have said wonderful job well done
Thanks to Sue for her great efforts as they are appreciated by so many of us here
Ditto! Love Chris
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
What a cute little lady bug. Perfect for you.
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!
Great job Secret Santa...both are so lovely and useful!
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
useful gifts love the bugs
These are special, great work SS!
A lovely present and one that you will enjoy for ages
Great gifts from your SS. Love Chris
Well thank heavens, Australia Post finally found your address. Such lovely gifts it would have been a shame if they had gotten lost. xxxxx
Great job SS I am so happy the post found you nice way to start the New Year.
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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.)
Thankyou Sue and Thankyou to my SS :)
Lovely...great job Secret Santa!
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!
Love the design
Love the designs on the towel topper and yet another great present
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
What a beautiful design
Lovely...and I agree with Sarah...beautiful design!
Amazing embroidery design. Lovely
Very nice, love the designs!
This is a lovely gift, especially the contrast of silver (I think!) on dark blue.
Another beautiful purse Claude. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas love ❤️ Chris
Beautiful and useful gift
As Ethan has said a beautiful and useful gift for you to enjoy
Just noticed this design in the Urban Threads sale!
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.
Beautiful love the colours
Very nice and such beautiful fringe flowers!
Green x purple, great colours. love the bag idea.
Love, great work SS!
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 :)
Fabulous very useful and thoughtful gift. Well done SS
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
Useful gift, love the colours
Lovely design and a useful present so enjoy using it
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.
Great job and so practical !
Great job SS
Green x purple, great colours. love the idea.
This is sew cute, love colors also!
The colours do work well together and I so love useful items. Well done, SS.
Fabulous well done SS
I love the fabric and it's a great useful project. Love ❤️ Chris
Well done, great design
Enjoy using this lovely present
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 :)
Am so sorry i cannot upload a photo. Give me a tic :)
Nope too big sorry :(\
Hopefully you are Successfull......
It is beautiful Pauline you SS did very well indeed..
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
Yes you have a great present
Post been Mine still has not arrived BOO HOO
I'm sure your SS will be wanting it to arrive even more than you do, Raels. Hopefully it won't be too long.
Aussie mail has become Snail mail!!!
I love the towels for my kitchen. The color matches the rooster that sits on my island. Thank you SS
Very nice...it looks like the towel might be attached with Velcro so that they can be changed out for laundering (?)
Yes it has Velcro on both towels and the topper. Very nice work. ThANKS
Very nice and good idea your SS did a great job
Great job and I love the Rooster love ❤️ Chris
These will be nice bright kitchen companions. Good job, SS.
Great kitchen towels..
Lovely design,like the idea of swapping the dirty towel.
Nice to get your colors and rooster, Nice SS!
Beautiful design, well done
A super pressie
Sorry I didn't have time to participate this year, but I loved seeing everyones wonderful gifts. Sandy
maybe next time..
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
Love it...so handy to have!
That is a great gift. So useful, love Chris
Wonderful gift, very useful..
Super gift and so useful
A practical and classy gift. Well done, SS.
I have one like this, so practical to use . great gift
These are always handy, love design and color!
Great idea, love the colour and design
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.
That is lovely Linda, much thought gone into this gift. Love Chris
This is so special Linda
A beautifully personalised gift Well done, SS.
Very thoughtful gift, lovely
Definitely one for you and you only. Pretty
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...
Love, love, love this - the colors are wonderful! Well done SS!!!
Great Bag and sew useful. Enjoy! Nice color and design SS
The designs and bag colours are so well chosen to be together. Excellent, SS.
Great design, sure it will usefull
Beautiful design, useful bag
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
Beautiful gifts everyone - well done, secret sisters!!!
so beautiful your SS did a great job
lovely design !
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
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.
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
That really is stunning. What a work of art your SS has created. Excellent choice for your new home as well.
Stunning....I love the fabrics and the design.
This is lovely. It makes me think of stained glass.
it is really a special effect. Nice job!
LOVE IT! I wonder if that is a Sweet Pea block? Love Chris
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Amazing design, love the colours
Beautiful, design really shines
Super table runner
what wonderful gifts ,my picture will be up as soon as I find my camera
We are all waiting !!!!!
Looking forward to seeing your gift. Love ❤️ Chris
My SS sent me this beautiful owl not sure how she knew I love owls. Thank you so much SS
That owl purse would brighten up anyone's day. Your SS did a great job for you.
I love the vibrancy of this purse. Love ❤️ Chris
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!!!)
Adorable...great job SS!
OMG this is really cute !! love it too !
Very creative,love the design and colours
It could be from Sweetpea, just guessing.
Stunning and your super present will brighten up dull days over the winter
Very pretty and colorful
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
It's always great to see the variety of gifts done by Cuties. I hope you will join us another time.
It's nice to see all the gifts 🎁 love ❤️ Chris
sure you won't change your mind... with all those nice work that is presented here...
Thank You SS and Merry Christmas 🎄😘 really enjoy using!
Great bag and a terrific idea to include the decorative keyfob on the zipper. Nice work, SS.
Nice job on the bag and the letter A. Love ❤️ Chris
Very nice bag, indeed.
nice fabric !
Very nice looking bag!
Usefull bag, handy size, lovely work
lovely bag, so useful
A beautiful bag and bags are always so useful
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!
I can see quite a bit of stitching time there. Your SS is obviously an enthusiastic gifter who does lovely work.
That's a lot of work!! Love ❤️ Chris
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!!!
Very nice ornaments!
They are all lovely...
like them all !!
Very creative, thoughtfull gift
Beautiful gifts, love the FSL's
This is what my secret Santa sent me all beautiful FSL
thanks Secret Sister Doris
What a lovely and different idea. Well done, SS.
Lovely necklace, love ❤️ Chris
Lovely lace, good idea..
Beautifully done for sure...
what an original idea ! great job
Lovely FSL designs. Nice idea
Beautiful FSL's, necklace is a great idea
FSL necklace is a great idea, love this one
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.
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.
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
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.
I too love the towel, so effective. Love Chris
These are very nice, wonderful gift SS
Oh I love yr towel all dressed up!!!
oh i love the towel topper i wonder what site it came from ???Anyone???
What a fun towel topper that is! Your SS did a fantastic job on it.
what an original topper !! If anybody can point us where to get the design...
A great design for a Towel topper,beautifull gift
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
They are so sweet, I love the little gingerbread house! Well done to the SS, love Chris
Your SS did some great work for you, Sandy. The gingerbread house is particularly impressive!
Love the Gingerbread House..
Very festive...love them both!
these are really very nice gifts...
yes, they are. Love my gift!
Beautifull gifts from your SS.
Well done, these are beautiful
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
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
Very nice, I hope she enjoyed them for the Holidays! Best wishes for the New Year!
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!
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.
Loralye you are always in our thoughts and hearts. Your SS certainly deserves a pat on the back your gift is beautiful..
What a beautiful set...you are in my thoughts and prayers, Loralye...
lovely gifts ! I hope Loralye is doing okay..
Beautifull work, love the design
Beautiful set, Well done SS
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!
This is a really nice design. Just enough without being too much. Great choice, SS.
Very pretty and so useful too.
It's so Sue.
It's perfect! Love Chris
Very Nice! Enjoy Sue!
Perfect design on a great gift.
Practical and beautiful!
Lovely idea, would like to try this oneday.
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
If you zoom in, you see the lots of work that was done here. What a gift !
A lot of work, Lovely wall hanging
What a fabulous wall hanging.
Your Secret Santa really went all out on this lovely wall hanging.
Beautiful wall hanging..
It looks like your SS has indeed made the perfect gift to suit you. Lovely!
Ooh! I love this! Love Chris
Such a nice gift, Enjoy for the Holidays!
love this your SS did a beautiful job
Glorious colour coordination, lovely gift
Lovely gifts Everyone has done beautiful and loving work
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.
I do like watching my machine embroider cross stitch. Pin cushions are always useful
I love watching cross-stitch stitching out too, it looks fabulous. Love Chris
Beautiful well done SS
Very detailed and quite usefull. Great job SS
I love the design and you can never have too many pin cushions, nicely done.
Truly a work of art.
Love cross stitch and also pincushions...way to go SS
Very pretty and useful gift
This is such an attractive pincushion -nice one, SS.
Very Pretty, Love cross stitch, Nice SS!
Beautiful and it will be enjoyed all year long!
A stunning gift, love the cross stitch
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
I don't recall seeing much in the way of fringe designs for years now. Great work, SS, on such outstanding Christmas trees!
Lovely design of trees.
Great job, I've never tried this type of embroidery. Love Chris
How wonderful Love it!
Yes indeed, special design, not sure how this is done
Very clever interpretation, so unique.
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.
Such a unique way to stitch trees...I have done some fringe work in the past, too...
Amazing design, makes the design look real.
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
Beautiful colours chosen to make up your gift -you'll be so classy getting things out of the oven. Wonderful job, SS.
Beautiful, love the roses
Such pretty colours Jeanette and such a useful item too. Love Chris
What a nice gift ! Could use that too !
How lovely is this and so very useful.
Beautiful and very useful too!
Very pretty and useful
Love colors and useful gift! Pretty SS!
Something you will b able to enjoy all year long!
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.
Very nice good job SS
So cute, love Chris
Nice work SS
I also don't do much appliqué but when you see such lovely work as this it sure makes one want to.
Very cute design...
Sew Cute! Enjoy!
Lovely design,love the applique
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
Ooh! That's so pretty Meg, love ❤️ Chris
Your SS really catered to your 'inner cat person'. I hope you really are having a Meowy Christmas!
Love it great job SS lots of thought in that gift
Very useful gift and lovely cat design, I got a gift of this fabric from a friend a week ago.
It is a very nice bag, with a cute cat design.
Very useful...no more pesky threads escaping!
Very beautiful bag
A great gift is one you enjoy, seen like it is perfect!
It is purrrrfect!
Lovely gift and design.
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
Perfect gift for you and S S did a great job. She must have known your fear of zippers.
What a pretty bag well done love ❤️ Chris
Lovely purse -well done, SS!
love it good job SS
I also have a fear of zippers, would practice make us better.
A very nice bag, love the little flowers .
That looks like a very handy sized bag and very simply elegant.
Nice Bag! enjoy!
A very useful gift.
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.
It is beautiful. Will be perfect in the kitchen during your lunches.
What a great idea and you'd be the perfect person to receive such a terrific Christmas themed gift. Excellent work, SS.
so cute good job SS
Lovely design of a Christmas tree.
Wow love it. Perfect colour choice for you this year..
Great ! Fits perfect your kitchen handle
I saw Chris' towel in person and it made me want to make one like it, and the towel is so large.
Very Ready for the Holidays! Nice SS!
Thank you Secret Santa Sister. I love, love, love the towel. Question now is....will I take the chance of it getting soiled. HM?
What a cute penguin...great job, Secret Santa!
Gorgeous ❤️ Chris
Gorgeous! Nice job, SS!
Love penguins I would put a sign on it Do NOT use it LOL
Love the cute penguin.
Too cute love the penguin..
What a cute design ! Well chosen SS !
What a lovely cheerful towel! The fabulous thing about embroidery is that it handles laundering so well it will last a very long time.
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
Ohhhh, so cute!
To nice to use !!
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! ;)
How sweet of her to think about keeping you warm. Cheerful fabric as well.
Love the jelly rolls, it looks very warm indeed. Love Chris
Beautiful...great job Secret Santa!
Your SS put in a big effort on your gift -lovely work, SS.
very nice keep warm
Even the colors look warm.
Love the colours, a lot of work making this.
Brilliant gift, looks great.
Very nice. I'm sure it took quite some time !
This is so colourful, just looking at it would make you feel warmer.
Love colors and very pretty
Very nice, lovely colour coordination.