Friday, December 30, 2016

SSCS 2016

Christmas and the  delights of the annual SSCS, hosted by the awesome Chooky, are over for another year, leaving behind happy memories, special gifts and the thrill of connecting with a friendly stranger in another country.

This is what I sent to Carole in the US - a woolly warmer for around her neck, a little brooch, a mini-quilt/table topper and a hexie Christmas decoration. I received a lovely "thank you" email from Carole, who has been unwell, which shouldn't be allowed at Christmas!



And I received these - and more besides -  from Martine in Arras, France


I love everything - especially the clever wall pocket (which included a little glass tube for a few fresh or dried flowers)  and those cute little bears.. and that quirky Christmas angel. As for the mug  - it's a souvenir mug  from Martine's town, which she had specially decorated with "No kangaroos in Arras" on the front and our names on the back. It makes me smile. Martine also included a tea cosy, pretty fabric and buttons and a book about the Battle of Arras, which I'm looking forward to reading once my brain is out of holiday mode. We've been in touch, so Martine already knows how pleased and thankful  I am to have had her as my partner this year.

Here's to you, Chooky, and to all my wonderful SSCS partners over the years and to all of you lovely people out there in blogland. Here's to a healthy, happy, crafty year for us all.

6 comments:

creations.1 said...

Beautiful presents coming and going Jan

Martine B said...

I love what you made for Carole.
The collar is original. Nice colour too !
Who designed it ?
I am glad to have pleased you.
Once again, A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 to you and your family.

jodie said...

Those little bears are super cute !!

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful gifts both sent and received in the swap..............thanks so much for being part of the SSCS once again........and look forward to following along on your blog in 2017........

Carole said...

Just stopping by to see what you were up too! As Donna mentioned, lovely gifts from both sent and received! Cheers!

I am said...

Hi Jan,lovely gifts both sent and received .