Secret Santa goodies and some cross stitch

Happy Friday everyone!

I just realised that I haven’t showed you what I received for my secret santa yet, so I though now would be a perfect time to do so.

My secret santa was the lovely Kimberley from New-Zealand, and how spoilt I got! I received a beautiful skein of lamb wool from NZ, a project bag, a mug cosy and a pair of socks that Kimberley made, very cute stitch markers and a very nice Christmas card.IMG_7453

Totally spoilt! The socks were slightly too big for me, but they fit my husband perfectly so he is now the very lucky owner of those beautiful socks! I’m a but jealous to be honest!

Before Christmas as well, I finally got back into a little bit of cross stitch and made a bookmark for Claire, as I know she collects them. I couldn’t show you because I was waiting for her to receive my letter, and she has way before christmas but I guess I forgot to post about it until now!


I changed the colours from a parrot pattern I found on deviant art to make it a lorikeet. If you are interested, here is the chart for it.

I wish you all a great weekend!




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21 responses to “Secret Santa goodies and some cross stitch

  1. You were totally spoiled! The purple yarn is beautiful!!
    The bookmark is so cute!

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  2. That yarn looks heavenly, and the bookmark is great! A spoiled girl, but that’s a good thing!!

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  3. You are lucky! What a great surprise! The parrot is great too😊

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  4. You must be gutted that the socks don’t fit – I hope hubby appreciates just how lucky he is! Any idea what you’ll make with that fabulous purple yarn?

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  5. AJ

    What an awesome gift!

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  6. Beautiful book mark! I’ve never tried cross stitch, don’t know if I have the patience, but I love how it looks when its finished!

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  7. claire93

    some lovely gifts there, and I was totally spoilt with the gorgeous bookmark! I’m behind on posts this year, but will be putting a photo on my blog soon ^^

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  8. Gorgeous package and goodies. It is a stunning bookmark. So nice to see how vast your knowledge of birds are from parakeets to lorikeets. Wow! Well done. I love birds since my father used to breed birds, and some were exotic and some local to SA. 🙂

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    • Thank you Joey! We do have lots of lorikeets in Australia, they are such pretty birds 😊 it’s so cool that your dad bred birds, you have some pretty awesome birds is SA too!

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  9. Very pretty cross stitch. I really like those stitch markers!

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