Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Early Christmas Presents

In last weeks mail I received a surprise parcel from Roswitha from Blauraute blog for Christmas.  Roswitha and I have become friends through email and have exchanged parcels for awhile now, but this one came as a wonderful surprise. 

I really love this beautiful crochet doily that she made.  I'm not sure what this is called in German, but I call this filet crochet.  This is one type of crochet that I haven't tried, but I really like how it looks. 

This doily looks so pretty on my kitchen table underneath this Christmas cake stand that belonged to my Mom.

Roswitha also sent me this cute redwork snowman pillow.  Since he is a snowman and not just for Christmas, he will stay out so I can enjoy him through the winter months. 

Here is a view of the back.  The  pillow fastens with 3 heart shaped buttons.  I really enjoyed this package Roswitha.  Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas surprise.

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Then a few days later I got another surprise parcel from my friend, Val in Canada.  She made me this cute bag with kitten faces.  This little bag is just perfect for holding everything I need for a redwork project. 

Val also included these two balls of yarn.  She knows how much I like to knit and crochet, and I'll have some fun making something from this pretty yarn.  Val is really an awesome knitter, and you can see some of her projects here on Ravelry.  Thanks for the surprise, Val.

I hope that your Christmas is full of surprises, too. 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! 


  1. What sweet surprises you have received. It is obvious your friends think highly of you.
    That yarn is so lovely.
    Merry Christmas at your house, that's for sure! : )

  2. A very nice gift! The yarns are beautiful colors! Merry Christmas!

  3. The filet crochet doily is lovely. I love any sort of filet crochet myself having done quite a bit in my earlier years and still collect.Its very popular in Europe.
    I should one day blog about my collection.

  4. Lovely, wonderful gifts!

  5. How wonderful! I love filet crochet, but I've never done it myself. I've tried, but can't get the tension right. Cute snowman pillow - I love snowmen for the same reason, they're not just for Christmas. And that yarn is beautiful!!

  6. WOW! You did alright this year!
    I love that doily. What a wonderful talent to have to be able to make something like that. Lucky you!

  7. I love holiday surprises - of the good kind ;-)
    So happy you shared some of yours with us!
    Happy Holidays

  8. Lovely gifts for a lovely lady hey. The doily is beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for the nice things you say about my blog much appreciated. Hugs xx Jersey U.K.

  9. Wow... now this is what I call "Happy Mail"! Gorgeous. The crochet is beautiful and the little bag is darling. Useful and cute. You made Roswitha's doily extra special by placing your Mother's plate on it -- very nice!
    Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

  10. Nice stuff. I wish I could crochet doilies. That's what I have the most interest in learning to crochet.


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