Thursday, 31 December 2015

SSCS Gifts Received... Thank You Dagmar!

After having a wonderful & relatively screen-free few days, it's time I get back into the blogging thing...
 
Christmas was really great - full of family, great food & socialising... I did have a few tears at times, being that this was our first Christmas with my MIL, but her delicious recipes (now made by my nieces) kept us all well-fed!
Even though 2015 has presented me with what has felt like a continuous stream of challenges, I have many things to be grateful for & that I'll cherish about the year.

Now, SSCS... Dagmar has totally spoiled me with a stunning wall hanging of a Nutcracker... I have no idea how she pieced it, I see there are so many tiny tiny pieces, but goodness me I am in love with it. Dagmar, thank you again for such a wonderful SSCS gift & I can't wait to show it off every year now!
Dagmar also included some lovely napkins with Santa's face on them, a little tub of white buttons & a dainty box packed with delicious-smelling candle melts... how did you know I love candles so much Dagmar?!
The details in this hanging are amazing, & just look at the beautiful quilting!
Do go check out Dagmar's blog, & see some more of her skills on show.
Many thanks again Dagmar ... and of course thanks goes also to Chookyblue for once again organising the best Christmas swap in blogland.

18 comments:

Maria said...

Th e Nutcraker is amazing.. Dagmar surely did a great job of piecing...

FloS said...

What a beautiful present !!
All my best wishes for the Nw Year !
Florence

sunny said...

Amazing workmanship! Happy New Year!

kiwikid said...

What a beautiful hanging...amazing work. Best wishes to you for a very happy New Year.

Susan said...

Love Chooky's SSCS and your gift. Hoping 2016 brings you health, happiness and some extra stitching time!

Lisa V said...

Oh that's a beauty, lucky you!!

Fiona said...

wonderful gift from Dagmar
Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

he is amazing.......she does lots of this piecing and I have no idea where she finds it all.........looks wonderful....thanks for being part of the SSCS once again......

Jindi's Cottage said...

Amazing detail...enjoy displaying each year...Happy New Year, may 2016 be everything you wish for x

marina said...

Wow what great piecing on Dagmar's hanging, it's wonderful

Lin said...

Beautiful work from Dagmar - he is gorgeous! Happy New Year Anthea. xx

Julia said...

Lovely gifts Anthea, Dagmars Nutcracker is gorgeous, beautiful work.
Hope you had a lovely new year...may 2016 be full of joy and happiness.
Julia x

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Dagmar did an amazing job with the quilting. You could even use this throughout the year. Lovely to hear that the family recipes are being continued.

Happy days.
Bev.

Ondrea said...

How grand is he! Awesome gift.

Sue B said...

wow, I love that nutcracker. He is super

Leanne said...

Beautiful gifts Anthea, that nutcracker is very nice.

Narelle said...

Lovely gift Anthea.
I do hope you have had a nice start to the New Year and stay safe with those fires about.

KAYLEE said...

The Nutcracker piece is so gorgeous, such wonderful work.

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