I also received some very nice post this week. These goodies came my way from my swap partner. They looked so cute all wrapped up. And I loved that red and white zipper pouch. So scandinavian looking to me.
And speaking of Scandinavian, my wonderful Norwgian friend sent me a little surprise package for Christmas. Also included, but not in the picture because I already ate it, was a tin of mackerel in tomato sauce. I LOVE that stuff. (I know you think I’m crazy). But look – it was gone even before I cracked open the chocolate = proof. I think the 4 smaller chocolate bars are to share with the kids, but I may hide them and keep them for myself. (Not really, but the thought has crossed my mind. Takk Julie!!
And finally another sweet surprise. (Christmas surprises are even more fun these days, because when you’re the mom, they’re extremely rare.) This one from sweet Trish of Notes of Sincerity. A handmade scarf! I love it and it looks so great with my gray coat (and it covers the missing button that I need to sew back on = pathetic). Trish and I have been blogland friends for a while now and in October I got to meet her in real life at the Sewing Summit. It is so much fun to meet virtual friends in person. Thank you so much Trish! Trish has a cute etsy shop and sells these beauties, so if you’re looking for a special gift or one for yourself, you might want to check them out.
And finally, one of my other favorite parts of the Christmas season: Mint Truffle and Candy Cane Hershey kisses. I still can’t decide which I like best. I guess I’ll have to keep eating them to help me make up my mind.
Finally: December Giveaway winners are posted! Many, many thanks for your kind comments, your reassurances that I’m not the only one who feels slightly frenzied right now, and reminders that the Christmas calm will come.