Yvonne and I now have an annual Christmas swap tradition. This is our second year, and I love that we do this. It started out just being about magazines, since I can supply her with her Martha fix, and she can send me beautiful European magazines that I can't get here, like this one.
But now we add all kinds of treats, and how amazing are all these good things? Sometimes it's spooky how much she gets my taste, and we've never even met in real life. First of all, egg cups! I didn't even think that I must have some egg cups ready for when the chickens start laying, but that is just brilliant, and of course they are the prettiest egg cups ever.
Then she made me all these nice things that I actually really need, like a needlebook. I've been wanting to make myself a needlebook forever, and just haven't gotten to it. I have all my packages of needles in a plastic bag. This is so much more efficient and elegant. And she also made a knitting needle roll, and I think that is even some very special Cath Kidston fabric, which I just love. Especially with those red knitting needles in there. There's even a matching drawstring bag full of treats like stroopwafels (oh how I love stropwafels!) and kruidnoten and some other sugary treats. She even included Cath Kidston tissues, not that I'll ever be able to blow my nose with them, they're so cute. Of course I just love the fuzzy pink stocking too! The little blueberries are just the cutest!
I can't thank Yvonne enough, and like she said to me in a recent e-mail, this is a damn fine tradition! :o) I look forward to many more years of Christmas goodiness!