Dec 28, 2009

CSE Advent Exchange

This year I decided to "mix it up" a bit and participate in an Advent Exchange instead of my usual 12 Days of Christmas Exchange. I received a package from Cyndi in CA on December 1st - Just in time! :)


All the little gifites are under my tree.



AND ON CHRISTMAS DAY
A very cute snowman kit from Janlynn:



LAST ONES
I don't know where I went wrong, but somewhere I didn't photograph a giftie and I don't know which one it is. Anywho, two sets of gift bags and floss...




DAYS SEVENTEEN, EIGHTEEN, NINETEEN, & TWENTY




DAYS FOURTEEN, FIFTEEN, & SIXTEEN

Meari had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb...
a lamb (sheep?) finger puppet, DMC Linen Floss,
and Carries Creations Floss.



DAYS ELEVEN, TWELVE, & THIRTEEN

The mini whisk got the best of me.
I "felt up" the package and couldn't
figure out what it was, lol. Cute little
spool of ribbon, and a Gingerbread
Christmas ornie.



DAYS EIGHT, NINE, & TEN

A Tropical Paradise Calendar (Boy, what I
wouldn't give to be in a tropical paradise right
now! A girl can dream, can't she?!), Pair
of Festive Christmas Socks (Guess what I'll be
wearing on Christmas Eve?), and a paintable
Sleigh ornament


DAYS FIVE, SIX, & SEVEN

I think there was a Santa theme here :)
The star Santa is paintable -- I'm looking forward
to decorating it up. Plus, another skein of Carries
floss. Can't have too much floss!


DAYS THREE & FOUR

Cute snowman cube note pad and
a skein of Carries Creation floss in a
Christmas-y color. Very nice!


DAYS ONE & TWO

A pedicure set in a pretty blue color, and a
Stitch & Hang Santa ornament. These are
great little patterns for on-the-go projects. :)


Thank you for all the gifts, Cyndi!

18 comments:

Cyndi said...

Oh I'm so glad they arrived in time. Enjoy!

Carolyn NC said...

What fun! It's always so uplifting to have a gift to look forward to opening each day. First couple of days look great!

Shari said...

how fun Meari!!!! I am doing a 12 days this year. I mailed mine out yesterday!!!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Your tree looks lovely! I've not yet joined one of these sort of exchanges, might give it a go next year.

Rachel S said...

Cute!

Mel said...

What a neat idea. Great little gifts Meari! I look forward to the next 11.

CindyMae said...

I am going to have to remember to join in on this next year! What a fantastic idea and great gifts!

Carolyn NC said...

Days 3 and 4 are so cute, too!

Debra said...

What fun!

Shelley said...

Cool exchange. Love the gifts so far. Where did you sign up for the Advent exchange. I was bummed that we didn't do the 12 days on ILCS. I would have loved to do an Advent exchange.

Barbara said...

Nice gifts so far, Meari. This exchange is my favorite of the year.
Barb in TX

5 Foot Runt said...

Wow, what a nice exchange. I hope you continue to be blessed Meari!

stitcherw said...

What a great exchange idea, you've got some fun stuff (and the flosses are gorgeous). Hope you haven't gotten anymore snow to have to clean out of your drive, boy you had a lot. I got done cleaning my drive a bit ago, we didn't get nearly as much as you did.
Sue

Katrien said...

Nice gifts

Kristin said...

What fabulous gifts. Can you send the CSE link my way? I'd like to check it out.

glenda said...

Great gifts!

EvalinaMaria said...

Very nice exchange, enjoy your gifts!

Rene la Frog said...

What a great idea for a exchange...We should think about doing it next year on ILCS