Dec 5, 2006

All The Way From Australia

Yesterday was a good mail day! In addition to receiving 3 more Christmas cards and the Precious Moments figurine, I also received a package from Tessa in Australia. She really went out of her way to spoil me in this ornament exchange. I was only expecting an ornament. Instead, she sent me this:

Isn't the Christmas card cute? Out of all the cards I've received this year, this is definitely my favorite! The gold box is a tin of Australian chocolates. Mmmmm! Also included in the package was the cute Santa pen (He jiggles on top... LOL) and a package of Christmas kleenex. The pen has blue ink (my favorite) and it writes really nice. I'll be using it at work until the holidays are over. :-) Then of course, there was the ornament:

It's actually a doorhanger! The reindeer is embellished with beads and the little bell on it's neck makes the sweetest little tinkling sound. Here's a close-up of the reindeer:

Tessa and I decided to put our names, year, & country on the back of the ornament. She also added her 'signature' ladybird and Aussie flag buttons. Here's what Tessa stitched on the back:

Thank you, Tessa! It's wonderful. I already have it hanging on a doorknob in my living room. :)


Jenna said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Tessa did a fabulous job with the stitching and finishing; that reindeer is just so sweet. :)

Tessa said...

I really enjoyed making this for you Meari - glad you like it :)

stitcherw said...

What a fun surprise to get, the little reindeer is adorable.

AnneS said...

Gorgeous ornament exchange from Tessa :) Lovely goodies too :D

Cindy said...

Oh, that is just a gorgeous ornament! Tessa done a fantastic job on it! What an awesoem packege from Tessa!!