For a number of years, I have participated in a retreat with women that I met through an online quilting e-Group. The retreats are wonderful, and I have met many great ladies that I now call my friends! This year, it was decided that the retreat group would do a little bit of Christmas Swapping amongst ourselves, drawing names and being matched up with those that wanted to "play". I had 2 names...which meant 2 boxes of goodies arriving at my house! The goodies on the left (snowman, lavender sachet, pink zipper bag, and faith sign) are from our retreat hostess, Angela
. She is such a talented artist on so many fronts, and sells her original designs and patterns on Etsy and through her web store at www.thecountrycellar
.com. Check her out...and maybe order a hand-did item or two!!!
The items on the right (hand dyed yarns, handmade soap, knitting needles, and dish cloth) are from Penny
. Penny is one of Angela's sisters, and is quite talented in her own right. I'm excited to start a new project with the yarns Penny sent.
Thank you, both, for sending the lovin'! Looking forward to our retreat time in May!!