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Friday, July 6, 2012

Secretly, silently...

...the postie visited.  I didn't hear the doorbell, but yesterday when I went outside to feed the birds I found a parcel on my doorstep.  Inside was the biggest Santa Sack I've ever seen

and two lovely presents to pop inside.

Fee must know how much I adore presents when she sewed my bag for me - it is truly enormous.

I told John I want him to fill it to the brim with goodies.  He looked pretty horrified - he hates shopping.  Luckily we have a system that works really well here.  All through the year I look out for lovely little things - often fabric, I buy it, wrap it and give it to him.  He hides it in his shed, where I won't go as he has the biggest spider friends who live in there.  At Christmas time I have a whole heap of presents which makes me super happy. (I've often forgotten what's inside each package, so some of them are even surprises).  He's very happy too as he hasn't had to go near the shops.

I know this is greedy of me, in fact it makes me a gimme pig (a term invented by lovely Michelle Ridgeway - hope you are having a wonderful trip, Michelle) but I can't help it - I just love pressies.
Huge thanks to Fee,  I'll show you what I sewed for her once I'm sure it has arrived.


No wonder I believe The Purl Bee is one of the best spots in blog world.  I'm in love with these flowers.  Here's the LINK.
Huge thanks to the whole team at fabulous Purl Bee.


  1. That is a lovely Santa sack from Fiona. Cute little piggy!

  2. I am so glad that they all arrived safely. I am having lots of fun making gifts for you xxxxx Hugs - Fee X

  3. Sounds like a very good gift system at your house!

  4. Oh Mel that is a gorgeous Santa sack that Fee has sent you.Love the idea where you buy pressies through the year wrap them and give them to John,i can imagine that you would forget what was in them after a while,great idea.xx

  5. Oh my goodness..... that is a HUUUUUGGGGEEEE sack.... how gorgeous is it and I bet the parcels are fun too.... great gift system... does John also buy his and you hide them I wonder????

  6. I love how your hubby chooses your gifts...if only all partners could be that intune with our wish lists..lol

  7. OMG I love your idea for Christmas gifts. I am going to start doing that! My hubby is the same, hates shopping so I usually end up with nothing....off to start looking NOW. Hugs xx

  8. What a beautiful big Santa sack. That little pig is such a sweetie. I forget to look at the the Purl Soho blog, thanks for reminding me.

  9. Wow now that is the largest Santa sack I have ever seen and a very pretty one too :-) I hope you get it filled straight to the top and beyond:-0 hugs Sheila

  10. I enjoyed reading this post Melody, such a fun idea for your gifts. I may have to think about doing that as my hubby isn't really into gift buying either!



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