At work we do Secret Santa – it’s been going for eight years, organised by the marvellous Mandy (from the Finance team), supported by Steve our (now ex) Land buyer. They love dressing up and bringing joy to our teams. But it is always fun – you get the name of who you are buying a gift for, a cost limit, and you give it to them as a hopefully lovely suprise.This year I declined to participate because I just had too much on. This year I declined to participate because I just had too much on.
But when I read about an internet based Sewing Swap I thought – yes! What a great idea. This great challenge, organised by Sewchet, is to buy, create or find a present for a fellow sewist, costing no more than £10, adding something homemade or free, and send it to an address in your own country. I researched my target by reading her blog – finding out what sort of things they like, their colouring and preferences. I had fun doing it. And this is what arrived!
My Secret Santa is Megan from Pigeon Wishes. Want to see who she is? She has some great photos and animations on her blog. What a stylish woman. I love this summery shot of Megan wearing a Cheong-sam and parasol.
Do you want to see what was inside my parcels? Megan has got me right, hasn’t she? A nice big piece of charcoal wool jersey, some bright pink lighter jersey, a pattern to make a classic pair of tailored trousers, and a sweet Lucky Lady button collection. Bravo! I love my presents. I shall enjoy making something nice with all of these. Thank you Megan for your thoughtfulness and I hope you too had a very Happy Christmas.
Do you think Megan was suggesting I made the pants in the grey jersey? An “amazing fit” sounds pretty compelling. This was my only sewing based present!
Did you get any sewing presents this year?