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Saturday, 1 January 2011

1/1-11 which means 2011-01-01 or is it Jan.01,2011 or is it 010111?? Definitely the first day of 2011 in my part of the word when I write this:-)

I joined 2 different Christmas Secret Swaps in 2010. One worked perfect
back and forth within the time suggested. The other one took its time to
arrive,blaming the weather! BUT NOW YES,at last they have arrived safe.

First 2 pictures of my Charming Chatter Swap.So glad Monica of Diary
of a Quilt Maven at last received my Seminole Christmas table runner,
as well as the small,little ornament:-)

Before sending the runner on Dec.1. I tried it on my own coffee table.
Looks nice there,so I hope Monica will be pleased.

LUCKY ME,this is what I received on Dec.31 :

Charming Chatter Club Secret Santa is here. An extremely big envelope
arrived safely, containing 12 bits and pieces. Everything soon to be
used. The parcel has probably been caught up in the heavy snow-storms that
blew through Europe last week,remember?, when no planes came or took-off.
I feel very lucky:-)
THANKING you very much Cheryl from This`n That.
You are so kind sending this to me:-)

We have a saying in Norway "den som venter på noe godt,venter ikke forgjeves".
A very free translation:"if you wait for anything nice,soon it`ll be there"!!
Or "All`s well,that ends well"!! Now proved to be so very true!

DINNER on the very first day of 2011 is soon to be served: beef, baked potatoes
lettuce with salad-cream,etc. My DH and I will enjoy yet another good dinner!!!
I am using the present from Cheryl:the snowman table mats and potholders under the glasses for this special first-day-of-the-year dinner.

Love January First of each year; promises-promises, very easy to make lots
of them. I have really many good plans for different quilting projects this
year and I hope to finish some of my UFOs too.

Thank you all,I like the inspiration I get from you, heaps of great blogs
around, Norwegian ones and blogs from many more countries around the world.
And once again if I have not reached you all: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011
to all my followers and whoever find my blog interesting:))))


Oddbjørg said...

Godt Nyttår!
Jeg gleder meg til å følge med på bloggen din dette året også. Tror sikkert du kommer til å vise mange spennende prosjekter.

Hanne-Kristine said...

Og godt nytt år til deg Grethe :)
Så heldig du er som får sånne deilige pakker i posten og så flott at den kom fram!
Håper du får mange hærlige sy-stunder fremover :)
Klem hk


I love those gifts and those placemats are to die for!!!! I had a good dinner myself tonight--the first day of the new year--I had shrimp--first time in a very long time and of course for my "southern roots" I had some blacked eyed peas--( they say the more peas you eat the richer you will be in the coming year?????)
Happpy Newww Yearrr to you--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a sweet gift. So glad that it made it safely! Happy New Year!!!