Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Solstice Swap

Yesterday was the winter solstice and the mail carrier brought a special package to the door. It was my swap gift from Lynn of Rocky Creek Scotties. It came on the exact day. How perfect is that?

 It really was too pretty to open. Look how festive it looked. What was inside?

First there was a tin  of chocolate truffles. Robert couldn't wait. We had to try them last night. He's even more of  chocolate fiend than I am.


Next was this sweet little Scottie box. The box itself was special, but inside was a pair of hand knit socks for cold winter nights.

 Finally, there were ten bright, merry doggy print bandanas.  With ten dogs, I never expect anyone to give them each a gift. That's over and above the demands of friendship, but Lynn made and hemmed one for each of my pooches. They will be sporting them on Christmas Day so I'm sure you'll see a picture or two with them showing off their finery.

Thank you Lynn, that was a very special gift and it brightened a short, dark, gloomy day. The boxes are appreciated almost as much as the contents. I love decorative little boxes to store my treasures. In my opinion the swap was a big success. Thanks to everyone for playing.

15 comments:

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What beautiful presents!!! We know you love them!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Sam said...

What a wonderfully generous and personal gift. You must be thrilled!

Merry Christmas!

Stella said...

Handknit socks! What a treasure!
Truffles and scarves! You hit the jackpot!

Kisses,
Stella

Chewy said...

What a great gift! Merry Christmas!

Chewy

scotsmad said...

Beautiful gifts to celebrate the winter solstice! Can't wait to see the porties and co. in their matching bandanas!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mr. Pip said...

Chocolate truffles!!! OMD! My mama would be in heaven.

Your pal, Pip

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

It was my pleasure - and with every stitch I thought of my good friend, Sue.

Mango said...

That gift exchange was a wonderful idea. Everybody got good stuff and it made the shortest day of the year a little brighter.

Slobbers,
mango

Rose said...

What a wonderful gift! Those socks look heavenly for cold days or nights... I love the ones my niece Tina gave me a couple years ago for my birthday! I hope you and your hubby and all your beautiful dogs have a wonderful Christmas!

Channon said...

What a VERY special package, and so well-deserved. Can't wait to see the dogs sporting their new neckwear.

Merry Christmas!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an awesome gift from Lynn and her Scotties! Mom knows exactly how much time and patience it takes to knit socks! How special!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Marjie said...

What bright, cheerful bandannas! That's a really nice swap box, and I'm glad that a pair of chocolate fiends like you got chocolate truffles! Merry Christmas, Sue, Rob and the Pack, and thanks again for organizing this swap.

Marjie and Thor

Scrabblequeen said...

What beautiful wrap on your wonderful pressies! I have more than 24 hours....I should make my grrls some Christmas bandanas...hmmm

Avalon Cat Cartoon said...

Found you through the Pet Blogger Hop. Those presents looks so adorable. The one with the snowman is my favorite. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful presents! Wish you a very happy New Year!

Emmy.

Big Brown Lab