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Monday, 7 January 2013

My first post of 2013  I hope it has been  a good start for you all. Lol mine has not been great so I am hoping it gets better and I know some of you had a worse start than me so no more said about that :)
I took part in Caterina's Christmas swap its always so much fun to take part in it. Thank you Caterina for organising this wonderful swap. I received my gift from a very talented lady Terry . This is her wonderful gift.
A beautiful book :))) but not just a book because when I opened it this wonder is what I found.

A fantastic Santa going down the chimney on one side  and an advent calendar with a magnetic pointer on the other. It is gorgeous and my Grandchildren loved it . Thank you very much Terry we all love it and will be part of our Christmas every year :)))
In my next post I have a little story to tell about a special Christmas gift that I received.
I would like to say a big welcome to all my new followers  and a very big Thank you to all my wonderful friends for being here you have made my life so much richer a Big Hug to you All xxxx



42 comments:

Piikko said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful gift! It is not only your grandchildren who loves it. I love it too!
I hope your year continues in better marks. I also feel a bit tired after holidays. How can that be?! ;D
I'll wait for your next post and your story..
Hugs!

Jane Smith said...

I wish for the rest of your year to be "smoother" ;)

We all need a break I think, save it up for easter :P

Plushpussycat said...

Hi Maria, Sorry to hear that your year hasn't started out that well. :-( I know I've been feeling tired too, as others have mentioned. I hope the year just gets better from here! Your gift from Terry is really special--you got really lucky! I'm looking forward to your upcoming story about a special gift. Take care, my friend. My thoughts are with you! xo Jennifer

Tatiana said...

Замечательный подарок!
С подарками продолжается праздник!
Объятья
Татьяна

Eloisa (Heloise) said...

!! Que bonita sorpresa !! me encanta.
Enhorabuena Maria.
Besos.

anna said...

wow..such an astonishing, beautiful "book"!!! wonderful idea! sending many many kind thoughts and wishes to you, hoping that the year will turn out better!!!! :)

The Old Maid said...

Wow! What a great surprise! Just perfect for Christmas swap! Bet it gave you a lot of fun Maria.:)
Hugs

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: wow, wow ... is a pleasant surprise. What luck! . Keep in touch

Marián said...

Que caja tan bonita y que sorpresa al abrirla más maravillosa!!!!! me ha gustado mucho.
Feliz Año Nuevo y muchos besos.
Marián
http://missbisuteria.blogspot.com

Isabel said...

Es un regalito precioso y muy original. Feliz año Maria!!! Un abrazo

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Precioso regalo , Tery te ha hecho un detalle fantástico. Disfrútalo, y gracias a Caterina que hace de este swap, un acontecimiento en nuestro mundo mini.
Besos:)

Lilsdolls said...

That Santa box scene is very funny.
You must have been pleasantly surprised when you opened the box.
(Smiling...)

Wyrna Christensen said...

Very beautiful book, I can understand your grandchildren is happy for it. I wish you all the best for 2013 and hope it all soon turns so 2013 will be a fantastic good year for you.

Many thoughts and hugs
Wyrna

cristall said...

Es precioso el libro que has recibido.Bss apretaos!!!

BiWuBär said...

That's really a wonderful idea for an advent calendar - and a beautiful item to become a family treasure. What a great swap! I really keep my fingers crossed that whatever made the year's first days not so good for you is over now and there are better days for you to come!

Hugs
Birgit

SaMiRa73 said...

Hi Maria!
Happy New Year!!! Hopefully the rest of this year is going to be really wonderful for you! This Santa-in-the-book is such a special surprise, wonderful gift for a Christmas swap and I guess, you´ll have fun with it for many, many years :-)
Take care of yourself! Hugs, Sandra

Madame Mystery said...

Hi Maria!
Sorry the year didn't start out well. It can only get better from here on.

Best Wishes,
Vicki

La casa de Elisa said...

bonito regalo te felicito ¡¡¡
un besin

Rosa said...

Que original ! y en una preciosa caja . Felicidades .
Besos

maribel said...

Felicidades por los regalos.

Maria Blanca "AyamontinoMaria" said...

Felicidades por esos regalos. Un beso

Ilona said...

I am sorry to hear your year didn't start well, Maria, I hope it will be better soon.
The book with the Santa is wonderful, a real family treasure for many years!
Hugs, Ilona

Susanna Zanchi said...

Wonderful book dear Maria! kiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

malu2 said...

Precioso regalo!
Besos de las Malu´s.

mcddiss said...

que bonito regalo, y como adorno navideño queda muy original, feliz año nuevo

besitos

Mari

Giac said...

Hello Maria,
what an enchanting gift. It is just beautiful and so much fun! I'm sorry the year is off to a rocky start, but I'm sending good vibes your way in hopes it gets better fast.
Big hug,
Giac

Kikka said...

Hi Maria: Hope you`ll be fine soon :)
You have got a wonderful Christmas swap gift, it is a very clever idea and so beautifully done! Happy for you!
Hugs
Kikka

Fabiola said...

I hope you'll be fine soon, dear.
This is an original and very fun gift.
Bye Faby

Mary said...

Un hermoso regalo y con sorpresa incluida. Muy original. Un beso.

Irene said...

What a lovely gift to receive and I hope things are better for you now after the wobbly start.

Pilar said...

Precioso regalo,te deseo lo mejor para el 2013 aunque el comienzo no haya sido bueno,besitos

Cinderella Moments said...

That's brilliant!! It is an amazing piece. I appreciate your friendship and your wonderful blog. Keep smiling! :)
hugs♥,
Caroline

mafalda200.minis said...

Thank you for always be there. And do not worry the most important thing is how yo'll end this year... not how it has started... My best wishes for you and your family. A wonderful present, by the way.

Besos
Maria Àngels

MelyMel said...

Ho visto questo libro sul blog di Caterina, è stupendo complimenti davvero a Terry,
Un bacio,
Mely

Melli´s Hobby said...

Fantastic gift! Enjoy it!
Greetings
Melanie

Steinworks said...

I was so busy I completely forgot about Catarina's swap this year, next year I will be ready..I've had so many family members in the hospital this year it's like they know me by name

I love your gift

Love
Marisa

*Mieke*Petitevictorianrose*and*PastTimeChildhood said...

Hi Maria, I`m very sorry to hear that your year did not start that well, but I must say I`also not feeling 100%.
Your gift from Terry is sooo beautiful, I can`t wait to here the story :)
Take care dear Maria.

Hugs Mieke xxx

Ascension said...

Es un precioso regalo y muyyyy original.
besitos ascension

carmen said...

que bonito regalo! te deseo un feliz año...

Begoña said...

Es un regalo precioso, Maria,y espero de corazón que tu año mejore. Un beso

Pepita said...

que bonita sorpresa!!!.

Feliz año 2013

besos

maria l. said...

Muy buena idea y un regalo fuera de lo común.
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