Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Christmas in July

Yes, it's July, and Christmas has arrived here in southern Nevada. I'm particiapating in the Christmas in July swap hosted by Linda and Stephanie, and yesterday my package arrived from Nichi in Italy!

Now, I don't know how Nichi knew...but I have been admiring Matryoshka dolls all over blogland...in doll form and on fabrics...and I've really been wanting some. I'm pretty sure I've never mentioned this to anyone...and so you can imagine my delight when I opened the package to reveal two of the most beautiful dolls I've ever seen. I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw the beautiful birds...another thing I admired on so many blogs at Christmas last year! I can't wait to find the perfect way to display these...all year round! And Nichi also sent a beautiful stocking...with yo-yo's...another of my favorite things...and the red fabrics are my favorite shade of red!

Nichi also sent along three gorgeous half-yard pieces of Alhambra by Art Gallery Quilts. These are beautiful fabrics also in wonderful colors I love! I feel very spoiled, and very grateful...thanks so much Nichi!
Well, I'm off to finish my Christmas in July things so that I can wrap them and mail tomorrow!
Have a wonderful day!

39 comments:

Fiesta said...

Sherri what delightful presents you received. Congratulations!

Cardygirl said...

What glorious gifts...have a lovely Christmas in July!

CJ said...

What a great package you received! I love all the red and white. The dolls and birds are adorable! I can't wait to see what you make with those fabrics.

Sachiko said...

I love the dolls and the birds!!
Enjoy them Sherri!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you are so lucky, what wonderful "Christmas" gifts!!

Barb said...

How fun!!!

Purple and Paisley said...

what wonderful, gorgeous gifts! i just love the red!

jaybird said...

nice swap!!

Vickie E said...

you really got into the spirit! love the reds...

Julia said...

Sherri what delightful presents you received. Congratulations!
Love the dolls and the birds..
Julia ♥

Chookyblue...... said...

what beautiufl gifts in the Xmas in July Swap.......

Linda said...

You were spoilt, what a great bundle of beauty.

Bowlby said...

Lucky lady! I love those Matryoshka dolls.

Terriaw said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful Christmas in July package! I'm so envious. Those dolls and birds are just beautiful! Why not display them now so you can enjoy them!

Candace said...

Truly wonderful gifts from Nichi, Sherri! I can't wait to get my goodies!
Cheers!

Jackie said...

Sherri, What a fantastic swap you received! I just love everything. I sent my package off on Saturday and can't wait for my partner to receive it!

Dawn said...

Oh Sherri, they are beautiful!!

Kaaren said...

Well, Sherri...you started the ball rolling. Yours id the first one who I know has received their Christmas In July swap gifts. And how beautiful they are indeed. Great job, Nichi!

Mine went out yesterday and I can't wait. This IS just like Christmas, isn't it?

sarahmurray said...

What wonderful treasures! You must be soooo exited!!! And after seeing the peek of what you made....I think you're right! We made the same thing! xoxo

fiberdoodles said...

What great gifts!! I love red too.

Merry Christmas,
Sharon

Joy said...

Oh those are definitely VERY cute Matroyshkas!!! You're very lucky Sherri :o) ... you got really lovely gifts :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Zully said...

Hi!!!

They are beautiful. I love red too.

Congratulations and Merry Christmas in july.

Hughs from Costa Rica!!!

Shiree said...

hi Sherri, what delightful gifts, I just love all the red and white, always a really good christmas colour, this is such fun huh!

maria said...

What fabulous gifts. I love them and so quick too.
I'm mailing mine today..........better get on with it!

Dawn said...

I love the dolls, and beautiful fabric to play with! Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Nichi's work is lovely and you're a very lucky gal to receive such goodies.

quiltycat said...

I'm very happy you liked so much my little Christmas ornaments. I cant know you love Mathrioska dolls but I'm happy because I love them too.
nichi

Carrie P. said...

All the way from Italy. Those little birds are sweet and so is everything else. I how they are done in the red fabrics. And the half yard fabrics, love them. I know you will make something grand with them.

Darlene said...

Wow, what a delightful package. Enjoy!

call me crazy said...

What fun gifts! Merry Christmas! ;-)

Nedra said...

Wow! Beautiful gifts! The reds are so bright and cheery. You already have a fun start on Christmas.

Dawn Heese said...

Merry Christmas Sherri!

allsewnup said...

I'd find a way to display and enjoy these birds too! They're so happy and the fabric is lovely.
Carolyn*

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I knew I'd regret not joining this swap. OHHHHH dangit. I love your stuff. LOVE. Lucky you. Everything is beautiful. What a sweet swap package.

Eileen said...

What a fun bunch of presents!! Wow! Love the birds and the dolls.. and the fabric!

calicodaisy said...

Beautiful! I love red and white -- and the birds. I know it's fun to receive fabric from another country. Lovely!

amy smart said...

What an amazing package from Italy! Everything is so darling. Lucky!

Christine said...

Such beautiful gifts .... I love them all. Red and white are one of my favourite colour combinations.

May Kristin said...

What a wonderful gift you got!
I love the red and white theme!