Saturday, December 28, 2013

Crazy66 to TexasWren-2013

To:  TexasWren-----USA

From:  Crazy66-----Germany

TexasWren2 2013
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There is actually a story behind this gift.  It isn't actually part of the Ornament Exchange.  I saw the picture of the ornament that Crazy66 sent to her partner and noticed the Gummi Bears.  It brought back some really great memories of my college days.  My roommate's parents lived in Germany and would send her big bags of the Haribo Gummi Bears.  Laura would share a few but always carefully rationed them.  They were my first taste of "foreign" and I loved them!  I shared the story with Crazy66 and it made her smile.  She offered to send me some.  I was thrilled although it wasn't my intent in telling her the story.  Instead of the little bag I expected, she sent me this-lots and lots of Gummi Bears, which I am also rationing!    She also included the hand made Nutcracker wall hanging and the adorable keyring.  I don't know if you can tell, but the keyring has gnomes and woodland figures on it.  The fun part is that I also sew and quilt.  I've actually made some of those keyrings as gifts.  I feel like I've found not only a fellow reader but a fellow craftswoman. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

2ManyHobbies to Wolfsauge-2013

To:  Wolfsauge-----Germany

From:  2ManyHobbies-----USA

Wolfsauge 2013

Yellowbow to FraukeRo-2013

To:  FraukeRo-----Germany

From:  Yellowbow-----Portugal

FraukeRo 2013
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BsLiv1219 to LightinthePass-2013

To:  LightinthePass-----Portugal

From:  BsLiv1219-----USA

LightinthePass 2013
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Jurinde to Mozette-2013

To:  Mozette-----Australia

From:  Jurinde-----Germany

Mozette 2013
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Wolfsauge to Yokospungeon-2013

To:  Yokospungeon-----Republic of Ireland

From:  Wolfsauge-----Germany

Yokospungeon 2013
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Florinda_BS to Sirroy-2013

To:  Sirroy-----Republic of Ireland

From:  Florinda-BS-----Germany

Sirroy 2013
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Meg72 to Kermit60-2013

To:  Kermit60-----Greece

From:  Meg72-----Portugal

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Krissa33 to Bookgirrl-2013

To:  Bookgirrl-----Canada

From:  Krissa33-----France

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Note from Bookgirrl- " I just love the funny little elves with grey beards - ADORABLE! -  but also, really like the thought that her hands made these other ornaments."

Monday, December 23, 2013

HwnSciGirl to Catiaborboleta-2013

To:  Catiaborboleta-----Portugal

From:  HwnSciGirl-----USA

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catiaborboleta4 2013
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Sherlockfan to Pumpkinpussycat_2013

To:  Pumpkinpussycat-----Canada

From:  Sherlockfan-----New Zealand

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Elsbeth22 to Zimort-2013

To:  Zimort-----Norway

From:  Elsbeth22-----USA

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Vaga-bonde to Meg72-2013

To:  Meg72-----Portugal

From:  Vaga-bonde-----Switzerland

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Herchelle to FutureCat-2013

To: FutureCat-----New Zealand

From:  Herchelle-----Canada

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Katekintail to FancyHorse-2013

To:  FancyHorse-----USA

From:  Katekintail-----USA

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mozette to NancyNova-2013

To:  NancyNova-----USA

From:  Mozette-----Australia

NancyNova 2013
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LittleSuz to Kriskross-2013

To:  Kriskross-----Greece

From:  LittleSuz-----UK

Kriskross  2013
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Elis-fromSweden to TexasWren

To:  TexasWren-----USA

From:  elis-fromSweden-----Sweden

Texaswren  2013
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What elis-fromSweden didn't know is that I have wanted one of these since I was a very little girl.  This was truly a childhood wish come true. 

This is one of my daycare kids.  She is as enthralled with it as I am.  We take a few minutes every day to light the candles and sit quietly together.  We may have caught another generation.

Texaswren 2013
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Radaghast to Elhurricane--2013

To:  Elhurricane-----Portugal

From:  Radaghast-----USA

Elhurricane  2013
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Catiaborboleta to Libby2 2013

To:  Libby2-----USA

From:  Catiaborboleta-----Portugal

Libby2  2013
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Constantweader to Radaghast-2013

To: Radaghast-----USA

From:  Constantweader-----UK

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Spedbug to Krissa33-2013

To: Krissa33-----France

From:  Spedbug-----USA

Krissa33 2013
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Krissa33_2 2013
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Krissa33 2013
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Kermit60 to Vaga-bonde-2013

To:  Vaga-bonde-----Switzerland

From:  Kermit60-----Greece

Vaga-bonde 2013
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5kiana to Pleiad-2013

To:  Pleiad-----USA

From:  5kiana-----Switzerland

Pleiad 2013
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Elhurricane to Dustyflint-2013

To:  Dustyflint-----USA

From:  Elhurricane-----Portugal

dustyflint 2013
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The angel was made by Elhurricane's Mom.  The card was made by children in a local school.  Dustyflint wants to say "Es muito linda-Obrigado!"

Ervar to Spedbug-2013

To: Spedbug-----USA

From:  Ervar-----Denmark

Spedbug 2013
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Yokospungeon to Bsliv1219-2013

To: Bsliv1219-----USA

From:  Yokospungeon-----Republic of Ireland

bsliv1219 2013
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Welcome to 2012 Ornaments

The following posts contain pictures from the 2012 exchange.

 If you want to see the pictures from 2011, you can find them here

Pictures from 2010 can be found here

Pictures from 2009 can be found here..

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pumpkinpussycat to Florinda-BS 2012

To: Florinda-BS-----Germany

From:  Pumpkinpussycat-----Canada

Florinda-BS 2012
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Gobbel to Brookler-2012

To:  Brookler-----Canada

From:  Gobbel-----Germany

Brookler_1 2013
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This is a lovely Advent calendar.  The picture below shows one of the ornaments behind one of the doors.

brookler_2 2012
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NancyNova to Oraetlabora-2012

To: Oraetlabora-----Germany

From:  NancyNova-----USA

Oraetlabora 2012
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From Herchelle to Constantweader-2012

To: Constantweader-----UK

From:  Herchelle-----Canada

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