This past year I participated in a secret Santa gift exchange hosted by Susan at Desert Sky Quilts.  The idea was to fill a shoebox with two fat quarters per month (two color choices of the recipient) and a homemade ornament.  It was up to the sender to include any other goodies.

My box arrived yesterday from Candi at Quilts N Things.  What a wonderful box of treasures it is.  First of all, there are the 24 beautiful fat quarters.  How did she know my favorite shades of red and green?


The handmade ornament is simply exquisite with tiny embroidery stitches and little jewels.

Also in the box was a Roma Scentsy Warmer with a beautiful base.  I couldn’t wait to plug it in and try out some of the Huckleberry Sage wax.  There’s a heavenly aroma in my living room right now.


But, wait – there’s more.  There are two containers of wax for the Scentsy, Huckleberry Sage and Mandarin Moon, a very cool pair of holiday socks, a cute gingerbread girl ornament and two little gold boxes of See’s Candies.  I’ve heard of See’s chocolate but have never seen it in the Cincinnati area.  Confession:  These are two empty boxes – my daughter and I sampled the chocolates right away.


Thank you to Susan for hosting this fun exchange and thank you, Candi, for such a wonderful shoebox – I’ll never see a shoebox again that I won’t think of you.