Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I did want to thank you for all your warm comments and emails about yesterdays post. Being a raving sentimentalist it is hard for me not to get a "verklumpt" about Christmas and my decorations. I love the old and ratty over the new and shiny every time!! I love the handmade over store bought, I am the biggest sucker for sweet and simple, and I haul out every year my steamer trunk of things from the past - as the Holiday season is a time to look back and remember.
Yesterday the Mail brought me something really wonderful - Becky, who many of us know from the Blog world - is one to of the dearest people and I have been blessed to call her a dear friend for the past few years!! She sent me a lovely gift from her heart -
Here it is nestled in with my other stitched pieces - a darling reindeer pillow-ette. She knows how I love reindeer and this piece fits in so well with everything - it is stitched and finished superbly!! Thank you so much!!!!
As you all know I am a big Exchange Lover and I did a Private one with sweet Charity from over at "Lover of Cross Stitch." We did an ornament exchange and here is a snap of the piece I made for her...
.... it is a Prairie Schooler chart from Book 10 "Prairie Christmas." I just love Cardinals and red birds and this piece really spoke to me. I included some treats along with the exchange and everything arrived safe and sound.
Last night we ran out to do some last minute shopping and ended up at the Stonestown Mall. We stopped by Macy's as they where having a super sale all over the store and ended up looking in the Christmas Decorations area. With ornaments at 60% off how could I not look, not that I needed any more.... but I was jut looking..... which turned into "I must have that!!" Here is what I picked up...
.... a super Jim Shore Christmas Noah Santa. When I got him home up on the tree he went. I do love the Noah story and Jim Shore has some really great ornaments and things!! Isn't he great... next to him on the right is a little blue booty with the year 1996 - I bought that when my nephew was born. To the left is a Santa Grinch ornament - I do love Dr Seuss and the Grinch story is a seasonal favorite.... and behind Noah is a blown glass chicken ornament - who doesn't love a sparkly chicken on a Christmas tree.... Yes I'm nuts!!! Go figure!!
There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by.. do come again!!