Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sharing a Bit of Christmas, finally!

The top photo is our new snow family that came to live with us this holiday season. They will bet to remain with us during the month of January, before being put into their boxes to rest for several months!
The second photo is small gifts I received from friends on a stitching group I belong to. We are a small group of ladies that enjoy stitching and sharing. From Judy, there came a card with a mitten shape on the front with a needle attached, now how did she know I have a hard time keeping up with needles. From Nancy, a beautiful card that will look very nice on my January snow tree. From Britt, in Germany, another beautiful card with a miniture ornament inside. From Christine, a really cute card with a snowman being adorned like a cowboy, and inside was a skein of WDW thread, Sugar Plum. From Joni, another beautiful card with two skeins of Carrie's Threads. I have never stitched with these threads, so will have to find a chart to use them on. The colors are Olives and Too Blue. And from Heidi, our list mom, a beautiful card which I can't read, since it is in Dutch and a ribbon set for making pinkeeps in 2008. Thank you ladies for thinking of me. I love each item and your thoughtfulness.
The third photo is a couple of gifts I received from Tresa, my best friend from church. Tresa is so talented. She painted the Santa on a brick and added the cap. This was my gift from her last year. And this year she made the cat from holiday fabric. They add so much to our holiday decorations.
And finally, this was our Christmas tree this year! With Wayne's health the way it is, we didn't want to bother putting up the large tree and doing all the decorating that we normally do. One year, I didn't get Christmas decorations down until July 4th, and would not have taken them down then, but we were having a family event here.
I hope each of you had a Blessed Christmas and I wish each of you many Blessings and Good Health in the new year of 2008.


Heidi said...

Hi Barbara! What fun to see a blog entry from you. The card said Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Dutch. You are very welcome for the ribbons and I will look forward to seeing you use them.

I love your snow family and will be getting out my snowpeople soon.

How is DH doing?

Hugs ~

Christine said...

Very nice Barbara. The snowmen are soooo cute! Did you name them?

The painted brick and cat are so sweet. What a nice friend you have.

The stuffed tree is adorable.

How fun that you left your deorations up until July! Now that's Christmas spirit!! :-)

All the best in 2008.

Nancy said...

Barbara what fun photos! I love the little snowman with the white twig arms, and the stuffed cat is so pretty! You received a lot of nice gifts - you must be loved!

Nancy said...

Well, I love your snow family. All of your gifts look so nice.
I hope you have a wonderful new year.
Nancy V

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