These gifts are from my Secret Penpal I have been posting since August. This package I got a snowmen stocking, stuffed snowbaby, Santa chocolate, a few skeins of DMC threads, an ornament, fabric postcard, crossstitch ornament kit, Santa felt kit, and socks. My penpal is Norma from Creativity Has No Limits blog. Don't you love her blog title? She is a mixed-media artist and her blog is fabulous. Check it out. It has been wonderful getting to know
Norma and looking forward reading her blog in the future and following her creativity. Thank you Norma!
|Snow by Shephard's Bush, threads and button, Peace ornament|
I joined a Christmas exchange in my Pens and Needles group. I got stuck on a RR, and it took me awhile to finish it, which got me behind on my exchanges. I got my package from my partner, Lynda, a week ago. I felt guilty not sending my package out in time, I didn't open it right away. Today I decided to open it, since I send out my partner's package yesterday. Oh wow, I was spoiled! I got a stitched ornament, Snow from Shephard's Bush, which was on my wish list, plus the threads and button that goes with it, ribbons, ric-rack, green, red,and white threads, monthly planner, red and green fat quarters fabrics,buttons, hot cocoa, a list pad and stationary kit (pad, journal and a pen.) Thank you Lynda!
Yesterday was Dad's birthday. I was up at 7 am, baked him a carrot cake, his favorite and homemade ravioli, 234 of them! Yes, I counted them and all done by hand, no machines. It took me about 13 hours it do, including cleaning. I leave in ten days to Virginia and I have so much to do before than. I have to finish crocheting a scarf, stitch 2 ornaments, organize my projects for the Crazy January Challenge, and WIPs/UFOs challenge, bake cookies, and some last minute shopping. Oh and the wrapping and finish decorating. I didn't even start! The tree is up but the cards are not. I am still getting some everyday.