Carol the sweetheart of blogland sent this lovely package with the "big man" supervising!
Obviously Carol has a direct line to the Head Elf himself, for she knew my very own potholders were a sight of disgust and sent me some brand spanking new ones! The old ones went STRAIGHT in the trash! Carol also sent me some super smelling gingerbread wax tarts and the loveliest of all lovlies the Prairie Schooler Santa pinkeep ornament! Which took pride and position on our tree right underneath the angel topper's feet! Yes sir! Sure does look good on my tree! Thank you so much Carol - you say I've done a lot for you this year, and I don't think I have done much of anything that a friend would do, but I appreciate the gift, I shall treasure it always and think of you each time I take out a pot roast or sheet of cookies with my pot holders ;)
Then much to my surprise and pleasure...the cutie of blogland Nicole sent me this:
Cloisonne Whitmans tin (sorry for the poor picture...you know winter is here) and a SUPER lovely Christmassy colored scissors fob! I'm lucky to own two of Nicole's fobs and I love this one as much as I loved the other one. And I was just dancing around my kitchen when I pulled out the Cloisonne tin...I've been coveting them for some time now! Thank you sweet Nicole for your gracious and generous gift as well!
What have I been up to? Stressing over things I MUST GET STITCHED, and instead of stitching those things, I've been doing this:
I stitched this back in 2002 or so and I finished it last year into a pillow...that I hated. So the other day when I was decorating my house.....with new shelves that I had bought because of my MIL's b-day gift I stitched....I decided to rip it apart (the pillow) and finish it into a pinkeep.
Turned out pretty good didn't it?
It's stitched on light blue aida, not my favorite anymore, but the design is lovely. And I made the rope cording myself! *yay* me!
It's a little larger than I like my pinkeeps, but hey it's mine so who cares?! I like it!
Today, is raining and gloomy here, my laundry is done, folded and put away, the house is clean,the baking is done and I'm going to stitch the ENTIRE day! Let's hope I get at least one of the 5 projects I have to have done...finished!
And if you don't hear from me before Christmas, I wish you all the very merriest of seasons, may your heart be full and your load light! And may you know the peace and serenity of all that is Christmas :)