Friday, December 28, 2012

The perfect gifts

Christmas is not my favorite holiday. I like Advent. I like the excitement and anticipation that comes with preparing for the coming of my savior. Christmas always seems anticlimactic.

Even so, who doesn't like good gifts. I got some wonderful ones from my family and friends.

Benta wins the prize for most flabbergasting gift. I had no idea it was coming and was totally tickled by her thoughtfulness. Thank you Ms. Benta.

Santa did a great job of stuffing my stocking.

Fun fat quarters...what should I make with these?

Some replacement blades for my rotary cutter, and seam ripper. New pins and a box cutter.

Duck tape! Bwahahahah. He also stuffed some pre-wound bobbins and spools of thread in there.

One of my son's gave me this great book. I can't wait to get out my 10 lb box of selvages (yes, I have that many) and make a bag for my new camera.

And my dear husband gave me this Jaybird block of the month program from the Fat Quarter Shop. How cool is that?!

My mom made this mini for me. She called it an "attempt by an old lady". Looks like a mini to obviously NOT an attempt. As to the old lady part...she will never seem like that to me. I love this mini. I love that she went out of her usual creative box for me. I LOVE my mom.

Mom also gave me this. She decided to pare down her collection of Christmas needle work. I liked this one the best, closely followed by .... another that she told me I could take as I was leaving. No picture of that one yet...I left it with her for her to enjoy until she takes the decorations down.

So...that is my holiday in a nut shell, minus the noise, and family....

Here is some family for sons, nieces and nephews. The oldest is 25, the youngest is 11. My boys are all dressed in solid black or red.

And here is me and mine....wishing you a most wondrous new year. (I'm the short one.) may it be filled with good things.

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carol fun said...

Oh you got some great goodies! That Mr. Potato Head fabric is hoot! And your mother's stitching is beautiful. I can see why you wanted this one. I have piece with that same quote on it that I hang over my nativity scene. Have a great New Year!

Sandra Kaye said...

Merry Christmas!!! Cant wait to see the new camera bag :):)

Lynne said...

Wow! You were very blessed indeed!

Lovely family photo!

Canadian Abroad said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas. And loved that 'I'm the short one' comment. Classic!

Jessica said...

Love the duck tape :) haha. That BOM looks fabulous, too!

KrisD said...

Looks like a great celebration! Happy New Year!

Jan said...

What a nice Christmas you had. You have a lovely family. Happy New Year!

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Glad the pressie arrived ok - you have worked out I ope, lol! I love the duck tape, fab idea, and I'm off to look at the selvedges book, I joined a whoe load into 5" squares a while ago, but need inspiration for what next!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

The anticipation is also my favorite time. There is just so much excitement in the air. You got a lot of wonderful goodies, lucky lady! : )