Thursday, December 27, 2012

Good Morning and a RAK

Wishing you all a good morning and day! Boy,it is a cold one out there this morning,with just a dusting of snow here and there.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you that are dealing with the difficult weather.It has been a treat to see all the beautiful homes decorated for Christmas this year.We have so  many talented ladies out there,I have gotten some ideas for next year.Some of you have been sharing pictures of the snow and it has been so pretty. I am envious as I was really hoping for more than a dusting.

Seems kind of strange to think that Christmas  day has come and gone for another year.I really don't know where time has gotten this year.It is my hope that everyone had a wonderful day.Our Christmas was  a bit more sedate this year than in previous years.We had a wonderful meal and lazed around most of the day.We ate early as my FIL came up for Christmas with us,he does not like driving in the dark.He seemed to enjoy himself  for which I am grateful.Yesterday was his birthday,he turned 81 years young.The man still works a 40 hour week.Without his job he would be lost and bored to tears.He certainly is a wonderful role model to my son and  those around him.

Christmas day  may have come and gone but it was not over for me.I received a most wonderful package in the mail yesterday!Shirlee sent me such a beautifully cross stitched gift,I was squealing when I saw it.I have long admired her and her work,she is meticulous!I have been  friends with Shirlee for a while now and she is such a sweetheart.Her blog is delightful and I know you will enjoy it,should you visit it.If you want to see more of her beautiful work,just click the above link.She is always complaining about her finishing but girls it is all hot air...she does finishing as well as she stitches!It is my hope someday to be able to stitch half as well as Miss Shirlee.LOL! Thank you so much ,I will treasure it as much as I do our friendship.Here is a pic of my lovely gift.

Well folks as Bugs Bunny would say "Thats All Folks". Have a blessed day,stay safe and warm.Be kind to each other.Hugs,Jen


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Jennifer ~ glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas ~ minus the snow.
That Shirlee is a Sweetheart! Such a wonderful stitched gift she sent you. Enjoy!
Prim Blessings

Hillcresthome Prims said...

What a wonderful friend and when you put that out every year you will remember your friend.
This year has been a hard one in everyway so I don't know what I would done without making the friends I did on blogland, the friends I made are the best including you. I feel blessed and I know you feel that way too.
I pray that 2013 will be a better year of all.
Enjoy your beautfiul stitched gift that your friend made you. She sure does BEAUTIFUL work!

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a stitching sweetheart that Shirlee girl is!! She's spreading her beautiful joy all over the place. And I agree 100% - she better not whine anymore about her lack of finishing finesse!! She does incredible work. What a sweet and happy little tuck she made you....

Our celebration was subdued this year too - with the issues with my mom's health and other family drama, it sort of slipped in and out quietly...but I am trying desperately to hold onto it in my heart....Hoping yours was merry and bright and your new year is filled with blessings and joys....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Simple Thyme Prims said...


So glad you had a wonderful holiday. How wonderful for your sons to have such a role model in your FIL. Beautiful work by Shirlee!..

Thank you kindly for visiting my blog.


acorn hollow said...

how wonderful your fil is doing so well. I love your gift I haven't done stitching in some time.
be glad you didn't get more snow.
It is such a mess to drive and get around.

Cindi said...

Hi Jen, it does go by so fast doesn't it? Love the stitched tuck, really beautiful!
Be blessed,

~Sara said...

What an awesome pinkeep from Shirlee! I have one from her and our swap and she does amazing work. Blessings for a wonderful new year ~Sara

Raymond Homestead said...

What a wonderful gift from Shirlee! Glad you had a nice Christmas!

lilraggedyangie said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas your new treasure blog friends as best and Im envious of any one who can cross stitch as I do not have the patience or skills . have agreat weekend hugs lil raggedyangie

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful surprise from Shirlee, Jen, love your new stitchery! Glad to hear you had a restful and relaxing Christmas with your family, sounds perfect! Wishing you and yours peace and joy in the coming New Year, Deb

Vicki said...

What a sweet gift and as you said to get it after Christmas! Happy New Year to you and your family.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What beautiful stitches. Lucky you.
I can't believe Christmas has come and gone. I truly believed that this year I would find time to enjoy it. Sigh...maybe next year ~ if I start getting ready!
Happy New Year!
Hugs :)

Pieced Pastimes said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. Glad to hear that you had a nice Christmas. The time does pass quickly. What a sweet friend to send you such a lovely gift. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!

Trace4J said...

Nothing like our sweet blog friends.
Woolie love & a happy new year

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a sweet "Winter" pillow...such a thougtful present. Our day was low key as well...we like it like that! How wonderful that your fil still works at eighty one...good for him!
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Belated Merry Christmas Jen. If I could package up some snow and send it to you I would. What a lovely gift, I would squeal with delight over this sweet little cross stitch too!!! Sending New Year greetings from Maine, Julie.

jody said...

hi jenn. finelly finding some time to catch up on my blogging friends.. i have been putting christmas away for another year and already planning some christmas projects for next year. enjoy your evening!! thanx for checking in on my blog!!