My mail lady has been busy stuffing my mailbox with wonderful little gifts. I am always so surprised to find packages just for me. Not bills, not advertisements, not magazines but little treasures just for me.
I received this wonderful note and Heart Sampler Fob from Cynthia at The Drawn Thread. I immediately attached it to my mini primitive stork scissors and love it. You can snatch one of these fobs up on her website just hit the link. I LOVE IT, Thanks Cynthia!
A day later, I got a wonderful little box in the mail. I wasn't expecting anything, I have been to busy shopping for everyone else and hadn't ordered any new stash. Hhmmm! What could it be! Well, imagine my delight when I opened it up and found that my wonderfully talented friend Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs sent me one of her handmade pincushions, the cutest little pins-- check out the snowflake one--, a little pouch of yummy treats, and the absolute most stunning embroidered snowflake. I cannot tell you how gorgeous it is. Pictures and words do not do it justice. THANK YOU BELINDA! You are the kindest soul I know.
I received another package of goodies that I just have to share. I have a friend/penpal that I met through blogging. She is from France and we share the same name, Nathalie. She sent me some holiday goodies. These most darling ornaments and a beautifully stitched piece which I will make into a pillow. She also shared some charts that she thought I might enjoy. I love having worldwide friends! To think that a computer has provided me a way to share my hobby with so many people from around the world astounds me.
Thank you for thinking of me Nathalie, I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.
|Isn't he the cutest santa you have ever seen!|
The last thing I will share with you is a quick treat we made for my son's teachers. He has 6 teachers in the middle school and wanted to bring them a gift. Unfortunately, that can add up to a huge expense so we decided to make them some special treats. He loves to be in the kitchen and here is what he created with a little help from mom.
|The ingredients: pretzel snaps, Candy melting discs, m&m or candy of your choice|
|Place pretzels on baking sheet and add candy disc to each. |
Place in 300' oven until melted.
|Remove from oven, add m&m to each and let cool|
|Package in a lovely container with ribbon and tags. (That's where I came in)|
And Voila, a sweet salty snack for all to enjoy!