Friday, December 23, 2011

Little Treasures and a Holiday Treat

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!

That's all for today.  I hope everyone enjoys their Friday night.  I plan to relax and enjoy a little stitch therapy tonight.  I need it after spending the day at the schools volunteering.  I did a pancake breakfast at the middle school and then hopped over to the elementary school to assist with the holiday craft party.  Right up my alley!  Happy Friday and Happy Stitching!


Catherine said...

Great goodies! Have a Merry Christmas!

Myra said...

Those are wonderful gifts Nataly! I love the treats you made for the teachers - I am sure they loved them.

gracie said...

Wnderful wonderful!
Merry Christmas

Melinda said...

Super goodies!The teachers gifts are cool too.

Hope you have a super Christmas.


Jane said...

Lovely surprise gifts you received and Yummy! great idea for an edible gift too.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous gifts received. Love the teacher presents you and your son made.

Christine said...

Lovely gifts! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Mouse said...

ooohhhn you are very lucky ... such lovely gifts and love the teachers cookies too .. brilliant idea :) hope you have a lovely celebration time and a merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

cucki said...

lovely gifts..have a loveliest christmas xx

Lynn said...

One of the ladies at my Tuesday stitching group made these treats for our Christmas get together. They were fantastic! I loved the sweet and salty mix.