Thursday, December 17, 2015

Such lovely surprises

I had come home thinking, Now how do I get the rest of it (holiday/work stuff) done? What is the rest of it? I felt disorganized and the self doubt and the "woe is me" chatter started in the background. (pathetic, but true) and then I opened the mail.

I received not one but two lovely surprises from my Knitter friends for the holidays.

From Kathy B., a Shepard and sheep. Aww. So sweet. I love sheep as many knitters do. These two are still in my knitting corner though the boys think I should move them onto the tree. But it's like having a couple friends to knit with right now :)


The other sweet surprise was from Dee. One of her wonderful cross-stitch ornaments! It has joined some of my other favorites on the tree. Look at that Santa! I want to be good and do good just looking at him :) How can you bah humbug looking at that?


I was saying the other day that ornaments really help bring out the spirit in me. When The Kid and I open the decoration box and decide what we are going to put on (our tree gets smaller every year) there is a joy that comes over both of us.

I love that not only do I have some lovely new ornaments but more stories of friendship as well. I feel just ... happier. The holidays feel fun and not just doable. So thank you again, Kathy and Dee.

*My whole family is grateful.

*Because I'm not such a pinched up pain in their apostrophes now.

13 comments:

  1. So nice to hear the encouragement came right when you needed it!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed the little Santa.

    Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

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  3. Such sweet gifts! And thoughtful reminders of friendship. Ornaments are one of my favorite parts of the holiday as well.

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  4. What lovely gifts. It's so nice to open the decorations every year and remember where the things came from isn't it. CJ xx

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  5. Oh....how lovely of them. Those are certainly treasures! Well deserved of course, since you are always there for everyone with a kind word. I know I always look forward to your witty comments.

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  6. Unexpected gifts are THE best! Enjoy

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  7. Lovely. The wooly firsts are cute. I love the cross stitch. How'd she do the backing? My Oahu aunty had made some cross stitch ornaments that my mum may have put together like little ornament pillows. You saw one in the slideshow.

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  8. beautiful gifts from good friends!! how sweet!!

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  9. Baa baaa baaa. So happy they make you smile!!! Love you!
    Stay sane....one week to go

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  10. those stories of friendship are the treasures!! you are blessed!

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