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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pleasantly Suprised

Wow...what awesome trips to the mailbox the last few days...I got some of the sweetest things in the mail from some of the sweetest gals in all of blogland. First up I need to tell you about the awesome ornies I got from Bumble Bee Lane's Christmas ornie swap...I lucked out and got Amy herself and she sent one of her yummy smelling waxed Santa ornies (hooray and thank you Amy)...

And then to my delight I got a beautifully wrapped pkg (sorry I was too excited and I just tore into it) from Patti from Raspberry Lane and she really spoiled me and sent 3 yummy smelling ornies (Thank you Patti)

Then , to my suprise, I got a package in the mail from dear sweet Linda from Parker's Paradise...I have no idea why she decided to send me something other than she is just the nicest person...Can you believe she sent me this beautiful pillow ??? How does she ALWAYS seem to know just what to send...she always knows when you need a little pick me up doesnt she ???? What a blessing and I want to send a big cyber hug out to Linda and say Thank You...
I am happily finding homes for all my sweet orbies and the pillow...The hubs and I decided to make it a small Christmas this year...getting these extra "presents" has made my holiday extra special. Oh and I got the sweetest card form Lil Raggedy Angie too...which is great since I think soooo many people arent doing cards this year...which is a shame cuz I love hanging up all the cards and look forward to catching up in a non-digital way. ANyway...thanks Angie, you're a doll !

I have made a few little extra ornies myself to fill in on  my downstairs tree since it was fatter and fuller than what we usually get and my house smells so yummy from all the cinnamon...
I also have been tweeking a few things and just finished up this little sleigh last week and I got the little tree at the thrift for .59 and I dressed it up with some homespun and bells...looks kinds cute right ?
I have been a decoupaging fool and am literally adding these winter labels to just about everything...Here are a couple little displays that I still dont have just right, but they are coming together...

I also have been practicing my blanket stitch (you guys know I dont sew much) and think I am definately getting better...

I have found that doing these little projects are very manageable with not feeling well ! I just wish I had enough energy to get my house clean, bake some cookies and get the gifts purchased....I have only boought one present so far...I dont think I have ever been this far behind except the year I had my other blood clot (it was December then too). Oh well...Christmas will come on December 25th regardless of how much I have done. I have decided just to bake my kids MOST favorite cookies this year...maybe I can get away with 4 kinds and call it quits.

Ou tree's look pretty nice...just cant seem to get the lighting right to show just how pretty they really look but here goes....

Okie doke gang...I am off to wrap the gifts for our church giving tree (I did manage to get those purchased at least, so thats progress....right ?) since they are due at church tomorrow morning !!! I will try to post again later in the week and I have silently been "lurking" on many of your blogs, but just havent been commenting....sorry gals, I promise to try harder !!!

Grace to you,


  1. I love your sled and all your stuff for that matter. Where do you get your labels? Do you make them yourself?
    Merry Christmas.

  2. Hi Margie!
    Love your ornies!!
    I really need to get a hold of Amy about buying some of your blackened ornies.
    I love them and they would look perfect on my DR trees.

    ~Everything looks great.
    Have fun labeling away!! Heehee!
    Great job on your blanket stitch too!!

    Have a wonderful weekend and dont work too hard.


  3. Margie, WOW!!! What fun days at the mailbox!! I received package from Linda Claus today too!!! I will show probably tomorrow...
    Love your trees!!!! And I sent your swap today, so you should get it Monday, I hope you like it!!! OLM

  4. Oh I love that santa from Patti! They do make Pillsbury know cheating but still yummy.Hugs!~Amy

  5. Margie: Love your new pillow from Linda!!
    Glad you like your new ornies from me too. I just love that sled. I've been trying to think of what to do with a few sleds that I have and now I know...decoupauge and labels!! :) Does the printer ink smear when you modpodge over it?
    Take care of yourself
    Patti :)

  6. Hi Margie, what a wonderful bunch of blogging friends you thoughtful of them. Your tree looks wonderful..I really miss having a real tree. Love your decorating too...very nice indeed. I'm sorry to read that you're not feeling well...take good care of yourself and hopefully this will all be over with soon. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Maura :)

  7. Wow - your mailbox has been one happy place!! Love all your ornies - and that pillow from Linda is adorable! Just gives you the warm fuzzies, doesn't it? And, your miles ahead of me - we do have a tree now, but it's laying in the yard - no wagers being taken on whether it actually makes it in the house this year. No lights, no baking, no shopping. Nada. I think I'm channeling the Grinch these days. LOVE that sled and all your labeled goodies - those little "packages" look so sweet tucked in with your displays....Nope, no time for those either. (Well, actually, I'd have to take the time to order new ink cartridges for my printer first, then replace them, then actually try to do them.....sigh.) Hope you're having a great Sunday....and hope you get to feeling better....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. Oooh, pretty trees. Your blanket stitching is perfect! How nice that you got your swaps and the beautiful pillow. You deserve the goodies.

  9. Hi there! What wonderful treasures this week :)
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Big Hugs~Stacy

  10. Hi Margie, I just found your blog and became a follower. I'm just starting to rug hook and came across your blog by googling rug hooking tutorials. I've had a prim Santa kit since I think the 90's and have it 1/2 done. I have been using a quilt hoop (I am a quilter) but I think that's mostly why I've never finished-I feel clumsy with it and can't seem to get the burlap tight enough. When you get a chance I'd sure appreciate knowing what kind of frame you have. I've been looking at them on ebay and other sites and am pretty well confused!!
    Have a Merry Christmas and look forward to getting to know you better through your blog in the new year.

  11. Merry Christmas to you and the Hubby!


  12. You received some wonderful goodies and what better time than Christmas? I love Amy's blackened wax, every thing she makes is so neat!

    I had planned to make some cinnamon gingers but ran out of time. Hey! I just thought about making some heart ones now for Valentine's Day. Oh, thanks so much for helping me think of that, lol!

    I love the old looking prim labels. Everything you have made is wonderful Margie! Your displays are wonderfully prim, love them all! The little tree with homespun and bells is so cute too.

    Sorry you haven't been feeling up to par. I hope by now that you are feeling better~


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