So what happened? I swear I woke up and lost at least a week! Everyday this week, I needed to blog! SO many THANK YOUS need to be said... sigh.....tis the season....
Oh well it is what it is.... To all my wonderful blog friends that sent me cards, THANK YOU! I was going to send some out to you this week... but what week? I am sorry! BUT... I did get some baking done...slowly, to not piss off the back. Something I didn't get to do last year, more because of the back and the herniated disc that I didn't yet know I had....anyway.....most presents are wrapped and under the tree. I have just a wee bit of running around to do tomorrow, sauce to make for the lasagna for Christmas Eve that I always make...So it's here! Merry Christmas! Have a glass of wine and enjoy! It's about the gathering of friends and family ( even if my dad won't come, ugh! won't even go into that)
So going back to Monday, hubby is out running errors with me. He does all my lifting and such, YIPPEE!!! I come home to many boxes on the porch! WHOOSERS!!!! Few Christmas presents from the "Queen" and swap box from Margie@ Hungry Hook Primitives...AND a box from Tammy @ A Primitive Place!?!?!?!?!? What???? On the box it just said "because" Oh my!!! I am surprised, Merry Christmas to me!!! LOL!!! What did I do to deserve one her "RAK" Random acts of kindness!!???? So I ripped it open and fell in love! Just look! THANKS SO MUCH TAMMY! Little note to me and a most wonderful prim doll, LOVE HER! She is sitting on my love seat in the front room right now. She is right at home! Adorable little prim plate ornie and 2 battery operated tapers, I so love these!!!! Need to buy stock in batteries, I use them everywhere! Again, Tammy, you have such a big heart! Thank you!!!!!!
Box #2, boy I am spoiled! Like I said Margie and I did a quick little swap and this is what she sent me... So love rug hooking. I have tryed it a bit. Really need to spend more time doing it. So appreciate all the time it takes to do a rug, LOVE THEM!!!
So I got not one but TWO rugs! Snowflakes for the winter and a great American one for the whole summer season! AND a bunch of wool! YIKES!!! Love it and all the creating I can do with that!!! Thanks sooooo much Margie!!!!!
So here is the home for the snowflake mat... see all the upside down letters... That is from my little "elves" that where here a couple weeks ago for the ornie exchange... still finding many things, just not right! LOL! OH the fun!!!!
Some baking today... did the cut out cookies. Every one's most favorite. Hubby's mom was the best at making cut outs.... I give it my best college try!
Alex trying to get the dough! LOL! Look at that messy kitchen! I am not a "neat" cook! HEHE!! see Knuckles HOPING for something to drop on the floor, or that Alex would share....Neither happened!
Now, just a bit of decorating.... Nothing over the top this year...
old milk can that hubby's family used on the farm to collect milk, my BIL found it in the basement of my FIL's home after he pasted away and gave it to me, love family history....
Dry sink for the winter season with a few of my snowmen... I have a weakness for snowmen!
Farm table in the kitchen for the holiday... Now, I owe Linda @ country Pickins a VERY BIG I AM SORRY! I completely forgot to show off her gingerbread ornie that I received from Amy's ornie swap. I received this a couple of weeks ago. He's right at home on the bread board.
here's my little gingerbread arrangement....
My bowl of shelf sitter elves! Just can't pass them up if I find them on the cheap side! See the super cute snowman mat that Trace @ Granny trace Scraps & Squares sent me, love him, perfect for the whole winter season!
Finally my big snowman and the corner in the gathering room with the baker's cabinet... It's hard to tell but I love the old plastic ornies with the little scenes in them... Have them all on the silver tree.... So there you have it! I could show you more...but I need to clean that kitchen. Get the dusting of flour and sugar off the flours and Joey proof my house for Saturday! Tomorrow's Friday already? Isn't it? ICK!!!
I wish for all my blogging friends a MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!!! You guys are the best!!! OLM