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Friday, January 25, 2008
Show & Tell Friday for January 25
Today I would like to share for show & tell some of the favorite gifts I received for Christmas. First, here is an adorable sewing organizer made by my daughter Carrie. I love the colors! Carrie drew my name in a gift exchange we had with some other ladies. She was hoping that this new organizer would spur me into using my new sewing machine. However, I’m going to keep using the old one until I have finished 2 belated projects that are sort of rough on the machine. I’d rather keep using my old workhorse machine until those are done. But I love this organizer and have put it to work already.
Along with the organizer, and to match it, Carrie gave me this nifty sewing tin with its vintage Singer design.
Another favorite gift was this box of “ribbon candy” (actually ornaments) made by my daughter Joanna. I love the ornaments, but her creative packaging of them in a candy box is even more fun. This year I didn’t hang them on the tree, just displayed the “candy” in the box.
Joanna also gave me this jingle bell ornament which I love, with its retro colors and pretty snowflake design. What’s even neater is that she bought three of them -- one each for herself, Carrie, and me. So we can know that every Christmas we are all hanging the same ornament. It’s also special that she bought these at one of my favorite shops, Cherished Friends in Elko, NV.
Another very special gift is this ornament made by my granddaughter Sarah. It’s a glazed ceramic-type ornament with the imprint of a fir sprig in it. She made it in school -- she’s in first grade. The ornament is very nice, but to me the most special thing is that she wrapped it and labeled it and sneaked it under my tree all by herself. This is the first time one of my grandchildren has done that, and so it makes it very, very special to me. Along with the ornament was also a handmade card and a suncatcher she had made!
Finally, here is a favorite gift which has not been out of the package yet. Mr. T bought me this painting for dummies kit. I had hinted that I might welcome such a gift, and he remembered. I would love to learn to paint. I don’t suppose I have any talent, but I do long to learn to paint and to see if I can express what I’d like to through painting. So, we will see. It is just awaiting a little spare time on my part.
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I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.