Friday, December 07, 2007

Just like my kitchen snowman--- I love this time of the year.

Tuesday I received gifts from Nicolette. She made a gift for a family friend that has beaten the battle, hopefully, of breast cancer. She also included presents for me. Aren’t quilters the best?!?! I received these ornaments… Chelsey wants the heart for her car….I don’t know if I’m sharing. I also got four fat quarters for My Journey quilt basket that is on the list to be completed after the Primitive Garden. She also included Chocolate candy that my family devoured before I could get a snapshot….They all swore she was their best friend….

The Christmas quilts are out, but with me being out of town, I kind of feel like Christmas is catching up to me. We have a Christmas party to attend tonight, and a trip to Green Bay tomorrow. I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that my shopping must be completed this weekend, either on our trip or on-line to allow for shipping. Today, I’ll make the lists and get the game plan down. Sunday, I’ll finish decorating except for the Christmas tree, which we’re waiting for Eric to come home.

I did pick up a new ornament when I was in Louisiana. It’s a sleigh trimmed with pinecone pieces. I’ve found it’s true with most quilters, every ornament means something. You just can’t go to the clearance rack and “stock up”. Sure, you can go to the clearance rack, but the ornament a Quilter picks most of the time tugs at their heart.

Gratitudes:
Friday
Warmer temps--- it’s been –6
Eric’s coming home on Wednesday

11 comments:

Linda said...

What adorable ornaments, and those fat quarters are beautiful. I think we need to see a full sized photo of the quilt that they are sitting on. Brrrr -6 now that's cold.

Wendy said...

Lovely little gifts from friends are to be cherished. The FQ's will look great in your next quilt.

Ornaments are picked carefully aren't they?

Libby said...

Love that kitchen snowman *s*

Carole said...

Lovely little gifts from Nicolette! Love that Kitchen snowman! Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn R said...

The kitchen snowman is soooo cute!

Clare said...

Isn't Nicolette lovely! I adore the chicken/hen. Lovely FQ's too. Mr Snowman is delightful.

de vliegende koe said...

Your snowman looks soo cute! Glad to see the gifts arrived at your place. It’s always so wonderful to see gifts at the homes and with the people they were made for. You have an eye for ornaments!!

Darlene said...

Love your snowman friend! Very cute!

I'm so glad you got to go home to see your family. I can imagine how much fun you and your mom had. :-)

atet said...

What a fun package from your friend -- and yep, I can't just stock up on ornaments. Almost all of mine (even the bulbs) have some memory. I'm not big on the "matchy" Christmas tree thing -- I have lots of fun ornaments that evoke memories. Everything from snowmen to xwing fighters! I wouldn't have it any other way. Love the fabrics you found in LA as well -- fun, fun fun!

Quilt Nut said...

love your snowman!

Journeying said...

Whew...glad to be able to post...tried to on your more recent post and could not...
anyway...glad you're back....glad you had a great time....can't wait to see your next quilts and other wonders....I envy your snow and true winter (we've been having 75 temps - not very Christmasy!)
Keep up all the good work!!