Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oh. My. Gosh...

All I can say is that I am truly blessed!!!

WOW, yesterday was a really fun day! I received 2 boxes in the mail. Course, those are the ones the postman brought to me...I did not venture out to the end of the driveway where the mailbox is...too cold. For all I know, I have a gazillion more small packages and Christmas cards waiting for me there! ha! Only luck, after bundling up and trudging through the snow to get there, all I'll have is the sales circular.


First of all...a box of gifts from Janer, my BFF in Eau Claire. She has been my BFF for 38+ years...long time! She knows me like no one else does...and all the history between us...WOW!

Here's a photo of what was in the box Janer's always so much fun to open gifts from her! There is a large pot/vase, which is 8" tall and 6" in diameter with cupids all around (I love cupids/angels!). Please note the exotic bouquet of sockonella heeltroides. This rare plant comes in pairs...and is available worldwide. Well, okay...what you see is 11 pairs of socks! Janer and I were chatting one day and I was saying that I never have enough socks, and she was telling me that she has more socks than one person could ever wear. So, as she was packing my box of gifts, she realized that she needed some packing material...and thought, "OH! Jacque needs socks...I'll pad everything with socks!" What a great idea, Janer! She's nothing if not hilarious!

Also in the box...the primitive wooden angel, a hand-held battery powered can opener (I finally figured out which way the batteries go in and it is a slick little thing to have!!!), a bottle to put all my worries in and hand them over to God (wow...what a concept, hey!?), and the real deal, the gift gift...a bracelet engraved with 'the fruit of the spirit' (you know...Galatians 5:22..."But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.") It is simply wonderful!

Oh My Gosh! Unbelievable...what a wonderful box of gifts!

The second box was a huge surprise! This one was from Bren. Not that I was surprised that she sent me gifts...but wait til you see! First, I received a hand-held sewing know, those little ones they advertise on tv (since the 1950's, methinks) as being able to sew anything??? Here's the photo...

Yup, I am totally set now for any and all sewing needs!
The other gift from Brenis...handmade...a LAP QUILT! I was soooo surprised and pleased and deliriously happy! It is absolutely colors...and will match my big a** star rug wonderfully!!! It measures about 50 x 50, I think...and is perfect for snuggling in my big easy chair!

Thank you so much to Janer and Bren!!!
Lest you believe it's all about receiving and not about giving with me, I am now finally able to show one gift I gave. This is an apron I made for me Mum's birthday (11/2) and sent home with a big box of Christmas gifts. I just kinda made up the pattern as I went along. She said that she loves it and will have someone take a photo of her wearing it...I'll post that on my blog when I get it.

I finished sewing another gift yesterday...and got started on yet another one...just a few more and then I'll be all done! WHEW!
Enjoy your Sunday!


WoolenSails said...

Oh, what fun gifts and the quilt Bren made you is beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Jacque, clearly you weren't naughty this year! What wonderful gifts. Isn't it fun to get stuff in the mail? Have a Merry Christmas

Brenis said...

Yay!! I'm so glad you liked it!! :D
And that bracelet is gorgeous!! LOL... love the urn of socks! :)

Anonymous said...

You sure are a lucky girl!!!!
Treasure those friendships!!!
I love the urn with the socks also!!! Cute!!!


kks said...

what lovely gifts, and so creative.....

Anonymous said...

When you asked what you should do with the cherub pot, and I said "dunno, put something in it"...well, I never thought of keeping socks in're just too creative! Remember, I'll be walking with go somewhere good!

Joanne said...

Wonderful friends and great gifts! Those socks in that urn are too funny! Bren did a wonderful job on that quilt!