Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lots of Thanks Going on Here!

I won Amy Butler's book from Bonnie and won Cut-Loose Quilts from Sandie. Sandie also include a little birthday FQ...just cause. Thank you ladies!

It's beginning to look like Christmas and the mail lady is getting a work out here at the hollow. Thank you to Shelley for the sweet wool stocking and FQ's, Sue delighted me with a mug rug and Carrie sent me a special ornament.

Cindy sent pretty fabric wrapped bowls, trivets and darling tote and all are so cheerful and fun!

There was more in the box from Cindy. Here is a side view of a darling fabric basket so professionally embroidered with the cutest gingerbread guys!

A snapshot of the inside. She also embroidered the sweetest ornaments. Darling! But what I don't know...I think I got the packages messed up....one is for my birthday and the other Christmas. Either way....love it all...thank you Cindy!!!

Carrie sent me this birthday present early in the month and I had no clue she remembered December as my month so I opened unexpectedly and found these treasures! Just look at the sewing tote! Carrie tells me she made it back in June and held on to it for my birthday. She also knows I love hummingbirds....thank you Carrie!
There are a few more packages that have arrived for my birthday from my bloggy friends that I'm trying my hardest to save until Wednesday.
You know, I just can't say enough about my blog buds....you are all the best and seriously....can't you live in my neighborhood?!

37 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Lots of great goodies from wins and friends.
You deserve some nice surprises for yourself.

Debbie

Sharon said...

You have hit the gold mine..lots of beautiful gifts!

Carrie P. said...

Wowee! looks like Christmas has come to your house already. I love those bowls that Cindy made and everything else you got is great too.
Happy Early birthdy:D

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Mary - what LOVELY gifts you got - and what sweet friends you have! Enjoy them! And, wishing you an early Happy Birthday!!!

Quilt Rat said...

What a lucky lucky girl!!!! I don't think you've gotten all those great friends by accident.......you deserve everyone of them and more!!!!

How do you get any work done? I'd be just sitting and waiting for the postman/woman to arrive :-)

Sharlotte said...

Wow Mary! I am so excited for you! What wonderful things you have received in the mail! Sending many birthday wishes your way!

paulette said...

WOW!! And I thought I was the lucky one!! You cleaned up!! Aren't blogging buddies the best!! Take care!
paulette

Mary Lou Casada said...

I think you are reaping some very good seed!!! :-) When I got a lovely gift from a certain someone (namely you! :-D), so I'll have something under the tree while hubby is deployed, with strict instructions that I'm not reciprocate -- my only recourse is to ask the Lord to bless you! Looks like He has!!! I'll bet there is more to come!!!! Can't wait to see what else you get!
Blessings to your Mary!!
Mary Lou

Pat said...

Your mail carrier must be on a first-name basis with you now...LOL You sure have gotten some beautiful gifts! Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Wendy said...

Beautiful Lady to have such wonderful friends!! Lucky you!! :) Lovely, lovely!

Linda said...

I love all your goodies. Such wonderful treasures!

Karen said...

You received lots of cute gifts. You must have been good. I especially like the fabric basket.

Briarside Lane said...

A wonderful lot of goodies! Congrats on your wins and the birthday gifts... Happy Birthday! ...Karen

Lori said...

And when will you be buying your lotto ticket?! What a fun week with wonderful packages!!

Vivian said...

Your cup runneth over -- with gifts and friends and warm wishes.
All well deserved.

Happy early birthday, Mary, and Merry Christmas a few days early too.

AnnieO said...

Happy birthday indeed! What a lot of fun to open such beauties, whether Christmas or birthday.

Cyndi said...

Such lovely gifts for a lovely lady from lovely friends! Blog buddies are the best, aren't they? And you deserve each one!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You certainly do have some talented blogging buddies! Enjoy everything including your wins!

Janet said...

Happy birthday! What a load of goodies, how wonderful but then I know you are very deserving. I love all of them but aren't the bowels super?

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh how fun! What a lot of goodies!~ enjoy!! :-)

Madame Samm said...

What a delightful journey honoring your name sake day. Sew many blessings no doubt will be pouring in...sew I will get in line too. May this year bring you the richest blessings of the heart.

QuiltSue said...

You certainly have got some lovely gifts. I think you deserve each and every one of them cos you're always so kind to other people.

Cheryl said...

Happy belated birthday! Great gifts and we would all love to be your neighbor!

Barb said...

wow, lots of nice goodies!
enjoy them all

Michele said...

What lovely friends and lovely gifts! Happy birthday!!

Shelley said...

Oh, you had lots of fun Mary! Yummy stuff there:) And, I didn't know Dec. was your birthday month!!!! But I do now :)!

Carol said...

Nice gifts Mary. My package is on the way. I've wrapped one in birthday paper and one in Christmas paper, so go ahead and wait to open them.

Lynn said...

Terrific things, we would all make great neighbors. I'd even let you pet my dog!

julieQ said...

What a warm post...full of friendship and thankfulness. Love that Gingerbread stitchery!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What lovely goodies and treasures :-) What a happy December for you!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, I had to stop by while I have a minute. Today we are celebrating my grandson's 22nd birthday. It was the 14th but everyone was busy, so today is his dinner. Tonight, after everyone leaves, we have to take all the doors upstairs down and move all the furniture back to the middle of the room for the carpenters and fireplace guys coming in every day next week. I don't think I'll get back online much until after the holidays except to lurk a bit in the evenings or early mornings. SO...I wanted to say first, "Happy Birthday" my friend, I do hope your day is wonderful. You've certainly received some wonderful treasures straight from the heart of your online friends! I'm glad you were able to save a few until Wednesday (I hope, LOL). I also want to wish you and yours a blessed and Merry Christmas. Big Hugs coming to you...

Micki said...

Boy, you received some wonderful packages! Enjoy them all!
Micki

Quilts And Pieces said...

Ok, you have me drooling all over with your fun gifts! How fun are all of those! I especially intrigued by the sewing tote. Can you get more shots of that! I have to find out what that pattern is!

Kim D. said...

Happy Birthday!! Looks like you received some lovely treasures. Have a blessed Christmas!

Carrie P. said...

happy Birthday Miss Mary.
Hope it is a good day.
hugs, carrie p.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!!
♪♫♪♫♪♫ I hope your day~
was just as special as you!! :-)

Karen said...

What wonderful gifts Mary! You are a very special person! :0)
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!