Monday, December 26, 2011

His Favorite Gift and More...

What's with the crazy pj's kid?! Do you remember being in high school and doing silly things like PJ Day at school? These were meant to be a silly joke gift; little did I know my 18 year old would strip and put them on for the festivities! My son was absolutely blown away that I was able to surprise him with the quilt that I'd secretly been working on. He thanked me in front of everybody then later when "coast was clear" he came up and gave me the best hug and said, "I love you mom, the quilt is my favorite gift." I had the best warm fuzzy feeling a mom could have and that was my favorite gift from him.

Speaking of gifts, I've been absolutely spoiled by blogging friends who sent not only birthday but Christmas gifts. My birthday is so darned close to Christmas that it is hard to keep gift reasoning straight so I will consider these in the "both" category. I'm keeping descriptions to a minimum as photos speak for themselves. The above is from Shelley. CUTE!

Then we have a little something from Sew Cindy (dang we miss you in blogland!)

Darlene mailed two packages keeping birthday and Christmas completely separated! LOL The gift behind the Santa pillow sham is a sewing machine mat with pockets.

Carrie P. had recently sent me yummy cookies for my surgery mending that has now been postphoned until January 6th. These were saved for my birthday and Christmas. Tucked inside that potholder is the sweetest vintage fabric.

Wendy sent me these two gifts and had showed them on her blog and I hadn't a clue they were made for me! I had even commented about the cute snowman in the center of the log cabin!

Carol sent gifts for Christmas and remembered my birthday too!

Then there is Cyndi....what can I say...simply blown away!

I have more pictures to show and share but for now....thank you ladies to each of you for thinking of me and sending the sweetest gifts that are to be treasured here in my hollow!

Did you take notice of my side bar and the links to take you to new free BOM's, Sew Alongs etc? I'm sure as we move closer to 2012 there will be even more announcments in blogland for more. I'd appreciate if you drop me a line so I can post them to the side bar with these others. There is no possible way I can join in on all of them but it sure will be fun to see what everybody participates in this upcoming year.


Betty Lou said...

Your cup runneth over with good thoughts from special friends. Hugs from a son and loving his quilt, now that will stay with you forever. Sons can makes a mom's heart just melt.

Kim said...

Awe...that young man of yours has an excellent sense of humor and knows how special this quilt is made for him by his mamma. Hope you did something fun to celebrate your birthday. We'll have to catch up this week before the next holiday is upon us. :-D

Shakerwood said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! My kids also - even the ones that don't live here showed up in their pj's yesterday knowing that we would be in ours. They didn't want us to feel left out!

Glad DS#2 loves his quilt and his mommy!!

Rebecca P said...

How cute he looks in his PJ's. How fun to have someone so excited about a gift you put your heart & soul in. Special indeed.
Wonderful gifts.

Darlene said...

I love them PJ's. LOL

Christmas and Birthday gifts to enjoy! WooHoo!!!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

LOL My kids went thru the footy pj phase too. :-) DD still loves them!
I knew he'd love that quilt!

Love all the gifts! Enjoy!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I'm sure his appreciation was a great gift to you, mom. :) How nice.

Needled Mom said...

We knew he would love it!!! I am so glad that he shared his appreciation with you. Gotta love the PJs.

Wonderful gifts!

Shelley said...

Oh, i knew he would love his quilt! The PJ thing is what my boys would do to :) so happy you received such lovely gifties! going to Sherlock Holmes in 10 minutes with my gang!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Lovely gifts! Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! I love that your son wore the PJs, so cute. Very nice that he appreciates your quilting.

Gerri said...

Mary, the quilt turned out beautiful, and I'm sure your son will enjoy it for years to come. You received some beautiful well-deserved gifts. Happy Birthday!!!

Lori said...

How wonderful to have "secret" words from your son. All the sneakery and hiding about were for a good cause:)
Aren't quilty friends lovely? Such nice parcels you recieved!!

Mary said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas!

Pat said...

I'm glad your son was happy AND surprised with his quilt! I hope you had a good birthday, too.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Awesome! He loved the quilt and I love the PJs. LOL!! Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, Mary! Sounds like it was a wonderful holiday for you.

AnnieO said...

An 18 year old in a onesie, too funny! And your surprise stayed just that, how wonderful that he loves it so much. Happy Happy Birthday, seems you got lots of cheer to help you celebrate!

Serena said...

awww merry Christmas. I too remember the pj day. My sister had a crazy pair she wore one year all through Christmas.

Love that he loved his quilt too.

I've your ornament on my tree, front and center, thought of you every time I went by her.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a special thank you from your son for his beautiful quilt Mary! Great gifts from blogging/quilting friends too.

Denise :) said...

Oh my GOSH!! What FUN! :)

Leeanne said...

What a special gift...a true thank you from your son. Love the PJ's!!!!
Special gifts from all over...must go and check out the list on BOM's etc! Do I really need any more to do?? *~*

Karen said...

Cool pajamas!

Karen said...

That was such a sweet thing between and mom and her son. I knew he would love the quilt. Sorry I missed your birthday - I hope it was happy.

Wendy said...

The PJ's are just too funny, he has a good sense of humor. Blogging friends are the best.

Janet O. said...

The jammies are something my teasing sons would have loved at that age! So cool that your son really appreciates the quilt you made!
Mary, you are obviously loved. What splendid gifts from friends!

I'm Carol said...

That is so awesome that your son loved the quilt you made. What a great bunch of gifts from a great bunch of friends. Temecula Quilt Co. Blog is doing a mystery mini quilt that started yesterday.

Loris said...

Your son and you both are going to cherish this sweet gift you managed to hide from him. He looks very happy about it just pulling it out to see it. What a great moment! The PJ's are a hoot!
I'm late to the party but let me wish you a very Happy Birthday too!

Kaaren said...

I knew he'd like it! How could he not!! And I bet you just puffed up with happiness when he said that it was his favorite gift.

Gorgeous gifts from special friends. I said it before and I'll say it again, blogging friends are the best! And you deserve every one of them, my friend.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You did it, you pulled it off!! Well done, Mom! You had a blessed Christmas; best wishes for all the best in 2012, Mary. Love the PJ's!

Cheryl said...

So glad your son loved his quilt!

Carrie P. said...

that is so funny to see your son in those pjs. Looks like something my boys would do. lol That is so sweet of him too. It made making the quilt worth it, for sure.
You got some great goodies for your birthday and Christmas.

Sue said...

I love your son's PJ's. How cute is that!?

It warmed even my heart to know how much your quilt meant to him. It sure is a beauty and he will cherish it always!

Blessings for the New Year!

Teresa Silva said...

What a wonderful son you have to know how much work went into that quilt. He is so sweet! That would have made my day too!

Sheila said...

How special that your sons favorite gift was the quilt you made for him :-) you received some wonderful gifts from friends ,how nice for you.

Katie said...

Love the pjs! Glad you had such a great Christmas. :-)

Sinta Renee said...

I love it that your son put the pj's on! That is so fun...what a sweet guy. Especially sweet that he gave you a special thank you for his quilt. You know it will be so meaningful to him whenever he has it wrapped around him.
I love all the birthday and Christmas goodness that was sent your way. You are so blessed. Good luck with your surgery... have a speedy recovery. xxoo

Lynn said...

So many nice things you've received! Does your son know that you've shared this picture? If my son had those he would definitely wear them on pj day at school, which is why he must never know about onesies in his size.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Mary!! :-)

Vivian said...

Boys can say the sweetest things, and they go straight to a mother's heart. You're indeed blessed this season, Mary, with your son's gratitude and with all the special gifts for Christmas and birthday from your friends. Well deserved, I might add.

Belated best wishes for what I hope was a special birthday, and advanced best wishes for the upcoming surgery. You have a lot packed into these few weeks, young lady.
BTW -- those PJs are a hoot!

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