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.