Monday, December 21, 2015

Four More Sleeps

The twenty-first is winding down, and Christmas Day will be here before we know it. As you can see, my Christmas cactus has decided to bloom right on time. There are several others in bloom as well.

We got such a fun package in the mail today from my sister and her husband. We had a good time exploring all the goodies in the box, but my favorite has to be this sock monkey mug. It is making me happy right now being filled with hot tea!

You might have noticed that I like sock monkeys. Just a little bit. And that they seem to find their way into lots of the quilts I make. What can I say? They just make me smile, and I figure they might do the same for someone else. Smiles are good.

This pretty little tote bag showed up here last week from my friend Sheila. Beautiful construction work she did. I shall enjoy using it. Matter of fact it has a small crochet project in it right now!

I got another package today. This was from my friend Deb, aka Wonky Girl. Look at this gorgeous fabric! Oh the fun we'll have together! Blog friends are such a blessing to me! 

I have completed twenty of these star blocks and cut the sashing strips. Soon, this too will grow into a quilt.
This one has grown into a quilt, but it has not had its binding added yet. I need to get busy.
This is a busy time of year for us all, isn't it. Our baby girl Mary will here Wednesday! We can hardly wait. We are all looking forward to a Christmas feast here on Friday.
I hope your plans and projects are all lining up happily and that you are taking time to just enjoy the season. We are so blessed to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus!
Hugs and kisses,


Anonymous said...

I love sock monkeys too. I have made them for all of my kids and two of my grandsons! Merry Christmas!

Susie Swanson said...

I have always loved sock monkeys and I love all of your goodies including the quilts. Hope you have a Merry and Blessed Christmas dear friend. Love and Blessings. xo

Karen S said...

Definitely lots of excitement in your home. And such lovely gifts.
Sounds like you have great plans for Christmas! Well done with the quilts, too.

Thimbleanna said...

Is that YOU Elaine -- I've never seen you!!! I hope Mary made it safely and that you've all had a wonderful visit. Happy New Year!!!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Yes, it is wonderful to get such sweet surprises in the mail........and thank you for my surprise I just got today.......I sent you and email. I love it all and it was such a sweet surprise! I love your photo hiding behind the sock monkey mug! I love the quilt in the bottom photo! So lovely. I have always loved the quilts that have the small squares of goes back to my childhood when used to watch my aunt quilt on her front porch.......using every tiny scrap and making it into a beautiful quilt. Yous is so beautiful! Thank you again you are so sweet and thoughtful!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oops.......I meant that I sent you "an email".. I type too fast

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I sure hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I sure is nice to get surprises in the mail. I love your sock money mug. Also, I love the quilt.
Wishing you a wonderful New Year.