Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Better late than never. I am sorry this post is so late, but we had an emergency with my son. It turns out he has kidney stones. He spent several painful hours waiting to see the doctor, but he is doing good today, sore, but resting. We are all tired from lack of sleep. We went to bed at 3:30!


Christmas was good. We had a wonderful time surprising each other with little gifts. I received some lovely things. My kids spoil me.




Lindsey made me this beautiful mushroom wall hanging. You remember my love of mushrooms.




I have not been making house shoes as much since Christmas is over so to keep my hands busy I have been making these little mushrooms. I made up my own pattern and I don’t count I just make each one different just as they are in nature. My kid’s stockings were full of these and they seemed to like them a lot.




Aren’t these books inspiring looking? They were gifts from Lindsey.


The pages are sooo pretty!


The new year is here and there is an anticipation that all the things we wish we could have done differently we now get the chance to do over and get it right. I, myself, hope to be kinder, gentler and more caring to those around me and those I meet. I hope to create more and be more productive.



We will open the book. It’s pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and it’s first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy New Year,

13 comments:

Vintage Tea said...

What wonderful gifts.

Wishing your son a speedy recovery

Victoria xx

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
Sorry to hear about your son. I hope he continues to feel better and I hope you can now catch up with your sleep.
I loved seeing your gifts especially the mushroom wall hanging that Lindsey made. The books look wonderful - full of great ideas I am sure.
Your mushrooms are gorgeous. I love the little group of them they are so cute.
Happy New Year.
Lindsay

MaryEllen said...

I'm glad to hear your son is feeling better! It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Such wonderful gifts! Thanks for reminding me that I have "Blank Pages" and the opportunity awaiting me.

I don't know if it's possible for you to be any more kinder and thoughtful! you are one of the most thoughtful people I know!
I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year!
MaryEllen

KatCollects said...

Hi Twyla,
As you know your Son is in my prayers. I hope you can all get some rest tonight. You are SOOOO creative. The mushrooms you made are adorable. I was very impressed when you were making the pumpkins, now the mushrooms : ) I love your talent. I am glad you had a good Christmas, you deserve to be spoiled.
Hugs,
Kathy

Tammy said...

It sounds like you had a very nice Christmas, indeed. Love the little mushrooms. Too cute! Hope your son is feelng better very soon. Poor thing. Those things are so painful, I hear. Hugs to each of you. Go get some rest.
xoxo,
Tammy

Linda Lou said...

Your daughter gets you the best gifts...the mushrooms you made are adorable, I hope your son is feeling better. Happy New Year

oodlesandoodles said...

Twyla - it's hard for me to imagine that you could be nicer and gentler. Your kindness always shows through. Best wishes to you, Lindsey and the family in the new year! p.s. adorable mushrooms! Barbara

TattingChic said...

What fun and cute goodies you got. Hope your soon feels better soon!

creative breathing said...

Merry Christmas Twyla. Thank you so much for the card, it was very special to receive it. I sat up when I saw the GBP booklet. They are in my backyard! I worked there for 7 years! It was the most vintagey adorable workspace that you can imagine. I wish all wonderful things for you this comming year! Elizabeth

Holly said...

Ooops! I almost missed Twyla on Tuesdays! I didn't think you were going to be able to post!

I'm so glad your kids spoil you, Twyla! Life can be so hard at times and it's so good of the Lord to give us special people!

You find the nicest quotes, Twyla. Thanks for sharing them with us. Just thinking about myself copying down a quote makes me a nervous wreck! Ha! I don't know why... :>

Happy New Year!

Love,
Holly

Happy @ Home said...

I do hope your son is feeling better. I have heard that kidney stones are very painful.

Looks like you made out well for Christmas. I love what Lindsey made for you and also love the mushrooms you have been making.

Happy New Year,
Kim

Michelle Palmer said...

Happy New Year!
Sweet, sweet gifts...LOVE your little mushrooms~ they are dear!

Wishing your son complete & speedy recovery...
And all of you~ wishes for the best for 2009!
Michelle

Sherry said...

My thoughts are with Jordan and hoping he feels better soon.

I love the mushroom wall hanging Lindsay made for you. You have a wonderful family!!

Sherry