Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to all the lovely people who have read our blog this year. It has been such a pleasure getting to know many of you. Today is our 1st year blogiversary. We will have a give away, but know that everyone is busy right now, so we’ll do the giveaway in an upcoming post after Christmas.

We have already had one ‘Christmas’ celebration with my dear friend Susan. Many of you know Susan as the friend I grew up with and is a breast cancer survivor.

She knows me so well that the gifts she gives me are always what I want.

This set of Hallmark ornaments that I collect.

These calico mice are Hallmarks from 1978. She knows how to pull my heartstrings.

This wonderful Folk Art Pfaltzgraff snowglobe for my collection and

a set of glasses to match.

When we were growing up we were big Beatles fans and she had this pillowcase specially made for me.

It was a fun evening. I didn’t take pictures of the gifts I gave her, but then, she likes ‘practical’ things.

One day last week the mailman brought me a special surprise. It was a sweet gift from Holly of Girls At Heart. She made a cupcake picture for me by repainting a thrift store frame and making the picture herself. She even put touches of glitter on it. It was so sweet of her and the nicest part was that she made it for me! Thank you, Holly!

MaryEllen of Art Kissed gave us the Christmas Cheer award. That was very thoughtful of her! I love MaryEllen she is such a hoot and a great artist. If you aren't reading her blog you should do yourself a favor and start!

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. – Janice Maeditere

Wishing you all the most happiest, magical Christmas ever!


TattingChic said...

Your ornaments and gifts from your friend are fabulous. Isn't it amazing when someone just knows what to get! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy holidays!

Happy blogoversary!

Pieceful Bits said...

Twyla & Lindsey,
Merry Christmas )nd have a blessed holiday season.

Linda Lou said...

Thanks Twyla and Lindsey for the Christmas card, and have a wonderful Christmas and a joyful New Year-congratulations on one year of blogging, you crazy crafters you!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey girls,

Merry Christmas.
Have a fantastic holiday season.


Protector of Vintage said...

Looks like you received some very special gifts.

I am THRILLED with the items that I purchased from your Lollishop. Thank you for sending them so quickly and safely. Merry Christmas!!!

Happy @ Home said...

Happy one year blogoversary. What nice gifts you received from your dear friend. She sure knows what you like.

I got a kick out of your cartoon. Cute!!

Merry Christmas,

Wish on a Whisker said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I am so glad to know you love Monkeytoes as much as we do! Happy Holidays! ~Mandy


You deserve it all Twyla! And that cartoon is hysterical by the way. Alfie and I take off at one tomorrow for mom's to try and avoid some of the holiday traffic. Blessings and joy to you all.
Lisa & Alfie

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla & Lindsey
Thanks for showing the wonderful gifts from your friend Susan. I especially like the Calico Mice The Cupcake Picture is gorgeous too.
I am so happy we have become friends this year and look forward to your Blogiversay in 2009.
Merry Christmas

Vintage Tea said...

Fabulous gifts from friends!

Have a fabulous Christmas,

Victoria xx

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Love the sweet Christmas pictures.. an Merry Christmas~!! Happy blogoversary
hugs, Patty

Anonymous said...

Twyla, how rare is a kindred spirit!
To be cherished! :-)


Holly said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsey!

My company has just left and now I'm un-winding at the computer. Thought I'd stop by to see if anything's new. (I forgot it was Tuesday.)

It was fun to see new pics of you, two. Fun to see your presents and your sweet friend, too. Friends are such a blessing and I'm glad you're mine. ~ hearts ~

Oh, it was also fun to see the cupcake. I feel like she's one of my children! :> I'm glad you like her and you are MOST welcome!

Nighty night!

Patricia said...

I want to wish both you and Lindsey the Merriest of Christmas from my heart. I am so happy we met - you both have enriched my life with your wonderful blog. Please have a wonderful holiday full of love and I look forward to the New Year and our continuing friendship.

creative breathing said...

Merry Christmas to you Twyla and to you Lindsey for your wonderful blog. Your caring spirits are so evident alongside your many talents. I have so enjoyed coming to know you through your postings and look forward to many more in the New Year! Blessings to you both, Elizabeth

Sweetina said...

Oh TwyLa what a wonderful Post!
God Bless Susan for surviving Cancer and also being your wonderful friend! All your presnts were lovely. think you and grew up around the same time...Paul was my favorite too! That pillow is such an awesome Treasure isn't it!?

Suzie Button said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas season! that's great! Everyone loved your knitted items I purchased too, including me! Suzie