Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I Made Out This Christmas

I am still in amazement of the gifts I received from friends. I have never had a Christmas like this one. My family gave me everything I wished for plus some... but my friends out did themselves. I will post again tomorrow to show you more. I also want to take some photos of what is on the loom and the knitting needles. So much to do and so little time.

First however, I want to show you what I sent for my coffee swap and also some pages from the Chunky Book Exchange.

In the coffee swap you were to send a box to your coffee exchange partner that consist of goodies and coffee. My box is on it's way from my exchange partner and I can hardly wait. Here is what I sent her:

I asked her for a wish list and she told me that she would love a book by E Zimmerman or Nancy Bush. I found that the bookstores in New Orleans did not have many books. I found a store just before I sent the box that had one book. I also sent the coffee that the locals in New Orleans drink which is a combination of coffee and chicory as well as a pound of regular coffee. I was happy to see that the yarn store that had the book also sold hand dyed sock yarn. I never worked so hard trying to put a box together as I did this time.

I also received my Chunky Book. The pages were to be 4X4 and the theme was Santa and Me. I did not have a picture of me with Santa but I had one of my daughter so I put my baby picture face over hers. I was happy that we were facing the same way.

This was so much fun. I would I would love to do another project like this.

These are just a few pages to give you an idea of the book. The first photo is of the cover and the lasts photo is of the back. You can see my page in a previous blog post.

We could not leave the back of the pages blank as you can see.

I met my friend Ileana a few years ago while working in Akron, OH. She kept me laughing while we walked in the evenings after work telling me about coming to the U.S. and not being able to speak English. You know that the person has a good heart and a great sense of humor when they can laugh at themselves. She has written a book about her faith which I will tell you about in another post. For quite sometime, I have been trying to get her to get a hobby. Since she loves jewelry, she called me one day and told me she was taking a jewelry class. After she took the class, she called me back to tell me that she loved it and was making me a present for Christmas. I was speechless when I opened the box. The first thing I saw was a beautiful purse made with fabric from her homeland in Guatamala. She knows how much I love their weaving. I then saw a small white box that held a gorgeous fused glass pendant. My mouth was in a constant grin when I saw the little green box, it held another fused glass pendant. I had no idea....They are so beautiful. I am going to get a simple chain for one and let my daughter make me something for the other one. I am sure you will agree that they are beautiful.

I received two more boxes from friends. But that is another post.....

Hope all had a very Merry Christmas...

I sure did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What beautiful gifts! Glad to see you had a wonderful Christmas. Have a Happy New Year also!!