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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

CHRISTMAS KINDNESS

Well, finally normality returns to our house and DH and gang are all back to work, college and school so albeit a little belated ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!

My own start to 2012 has so far been 2 weeks laundry from Florida, re-stocking the larder, fridges and freezer and a visit to the Doctor yesterday with a toe infection ~ mmmmmmmmmmmmm! good job when I came back there were 3 little parcels waiting to cheer me up . . .


Shell from 'The Raspberry Rabbits' sent me this gorgeous bunny ornament ~isn't it cute?
I've decided this is not one for packing away so it' not seen until the following Christmas so it's hanging from my daylight lamp so I can see it all year round and think of Shell's adorable bunnies ~ Lady Hannah and Sir Walter Harrington ~ who very kindly included a pack of dried banana chips for my duo ~ thank you!


Annette from 'Annette's Pieces' handcrafted 30 of these lovely little heart felt ornaments and I was one of the lucky ones to receive one ~ the perfect colours for me, cream with red stars, it matches my kitchen decor so guess what? this one's staying out all year round too!


and finally Cath from 'The Stitchin' Chicken' sent me this sweet little trio ~ a hand-knitted stocking, a beaded scissor fob and, as always in my house, a much needed pair of crafting scissors!

Thank you to all three of you for your kindness and for thinking of me ~ I love all my gifts and they are all very special to me xxx

I'm having a sort out later today of the already over-flowing stash cupboard, there's literally NO room for my Florida additions so I'll post again shortly with an update on what I'm currently stitching and what's on the agenda for 2012.

Tilly and Oscar survived their Christmas Holiday too and are settled back home happy and content.


Last Christmas when we just had Tilly, we bought her a wicker house which she made a good start on demolising renovating straight away.  The addition of Oscar later in the year sped things up even quicker so this Christmas saw a new property arrive and as you can see work is already in progress.  Tilly is working on a window in the roof and Oscar is thinking a little more light downstairs would be helpful too ~ now can you 2 bunnies work on DH and tell him an addition of my OWN stitching room would be most appreciated!

OOOpps, just noticed I still have the Christmas countdown at the top of my Blog page ~ bah! humbug, I'm keeping it there so none of you forget it will be here again in 355 days, 10 hours ........

Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

17 comments:

Denise said...

Wow - they took a perfectly good cottage and made it a lean-to!

Glad you made it back home from the States. All the laundry though...

You got some lovely presents - things make you smile.

Happy New Year!

Shirlee said...

Jane ... That stitching ornament was so cute that I had to go online & find one to buy ... lol! Happy New Year! Blessings, Shirlee

Annette said...

You got so many lovely Xmas gifts..
I'm glad you liked mine!!
I's so glad to hear it's stay's in your home...
Kira just founds out the purple bunnie you made here.. is was hanging for a long time above her bed.. But she pulled it of..Now it's hanging on her closet door...
Thank you so much for it!!!

Carol said...

Aren't stitching friends the best, Jane--lovely gifts from all...

Do the bunnies eat the wicker??!! Oh, my--I never knew!!

Wishing your entire family a joyous new year :)

Kate said...

Happy New Year!
Lovely presents received, the stitching bunny is fab.
Glad the bunnies have settled back in at home.
Hope the toe is getting better.

Mouse said...

oooo welcome back and happy new year :) and can't wait to see what goodies you got ... love your wee goodies too and yoo hooo Oscar and Tilly ... lovely renovation work .. now if you can just work on your "dad" mum needs a stitching room ..lol :) love mouse xxxxx

Catherine said...

Don't you wish somehow that the laundry would all clean itself on the way home from vacation? Love the gifts - all so cute! And wow! The bunnies are quite the renovation crew! Such cute little houses, both before and after.

Sarah said...

That ornament is just gorgeous! No wonder you want to display it all year round. Welcome back and Happy New Year (even if it has been full of laundry)

Pumpkin said...

Glad to hear you're home safe and sound :o)

Wonderful gifts waiting for you to return. That was nice!

LOL! I'd say they're doing a bang up job!

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Your bunnies are so cute. Glad they were ok when you got back from your holiday.

Rhona said...

That bunny ornament is soooo adorable - no wonder you are keeping her out all year!
Enjoy doing the laundry! lol

Maggee said...

Love those bunnies!! Hugs!

Michelle May said...

Glad you got home safely and so glad you like your little pressie.
I looooooove that wicker house! Where did you find it? Harrington and Hannah would love to have one of those!

Myra said...

Glad you made it home safe and sounds. I know your babies were happy to see you. Lovely presents for a lovely lady. :o) Happy New Year!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year Jane. Glad you arrived home safely. Lovely gifts received. I would keep them out all year too. Look forward to seeing your new stash.

Lois said...

What nice gifts to come home too after a visit to the doctor! Hope you get through that laundry soon and can sit down and stitch to your heart's content!

♥ Nia said...

That bunny is just the cuteste thing!!! :D
I was lucky to receive an adorable heart from Annette too =)
Happy 2012 for you!!! Have a great year sweetie :D