Merrie December Goode Folkes.....
I hope the dawn of this new month is finding you well and blessed, blessed and well....
My son had his surgery on Monday and things went fairly well. (Sorry, no photos for this one...trust me, you should be thanking ME for that decision....) It was an entirely new type of procedure (the surgeon had never done this before and it was also the first of its kind to be done in this area....hmmmm...that would have been good to know going in....) - so we won't know for some time how well it actually worked. Although my son was under general anesthesia, they also gave him a nerve block, which was intended to numb his entire leg for several days. Apparently, however, that is not a precise science, and they think they missed the nerve, so he woke up in immediate pain. It's been a rough several days (growling, gnashing of teeth, etc.) And now we start a grueling physical therapy routine. Looks like I best be getting my snow wings on.....
Again, to all of you who sent up prayers and good thoughts, we are so appreciative.
A very special thank you to that special elflike lady, Linda Parker from Parker's Paradise. On the day of the surgery, I received a special care package from her with this darling pillow she made:
Now that's a LOT of stitching! I LOVE it Linda my friend....those crows...oh - those wonderful, wonderful, crows....I can't tell you what your thoughtfulness means to me. Thank you....
And, for other thank-you's (again, delayed)....Kim at The Barn Hollow recently had a giveaway and I was the fortunate winner of this wonderful snow couple she made:
The tag says "Faith Family Friends" - What a glorious holiday season it would be if we kept that first and foremost, hey? I'm smitten with the incredible detail of their little faces - and the tea light looks great lit up - especially at night, but, duh - I forgot to turn it on for the photos....
Kim also generously included these sweet little ornaments:
All kinds of adorable! That little snowman head is actually on a teeny, tiny, clothespin....Love it!!
Thank you so much Kim!!! These will truly be treasured additions to my holiday decor...
Kim recently opened an Etsy Shop too and has lots of fun things to tempt you. I'm sure she'd love for you to visit.....
I also won Kendra's first and last (as in "most recent" not never to be done again) giveaway at The Stone House Primitives. A whole box full of fun:
An iron stand with "Faith" and "Hope" stitcheries; an AWESOME metal crow bowl; a quilted str pillow; some old bobbins with thread; a courting candle; cookie cutters; and some berry garland.....
LOVE this crow bowl:
(Right now I just put some wooden apples that Sweet Renee from Recollecting the Past sent me and a piece of greenery the Snow Dog so lovingly brought me this morning....But I'm thinking of Christmas greens and (fake) snowballs....)
Kendra may be somewhat newish to blogging, but she's got the "spoiling" part down pat....Thank you so much Kendra!!! I'm giddy with happy!
Kendra's doing another giveaway right now for this adorable stocking garland she made:
As much as it pains me (because these are so stinking cute), I'm sitting this one out since I just won Kendra's first/last giveaway....so, all the more chance for you to be lucky!!! Go pay Kendra a visit - you'll like it there, trust me....She crafty, thrifty, and primlish....just like we like 'em..... ;o)
And, since blessings come in threes....I was also one of the 13 lucky winners in the giveaway recently hosted by the talented artists at TDIPT ("To Dwell In Primitive Thymes").
I won the gift from Sweet Pea at Whimsical Endeavors. Pea makes some wonderfully magical creations and has more talent in her little pea-picking finger than I could ever even imagine. She's been featured in PRIMS magazine and offers some of her delightful creations in her Etsy shop, Pea Pickers Primitives.
Pea wrapped my gift so beautifully:
Look at the beautiful clip package tie:
And my gift....A wonderful snowflake garland:
I put it on my little dining area tree - which hasn't been decorated fully yet, and not sure if this is where it will stay, as I have several places I would love to tuck it....(Sorry - lighting wasn't conducive to great photos this morning):
Thank you so much Pea - I LOVE it!! And thanks to all the artists at TDIPT for another amazing giveaway....The TDIPT team is also having a Winter Wonderland celebration on Ebay. To see some of the wonderful creations, just click HERE!
Gotta fly....hoping all is well with you all. They're predicting a weekend full of snow here (and pretty likely they'll get it right when they say 100% chance....).