Friday, August 3, 2012

Little Bit of Christmas in My Heart

Early, the past few mornings, before the summer sun crept over the hill behind us, I have laid very still in my bed....willing myself to believe that it was frigidly cold outside....and that the silence surrounding me was that muffled, pure, quiet that only a new blanket of snow can bring.

Why you ask?

Because I was the winner of Sweet Steph's (from Front Porch Primitives) Christmas in July giveaway celebrating her one year blogiversary....and I knew my package would be arriving any day.....

And arrive it did - as surely as Christmas morning - and every bit as delightful.  I felt like the Who's in Who-ville must have felt when the Grinch returned their zing-tinglers, ta-tinkers, galooks and gar-dinkers! A whole sleigh full of wonderful Christmas goodies hand crafted by the talented Steph:

Homespun and muslin wrapped candy canes (BIG candy canes!)....Steph's own ingenious design:

  The cutest dang gingers I ever did see:

Two wax-dipped candles (that were rolled in cloves and smell heavenly!) and a precious Santa tuck that Steph lovingly stitched (and, yikes, was even brave enough to use metallic thread on):

And, last, but certainly not least, two of the sweetest little pantry cakes that smell as amazing as they look:

Thank you so very much dear Steph! I am so very blessed that our paths have crossed on this journey.  You are as talented and as sweet as they come.  The gifts of your hand warmed my heart and will warm our home for many Christmases to come.  The gift of your friendship and kindness knows no season.


Trace4J said...

Merry Christmas in JULY Friend.
What wonderful treasures from Steph.
Nothing like handmade with love.
Hugs & JOY

Kim said...

Lovely goodies. Ho-Ho-Ho. It's always good when Christmas comes more than once a year,

TheRustyThimble said...

Hello Robin, first off what sweet treasures you won from Steph, I love them all, Happy Christmas in July

Second oh my goodness, as much as I detest snow and cold temps, I do believe I am ready for some of that myself so I am going to attempt that pretending!

It is 109 here today and it has reached up to 115 in some parts of Oklahoma this past week!! Yes that is degrees so with the heat index it is even worse!!

I am so ready for fall so I can go outside and enjoy it!

Have a wonderful weekend

Shirlee said...

Happy Christmas in July! Keep willing that winter weather to appear! Congratulations on your win : )

Christine said...

I can just about 'see' the snow falling and 'hear' those sleigh bells!
Wonderful goodies from Steph - she is a sweetheart!
I'm sure you'll enjoy them right up to Dec 25!

myomyohi said...

Merry Christmas. Looks like you got some nice goodies.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

My goodness woman!! Do you sprinkle yourself with some magic potion to be so darned lucky??? Would you like to email me with about 5-6 of your favorite numbers so I can play the lottery?? Congrats on your win..Steph has been on a tear lately crafting it up. Her goodies are adorable, you lucky crow!! I haven't forgotten about the ouija board--just have a 6 day show coming up....:P --Jan

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Wonderful goodies!
All these Christmas posts lately are putting me in a Christmas mood.

laurie said...

beautiful gifts and beautiful words

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, wonderful Christmas goodies from Steph, warm your heart for sure. Blessings Francine.

~Sara said...

What wonderful goodies!
Dreaming of Christmas.....and winter??!!It has been so hot here (106) today. ugh. Hope all the thinking will keep you cool. Blessings~Sara

Prims By The Water said...

Hmmm..that wind must be coming out of the West as I can smell those wonderul pantry cakes here by the river...and those gingers look good enough to eat too! Lovely goodies. Take care my friend, Janice

Raymond Homestead said...

Awesome goodies! Love the ginger men!

marly said...

OK. You can PRETEND since you received these fantastic Christmas gifts. But that's it!! No more talk of s***!!!

Mary said...

Love your waxed goodies..especially the ginger men! What I would give for some cooler weather.

frontporchprims said...

Oh Robin. You sweetheart. You made all these wonderful things I sent you look so beautiful in your pictures;) So happy that you can dream a bit of winter this week. Been singing Silent Night every night to "baby" since she was two. I think of Christmas every night:) Sure would like some snow about now. It's so hot. Went into Michaels today and they had all their fall things out and I got to longing so hard. It'll be here before we know it. Thanks for being such a good blogging friend. Have a great weekend. -Steph-

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Robin, Your lucky streak has returned...look at all those goodies you got!!! Keep cool!!!


Cindi said...

Oh what a neat post. Steph certainly is a sweetie and has spread her sweetness throughout blogland! The things she made are darling, i especially like the candy canes. Have a wonderful weekend!
Be blessed,

Marta said...

Those goods are lovely and I can smell the candles from here ^_^
Have a nice we

Barb said...

Hi Robin,
I am going to try your trick of believing it is cold while laying in my bed!
Love your new goodies!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

ho, ho ho~
wonderful goodies~

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What wonderful treasures you received! Congratulations on your win. Have a wonderful weekend!

Carol Stuck said...

Congrats to you Missy Robin! Such a wonderful array of goodies brimming with Christmassy awesomeness. Bet you will be having a great time decorating for the holiday this year.


Rugs and Pugs said...

OK. When is the addition to your house being built??? Congrats to you!
Hugs :)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Robin, would you please explain to us how on earth you keep winning? The first few times it was oh she has good odds, now ? Hmmmm.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That was supposed to be funny, but the cat came in, and meowed, so I lost my concentration, and hit publish..


floweringmama said...

WOOHOO! I bet those candles smell yummy! Congrats!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wow now that is one grand prize to be winning! Love it all and I bet those candles smell soooo good!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!
Welcome Christmas, come this way!
Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!
Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day!
No. Robin...No. Not ready! LOL. But I would be ready any day for Steph's wonderful creations-congrats!! Enjoy!! ~*~Lisa

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

What sweet and lovely goodies, congrats on your win! I am especially taken with those lil gingers...:-)


Becca said...

Reading your post,I feel like christmas is just around the corner.
I like the goodies for gift giving the coming christmas season.

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Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi Robin congrats to you a wonderful giveaway just a shame they will be waiting a few weeks to be displayed.. But hey when you get them out for the season it will be like winning all over again.. Angi X

Raggedy Creations said...

They were lovely goodies indeed. congrats on your win.