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.