Sunday, December 12, 2010

Some Great Gifts!

I can't believe there's just two weeks left until Christmas! I've all but closed up shop for the holidays and I'm now enjoying the season. I've just now started my decorating....a little late this year. Guess that means I won't be taking it down until Valentine's Day! LOL!

I wanted to share with you some very special gifts I've received recently! First of all, I was so excited to hear I'd won a giveaway over on Sewing Grandma Lynn's blog! I won this wonderful rice bag!

These are such nice bags. They have a removable outer cover, so you can remove it for washing. And the bag works great! I know because I had to use it tonight. I've developed swimmer's ear, and my whole left side is aching. Could hardly eat my dinner tonight because it hurt so bad. So I warmed up the bag and laid it on my ear. It felt so much better! Lynn sells these wonderful bags on her selling blog, Raggy Anne Creations. Please go by and check out her shop. She has so many wonderful handmade items to offer!

Now when I saw the box from Lynn, it was awfully big for this rice bag alone. You can only imagine my surprise when I opened the box and pulled out this beautiful raggy quilt!!! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! The quilt is made using vintage fabrics from the 60's. The colors are perfect for my home! And it will look beautiful on my family room sofa! But shouldn't have! I've been helping put together Lynn's selling blog. I love playing around with blogs and have done several of these before. So I was all too happy to help Lynn with hers. But I definitely wasn't expecting this! really shouldn't have, but I DO so love it! Thank you, thank you! She sells lots of wonderful hand sewn items over at Raggy Anne Creations. I really hope you will drop by and check her shop out!

I also received a goody box from one of my wonderful customers! She is such a sweetheart to have done that! I tell you...I have some of the best customers! Anyway, look at these cute blocks and plaque she sent me. I just LOVE them all. The box also had some Christmas candy and a Scentsy smell good in it. I've displayed the "Merry Christmas" blocks and the "tis the Season" block in one of my cabinets, along with a little prim snowman and the cutest jolly fat Santa I had. You can see up in the top picture! The plaque is hanging on the wall in my kitchen.

And finally...this one is LONG overdue, but it is so beautiful, I just have to share. We did a fall swap in one of my groups and I was so fortunate that Chris of The Antique Pallet got my name! She sent me this wonderful hand painted scarecrow and the BEST smelling linen spray! Chris is such a talented artist. I have always loved her painting and have a few of her pieces. I feel so fortunate to have the pieces I have, because I never seem to get to her offerings before others do! You really need to check out this talented lady over at The Antique Pallet! Thank you so much Chris! You're the best!

I hope to finish up my decorations today! I'm changing up things a bit this year and can't wait to see the end result! I'll be back with some pics as soon as I can! ~~Annie


  1. Annie,
    I enjoyed seeing pictures of your goodies from your friend. The quilt is beautiful! I'd like to make one someday-when I'm not crafting for someone else-but that's what I love to do!
    I got a rather late start to decorating too, but it's all good!
    Hope you are staying warm and dry. We have lots of snow here in Idaho!
    Take care and happy Holidays to you~

  2. You got some GREAT stuff Annie! That quilt is awesome!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!

  3. How wonderful! I love your beautiful banner, too! Happy holidays! ♥

  4. Annie, I'm glad you like this OOAK raggy quilt, made especailly for you.


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