Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thank you Shirlee






I won Shirlee's giveaway at Farmhouse Ponderings and reiceved my package today; it was well worth the wait!!!! She sent a couple little surprises; a beautiful prim doll and bell garland along with this beautiful caddie..I will cherish these for a very long time hun..thank you again Shirlee..

Years ago, (prob 25) I stitched my whole family Christmas stockings; over many of Heathers moves she lost hers; she recently moved back home (another story for another time, but I'm enjoying having her home again), I was unpacking Christmas things and came across my dads stocking I stitched for him; him and Heather were very close, since I was 17 when I had Heather my parents helped me raise her most of her childhood, and my dad was so much more than a "pap" to her. When we lost my dad 6 years ago; Heather has yet to accept his death. I know my dad wouldn't want anyone else but her to have his stocking; so with a heavy heart I removed "Dad" from the stocking and stitched "Heather". When she saw it hanging up she remembered it being my dads and cried. I told her she can have it but it stays with me. :)

I started to "finish" some of the ornaments and other "winter" things, first is this cube; I followed Vonnas instructions best I could; she makes it look so easy; believe me I struggled a little; but I think with time I will get it..LOL Thank you Vonna for sharing. I have more to write about but I am tired tonight and think I'm going to go eat a small bowl of ice cream and go to bed; I'm working 8 days straight because me and Kenny are going out of town Thursday and Friday; were going up to a little "gaming" town, "Cripple Creek". It's an old mining town that decorates the whole town for Christmas and we like to play the penny machines. We are staying at a new hotel up there; the rooms are regular $79 and we went online and got a nice room for $39 just for "liking" them on Facebook..I can't wait to get away; even if it's just for overnight...Thank you again Shirlee, you made my day...

5 comments:

Mouse said...

ohhh a lovely win you got there :) well done on tackling the cube ... its turned out lovely ... and what a lovely story re your dads stocking and I am sure he will approve what you have done ... take care and enjoy your wee break :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are gorgeous. Congrats on your first cube finish.

Shirlee said...

You are very welcome : ) And wow ... great finishes! What is that I see to the side of your first project photo ... does it say Winter Wishes or something like that? Where is that chart from? Very sweet story about your dad. Mine passed away 3-1/2 years ago & I miss him every day. Blessings, Shirlee

Parsley said...

SO CUTE!!

pam said...

Great finishes, Hang onto that stocking until she is settled.