Yes, it's that after-Christmas lethargy settling in. I just feel like lazing around, playing with my presents! We had a very nice Christmas. It was quiet; which was exactly what was needed this year. I am very glad it is over though. Working in a grocery store during holidays can really suck!
I had some very nice presents! My dear friend, Lindsay emailed me a couple of weeks before Christmas saying I had a package coming and to have Rick hide it if I wasn't able to resist opening it before Christmas. I was good...when it arrived it went directly under the tree. I didn't even unwrap the mailing paper which I discovered hid lovely Christmas wrap when I opened it. I was very excited when Christmas morning arrived and I found this beautiful etui!
Thank you, Lindsay! You know me so well!
Rick bought me lots of DMC and some fabrics. Plus, a gift certificate to The Silver Needle.
Jessie gave me this a pretty notebook filled with page protectors for my patterns.
She also gave me two matching ORT jars, one for ORTs and one for DMC bands. Don't ask me why I save 'em...OCD symptom or something. I really needed larger jars as my old ones were nearly full, so these were really appreciated! Do you have any idea how difficult it is to photograph clear shiny glass?
Rick received a ginormous bottle of Jack Daniel's, a photograph of him on his motorcycle and really nice hair clippers. Jessie had gift cards, DVDs & lots of clothes. Santa didn't forget the pets either! Taco received a tiny stuffed catnip tiger and Sheba had a squeaky stuffed penguin. Sheba promptly ripped the pompom off her penguin's hat and Taco plays with that pompom instead of her little tiger, go figure!
I haven't gotten much stitching done, as it has been busy around our house! Christmas Eve morning, as I was headed off to work, I sprayed the window washer on my truck and had to stop and scrape away the resulting ice. Friday, it was so warm outside, Rick and I went for a motorcycle ride in short sleeves! Wacky weather!
Thank you all for the happy Christmas wishes!