Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, December 28, 2008


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!


Chiloe said...

Jeez, I shouldn't have stopped by your blog as you got great stitching gifts ( which reminded me of my misery with my Will Ferrell movie ... lol)

Why was I so sure you didn't work ??? another mystery ... :-D

Karen said...

you had some lovely gifts, glad you had a nice Christmas

Wendy said...

You have a very nice and inspiring blog !
Love your work !

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! And they will ALWAYS rather play with a box or something instead of the actual toy itself. ;)

Julie said...

Super etui, you had some really lovely gifts.

Suzanne said...

Looks like it was a nice Christmas!

The weather here (AR) has been crazy too.


Happy New Year!

Lindsay said...

Cool gifts. Let us know what you get with your gift certificate

Anonymous said...

Oh Fab gifts ,Glad you had a nice christmas even though you had to work!!

Cindy F. said...

Girl!! What great gifts you received! Lindsay's gift is so pretty and practical! LOVE the floss from Rick! Goodness...is that every color?? and even fabric!
Great idea with notebook!! and your ort jars are pretty:)
Sounds like everyone had a wonderful Christmas:)

Annie said...

Lots of great gifts. Looks like a fun holiday at your house!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas with lots of great stitchy gifts!

I worked in a grocery store through high school and college so I feel your pain1 I hated working Christmastime it was just nuts!

Carrie said...

Thank you! I hope that you & your family had a fantastic Christmas. I enjoy reading your blog very much. :)

Kathy A. said...

Lovely gifts you received. Those ort jars are just to die for. Now, why didn't I think of keeping those rings after buying umpteen zillion skeins for a HAED! And that etui is so beautiful. where did she find the pattern for it?

Brigitte said...

Great gifts! This etui is terrific, I'd like to make one of these myself but it must be a lot of work.

I can relate to this after-Christmas-laziness. I feel it myself and I love it. Just relaxing, doing nothing or stitching ... nothing better than that.

Christine said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas. That etui is just beautiful

Redwitch said...

Great gifts, love the etui and the glass jars are very pretty.

My cat went mad with her catnip mouse on Christmas morning and then slept for the rest of the day, she was totally zonked out!

Paisley said...

Fabulous gifts!

mainely stitching said...

I worked in retail for years and Christmas was so crazy ... in a grocery store, it really must be ten times worse! I hope you get a lot of relaxation. :D

Lori-Ann said...

Wow, treasures galore!! That box is just amazing! So jelous, but happy for you!

Those finishes are great, and the Hannuka ornament is so pretty.

Pumpkin said...

Now those are some awesome stitchy gifts! I love etuis and would love to own one or make one some day.

You save the DMC bands as well? LOL!

Cyn said...

Hi Sharon,

What a beautiful Etui!

I do collect orts but I have to admit that I don't collect the DMC bands! LOL!

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. :-)

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