Saturday, January 5, 2013

I'm back!

I took a little hiatus from posting during the holidays. I did want to share these wonderful place mats that Nancy Huggins made for me in a swap we did. Don't they look great on our Christmas table? I swapped her some embroidered towels and a couple of stitchery pictures. I am always open for swaps.
She also did an order from my DIL for some pretty pillows to send her family using Jayden's photos...

They made such unique gifts for grandparents and other family.

My brother  got one and he called thanking her for such a nice gift. It  looks like with the Presidents reelection that he may be getting laid off from Lockheed. He's worked for them for almost 20 years. He will know in the coming weeks and is getting prepared for the worst. Its sad but happy too as it will mean he'll be returning to California to a home he has in Oceanside which is only a 35 mile drive from us. He and his family now live in Hawaii.

I also wanted to share that Brenda is having her first giveaway of the new year!

She's giving away this primitive bunny and carrot, nice for spring decorating which (hopefully) is right around the corner. This giveaway ends January 31st. You can sign up on her blog, The Rusty Thimble..her creations are always so well done and unique, if you've never visited her Etsy shop, the link for it is on her blog site as well as many photos of her items.