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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sky Watch Friday


Bright, glowing clouds to close out 2009. Thanks to all those for making Sky Watch possible for us. Each one involved has a done a super job. I appreciate you letting me be a small part of this big world. Blessings to all for a great New Year.



Welcome to a New Years Day Sky Watch Friday. Take your pick of glasses, and search the world over for some most interesting and beautiful sights.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday





This has been a great year for Vintage Thingies Thursday. Sadly, today will be the last visit with Coloradolady for 2009. No doubt 2010 will be even more exciting for us all. Looking forward to seeing you then.





This is a little Batman night light. I have had it a very long time.It burns all the time. It was made in 1966 by the General Electric DC Comics Inc. It is only 1/4 inch wide and shows a number on the back 924B. Some treasures you hang onto but know not why.
This is no way a vintage item. However, the owner of this quilt fits that category quite well. I had a wonderful, blessed Christmas However, this quilt is a most prized gift. When someone with a very busy life and schedule, takes time to hand make me something, IT IS SPECIAL.

I was told this was the backing of the quilt. To me, it is just as lovely as the front of the quilt. I will use it both ways. It is like I have two quilts in one. These pictures in no way show the real beauty and work of this quilt.
As you may have figured out, one of our blogging buddies just learned to make quilts this year. Now that she knows what she is doing, she has gone quilt wild. She made five for the holidays. I was one of the fortunate ones on her list.

She did not stop after the quilt. She took scraps from the quilt, cut them in very small stripes and made a guilt ornament. How clever is that!

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart Coloradolady.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday



It has been a wonderful year for Outdoor Wednesday with Susan, A Southern Daydreamer. Looking forward to seeing all the outdoor features of 2010. Blessings to everyone that participates and leaves me a comment.




You never know where a falling leaf will land. May I have something during 2010 that will meet with your "seal of approval".

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blue Monday



Hop aboard for an interesting flight on Blue Monday with Sally and her Smiling Sally friends.





My last balloon showing for 2009. I thought this one was so beautiful and wanted to share with you.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Pink Saturday


Please join me for the last Pink Saturday with Beverly, At How Sweet The Sound, for 2009.

This ole pink gorilla is giving thanks that he survived the Christmas activities.

A pair of a child's pink school scissors.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sky Watch Friday













It is Christmas day here in Texas. Whether it is in your country or not, Santa will pass by on his way to Sky Watch Friday. Wherever you may be, I wish you the best for the coming New Year.




Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Made in 1970's.








A 2009 Christmas Vintage Thingies Thursday with Coloradolady.










These are little fold out holiday decorations that I received from a bank. Back in the early 70s, we had an account with this bank. Each year for five years, I received a different one of these. After the fifth one, the bank changed names and the new bank stopped giving these. I have kept them assembled all these years as I really like them.








Trust Santa will be good to you. Blessings and good blogging for the rest of the year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday










The last of the out and about Outdoor Wednesday before Christmas. Everyone have a great holiday. Stay well and come back next week with more great outdoor scenes.







Monday, December 21, 2009

Secret Santa Soiree

Beautiful holiday ornament from box.



Santa arrived early at my house last week. His bag was so full from my Secret Santa. This special lady knows very little about me, but yet she picked gifts for me as if she had known me forever.(information sheet I furnished was not the best) My Secret Santa really blessed me with her caring and sharing this time of the year. I know no words that could convey how much I love everything, and truly appreciate it all. Thank you Secret Santa again for your kindness and generosity.

NOW FOR THE SHOWING:

First, she sent me a $15 gift card from Amazon.com to use as I saw fit. They had so many things to select. I chose this book as I have not read it. I love to read, and have read all the books written by Nichols Sparks. I never really expected anything else as the gift card was within the buying guidelines.


Was I in for a surprise and shock. I received a heavy box with the following:

This handy little bag contained

Heart ornament - pair of Ultra moisturing socks - Woman's day word finds - package of 4-way nail buffers and

this lovely necklace and earring set, plus this neat black chain link bracelet. They are just my style and I love them.
Next was this great Christmas stocking filled with
Bag of snacking nuts - 2-Snickers bars - - bag of roasted peanuts - - bottle of body lotion - - kitchen towel - - plantable gift tags (they actually have seed and grow wild flowers)
How about this red night shirt/gown.

Two boxes of different stationery sets.

The very nice card and words from a wonderful Secret Santa.
Last, this is how she packed around my other goodies.

A heart felt thanks to Amy and Georgie for the SSS which was a really fun thing and time to share with others during the holidays. You two put in a lot of time making this work. Sorry, you had a few rough spots along the way. This was my first participation, and I enjoyed it. Thanks again to everyone involved in my Secret Santa Soiree.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blue Monday


Not many more Blue Monday days for 2009. Make sure you take time to share this special day with Sally at Smiling Sally.


Beyond a shadow of doubt, you better be good as Santa is definitely out and about.



It was hard to select a tree from so many pretty bright colors. However, for today I picked the blue one.