Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Goodies in the Mail

Hi, just a quick post to show off some goodies I received this week.  My first was a Secret Santa Stocking swap, hosted by Prim Pals. My secret Santa was Jessica from Blessings in the Country.  We were to fill a stocking with goodies, the stocking was made by another member, Kookie.  Well, let me tell you, Jessica did more than fill a stocking, she filled a box.

 lots of Chocolate, tags, ornies, notepad, tarts, etc.
Thank you, Jessica, you are an awesome secret Santa! (Note the stocking, that we were to fill.)

And then a good friend, Tina sent me a little surprise, a yummy smelling tart and a Hot Buttered Maple Grits and Honey candle, cute little reindeer holder and more candy!  Thank you, Tina.
 Every year, we sponsor a Senior Reading Tree at the library where I work.  People select tags and provide gifts for local nursing home seniors (books,  dvd's, games, etc).  Well, our little helper L.C. (Library Cat) decided he needed to help or maybe he wasn't getting enough attention....  He's our baby.

This a group shot of the staff who worked on the Senior Tree this year, we were able to provide gifts for over 70 seniors this year.
 Finally, I got to make a new doll pattern, this is a Raggedy Smiles pattern.  I used wool yarn for her hair, I love the look of it.  There is a lady that sells it close by, so very easy to get.  I need to add a little something for her to hold and add some shoelaces.  I found the rick rack trim at Michaels for $.99 a roll.
 And finally, my boy graduates from the EMT class on Friday.  He still has to take the National Exam after our trip, but so far, his grades have been great.  He then takes Fire II next year and then onto Paramedic.  Thank goodness we have the Florida Prepaid Tuition!  David is the second one from the left on the top row.
Hope everyone has a great week!  Cyndy


  1. Congratulations to your son on graduating!
    Your raggedy is precious.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. What great goodies from Jessica - and sweet gift from Tina....Bring on the candy!! ;o) Congrats to your son - what a wonderful achievement...Yea! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Love the new hair on the Raggy

  4. Great goodies you got from Jessica and Tina!
    Love your new raggedy!
    Congratulations to your son ~ such a great achievement!
    Prim Blessings

  5. Congrats to your son! Love your awesome goodies from Jessica and Tina!The new doll is adorable and I love her hair.Christmas Blessings,Jen

  6. mmmmmm!!!! you got lots of great goodies..and our cats love to play in the wrapping paper too..its all they really need for christmas.;)

  7. What great goodies from Jessica.
    Congrats to your son.

  8. wowwwwwwwwww what lovely goodies from Jessica :)
    congratulations to your son..
    and the new doll is so sweettttttttttt i love her so much..
    hugs and love cucki xx

  9. Chocolate oh you lucky girl! Congrats to your son.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  10. Congratulations to your son on graduating. Your Christmas goodies are so pretty. I love all of them. It's always so fun to read your posts :)

  11. Hi...Wow lots of goodies...hide the chocolate for yourself. Have a really fun cruise and can't wait to see lots of pictures. Congrats' on you son graduating...quite an accomplishment.


    Smiles and huggs,

  12. Okay, it does look like I went a little overboard on the candy per your pic. LOL. Hubby wasn't much help, he's a candy-a-holic and kept picking things out for you too. haha

    Thank you so much for the Christmas card and ornament I found in my mailbox yesterday evening!! :-D You are so kind!

    Merry Christmas!!

  13. you must be so happy. this is a great joyful post...glad you are having a great season ! the annie is so sweet

    - KAT -

  14. Hi Cyndy,
    Congratulations to your son!!
    Wonderful goodies!!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!


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