When I got home I had a pile of mail waiting for me (I also had a pile of laundry, which I'm sure is the mister's way of letting me know he loves and cares about me, or his way of punishing me for being gone so long - 3 weeks worth of his laundry...what a guy!) and one very nice surprise!
Nanette of Freda's Hive sent me this darling Calendar dish towel! She is so darn clever - surely you've been to her blog?!? If you haven't, run along and spend some time, she always has something interesting and fun going on! Nanette purchased calendar towels and sewed on the stripped binding, I love how it looks! I put it to use immediately by hanging it on my stove - it brightens up my kitchen!! Thanks Nanette!!! You are SO sweet to think of me!!
My dear friend Bev in MinneSNOWta sent me this FUN wreath for Christmas! It's made from colored yarn tied around a soft, padded ring and felted wool - and it now resides on my workroom door! I love it - it's dang happy! Thanks Bev! I received a few more gifts for Christmas that were beautifully hand-made and I'll show those to you soon. I suppose it's a bit late to still be talking about Christmas but I left town right after New Year's and just got back - and I arrived home to find the Christmas lights STILL on the house! Along with the garland around the door and the "Merry Christmas" sign, lit up, no less! The mister had ONE assignment when I left...ONE!!! And you would think that in three weeks he would have found ten minutes to take down the Christmas stuff...but when the Queen's away, the mister just plays! Actually, I'm not all that annoyed about the Christmas lights - there is still quite a bit of snow from the SnowPocalypse of last week and having the lights on was rather festive!