Monday, November 3, 2008


CHRISTMAS came early to my house!! My husband called me at work today and told me that a package had been delivered to me and I knew that it was from Debi who is my Christmas Stocking Swap Partner (that's a mouthful). I could hardly wait to get home. I couldn't believe the size of the stocking that she sent....IT WAS HUGE!!! Let me change the subject for a moment and tell you that my computer has gone crazy AGAIN! I tried several times before the pictures would even upload and then they are not even in the order that I had them. I wasn't about to redo them so you will have to use your imagination. The picture above shows the gifts after I had opened them. I don't even think you can see all of them in this one picture because there were so many!!

This picture above shows the stocking as I took it from the box before taking all the gifts out. Debi had wrapped each gift individually and she even included a gift for my daughter, Amy.

This picture shows all the gifts wrapped before I opened them. My husband kept saying, "Now, why did you get these gifts?" I had to try and explain the Stocking Swap to him. I love my gifts, Debi!!! I will tell you right now that you are more creative than me....there is NO WAY I could paint something for you. You must have really been studying my "likes" because you hit a variety of them (even the old cookbook). I wondered how you knew that I liked old cookbooks and then I remembered that I posted about that a LONG time ago. Even the tulip bulbs....WOW! The sewing kit that you made is a wonderful idea and I love the placemats and napkins and all the roosters.....I COULD GO ON AN ON!!!! I haven't finished your stocking but promise it will be in the mail before the deadline. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You are the best!!!


Kimberly said...

Sue, you lucky gal! Merry Early Christmas to you!
Blessings, Kimberly

Angie said...

Whoa - you got a ton of really cute stuff! I'm gonna have to get in on these fun activities!

basketsnprims said...

How wonderful! Isn't it fun getting early presents?


Picket said...

Oh my word....I do believe in Santa....I do believe in Santa! lol lol Girl that is fantastic...I thought I heard a racket way off in the distnace today..that must have been you squealing like a sissy girl! lol lol Congrats girl...that was just awesome!

StitchinByTheLake said...

You are one lucky woman Sue! What a wonderful, thoughtful friend to send you all your loot. :) blessings, marlene

Darlene said...

She did a GREAT stocking for you...what a great early Christmas present!

Linda said...

What fun!! Lots of goodies in there - enjoy!!

The Buchanan Family said...

so how in the world do you get your pictures to be through out the blog instead just at the top, seems like alot of people are having the same trouble?

Debi said...

OH Sue dear,
I am soooo glad you love everthing!!! I was soo worried!! lol. I am just that way! (shrugs- just want to please everyone!!) ;D
I had sooo much fun!! That is my very first attempt at painting a rooster!! lol. I didn't know that I could paint one!!! I had to have my girl friend, Ali, come out to tell me what she thought... if it really looked like a rooster!! lol. I really do hope you enjoy all of the gifts!! :D
And I loved reading what makes you happy dear!! All of that is sooo true!! :D
And I so do love your trash to treasure find!!! Tell me where to find cabinets like that here!!!!!
lol. I am looking for some of those for my basement... shop... craft room??!!

SOrry I didn't get here sooner... puter is having a fit here!!! Not wanting to get internet when I want it lol.

I hope you have an absolutely wonderfully blessed day!!
God bless you girl! :D