Friday, December 23, 2011

A Christmas Treat for All to View

Well it is getting close to December 25th.  Oh the bright lights and celebrations and wonderful childhood memories all come back to you.   I certainly remember one Christmas, I think and not sure about the location but think we lived in Tacoma Washington at the time and the Department store was so beautifully decorated and the long line to see Santa and everything looked like a fairy land.  A night time parade and being with my Daddy and Mother and siblings, the excitement was more that our little hearts could take.  This was probably in  1949ish.  I was about 4 or 5 as best as you can remember way back then. 

Christmas cards are such a delightful part of  Christmas , well so many events happen during the season but this is one that gets to be written about today.  I do love sending them out and receiving them is a treat.  Seeing what the postman brings us in the mail is like getting a present.  The e cards are also a treat and we did get a beautiful one or two of those.  Such technology for today.   OK a bit of silliness-do you think when the Indians sent smoke signals around the Southwest that they would have ever thought about the Internet sending the e cards?  Can you imagine how pretty they would have been floating in the sky?  I mean they created some pretty awesome pics in the sides of stones.  OK, sorry about that had to stray a tad there. 

If you remember I had posted about the White Donuts and how that sharing of them helped me find some long lost Aunts and Uncles and Cousins over in England and Australia  .   Well in the mail I received one beautiful card, not that we ever get an ugly one and I think the ones that send them to us know our personality and they all are perfect for us. I save everyone of them and look at them during the year also.  I just had to share this card, we have never seen one like this and so beautifully sewn with jewel toned threads and the sine of them.  You know how I love bling. 

This is from cousin Janet in England and I asked her if it was OK to post this.  I just had to share it with you all.  So Merry Christmas to all and please enjoy this card.

This is the whole card, I couldn't believe it when we opened it, the sewing skills it took and the hours to create this. 

Trying to get a different view so you can see all the stitching done with love.  What a talent.

One more view all sewn by hand and on paper. 

One more view.  

So there you go, my little treat to you all.   We are wishing you all a Merry Christmas and my goodness what will 2012 bring to us?   I can bet some wonderful experiences.  I don't know if I will post again until 2012  but if not have a Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world. xoxoxox


  1. What a lovely gift from aunt Janet, lots of skill and patience . I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year dear Annette ! I am sure 2012 will be a wonderful year, with lots of new things to learn, to see, to experience..... Big, big hugs from your blogger buddy :-)

  2. Lovely card! Have a very merry Christmas Annette!!

  3. Thank you for the lovely write up I will try to not let it give me a big head.
    Mind you being called aunt Janet by Jane brought me back to earth with a bump, I'm only 49 and my oldest nephew is 34, mind you at present time feel 94 Christmas is such a busy time for me.
    Merry Christmas to you and all your fellow bloggers xx

  4. Oh so many thanks Jane, Janet and Cousin Janet. Ohwhat an honor this is such a busy time for you all but just had to share. xoxoxoxxo


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