Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone! On Dec 16th I had came to realize that Christmas was the following week. Needless to say I had to really get a move on getting ready. I thought I had 2 weeks. Nope!!!
So no needle has been in my hand since then. And I sure miss stitching. BUT - I do have some photos to share with you of our decorations. This year I put up all of my mothers collection of Nostalgic House and Village series of Hallmark that she collected. Most of the ornaments had not seen the daylight since she had bought them. I continued to collect them and stopped after 2013. The Harry Potter tree is still up. That makes 2 Christmas trees. I also displayed some of the Hallmark Sound, Motion and Magic ornaments.
Oh good Lord what I went thru to get them to work. I had to find a older strand of lights to connect a few of them to in order for them to work. After testing and replacing about 4 strand of lights 2 days later I found a brand new set in a box that had never been opened and they worked.

I am have been enjoying every moment getting ready for Christmas. And I have a special story to share with you. The evening after I had finished decorating the tree with all my moms houses - I was thinking of her wondering if she would like the tree. And I was taking out all of the sound/magic ornaments and came across one in particular. It was a cell phone that has a recorded message. WOW! I knew my mom had recorded our son when he was about 3 years old. After getting the batteries in for it ( oh that's a whole story of its self) I played it. I was stunned. It was my mothers voice and my sons. For me it was the greatest most special gift for this Christmas. I know it was my moms way of telling me she does like the tree and was sending us a message.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas and many blessings to you for the New Year!
Oh I will be back before the new year - LOL!!!!

A selfie! I was gifted Queen Elsa and the ornament plays "Let it Go".
Wishing you lots of laughter, happiness and LOVE this holiday. With my love and appreciation - Annette

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe - 12 Days of Christmas give-aways!

Hello friends! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. We had a fantastic time and lots of food.
It's Dec 1st and......
Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe
 has started her. Twelve Days of Christmas give-aways.
to enter visit her blog HERE and be sure to
leave a comment on each day she posts a give-away. 

Have you seen her shop on Ebay! Click HERE to have a peek!

I will be back soon. Oh yes I am stitching, decorating, making gifts and papercrafting. 
Well that's the fun stuff I've been doing - LOL!
With my love and appreciation - Annette