I thought I would share some gifts that my "unseen" friends have sent me.
This friend, as most of my friends, is filled with mischief--we LOVE to pick on Cindy! Of course, the picking goes both ways because WHO likes SPAM!!
I have already lost sleep staying up to watch Joanne Fink videos...but what an awesome inspiration! I am so happy with this gift. Thank you from the bottom of my pea-picking heart! Yes, I have a pattern already stuck in my head!
Oh yeah, Charcoal ate his treat VERY promptly! He was hilarious!
Nancy lost her sweet dog this year and she was the best momma to her. While she has a hole in her heart, she still loves her other girl! She has a whole brood of children/grands...She has been blessed and so am I!
...oh dear, in which state did she live...we will just say New England...lol
Nancy sent several goodies to other friends, and I don't want to brag, but I think I got more chocolate than others did, so clearly, I am her favorite! And my ornament is cuter, but no need for me to rub it in. Lol
Nancy has a heavy heart with her mother living in Tennessee and being unable to be with her during her long battle with cancer, but she is faithful in communicating with her...please pray for both of them...it is so tough...
Nancy is a tough Italian girl who enjoys cooking and paints beautifully! She inspires me with her pictures from the things she has painted over the years, and like all of my artist friends, she keeps learning new techniques.Thank you, Nancy, for thinking of me!
This came from my friend, Christene, who lives in Germany. She laughs when Charcoal chews something, so how appropriate that Charcoal would grab her box and chew it--I still am missing one of my pieces of Chocolate...I know he didn't chew it, but I don't know WHERE he hid it...sigh
She painted me the cutest candle wrap that is on that box of candy. I have it sitting on my table wrapped around a candle...oh, how cute it is!!
They plan to move to the states when Lin retires...I think in about 7 years...Her oldest son is already here and I know they miss him, but they are so proud of both of their handsome sons...what a jewel she is!
Miss Linda lives in New York, and methinks she LOVES my Charcoal! She works with veterans and does her best to be a positive influence! She is a mess...and keeps trying to claim my prince--she will not win!
She sent some yummy bean soup mix and I can't wait to get a ham hock and cook it--you know who, will like it, too!
This reminded me of my first Christmas as an employed worker. I was living in Russelville, Arkansas, and I made 12 bean soup mix for all of my family and friends---I had beans everywhere in my small duplex! But I was so proud of myself for carrying on my mother's family tradition of giving handmade gifts!
As you can see, I am a blessed girl. I am thankful that these sweet ladies thought of me during this tough time of the year...thank you!
I hope you each have thoughtful friends like I do...always think of others! I send blessings to YOU...~~charlotte♡