Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Special Thanks and Merry Christmas

During this very special time of year I have very special thoughts of thanks.  Thanks you to all my blogging friends for being with me this year.  You have made me laugh and cry, you have understood me and added so much to my life.  Your creativity astounds me, and your friendship means so much to me.  You have shared your families, your friendship, your projects and your ups and downs.  Thank you for including me in your life.  

Blogging buddies are the best, I have said it a hundred times and I will say it again.  You see blogging friends are so kind and generous.  Generous with their words and their actions.  I have received three special gifts this Season and I can not tell you how much they mean to me.  Surprises are always fun.  Just to think that someone out there thinks enough of me to send me something is frankly astounding to me.  So without further delay.

 Teresa, thank you so much for your unselfish and kind friendship.  You are so dear to me.  Teresa made me these gorgeous earrings.  They are so, so beautiful.  They are made with Oregon Sunstone, beads.  Now when I wear them a little part of me will feel connected to Teresa  and the beautiful state of Oregon.  Thank you so much Teresa.

Now I can also show you the wonderful gift I received from  Betsy.  Lovely, sweet and extremely generous Betsy took time out of her busy day to make me this beautiful crocheted ornament.  Isn't it beautiful?  Betsy also gave me a wonderful Ashland candle that smells heavenly. Betsy is so giving, making millions of mittens for children in need.  She is an Angel.  Betsy always has the kindest words to say and is so unbelievably loving.  Thank you Betsy.

Yesterday when I went out to get the mail I spotted a lovely little package, hm....who can it be from?  It is from Deb!!!!!  Deb is one of my favorite bloggers and she has sent me several wonderful surprise packages over the years.  Look what she made!  Inside this beautiful packaging was the most wonderful hand stitched mitten ornament. Isn't it a delight?  Deb you have surprised me again and I am so grateful.  

Please pop in and visit Deb, I know that she is one of the kindest and gentlest of souls.  She loves nature, she is an amazing artist and photographer, and she is Mother to Archer the most beautiful dog, (well next to Max that is).  Thank you Deb for your kindness, your friendship and your generosity. 

So as the day winds down into late afternoon and then evening.  As the Christmas rush subsides and calmer times emerge.  I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas.  If you celebrate with family and friends I wish you a wonderful, joyous day.  

If you celebrate in a more intimate gathering, I wish you love and peace.  

If you do not celebrate at all I wish you a day to relax and enjoy time alone or with family.  If you travel I wish you a safe trip and a safe return.

To all of you blogging friends, have a wonderful Holiday.  I wish you all love, laughter and Peace.
Merry Christmas.


Plain Jane said...

Have a warm and wonderful Christmas x Jane

Teresa Kasner said...

Meredith.. you're so sweet! I am so glad you like my earrings.. I do hope you wear them and think of us. I wish you'd been with us yesterday, we all talked about how much we love you. I wish you you and your family a great day tomorrow and of course, a wonderful 2014 - and more great times as friends.

❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Deb said...

Merry Christmas Meredith & Max xo
love from Deb & Archer ♥

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas. See you soon.

Clare said...

A lovely post, Merry Christmas
Clare x

CJ said...

I'm so happy to have found your lovely blog this year. I love your posts and your beautiful photos. You are right that blogging friends are the best. Wishing you and yours the very happiest of Christmases Meredith. CJ xx

Bridget said...

Merry Christmas, Meredith, to you and your entire family. May it be one of the best times ever for all of you.

linda said...

Lovely gifts Meredith you are right our blogging friends are so lovely, kind hearted and generous. Have a lovely Christmas xxx

Nana Go-Go said...

Happy,Happy Christmas to You and Yours, Meredith.xxx

Linda Gilbert said...

Happy Christmas lovely lady. May it be a very special one for you.
Love Linda

moonstruckcreations said...

Thank you for all your kind and thoughtful comments this year Meredith. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas that is as special as you are.


Acorn to Oak said...

So many wonderful gifts you've received! :-) Merry Christmas!

Crafty in the Med said...

Beautiful emotive post Meredith and I agree with you in everyway bloggy friends are the tops!!!

Merry Merry Christmas and I wish you a wonderful time with your family!

Amanda x

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Merry Christmas to You and your Family!

Shari LeBlanc said...

Lovely post Meredith. You always know exactly what to say which makes each visit even more special. I wish you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas!
xo Shari

Susanne said...

I want to wish you the very same, so I say DITTO to you dear friend. Now, I need you to send me your address because there is a package sitting in my little entry hall, it came yesterday and it is meant to be sent to you. I have been so busy I haven't even opened it to check to make sure it is intact. You can send the address to my yahoo mail

Peace & love to you not only during this holiday season, but throughout the whole year,
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Gracie Saylor said...

Merry Christmas, Meredith!
With love,
Gracie xx

Betsy said...

I' m so happy you like the candle and ornaments Meredith. You are so special to us and we all wished you could be part of our little gathering yesterday. There's still time! We're hoping to meet at Gracie's and crochet/knit on Friday afternoon before I go back to Spokane. Can you come?
Merry Christmas sweet friend. May God bless you and yours with a wonderful Christmas tomorrow.

Betsy said...

I' m so happy you like the candle and ornaments Meredith. You are so special to us and we all wished you could be part of our little gathering yesterday. There's still time! We're hoping to meet at Gracie's and crochet/knit on Friday afternoon before I go back to Spokane. Can you come?
Merry Christmas sweet friend. May God bless you and yours with a wonderful Christmas tomorrow.

Pooch said...

Mere-y Christmas, Meredith. May you and those you hold dear be blessed with joy, love, and health.


Teresa said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I am so glad that I found your blog! I am sure that you are estatic to be surrounded by the men in your life. Everyone home and happy to be together. May your new year be filled with peace , joy and health. Hugs, Teresa

Kris said...

Meredith, how great to have such wonderful gifts from blogging friends. I love Teresa, and Betsy, but don't know Deb. I shall go visit soon. Love the earrings Teresa made, and the ornament that Betsy made. Love those ladies, and wish they we could all get together.
You are a treasure to many. I have loved getting to know you.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
xo Kris

Taciana Simmons said...

My dear friend Meredith, I'll be posting later but wanted to thank you for the lovely ornament you sent to us. We received it yesterday and I was so happy and we felt like you were right there with us. It's so heart warming to think you thought about me and took the time to make something so special. You are a special friend and i like we know each other .
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I'm looking forward to our many chats this coming 2014. You are a blessing to me!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Merry Christmas sweet friend to you and your dear family, too.

kathy b said...

THe hand stitched mitten is amazing!!! I love it. So quaint and sweet.

I am grateful for the gift of our blog friendship MERE!!!

ENjoy your family today

Lisa N. said...
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Lisa N. said...

I agree, bloggers are very special people and I appreciate your visits to my blog and the other people I have met while blogging. I love to see the creativity of everyone and also to read comments.
Merry Christmas! all the best to you and your family in the New Year!
Take care,

♥´¯`•.¸¸.Linda Dawn´¯`•.¸¸.♥ said...

Here's wishing your Christmas is all you hope it to be Meredith. I appreciate all visits from my circle of blogging buddies too, thank you to all who take the time to drop by. Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me and I enjoy visiting all the wonderful blogs I have discovered so far. I have learnt so much along the way and it is true that bloggers are truly the most amazing, kind and thoughtful people and I dearly hope for this to continue through 2014.

kathyinozarks said...

The ear rings are so lovely, and surprises in the mailbox are just so fun.
I love my blogging family too-they are all so special to me-
Merry Christmas

Jennifer said...

All of the gifts are beautiful! You are much loved by your friends. I hope you had a great holiday.

Monica said...

I love them all! How lovely the mittens Deb made for you, truly adorable. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, dear Meredith, and my warmest wishes for a very happy New Year!