The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Swap Goodies and more!

I have been so busy decorating and cleaning and working I havent posted in forever! But today I had to stop and show you some wonderful things! The pics are terrible as usual but bear with me cause the story is great! All these goodies below came from my best friend and *Sister* Debbie from News from Goat Creek. We have known each other for many years and been thru so much together. I got a box this week that included my ornies from the swap at Prim Pals and Deb had added some things for me. I got one of the snowman nodders she makes on an old bed spring,some rusty bells for my tree and some crow and sunflower salt dough bowl fillers. best of all was the book you see in the pic. Debbie is a fantastic cook and she sent me a recipe book filled with all her family recipes. When I opened the book and started to read her note I was so overwhelmed with emotion I cried. Such a wonderful heartfelt gift. Thanks Deb from the bottom of my heart...again! Love ya! The very next day I get another package and it is my swap package from Lorna at Live Oak Primitive Peddler. We did the Christmas swap at Prim Pals Forum and I was so pleased to have Lorna as a partner! I LOVE the wreath and she of course knew I loved Crows. I have it hung on my french doors and will take more pics later. She also made me the cutest gingerbread man and a crow and candy cane ornie. Thanks so much Lorna I love everything! You can see what I sent Lorna over at her blog!
My son is home from University! Im so excited to have him home even though he wasnt too far away and I did get to see him. As you can see Chance(the 85 pound lap dog) is happy he is home too! We missed having Aidan here to add some life to this big ole house! Now....if I could just get him to do some work for me...hehe!
Hope you have all had a great week! I am off to do more cleaning and decorating and maybe even a little wrapping! Hugs!


  1. I am so happy that you liked your goodies! *hugs* Your swap from Lorna looks like it was wonderful. She is such a talented lady. I love the wreath!

    I love the lap dog! This is such a cute picture.

    Hope you have a great weekend sis!

    Love you!

  2. Everything looks wonderful, Holli... And I know your joy is complete now that you have your boy home..
    Have a happy weekend getting ready for the season...
    God bless...

  3. Holli, I love that picture of the dog in your son's lap. Cracks me up just lookin at it! My big ol' boxer "tries" to do the same thing. LOL. I love the wreath that Lorna sent you. It is fantastic. Well, everything you received is fantastic. Hope you have a great weekend!


  4. Holli those are the cutest gifts from your swap partners! Lucky you! But yesterday I saw the gifts you made for Lorna and have to tell you they were great too!
    I'm sure you are pleased to have your son home!
    Best wishes!

  5. Hi Holli so glad you liked what I made. I forgot to take a picture and remembered when I had it all packaged. I had forgot about the little santa crow on the candy canes. I told you I was sick when I boxed it up.8-) I love what Debbie sent you. She is such a sweetheart!!
    Enjoy your boy!!

  6. Holli,
    Love all the swap goodies that you got!! The picture of your dog on your son lap is just too cute!!

  7. WE had a "lapdog" that looked almost like yours. Our princess was a bit redder than yours, but otherwise much the same. Poor princess started out as a puppy in our laps, and she didn't have a clue why it was getting harder and harder to get comfy in our laps!lol!

  8. What cute goodies you got in your swaps! I'll have to check out what all you sent too.

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit and your sweet comment!

    What a big dog you have there! LOL How cute!

  9. How nice to have your son home! That is such a cute picture, the dog is as big as him! Hehe!

    How sweet of Debbie! That brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet gift that you can treasure forever! You received lots of fun swap goodies to decorate with.