Dec 12, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

Days 11 and 12 have finally arrived. On the 11th day, Shelley sent to me ♪♫♪♫

Festive potholder and dish towel

Christmas Tree Collection by JBW Designs
and the beads/floss to stitch it up

More treats for Celeste!
She's not going to know what to do with
herself... she's set for treats!

All good things must come to an end *sniffle*... I would like to thank Shelley for all the wonderful gifts. It was great fun opening each and every one of them! (Incidentally, it was her birthday last weekend, so hop over to her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!)

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On the 9th Day of Christmas, Shelley gave to me ♪♫♪♫

A sparkly Peacock Ornament

And on the 10th Day...

Boo Boo Stick
I've been wanting one of these!

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♪♫♪♫ Fa... la... la... la... la... ♪♫♪♫

Another present? Oh yes! It's Day 6. I wonder what it could be?

The cutest pair of snowman socks,
complete with glittery snowflakes!
I'm saving these to wear on Christmas Day.

On the 7th day of Christmas, Shelley gave to me.... ♫♪♫

A pom calendar!
Great timing, since I don't have a 2012 calendar yet.

The 8th present was equally appreciated.

Charles Craft Monoco -- Love this stuff!

I figured out the trick to getting Celeste to eat the treats Shelley sent her. If I break them up into dog food sized pieces, she will scarf them down faster than a seal eating fish!

Here's the little snot darling after her haircut at the groomer's. They don't do the greatest, but the other groomer claims she wouldn't behave, LOL.

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On the third, fourth, and fifth days of Christmas, Shelley gave to me...

Day 3: Crafter's Ribbon
Very pretty! Hmm... What can I make with these?

Day 4: Photo Album
It is SO adorable!

Day 5: The Needlework Shop
by Country Cottage Needleworks
This has been on my wishlist for a long time!

Does Shelley know how to spoil a girl or what?!?

Here is Celeste posing with a new friend compliments of Shelley:

"Does it HAVE to touch me?"

"Mom is making me do this!"

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Just not too much!) I woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow on the ground and temps of 17F. On this second day of Christmas, Shelley sent to me:

Mary Engelbreit Goodies!

Magnetic List Pad, Notepad, and Post-It Notes... Perfect, since I'm a notorious list maker!

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This year, I participated in the 12 Days of Christmas Exchange hosted on the i-love-cross-stitch group. Shelley not only sent me beautifully wrapped gifties, but also sent Celeste some goodies as well:

My First Christmas Card of the Year!

Cute! Cute!

On the first day of Christmas, Shelley sent to me....
I wonder what it could be???

Ohhh... a package of my favorite sized needles!
These certainly will come in handy.

Here is Celeste carrying around one of the dog "cookies" Shelley sent her. The silly dog never did eat it... just carried it around. LOL

I wonder what tomorrow will bring????


Katie said...

Cool first gift. I'm doing one but starting on the 14th. Celeste looks happy with her goodie too. My dogs carry around their chewies for a long time before eating them. It's funny. Enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

That is great Meari

Im happy to follow your gift :)
and your stitching is so beautiful too


Carol's Stitching said...

I love JJ needles size 28 petite as well. Some people say they are expensive but they last forever and are so well made, I never have my thread caught on any burrs. Looks like you will be having loads of fun with your exchange and I'll be checking it out your future postings. :)

Anonymous said...

How fun is 12 days of opening gifts!!.

Celeste is a very pretty puppy – I use to have a Pomeranian before my Yorkies – He was colored like he had a tuxedo on.


Mouse said...

oooo this looks fun and celeste is soooo cute with her biscuit :0 love mouse xxxx

Anonymous said...

Nice package to start your exchange, Meari, and you can never have too many needles!!


Kay said...

Lovely gifts for you and Celeste on the first day of December!

EvalinaMaria said...

It looks like both of you (you and Celeste) are in a Christmas mood. Have fun opening gifts, Shelley did a great job packing everything so nicely.

Anonymous said...

Great gift!!!!!! Celeste is too lady like to just chomp away. She will take tiny lady like bites of the Dog "cookies" when your not looking. LOL!!!
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Sue said...

Everything looks great! I hope this goes through! Celeste is so cute; reminds me of my Baby. I know she will be excited too!


Julie M said...

Hi Meari! Silly Celeste. My dogs eat their treats pdq but we had a poodle once that would "bury" his treats in odd places that you would stumble across at a later date.

I'm looking forward to watching you open your gifts. Almost like I am opening it too! Love the JJ needles!

Carol said...

What fun to open a new present each day for 12 days... Looking forward to seeing what each package holds!

Lesleyanne said...

Great first package. Can't wait to see what else you open.

Denise SA said...

What a wonderfully useful gift.

Katrien said...

Nice goodies!

Emily in NC said...

Needles are always great, and those note pads are so cool, I have several and use them all the time.

Shelley said...

I am so happy to see you enjoying your gifts. I love the pic of Celeste.

Anne Sans Tete said...

Shelley is great spoiler, isn't she?!!? Love the notepads! Celeste looks so cute with the treat in her mouth.

- Lisa N. in Cambodia

Anonymous said...

Your 12 Days packages are great! I love that she send presents for Celeste, too.

Karin in CA

Akila said...

The exchange sounds like great fun :) Haha, celeste looks adorable with the cookie. The image of Celeste walking around with it sounds very cute :d

Sue said...

I am so happy you like your is funny how when you see something, it makes you think of someone. I loved those charts; so I suspected you would too.

Celeste is darling! I sure do miss my 'Baby'......but Kia and Peanut keep me busy! Your 12 Days is wonderful; I know you can't wait to open a gift each day. I look forward to seeing the rest!


Kay said...

Looks like fun! I used to love taking part of these. Nothing like a little something to make you smile. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

love your blog and the 12 days exchange. too bad I hadnt joined the group so late, I could be a part of it next year for sure!!

Michelle P

glenda said...

Shelley is a great gifter!!

chrisstitches said...

Celeste is so adorable...enjoy the stitchy presents, oh the post office experience (zombie)haha...
& other goodies.

Berly said...

Wow, Shelley's doing really good!!

Valda said...

Love your 12 days exchange! And Celeste's new haircut! The picture of her with her new "friend" made me laugh. Such a wild and woolly girl!

Emily in NC said...

Both you and Celeste were spoiled. Celeste is just adorable.

Akila said...

Love all the other gifts you've received too. So thoughtful of Shelley. Congrats :)

Katrien said...

wonderful exchange!
And Celeste is such a cute doggie :)

Vickie said...

Wonderful Gifts!!! Your baby is too the haircut. Last time we gave our boys a haircut they wouldn't look at Mark! They were embarrassed!