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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Saturday, December 31, 2011

What a 'Winful' Year!!

Only a few more hrs. to go here in the States. As of today, I've finally got my house back in order after a week -long endeavor to take all my gingers and Christmas items down and replace them w/snowmen, which I'll share on my next post.

But before I show you all my tweaking, I wanted to show several things that I've either won, swapped or been RAK'd with, which I mentioned on my last post. By the way, I also want to say a big THANK YOU to all who left me sweet comments about my gingers! Yes, I do have a LOT, and it does take me awhile to get them all out and then put away again, LOL.

First up is this gorgeous hooked rug I won from Katie, over at Primitive Woolens. This has been awhile back, but I didn't want to forget to show it. I absolutely love it!! The colors are beautiful and it fits right in w/my decor. A great big thank you once again!! sorry it took me so long to show it.

She also made and sent along a couple of cuties as extras, a little wool bird and a sweet rose pin.Earlier in the fall I also won a great big door prize at a quilt shop.....A 10~minute table runner kit....3 fat quarters of MY choice......One small and one large pattern of MY choice.....A $25 gift certificate, which I purchased these patterns with and had a little $$ left over..., so I got some flannel fabric w/it. Also a little key chain that turns into a tape measure.Another goodie from a prim gift shop that's only a few doors down from the quilt shop.....the shop owner had a few of these cute mice left over from her open house, so she gave me a set and you should have seen how pretty it was gift wrapped.....Valerie, from the Wooden Acorn sent me this darling resin ginger 'man' to go w/the 'momma' and ''child' ginger I bought from her earlier in the fall. Thank you again Valerie, it was so sweet of you! She knew I needed to complete the ginger family~ LOL!!Christine, from Preferably Prim also sent me a wonderful surprise........ a sweet snowman card, a pretty sheep scene on a magnet....She made me a prim burlap tree...Stitched me a darling gingerbread pillow.......and colored him in perfectly!! Thank you again Christine, I was totally surprised when I saw your package from the UK. Love it all, but esp. the gingerbread boy!! :))Last, but not least, was my gingerbread swap w/Wendy, from The Quiet Room. She ended up sending me not one, but TWO boxes full of prim goodies!! Heart shaped ornaments, a box of the most delish chocolates, and several hand~made items.....

Thanks again Wendy~ I love everything you sent me and I'll try not to send you a bill when I have to buy bigger clothes from eating all that chocolate!! LOL

One last gingerbread pic.........this was my centerpiece on the island this yr.......now they are all packed away for another yr.
Well, I hope you've had a chance to think back over the highlights and hopefully not many 'lowlights' of 2011. One of my main goals for this yr. is I hope to be a bit more organized w/mostly my time. Even tho' I did get quite a few things made this yr, I felt like there were several things I started that I never finished or I had good intentions of making, but then never got around to it, so I'm going to try to be more disciplined w/my time, among other things(and believe me there are plenty) ha . Any goals or resolutions you have for the New Yr??

I hope that all of you have a healthy, happy, prosperous NEW YEAR full of God's greatest blessings in 2012!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!! Here's to more stitching, sewing, quilting, crafting or whatever makes you happiest! See ya next yr! and don't forget to plan a new adventure!!

"Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours." Beethoven


Raggedy Creations said...

Happy New Year Tanya. What great goodies you have received this past year.


flutterbygone's said...

What wonderful goodies!!!! Santa came from everywhere to treat you right, didn't he?!?!?! What wonderful prim friends!!!

Angie Berry said...

Oh I wish I was you girl... my Christmas is still out. My husband insists we wait till after the new year.

The rug is beautiful! I love those colors. Oh my word, WOW!! How fortunate you are to receive all those goodies! No wonder you've been gone awhile, you've been too busy playing with all your fun new things, haha!

Shirlee said...

Oh wow! I don't know what to comment on first ... lol! Everything you received is perfectly wonderful! Blessings, Shirlee

Myra said...

You certainly got a lot of wonderful goodies and lots of things to keep you busy for a while. Happy 2012!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Holy Moly, you have won some outstanding goodies and the hook rug is amazing.

Happy New Year to you and your family from my family with love.
I wish and pray that everyone we care and love on blogland has an amazing 2012!!!!
Hugs to you my friend,
Tricia XO

Carol said...

Hope your winning streak continues in 2012, Tanya!! Such wonderful goodies you received last year. Wishing you and your family a most happy year ahead :)

Christine said...

Hi Tanya! Been on a bit of a blog break but am trying to do a bit of catching up and my oh my have you had a bumper year end!!! So many lovely lovely gifts and wins but you are a special friend!
Blessings for a wonderful year!

Wendy said...

Oooo what lovely gifties you received. I can't think of another person more deserving than our lovely Miss Tanya :)
Enjoy them all
Hugs Wendy x