08 January 2009

Gift-o-Rama!

Since I took pictures of my Christmas gifts, I decided that it's only fair to force you to look at them. I did quite nicely, between family and friends, thank you very much.


First though, Jetsam wants you to see one of the gifts the kitties received from friends of ours. This mousie hangs from an elastic string, so that when a cat tries to "catch" him, he bounces up and down. As you can imagine, this is making JetBoy quite insane. But not insane enough to let the others get a good look at it ...



Look - Gumby and Pokey! Santa put a mini-Gumby and Pokey in my stocking, along with a book about them. I love Gumby and Pokey, though the old TV show creeps me out. OK, truth be known, I like Pokey a little bit more, 'cause he's a horse, and I "get" him. But I wouldn't want to be the one to separate them, so I'm just as happy they came as a set.



My friend Lisa gave me this "Glamortini" glass - isn't it great? The picture doesn't show it all that well, but it has all kinds of things painted on it that make you glamorous - dresses, shoes, purses, lipstick, handbags. It cracked me up when I opened it.

Though of course I have no idea why she thinks I would have a use for a martini glass ...

By the way, Lisa recently started a blog here, and if you a) like food and cooking, and b) like to laugh, you should check it out. Though I must warn you, I think I've gained three pounds just reading it so far. I can't imagine what would happen if I actually made any of the things she talks about. Well, yeah, I know what would happen, I'd eat it all (except for the meat, but there's plenty else to keep me busy)!

The Tim gave me these two sheepies. Well, admittedly, I told him that they were selling them at Bath & Body Works, and even gave him a coupon I got in the mail. But he's the one who bought them and wrapped them up. They are very squooshy, and as is my wont, I've already named and renamed them approximately 82 times.

Santa also brought me a dog!


Isn't he cute? This little pup was sticking out of my stocking on Christmas morning, and I think he is so sweet, I could scream! I think he may have to learn to be sheepdog, and keep the two above in line ...





Then there is my friend Sue. I've talked about her before. She is the one who is an amazing lace knitter, and has won prizes more than once at the Washington State Fair.

Last year, Sue took a beading class. I figured she would become amazing at making beaded things as well, she is just someone who picks up things and can really just go with them. So, I opened up my package from her, and found this little purple knitted pouch in a box. The trinkets on the ties are so cute, one is a ladybug. I have no idea whether or not she knit the pouch, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Even better though, this was inside:
A tiger-eye and crystal necklace that she made, just for me! This picture doesn't do it justice, but believe me when I tell you that it is absolutely beautiful. The crystals give it just enough sparkle to make the tiger-eye beads look even richer. Thanks, Sue!

Finally, a package from Claudia - and another great surprise! That's a Putti on the left, with a story of the legend printed on the card below it. And to the right is a skein of Fresco yarn, in the prettiest beige-y color. It's one of the softest yarns I have ever felt. I'd never seen or heard of it before, so it was a wonderful addition to my stash. The label says it's wool, baby alpaca, and angora - ahhhh ...

Thanks so much, Claudia!

I sure hope that my friends liked the dollar in a card I gave to each of them ...

10 comments:

Chris said...

Oh, dollar in a card - very classy. ;)

Cute sheepies! And it sounds like you're going to have to get more of that toy, one for each kitty.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I loved Gumby and Pokey. And Prickle and Goo.

I saw those lambs and Bath and Body Works- didn't score one tho.

KSD said...

Nice holiday haul, my friend!

And kudos to The Tim for following instructions so nicely. I'm assuming the dots were placed very close together.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Our taste is so similar - I have that same sheep from Body and Bath (mine's all white) so snuggly! Looks like you must have been pretty good this year as Santa didn't leave you any coal :)

That Gumby and Pokey show was creepy.

Carrie K said...

Jetsam got a cool toy! As did his mother. Lots of them! I love that necklace Sue made.

Wow, a whole dollar? In this economy? You spendthrift, you. ;)

mary said...

Catching up on your blog and life. What lovely Christmas Gifts, not sure which one I like best. They are all great, but the sheep and that puppy...too darn cute!

Your News Year Eve sounds great. Hope you enjoyed it.

And I love your book club. I read My Life In France last year and it was quite good. Good think for me I actually "listened" to it on my iPod in the car because if I actually read it in my house, I'd have gained 20-30 lbs.

Oh, and that martini glass - beautiful! I hope you put it to use :)

Lisa said...

You made me blush.

A whole dollar. That I didn't even have to dance for. You rock.

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, Bridget! Wishing you all the best in 2009--much love, peace...and knit-happy moments. :o) So nice to catch up with you here...I've been behind on lots since getting back from our Christmas trip and extended vacation. Your Christmas tree was lovely...and so are all your many gifts-wow! Happy weekend...See you soon around blogland! ((HUGS))

april said...

i didn't get a dollar..:(

now i'm gonna have to earn that dollar...the hard way... :P

Brigitte said...

I am such a sucker for little stuffed animals! I'm on the eternal hunt for ones that look like my guys.

Santa was good to you! Better keep those wee sheep away from the kitties...