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Christmas gatherings

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wonderful Christmas swap

Yesterday I received the most wonderful package in the mail. My friend Wendy "Ravenwood Whimzies" and I decided to do a Christmas swap.
 Little did I know how much Wendy would spoil me. She sent me so many wonderful
things that I am still in awe.
 I have admired her wonderful Santa's for so long and was just thrilled so much that she sent me one,
and look at his little sheep , so much detail. I cannot tell you how beautiful this set is,
everyone should own one of these. Wendy's Santa's are fantastic!!!
 Next she sent me one of her santa appliqued pillows, it is lovely and so much detailed work,
I love it too.
 I love old kitchen things and she made me the most wonderful arrangement with a Christmas towel,
I have already hung it up.
 Also in the package was a Christmas ornament, Goats milk soap, which is just wonderful, (her son
and Daughter in law), have a wonderful business and they make the soap and lotion, I have to
say it is the best I have every used.
 Also enclose is a beautiful nativity pin, and a santa timer candle, and some wonderful homemade
peanut brittle. I have already gotten into it and it is so yummy.
 I can never thank you enough for all of these wonderful goodies Wendy, most of all thank
you for being such a wonderful friend.
 Also you need to check out the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop that Wendy is hosting,
just go to her blog and you will enjoy reading all of the great tutorials and recipes.

Everything is wrapped so beautiful

Just look at all of these wonderful goodies

I love the Santa with his sheep and the beautiful wool appliqued pillow
Love the tag, but I couldn't help myself, I couldn't wait.

Isn't it beautiful hanging


  1. An absolutely amazing Christmas swap! Wendy is so talented and generous! I LOVE the wool pillow! And the grater is awesome too!
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Wonderful gifts. Wendy is so creative and generous. Hey Lecia, you have won my Holidays Giveaway. I emailed you via your Email form and your email account also.

  3. What a wonderful swap for a wonderful lady! Wendy's Santa's are so cute! Enjoy!!
    Be blessed,

  4. So glad you are enjoying everything my friend. I knew you would love the kitchen grater just seemed to fit your prim style. I didn't expect you to wait til Dec 25th to open it...but loved the tag. I also thought you would appreciate the nativity pin. I was pretty thrilled with the way your Santa came out..and to know it was going to you, just made me so happy! made the timer candle; decoupaging a plain candle with the santa picture, and added the glitter. Enjoy all your goodies, and have a blessed Christmas! :-)

  5. What wonderful gifts you received! Janice

  6. Wendy is so talented. You were quite spoiled! But you deserve it. :) I love all of your new treasures, such a wonderful swap!! BTW you won my giveaway, so make sure you reply to my email with your address!


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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.