Page layout

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas morning!

A belated Merry Christmas to all of you!  I am finally on vacation for two whole weeks.  Yay!  So, I should be able to post more here and also do what I enjoy most; crafting, letter writing and reading.  Awe...the good life!  The weeks leading up to Christmas were so hectic with work, Christmas preparations and appointments.  So, I thought I'd showcase a few of the presents I received for Christmas.  I was so spoiled with presents from friends around the world, Noah, Jeffrey and my family.  It really amazes me!
This was definately the most amazing gift Jeffrey and I received.  It was from Noah.  It is a Christmas story written in French and all of the drawings were made by Noah.
His illustrations are truly amazing and he has his own style.
At 3:30am Noah thought it was time to get up and we found Kylie snuggling next to the Christmas stockings.  Of course I sent Noah back to bed.  There was no way I was getting up at 3:30am to open presents.  He later got up at 6:00 which was a bit more reasonable.
Noah unwrapping presents with Mustang helping out and Subaru in the background.
Molly gave me some really nice presents, all of my favourite things (stationaries, chocolates, a pine smelling pillow from Maine(I love Maine) and a beautiful Christmas plaque decoration pictured below) in this lovely gift bag.
I received so many BEAUTIFUL and PRECIOUS gifts.  Take a look at the Matryoshka doll tapistry and handmade mittens from a dear friend in the photos below.  Oh my goodness I was in awe of both when I saw them.
I also received this gorgeous  handsewn handbag made by my friend Reiko in Japan.  Isn't it beautiful?  I can't wait to use it this spring and summer.
Of course I received some lovely stationary sets too.
Another beautiful gift was this scarf from my friend Claudia.
I also received some goodies such as hot chocolate, chocolate and teas.
One of the gifts my mother bought me was this pretty paper by K & Company which I happen to love.
So, that ends my Christmas overview.  We've already taken down our decorations and all is back to normal.  We love the pre-Christmas part of the holidays.  So, I'm off to get some swaps done and letters written.  Be back in a couple of days with a mail post.


  1. I am happy to see yall had a wonderful Christmas. Have a Happy New Year too!!

  2. Dear friend!! I'm back in blogland! I was waiting for your post and pics. Noah's book is certainly such a beautiful gift, his illustrations, his words and all the time and love he put on it..
    I enjoyed looking at every pic.. All the presents look amazing! I'm glad to hear you are on vacations for two weeks. I received your envelope and love everything you sent me.Thank a lot :)

    Happy New Year! I'll be sending you something soon. Thanks for being my friend :D