Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!







A Christmas quiltie from my friend Peggy!






Look at this "enchanted pincushion" from Kerry! I just got it in the mail and she sent me so many wonderful elf treasures...I will show the apron Penny made me and Kerry's package later when I have time to get pictures!






A years worth of enchanted ornaments from twelve differant people....My finished tree!






Christmas socks on my feet from Jenny!








More Christmas cards than I have ever gotten!







And look at this card and ornament that Helen made me!!!



girly girl ornaments I painted for my fellow furniture girls all packaged up and ready to go......I did six of them.





These were fun to paint and play with.....



















an enchanted elf for Kerry...The theme for December's swap was Elves.....







She likes kitchen gadgets and when I found the elf spatula and cupcake set I thought it was the coolest thing ever....








And the best thing I did all month? I worked at the Ogden rescue Mission giving out backpacks with necessities for the homeless...It was amazing and sad and it made me grateful to be able to help!
















Life goes on, and I am learning to live it again....After the holidays I have made up my mind to be a blogger again....Just wanted to pop on and share some pictures and greetings.....Thanks for all your support! Melinda

32 comments:

Melinda said...

I am glad you decided to become a blogger again. Merry Christmas and may your next year be uneventful.

PeggyR said...

WOW you received some wonderful things. I hope you have a blessed Christmas and may the new year be better for all of us!

Karen K said...

Welcome back M. You seem so much better. I've been worried!!! Hope you have a GOOD holiday. I know it won't be perfect .... but make yourself happy sweetie. All the best!

~*~Patty S said...

Love your purple tree and all of the other goodies here sweet Melinda!
I have a turquoise tree this year...a little altered one :)

Lots of Love and Joy to you and our planet!

Take care dear Lady...sending all good and special wishes to you for a wonderful New Year
fa la la
ho ho ho
oxo

Viki said...

I hope you have a great Christmas, Melinda ;-)

Jo said...

I am so happy that you are learning to live life again! that is a wonderful thing ... and I am so glad you are coming back to blogging ... love your little tree and those gorgeous decorations ... Have a merry Christmas!
hugs, Jo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Merry Christmas, Melinda!!!
So happy that you have rec'd some lovley gifts and cards!
I'll will send photos of the "puppies"...next week! That will give you something to do next year! LOL!!
Warmly,
deb :)

Jenny said...

Melinda, so good to see you back...even if it's just a tiny bit.

Know you that remain in my thoughts and prayers.

I am sending you hope for the future...and joy for today.

Hugs!

Needled Mom said...

Thinking of you today, Melinda. Glad to see that you are coming back to blogging.

Laurie said...

I'm so glad to see you back Melinda, and that you're doing better. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas!

Jenxo said...

love your new blog look and im so happty to see you blogging again..... loved seeing all your goodies.

Hope you have Happy Christmas love Jenxo

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

You are a true inspiration! Have a Merry Christmas. Karen

Pam said...

Merry Christmas. Such wonderful goodies you have received this holiday season. What a great thing to give back to your community.
Welcome back to blogland. I've missed you.

Marilyn said...

I love the Christmas quiltie and your Christmas tree and so many other lovely gifts too!
Merry Christmas to you--wishing you a lovely day!

Helen in the UK said...

So relieved to see you posting again and know you are ok. Happy Holidays and may 2011 be a truely great year for you ... you so deserve it :)

Stempelientje said...

Merry Christmas to you Melinda! I am glad you decided to stay a blogger!
Lets hope 2011 will bring joy and happiness.

roc said...

merry christmas melinda. i smiled when i saw your little "tie santa" ornament. i have one of those hanging on my tree, too! so happy to hear you are feeling better. it's been quite a whirlwind for you. i am glad to hear you are finding your inner joy again. god bless you. i know i'll be looking forward to see where your art takes you in the coming year!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Maria said...

So pleased you will be blogging again Melinda. I enjoy reading your posts.
It is always nice to help those in need.Gives you a fuzzy feeling when you see the smiles on there faces.
Thinking of you today
Hugz
Maria

sjmcdowell said...

Merry Christmas Melinda!!

Remember your old Fall Basket Swap Buddy?? Well I am stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas my friend.
I still have your beautiful quilted runner on my coffee table..I turned it over and with the burgandy fabric on the back it went well with my Christmas decor!!

So glad you will be Blogging again
and I know with God and friends the sky is the limit dear Melinda!!

Love and Happiness,

Susan
xxoo

BEAR's Mom said...

Melinda Sweetie!
Santa knew you were a gOOd girl and made sure all the elves in blogville sent you cards and gifts to make you feel special :)
I am anxious to see your regular posts...it always made me smile :)
Carolyn was SO moved by seeing STREAKER pinned up on her cubicle wall. She's out in the schools all week and only comes in to the main office on Thursdays...it was the best gift I gave this year!!! I pinned your tag with the quilt...it was a blessing :)
I'll be talking to you...I have MORE fabric :)
Love, victoria

Laurie said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year -- what fun stuff you got with your swaps and all! I am glad you'll be blogging more, 'can't wait to keep up with you. You're doing great!

Marva said...

Hey lady! I've missed you! So glad you are doing better! Look at all the fabulous goodies your got for Christmas! My bad - I haven't even started on my cards! I was so busy finishing a quilt! Glad to see you're back!

Yarni Gras! said...

Merry Christmas! I love all your goodies...those girlie ornaments are terrific!

gin said...

It's good to see you post. The gifts are lovely. I love those girly ornaments you made............... You still got it!!

Margaret said...

Fab goodies you have there Melinda! All the best to you and yours this festive season! Mx

Joanne Lendaro said...

Hey You!! Missing you tons! Can't wait till you are back in the swing of things, it does take time. Lovely post!! Happy New Year!!!

Lorraine said...

here is hoping 2011 brings you better happiness

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Dear One
Stopped by to send every good and special wish to you and yours for a great 2011...may it be full of what delights you and may it lift you up into a joyful place!
oxoxo

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Melinda - I am thinking of you and so glad you are blogging, I hope 2011 is good for you and know you have good friends who care. Many blessings to you!

Martha said...

Just found your blog and love it!! I will be checking back often.

Jenny said...

Sending you hugs and prayers sweet lady.