Just one more week and Christmas will be here...can you believe it?
Do you have all of your preparations made?
Do you have all of your shopping done?
Neither do I...still a loose end or two to tie up but I am getting there!
So this was the first time that I have participated in an ornament exchange in eons...
in fact, I don't even remember when it was or with who.
But leave it to our dear friend, Stephanie, who is forever thinking of ways to bless others...
...I mean, how does this girl do all that she does anyway?
Well, I certainly enjoyed participating and meeting two new friends!
I sent an ornament to my new friend, Chris, who has a beautiful blog, Chris Lally Art.
What a lovely lady and superb artist she is!
Among many other things, Chris illustrates the women of the Bible in her beautiful works.
It is well worth your time to click on her link and be amazed!
I found a beautiful "artsy" 2018 Hallmark star ornament that seemed fitting for Chris.
She lives in Oregon so I thought some warm socks and hot chocolate may be in order as well!
And here's what I received in my beautiful package from Barbara in Texas...
Oh, what a darling Lenox china teddy bear ornament, some yummy hot chocolate...
(the French Vanilla was out of this world but I'm saving the mint to enjoy on Christmas Day),
and the most gorgeous, silky Christmas scarf ever!
Is he not the cutest little guy?
Now he has taken center stage on my Christmas tree!
And Barbara must have found out that I love poinsettias too...
...or maybe she is psychic...are you, Barbara??
Regardless, the scarf is stunning and was the perfect accessory to my red sweater and black skirt.
I got many compliments on it yesterday at church.
Thank you, Barbara, for these lovely gifts!
And thank you, dear Stephanie, for everything you do for all of us, your devoted followers.
You are such a blessing and a star shining brightly!
God bless you!
If I don't get a chance to do any more pre-Christmas blogging,
let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very
Love and peace,