Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Early Christmas Gifts



My quilt guild held it's annual Christmas Party last night. We had tutorials on some quick gifts we could whip up as well as some great food and punch to get us through the evening. Every month we have a fat quarter raffle. Of course, the theme this month was Christmas. I was one of the winners! I love Christmas fabric and was thrilled to have won!



My dear friend, Star, sent me an early Christmas gift. She made me this fingerless gloves and sent me the cutest applique! I have always wanted to make these gloves but she beat me to it! I'm going to need them soon since I hear there's snow in the forecast. The applique is adorable and thought I'd use it on a tote bag but I haven't decided for sure yet.


I would like to introduce you to Lily Bouquet! My mom saw her picture in our newspaper and my husband called to inquire about her. Lily has been in a shelter since September. She gave birth to 4 little kitties that have all been adopted. She was getting depressed being in a cage for most of the day. Well, I just had to bring her home! We all miss our cat, Ricky. Lily will never take his place but she is helping us heal. She needed a home and we were missing our cat. I think it worked out perfectly! We named her Lily but the shelter called her Bouquet. I think the name fits her just fine! She's made herself at home and has adjusted very well. She seems happy to be here and we already love her.

I feel my Christmas is already perfect!


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  1. awwww! I'm so very happy for you and beautiful Lily!! How wonderful for you both. :)

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    1. Thanks! She is the nicest cat! We're lucky we found her. I'll be posting more pictures of her!

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  2. She is lovely. They bring joy when you have a lost of another kitten/cat. I still miss my Murcie, put Ms Jay and Louie are still her with me.

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    1. I didn't realize how bad I would feel when we lost our cat. I do feel much better with a new cat around. It was too lonely for me.

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  3. happy for both you and Lily.I have two cats. One, Phoebe, we got at a shelter and she picked us with her paw out the cage while we had our back turned talking to the lady in charge. the other someone left in a dumpster and he got out and was crying. he was just 7 weeks old. Dunkin is a little more boisterous but thinks he is very human! we love them both to pieces and cant imagine life without them. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too! Some of these cats have the saddest stories. I'm so happy we can help them. Enjoy Phoebe and Duncan!

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  4. Lily Bouquet is such a sweet name for a cat! She's lucky to have found you, and I know you feel the same.

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    1. We already love her so much! She's a nice kitty cat and you have to meet her soon!

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  5. Love that little Lily Bouquet--sooo cute!! She looks as if she is so happy to be with your family--what a great Christmas gift....Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! She's a wonderful cat. We're so happy to have her as well!

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  6. Lucky you winning the fabric and Lily Bouquet is sooo lucky to find you and your family. It looks like she has made herself at home already.

    Hope you have a great Christmas
    Cheers Pauline

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    1. Love my new Christmas fabric! Lily does seem happy to have a new home and we're happy she's with us! Enjoy the holidays!
      Merry Christmas, Pauline!!

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