Wednesday, January 2, 2013


So what you are plans for 2013?  Have you already made some New Year resolutions?  I must say that I have.  I bought a new treadmill last summer and need to get back at needs a better use than just collecting dust...ha!   Lose a pound or two (preferrably two) and walk myself to a healthier me.  Thus is the plan and I intend to carry it out.

Well, as I mentioned, I have several pictures I want to share.  Right before Christmas I found out that I had won the Blog Hop that was sponsored by Carly of Boggy Bottom Bayou.  Oh my goodness, I thought..another win.  Now I have NEVER considered myself to be a "lucky" person when it comes to the draw...NOT ever....but for some reason the month of Dec. was very good to me.  Anywho, as I was are some pictures of the Christmas goodies that I received from some very talented artists who most of you probably already know by their amzing artistic abilities.

These awesome ornies are made by Carly of BOGGY BOTTOM BAYOU.  Each is unique and adds wonderful bling to the tree.  When the lights are on they outshine themselves.

And as luck would have it, she reached her new follower goal so I also received this amazing Santa in a  wonderful, vintage style quilt jacket.  His face is delightful and is definitely in keeping with the unique Boggy Bottom creative style.

I also received this darling reindeer pillow from my very dear friend, Jody of SWEET BEAR CREEK WHIMS.  It is just adorable!  I am blessed to own several of Jody's creations and I must tell you that her eye for detail and her workmanship are among some of the best I have seen anywhere.

  Another box arrived from Lee Ann of CHARMED CONFECTIONS.  Now what can I say about Lee Ann's goodes except your mouth will be drooling cause he confections look good enough to eat!!  Two of my grandchildren were with me when her box came.  They were so taken with her "not so edible" creations that I ended up letting them each take one home for their tree....ha!  Now how could any Nana worth her salt ever say "no" to a!

Now tell me I am wrong...don't they just look good enough to eat!

I also received this wonderful snowman ornie from Brenda of THE RUSTY THIMBLE. And, by the way, this is her own original design and it is adorable.  If you are not familiar with Brenda you are truly missing out.  She is continually giving away wonderful handmade goodies on her blog to lucky  winners.  I am not at all surprised that she also participated in this one.  She just has that kind of heart!

And from Mary of THE MARY BELL, I received this adorable teeny knitty bitty knit couture Santa Sweather set to hang on my tree.  I am surprised a little elf didn't snatch it up sometime during the night....maybe like one of the "elf on the shelf" guys running around everywhere this Christmas!  ha!  Mary does a wonderful job of repurposing and reusing lots of goodes in her creative endeavors.

From Nicoletta of NIKY'S CREATIONS I received this wonderful cross-stitch pocket with a tiny reindeer and Christmas tree on the front.  Her work is just beautiful!  And her blog is dedicated to all things stitched.  This little pocket is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.  Be SURE to visit her blog and be amazed at her beautiful workmanship!  You will be drooling for sure!

  Oh yes, and I didn't that there was a little tea bag tucked inside!  Such attention to detail :-)

And last, this  little Angel ornie made by Hope of HOPE RYEL HOMEMADE DOLLS.  Hope has a wonderful style all her own and is evident in this beautiful doll with the tiny, delicate features.  Her use of vintage items is perfect!  She will be a cherished heirloom, for sure.

Warmest of hugs to each of you for donating a piece of your artwork to the blog hop.  They have a forever home with me!

I hope you will stop by and visit each of these ladies and check out the beautiful goodes they have to offer. 

New Year blessings to each of you!



earlene said...

Wow Carol...those are some very wonderful creations you got!
The holidays go too fast.
No resolutions for me this year.

Charmed Confections said...

Hi Carol! It's LeeAnn from Charmed Confections. Thanks so much for this post. How sweet you are! I am so glad you are enjoying all your ornaments. We had a great group of artists and I was thrilled to be a part of it! Happy New Year to you and yours (especially those grand babies)! You are a good Nana! Hugs!

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Carol, I cannot think of a better person to be blessed with this latest win! I am so happy you love all your wonderful gifts. I too own LeeAnn's cupcakes, they are simply the best and the detail is incredible too. It is hard not to take a bite! Thank you for such a sweet post my friend....Big Hugs Jody

The Mary Bell said...

I agree with Jody - there's not a better person to be granted this win. You are SO generous in your comments about all the artists. All of us here at The Mary thank you. And we are so happy for you! Congratulations again!


Barb said...

Congratulations Carol on a fabulous win!! All of these are treasures!
I too need to lose two pounds (+) but two would be good.
Good luck to you and the very best to you in 2013!!

TheRustyThimble said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Carol, and Big hugs, so glad you enjoyed that wonderful win, I was honored to be a part of that giveaway.

Good luck on those pounds, I need to loose some myself!! suppose that is why I am snacking today? Yeah right? LOL

wishing you a Wonderful year

Primitive Stars said...

Happy New Year my Friend, it went so fast, to fast, like the Christmas spirit to linger a little longer........You sure received some wonderful goodies there, wow!!!! Talented ladies.......Hope your Holidays were Happy.....How is Peanut doing??? Wishing you and yours a warm wonderful 2013, Hugs Francine.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful wins! I know how much fun it is to get something from the talented friends on our blogs. I will visit a couple of these that I don't know! Enjoy your treasures my friend! Sweet hugs!

Countrywoman said...

those are wonderful gifts

Firecracker Kid said...

Happy New Year Carol! Ahh, I'm with you, I've got a brand new treadmill in my basement collecting dust. My plans are to do some consistent walking to improve my health and hopefully regain my vim and vigor while at it.
Such sweet wins in December from real sweet gals to boot. I'm happy for you:)


jody said...

wow! you did have a great december! lots of fun treasures! enjoy!

jennifer768 said...

Congrats Carol on the lovely win!Such wonderful goodies from so many generous and talented ladies!Hugs,Jen

annie said...

happy New Year!
Such lovely things.
You are blessed!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Jackpot!!! All such wonderful creations you received from some very talented gals!
No resolutions for me ~ I never follow through!
Wishing you all the best in 2013!
Prim Blessings

Theresa said...

Happy New Year Carol!!! Love all your new lucky duck you. :0) No resolutions for me this year.

Mary said...

Happy New Year to you and Jerry sweet friend!
What wonderful treaures you have been blessed with from some very generous, talented gals.....I bet your tree was just beeming with all that Love! Hopeing you can con't that wonderful luck of yours through out the New Year! Gosh, you will be walking and I will be if we could just meet in the middle while on our journeys wouldn't that be awesome! heheheh
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs Mary

Karen said...

I do think you have been the luckiest blogger in blogland for sure.
Such awesome treasures you won - I can just see those dangly ornaments hanging and the lights making them glimmer.


You are indeed a very lucky person!! Great goodies. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!

Farmhouse prims said...

Congratulations Carol, Santa sure came to your house!!!! Wow, what a wonderful giveaway and so many wonderful prizes from so many talented artists. Love everything. Wishing you a blessed 2013 and can't wait to see what mousers you will be creating this year. hugs, Lecia