this handle came from here...the bottom far right..
The Bag Lady! it is only 2 inches wide...
For decades now, our family has made it a tradition to get out to Hallmark
to pick up our keepsake ornament.
Each year we select an ornament that reminds us of something that
was a highlight of our year.
Well this was our weekend in TOWN, and we checked off our to do lists,
sour dough bread from Penne Fresco, check...
couple boxes of k-cup coffee, check
chiro visit, check
new cookie pans for Christmas, check..
( wait till you see what I was able to literally get my hands on)
Baking next week..will show then..
Anyway our last stop was Hallmark....we could not believe
it, not 1 ornament with a year on it that reminded us of our
lovely year together. NOT even a hint of 1 we could
place a memory for 2012....
We did not leave empty handed...picked up 3 cards and the
new snowman, to add to our 7 that we purchased a decade ago
one each year...Hallmark stopped for 4 years
and now came back with another series...this is the first...
This one is very cute...he goes back and forth like they
are skiing down a very slippery hill...and of course
they sing....they all sing...
As we were walking to the car, my DH said clearly sensing
Mr "Why not make an ornament?"
Mrs "Ohhhhh, we will find something, I am sure of it..."
Mr "I think you should make a miniature coin purse,
put the date on it"
I look at him and smiled...He realized what he just said....
He is really a manly man, he shook himself and laughed with me...
Mrs " I think I will give that a try, you always surprise me...."
He grabbed me and kissed me on the nose...lol
So yesterday I made this weeeeee coin purse
had to do the pattern over as it is only 2 x 2 inches...
I think this will be perfect...
A great reminder of 2012 with all of you who
are making coin purses...
MY Mr is PRICELESS as all of you are....!
( Green Mountain Donut Coffee Blend)
on my window bench, and I could
not help but reflect on all the wonderful
memories that our ornaments of past years have brought to me.
Take this one..this was taken
while celebrating another grandchild...we were
sew excited to be grandparents... ( this was our 4th)
This one from a dear colleague-
we sipped over many cups of coffee
reading clinical papers through the years.
She gifted this to me as a reminder..
It sew fills my cup per say lol
This from a dear friend who was my
illustrator for "our" nutrition book..
I think she thought I was a bit bossy
through the process..I laughed sew much
when I saw this, and still today...because
it is sewwwwwwwww true...
( the better ideas part) not the bossy part lol
This is not up for debate girls...
This was from my husband who somehow
managed on his own to size our book on wee
Kermit here, a reminder of one of our most
successful journeys as authors...
OHHH this one I shall never forget, the year was 2007...
How Hallmark knew enough to design a toaster that year
is beyond me....HOWEVER it was perfect.
I got up this cold October morning, and placed
some english muffins in my toaster...when I heard
some movement....I looked inside the toaster
and there was an itty bitty mouse...I SCREAMED
as only a woman can do, David came rushing downstairs...
" GET that toaster out of the house NOW".....
That day we went out and purchased a 4 slicer....
I never wanted to be reminded of that morning again..
OK, now this brings a smile...cause David found
this toaster as an ornament that year...
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh this one I love
another one of my colleagues and I exchanged
gifts every year. She always thought I was
such a girly girl, ( which of course I am..)
and gave this to me, said it reminded her of me...
Starting to see a theme here...coffee,
One of my very dear male friends owned a coffee
shop, Timothy's...my fav hang out before work.
He gifted this to me one year as I was obsessed with
snowman pins....I love this one, still brings a smile to this day...
When we moved from the big city to this very small town
and built ourselves a small bungalow in 2008, this Hallmark
ornament came out...A perfect reminder of the next chapter
of our life....How sweet it has been..
There are hundreds more, but I have some Christmas
stitching to do today, and I just wanted to share a little
:ME: with you.....
What is your favorite ornament?
Do you get a new one every year?
Tomorrow.....HOLIDAY LANE blog hop...
working on that now ( the pillow) ....
link to button top right for schedule!