Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Good Afternoon and a Merry Christmas to all.  Well  this morning Hubby and I went out to do our last bit of Christmas shopping. My goodness the stores sure were busy, I wonder why.... hmmmm..  lol    So at my house we are ready for Christmas day.....  I think {wink} :]   So today I am going to be wrapping and stuffing stockings. I am so happy that I am all done. In past years we have been known to be shopping on Christmas Eve.  So we are a head of the game for once. I hope we stay that way. lol   Now on my hubbys side of the family we are not having our Christmas until Jan. 3.  She has so many of us that no one house could hold us all, so we all chip in and rent a space to have it, we have been doing this for quite a few yrs. now it has a kitchen large area for tables and for the kids to run and play. It works our just grand. So I have some time to get all those after Christmas sales for then.  I am trying to make most of the gifts, I am doing pretty good with getting them done.  I finished the Shams and Neck roll for my Daughter Chas, I have take photos of them but I can't show you all until after she gets them, she reads my blog. I love how they turned out. I hope you all like them.

Ok now on to my swap box.


My partner was Debra for hop hop jingle boo, don't you just love the name of the blog.... I love her blog she has some really amazing homemade pretties. So stop by and pay her a visit if you have not yet, you will love it.  And way I just love all the pretties she sent me.  She did a amazing job on making them and carefully wrapping them.  Ok now for some photos.

Chas's Pillow shams 006

This is what I saw when I opened the box and unwrapped one package,  It is a altered art  note book, I am going to use it for my new address book,, she did a great job making it, it is still wrapped in the cellophane.

Chas's Pillow shams 007

Now when I opened this,,, well ladies let just say it took my breath away. The  beautiful sparkly star it is of good size . I just had to hang it on the top under my  Angle, it looks so pretty up there.

Chas's Pillow shams 008 


Chas's Pillow shams 009

Debra also sent me a vintage Santa Post card standing in the back he is so cute don't you think......  And she printed out some very cute and sweet vintage clip art, I just love them, I am going to use some for scrapbooking  and maybe some cards.. 

Chas's Pillow shams 010

This is a close up of the Star hanging on my Christmas Tree, she looks so lovely up there watching over every thing.  So I hope you all enjoyed my Swap Box goodies from Debra. I am have had such a wonderful time being apart of the two Christmas Swap's and meeting two new friends.  So thank you for stopping and taking time out of you very busy day to visit me.  You have no idea how much it means to me..  and it means alot.

I want to thank you all so very much for you very sweet and kind comments.  Each and every one of you who visit from time to time I really do think of you as my family and friends.

My Christmas Prayer is for each of you and your family's to have a very safe. warm. and a Loving time with you family and friends this Christmas season.  My the Lord watch over you all and Bless you...  For that is my Prayer for you all.....

Now this is going to be my last post for I need to take time now for my family and friends during this time. I will be back to posting and reading all you lovely blogs and posts.  See you next year dear friends.  God Bless.

                    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Alaura    ho ho ho


Susie Q said...

Such sweet treasures!!

Merry Christmas dear friend...I send love and many warm hugs to you and your family.


Vanilla Lavender said...

Wow!!! Everything looks so pretty!! Love the sparkly star! Beautiful!!! I wish you a wonderful Christmas! Love, Vanessa

TattingChic said...

These are lovely little giftees! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

Shelia said...

Lovely goodies, Alaura! Merry Christmas to you too, dear one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lallee said...

Merry Christmas, Alauray. Thank you for all the inspiration you share all through the year. Blessings to you and your family. Beautiful swap gifts!!

jeanne said...

Alura, your Christmas swap is just beautiful. Debra did a lovely box of goodies just for you. How fun. Thank you for your Christmas greeting.

Merry Christmas greetings to you and your loved ones with blessings and love...Jeanne

Elyse said...

ooh la la! how fun! happy happy holidays, alaura! xo

Mo said...

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy 2009!!!!

Neabear said...

I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!! Also wishing you a Happy New Year!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Best wishes for 2009

Joy said...

Beautiful swap treasures Alaura!