Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Hanukkah and Thanks!

First, I'd like to wish any of my friends and readers celebrating tonight, a very Happy Hanukkah. We are close friends with a couple where the husband is Jewish & the wife, southern Baptist. For the last 20+ years we have been fortunate to be included in their celebrations and they in ours. We already celebrated Hanukkah with them earlier in the month because they were going away; and this weekend they will come to our house to celebrate Christmas with us. Just a funny aside...when our daughter was young they always included her in the giving of gifts and chocolate gelt. After this went on for many years, I said to my daughter..."You do know we are not really Jewish, right?" She says, "We're not?". This from a girl who is raised Catholic and had made her Holy Communion!

I want to show you what I won in a recent giveaway from Stacy from MagicLoveCrow. Not only was I lucky enough to win her giveaway which was the adorable sledding baby crow, called "Wheeee!"...but I won her Mom's giveaway, too, for this hand knitted dish cloth! I told Stacy the baby crow reminded me of when we used to take our daughter sledding and that is what she would say going down the hill! Sweet memories. The dish cloth is so beautifully shaded--I am going to enjoy it! Thanks again Stacy & Mom!


Melissa said...

Love the pattern the variegated yarn made on the washcloth.

What a funny story about your daughter!! :)

New End Studio said...

Very nice giveaway wins, I haven't gone sledding for eons- thanks for reminding me how much fun it was!

Your story gave me a chuckle, now your daughter has some great memories of those days, I bet.

Lori said...

Love them! Thats a beautiful cloth! The cutest Penguin!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congrats on your wonderful win!!! Stacy and her mom are so very talented. :) Happy Solstice to you and yours!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Debbie ;o) I love the story of your daughter! I am still laughing! You know, it's very special, when families can celebrate different traditions and faiths together ;o) I love that! Your little surprises look so happy ;o) Mom and I are truly happy you love everything ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Beadwright said...

Very nice. I like the Penguin.
Happy Christmas

Gaby Bee said...

Wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!