Passions of an Odd Chick

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Favorite Things

I've been so remiss in posting lately. I feel like a person who is not returning letters to dear friends as I have continued to visit your blogs quickly between all my happenings. I've missed our connection here. I thought I would share some of my favorite things at Christmas time.

Sweet Farmer loves, loves a decorated home so I fussy everything up for him and me because we have time to sit cozy around the wood stove and admire this pretty place he built with his own hands and I decorate with lots of love.

My penguin family is one of my favorite things so I placed them in a winter wonderland atop my entertainment center.
This is fantastically intricate cross-stitch my Mom made for us in 2003. I'll never forget the day that Sweet Farmer realized that each of those tiny little x's represent stitches that were made by my mother's tragically beautiful arthritic hands and crippled fingers.

This village of Santas were all hand-carved by my very talented father. He's done so many and I gathered them up like treasures when he first started when nobody cared so much about them. Now, everyone is scrabbling to get the next one he carves. I'll probably never see another one now that they're wildly popular and so many grandkids, but I'm so happy to have this collection.

This is Gus, my oldest grandson, preparing for his part in the live nativity. He took it as seriously as this expression illustrates.

And this is Cash who says, "DEAR SANTA, I WAS FRAMED".

Just a few of my favorite things!!


ooglebloops said...

A very talented mom and dad!!! Great treasures of theirs to cherish!!!!

Linda Sue said...

BEAUTIFUL children If I were Santa I would give them EVERYTHING! Of course I am in love with your father's Santa's They are amazing- so glad you gathered some up before he was "discovered"! LOVE the sheep- That photo is going on my screen saver! Cheery season to you!

Poetic Artist said...

So you get your talent from both sides your Mom and Dad.
Where have you been? Snuggling with the sweet farmer? LOL

Carol Anne Strange said...

Thanks for sharing, Chick. Here's wishing you and your loved ones a fabulous festive time and all the best for the New Year. x

Elizabeth said...

Such treasures human
and otherwise.
Came to you via Linda Sue
who I love to bits.

Vikki North said...

Hi Sweetlady,
Just wanted to stop by and say Happy Holidays to you and your clan.

Renee Howell said...

Thanks for the visit into your Christmas land. And, good that you are back.

merci33 said...

I love the image of being snug with your sweet farmer by the woodstove...that's what it's all about.
Happy Happy holidays to your beautiful clan.

Poetic Artist said...

I just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

Karin Bartimole said...

Hi Peggy, Thinking of you and sending Christmas blessings for lots of laughter and love while you enjoy your time with friends and family. peace and love, Karin