Sunday 27 December 2020

Christmas thank you

I hope you have all enjoyed the festive days with those you love; in person, by video call or by phone. It has been a very different time for us all and celebrations have been different this year. 

For me the most important celebration is that I am here to enjoy it all, a year ago today was my first operation and the start of a very difficult 2020. 

My first and biggest Christmas thank you is to all my online friends. The messages, the flowers everyone stitched, reading everyone's news kept my spirits up and really helped me day by day ..... thank you all so so much x x 

It seems a long wait until mid January for Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness to say thank to my friends for their gifts so I've posted today

A huge thank you to my good friend Julie who herself has had a very difficult year. She has knitted me these super socks which are perfect for in my walking boots. My aim in 2021 is to build my strength up by walking everyday. The choccies will be saved a while as we have quite a few sweet things to munch on. I quite like mint Matchmakers on cold frosty nights with a hot chocolate - thank you so much Julie.

This beautiful needlecase was made for me by Christine. She is so talented, doing many crafts including this year lots of dress making. Christine is a member of Needlecraft Haven and organises our Seasonal Challenges and Christmas Exchange. Thank you Christine, this will make a perfect travelling case.

I have been friends with Brenda for over 20 years, we met through 123stitch message board when I was searching for a chart. She lives in Canada, I'm in the UK and over the years we have exchanged letters, emails and this year had our first video call. I have a full set of DMC threads, this is mainly thanks to Brenda who sends over the colours I need. Thank you Brenda for again topping up my floss box. 

Gill, another member of Needlecraft Haven, sent these great socks. I love the design with the cute deer and toadstools. The thread colours are lovely, very autumnal, I'll look at my plans for 2021 stitching and see if I can use it. Thank you so much Gill.

Thank you Mary for the super ornament which is already hanging on our tree. Marybis also a of Needlecraft Haven and a fellow blogger, she takes part in all our activities and over time we've swapped exchanges many times, always great fun. Thanks again Mary.

My final Christmas thank you is to my super Hubby. He's been absolutely amazing all year taking me to all the hospital appointments and treatments and looking after me at home. He surprised us all with gifts at the Christmas table with sweatshirts personalised for us all - Team Hearnden !

I am so so lucky, in so many ways - thank you everyone 🙂


Christine said...

So glad you like your little needlecase Clare.
You got some lovely gifts

Maggie said...

You got some lovely gifts there Clare. It's been a doubly hard year on you and your family, i have thought of you often.
Glad you managed to have a little get together with your family, wishing you a very happy and healthy 2021. x

Mary said...

I hope 2021 is a much better year for you. Such lovely gifts you have received from stitching friends.

FlashinScissors said...

All the gifts look lovely, Clare! Gorgeous socks from Julie!
Love the team shirts too!
Oooh, sweet needlecase from Christine!
Barbara xx

Cathy said...

All of your gifts are lovely!

butterfly said...

Happy New Year Clare , Lovely gifts for a lovely lady.
Looks like you had a lovely time with your family .

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It's hard to believe it's a year since your operation, Clare. 2021 must be better for you.
You received some beautiful gifts.

Bethan said...

You got some really lovely gifts. Here's to a happy new year to you and yours x

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What beautiful gifts you received, you can always link back to this post for GG!
I am so glad that you are here to remember the date, let's hope 2021 is a good health year for us all.
I love those sweatshirts! Great photo of you all.

Kaisievic said...

Lots of lovely Christmas Joy, Clare.

Astrids dragon said...

It looks like you received some lovely gifts and the family shirts are great!