Saturday, November 12, 2011

Santa Came to my House Early and I am Crying

Good Afternoon everyone, I have waited patiently today for hubby to get home from work.

I knew that he was going to be bearing gifts but I had no idea just what, and No they are not from him
Santa................no....................an ANGEL .............YES, Her name is Denise!!!

A few years ago when I had my store in East Texas, I had the pleasure of meeting a special lady. Let me explain
when she first visited my shop, I was thrilled that she liked to make things too. She lived close to Dallas and drove all the way to Gladewater to shop. She had an antique booth where she lived at and she made things to sell as well.

I closed my store, as many know to relocate back to Oklahoma, She did not know and she found out by going to my store and I was gone. When I got back on line a couple of years ago. A friend of mine told me a lady had a doll on her website and in the description it said it was made off of a doll by The Rusty Thimble, or inspired by. I can not remember the wording. Right away I noticed the doll and knew who it had to be, I remembered her purchasing the doll from me. So I emailed her, it took some time, seemed she was not selling on her site and just had not closed it, but she finally replied to me. And low and behold they had also moved from Texas to Oklahoma.

Stay with me here I have to share this.

Well they decided to move back to Texas LOL........but they still have their home in Oklahoma, So Denise contacted me and told me she had some things she wanted to get rid of. I told her I would buy them. So we met half way and I got some great great boxes packed with wonderful stuff.

Since then we have met a couple of other times for me to travel home with boxes of goodies, the next time I traded her for a couple of my handmade items she wanted. Well she emailed and said she had more stuff. So Hubby had to work today and they went by his job and gave the boxes to him.

Denise if you Read this you have filled my heart with unbelievable joy today. You are a true Angel. And I have cried so hard, I bet I have looked back through everything a dozen times.

I had been selling some other fabrics I bought from a lady that I can not use, so that I can take the funds and reinvest them into fabric and supplies. Yes I have been doing great selling, my hopes when I got this busy was to really stock my supplies and fabric with intentions of spending half of my earning on just that. But with a Hot water tank to replace, dogs to take to the vet, a new sewing machine to buy..........well you get the picture, my funds have been going else where.

So let me warn you this post is going to be picture heavy because I have to share with you


Two huge totes filled to the brim with the most wonderful stuff. I just can not stop crying here I am like a child in a candy store!!!



A bag full of unfinished items, plus some wonderful Big Annies that I will be primming up!!! And trimming out


Big Bells and Giant Bells, and lots of Wooden spools


Three huge bundles of Burlap. I see lots of goodies out of this, the feed store was almost out, thank you!


Yards of a Wonderful Wool Blend perfect for Santas, And yes I am working on Santas. And look Warm and Natural too!!!!!


Look at all this GREAT cotton fabric yards and yards of it


Wool for santas, sheep and annies!! Mop heads for santa beards just all sorts of goodies


Osnaburg and a thick muslin!! Yards yet again, that I needed so badly!!!


And a Box full of all sorts of wonderful items to use. If you remember I posted a picture of this santa


This was a little doll that Denise had started, I stained it up and made it into a Santa!!! Wait until you see the Black Santa I almost have finished, yes it was a naked doll that Denise had started and oh my he is so GREAT!!! I may have a hard time letting him go.

I am so excited about getting busy this evening, I have a large pot of Stew on and will be making some cornbread, And I plan on working late tonight. Hubby and his cousin are off working on a deck for his dad.

I put on my dusting cap and cleaned house all day yesterday, I had to I could not find a thing in all of my mess!! so I am all organized and ready to CREATE!!!!

Denise.............your Elves will be extra special that I am making for you............and I see a couple of santas and lots of other goodies as well. I will fill those totes back up with finished items and Santa will in Turn come to visit you!!!! BIG HUGS.............you have made me so Happy today!!!

I feel so blessed and yes I am still crying

Have a Wonderful Weekend Friends I know I am
Brenda

37 comments:

  1. Denise knew just what would delight you, and I am sharing your joy while reading this post. This is the best treasure trove in the world for you.
    Enjoy!

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  2. I am so happy for you. How sweet of Denise. She sounds like a wonderful lady. Enjoy crafting with all your new treasures! :)

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  3. this wonderful bindle of goodies could not have gone to better person,, you work magic, you truly do!!!!!

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  4. Oh Brenda..I am almost crying with you..what a blessing..what an amazing woman!! I am doing some serious crafter's happy dancin' for ya hon..that totally rocks! Have sooooo much fun! And ..happy Merry Christmas!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  5. What a wonderful wondeful suprise. It makes me teary just reading it! It also makes me excited to see what you will create, hehe!!! Baby Boy is with his Dad today...so I'll be up watching chick flicks tonight..I'll be thinking of you while I do...sewing away! Katie

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  6. You are so blessed to have a friend like Denise. What wonderfull goodies she gave you. Love the Santa! I need to start creating more myself. Take care, Janice

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  7. Everything looks so wonderful! Yes, it's great to have a great friend like her. Seems to me that you both are blessed to have such a wonderful friendship. Can't wait to see your beautiful crafts!
    Hugs,
    Pat

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  8. What a wonderful friend you have Brenda. She has a big heart just like you.

    Happy creating,
    Sue

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  9. Oh...you lucky girl!! Two wonderful totes full of crafting and sewing goodies!! I would of cried too. What a wonderful blessing to have such a good friend.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  10. What a wonderful, thoughtful friend you have there. Too special for words!!!

    Hugs!
    Carol

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  11. O Brenda how precious of Denise and so many beautiful pieces , throw it all in the floor and roll in it and enjoy YOU DESERVE it ! also email me when you get time I have some supplies for you but want to make sure exactly what you need! Happy stitching ! hugs lilraggedyangie

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  12. WOW! Just reading this post made me all misty-eyed. What a wonderful thing. Enjoy your new treasures. But do get a little sleep. :)
    I have started a new blog. The url is
    http://www.throughthewoods2.blogspot.com I hope you stop by. It is new so I have some work to do but it is fun. I tried to join your site but I don't know if it worked. It is different then when the joining that I have done before. Anyway, love your blog. Take care Janet

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  13. Merry Christmas to you!! What a wonderful gift from a wonderful friend. She truly must know the way to your heart....Looks like some great loot to boot! Enjoy - and savor. (PS - do you need any more graters? If so, pop me an email...I only found 2, but will happily send them to you....) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  14. OMG! How sweet and generous she is. Enjoy your new goodies.

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  15. How wonderful to have special friends like that! You are always so generous to everyone...and that's the kind of friends you make! What a blessing! Happy tears are always the best kind! Hugs! ♥

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  16. Yes Brenda, you are truly blessed! I would have cried if I'd received all that to work with too.
    Happy crafting!
    Blessings,
    Sheila

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  17. Yes Brenda, you are truly blessed! I would have cried if I'd received all that to work with too.
    Happy crafting!
    Blessings,
    Sheila

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  18. Perfect! Have fun with it all Brenda!! ~*~Lisa

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  19. Happy sewing Brenda. God knew you needed all those things and sent them to you via Denise.

    Felicia

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  20. What wonderful boxes of goodies and perfect supplies for you to make new and wonderful creations.

    Debbie

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  21. Dear Brenda: You are one deserving soul!!...what a great friend....and how wonderful of you to fill up those totes for her! You give, give, give all the time so It was your turn to receive. Have a great Sunday!
    patti ;)

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  22. Wow....how blessed you are! I read this with keen interest because I live in Gladewater!! Small world, the internet makes it even smaller! I have been reading your blog for a while & wasn't aware of this "connection" with you !! I just attended a Holiday open house at the antique stores downtown!! ;)

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  23. Friends are AWESOME!! They just "know" sometimes what we need :)!!
    take care
    Kim

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  24. That is what I call an Earth Angel and you are definatelt blessed. I think it was meant to be that you 2 met and have such wonderful memories. It just amazes me sometimes when I remember my Grandmother saying "The Lord will provide...and you never know how it will happen..but it always does. I am soooo happy for you and I have been blessed in many ways also. Sometimes it really is "A Wonderful Life"

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  25. Wow, what a wonderful, awesome friend! You're going to be one busy gal with all that to work with; can't wait to see what you make of them.

    Hugs,
    Pam

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  26. Wow I have dreams about finding such awesome treasures...I would be crying happy tears too!

    Blessings..Deborah
    www.carterdealejos.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh my goodness Brenda, I was crying just looking at all those goodies! What a wonderful generous friend. You are such a giving person, now it's your turn to recieve. Happy sewing my friend!

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  28. Brenda, what a wonderful friend, what lovely fabric, can't wait to see what you make with it! You give, give, give from the bottom of your heart and I am so happy that now your are being blessed.
    Enjoy all of your goodies! Hugs, Lecia

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  29. Awwwww, what a sweet friend! I'm so happy for you 'cause I know those are not sad tears! Enjoy your goodies....I know you'll be making beautiful things from them!
    }}Hugs{{
    Vicky

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  30. Wow! What a wonderful load of treasure to share! I will look forward to your creations using all this loot. :)

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  31. Aww, what a precious tale of friendship. I would be misty eyed too. Such lovely fabrics and other supplies and I know what you can do with that stuff too Brenda :o) I'm very happy for you for receiving such a heartfelt gift and having such a wonderful friend.
    Hugs~Carol

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  32. Such a wonderful friend!
    Have fun with all the items you received. I'm sure great goodies will come from all the wonderful supplies she sent you!
    Enjoy!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  33. I too have tears of joy for you....you are so giving and hard working.....Brenda.......i"m just so happy for you! What a special friend Denise is! Enjoy your goodies!
    hugs,
    Lynn

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  34. What a wonderful friend and blessing. I am so happy for you. Nothing like totes and totes filled with awesome craft things to get you in the mood again. We are all truly blessed by good friends and generous people. -Steph-

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  35. Oh, Brenda, how absolutely perfect! : D I'm so very happy for you! I, too, have a great friend named Denise! How lucky we are! Have fun making all of your goodies! I look forward to seeing more!

    Brandy

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  36. Hi Brenda~

    Angels come in all forms. What a wonderful gift~from a special lady to a special lady!!

    Enjoy your evening~Becky

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  37. Holy cow, what a great surprise!

    Hehe. By your title, I thought Santa had brought you a lump of coal. :~P

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