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