Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas~Reflections of another Year gone by

Snow Before Christmas *Well I certainly Hope NOT*
But for those of you wanting it I Wish you a White Christmas!!
it is Cold this morning the air is Brisk and we do have a chance of flurries this evening!

Merry Christmas to you from The Rusty Thimble

Not many Holiday Decorating Pictures to share with you
I have so enjoyed visiting your blogs and viewing all of your decor

WOW what a year for me I have truly been blessed
I have surpassed many goals and for that I am so thankful!

And I am Still giving!! Some ask me how I can do this and see any profit in my business
*The profit my dear Friends is just that*
I Cherish your friendships, I love to give, remember this year to give from your heart
*It is not the size not the value but the TRUE meaning of a gift*

And for those of you who were repeat customers this fall and winter 

You did get a notice of a special gift that will be sent to you in January 
Thank you for your business

Other blessings came our way this year

Miss Shelby our Sweet Baby grew up 

See we had snow last year *Good enough for me, I prefer none this year!*
Yes Miss Shelby became a Mommy

OH how I miss the other Two but we did keep that funny looking little White one
*Rango* While Shelby was carrying these little babies, the movie Rango was
being advertised. My hubby would look at her and say are you going to have me a little Rango LOL
Well thus the name stuck, and it fit because for those that recall we thought she had three boys.
*Surprise Rango, Cowboy, and Jackson were all Girls*

Rango!! Shelby is loving and sweet Rango is a Mess!!!

We got the movie Rango and it is a Whoot watching her
She watches TV, just last night we watched the movie Cowboys and Aliens
She barks at every critter she sees on TV and if she is not barking 
she sits and growls this low toned little growl
*Such a character she is*
I will be bathing these two today and hopefully be able to capture a Great picture of them
Wish me luck that is a chore to accomplish LOL

Back to the year in review!!
My hubby and I both have three children each
All grown adults!!
Our boys are two weeks apart in age and they both married this year
One in May the other in July!

My youngest son and my new DIL 
I am so proud of you two! Even though you moved so far away
I miss you guys and love you a bunch
We never get pictures of the others or I would share them with you

Hubby is going to be a grandpa this spring, I snatched this one from his daughter on FB
Congratulations they are such a sweet couple!!

Merry Christmas to my Grandson, Nana loves you and would love to be able to 
spend some time with you, I miss you
*this pictures is over a year old!*

What will the new Year bring for Me
Well I am not sure, I will set my goals and work towards them as always

As most know I started Wholesaling this year to shops all over the USA!
That thrills me because I miss my store so much!
If you are interested in purchasing Wholesale from me there is an email link 
on my left Sidebar

This guy was my hottest selling item for spring this year 
he is a Kentucky Primitives design

I have so many new ones for the upcoming year that I can not wait to share with you

This is a design by TFC folkart

And yes I will continue to have giveaways every month
So please do  follow along and share 2012 with us
Wow I can not believe that this little corner of my world
This blog is so close to having 1,000 followers
*I foresee I HUGE giveaway when that goal is met*
I think you all for sharing The Rusty Thimble with others it is through that
That I have reached so many followers.
I enjoy your sweet comments and the wonderful emails 
They brighten up my world everyday!!

Our little RED house
*Ok yes to most it is a mobile home*
But God has blessed us with this little abode and I am proud to have it
So much has changed and I just realized I have never taken a picture since it
was skirted and we built the deck, and girls I have news for you
Until it warms up I have no intentions of taking photos outside!!
So that shall be on my list of to do's in early spring
We will be doing some landscaping this spring and our fence will be up
A little wooden picket style fence for my Fur Babies so they can enjoy
Being outside 

The only Goal I did not reach for 2011 was decorating my home
so this year my plans are to Empty out each room one at a time and
Start from a clean slate, Our rooms are small and there are not many of them 
so that should not be too difficult to do

I wish each and everyone of you a Very Blessed and Merry Christmas
And I look forward to a New Year with you all
Your friendship is a True blessing in my life



  1. Warm Christmas Blessing to you Brenda
    I have enjoyed visiting you throughtout 2011, getting to know you as a friend~
    Merry Christmas to you & the Family~ Furbabies included!!!

  2. What a wonderful post and what a year for you and your family. May this year bring you and your family many more blessings.


  3. Merry Christmas!!!!! i hope the snow passes you by but please send some of that cool air my way. It's just too hot in Florida. Denise

  4. Brenda, it has been a delight to get to know you and all your lovely creations. It doesn't matter how big or small our homes are, it is how welcoming we make them. I love your red home, and my hubs would too. Red is his favorite color. He painted every outside implement I had red.
    Have a Merry Christmas
    Country at heart

  5. Brenda~ I'd love some snow lots and lots.I'm blessed to call you friend.Hope you have a Merry Christmas!~Amy

  6. What a lovely post Brenda. Lots of wonderful memories. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  7. You have a beautiful home, Brenda...I love the setting with all of the pretty trees! And look at all you've created this year and all the joy you've spread! I'm so glad I've gotten to know you this year and spend time on your blog! And now we're friends...isn't that amazing? I love it! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! Warm Southern hugs from me...and Elfie! ♥♥♥

  8. Dear Brenda,
    You know I love the girls. They are like little kids in the house. I'm soo glad you have Rango for Shelby.
    You are one of the most talented, generous and loving women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    I treasure your friendship.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year,

  9. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Cyndy

  10. Brenda , Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to more great things from you in the new year ! never give up ! hugs lilraggedyangie

  11. Brenda, I love your post! The pictures of those fur babies are precious as well as your other family members. Handsome looking grandson!
    Red is my favorite color and I love your "home" and can't wait to see "spring" pictures!
    Thank you for you generosity and wonderful creates.
    Bless you girl!

  12. You are the sweetest gal I know Brenda, you are a talented artist a best friend to many of us, and just a pleasure to follow along. You had a very eventful year, and now a grandbaby too, tiny blessing, your life will be forever changed.
    Merry Christmas Brenda and may the New Year bring all your heart desires, Peace, Hope, Joy and Love.
    Hugs to you,

  13. Brenda...What a heartfelt post.
    I have enjoyed getting to know you and following your Blog in 2011. Looking forward to a wonderful year in 2012. Shelby and rango are sooo adorable! Merry Christmas Brenda!

  14. What a wonderful post, Brenda! I feel like I'm getting to know you better and better so quickly. It's been wonderful to become a part of your bloggie family and you a part of mine.

    Your talent continues to amaze me, and your can-do attitude never ceases to inspire me. I'm so looking forward to seeing you transform your home over the next year. Now that you've mastered that camera, I'm expecting to see gorgeous pics from you! LOL

    Merry Christmas to you and your family...


  15. Merry Christmas to you and yours, sweet Brenda!!!

  16. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your lovely family dear Brenda. Hope Shelby and little Rango get lots from Santa.


  17. Hi Brenda,
    Have a wonderful Holiday!

  18. Merry Christmas to you! Your pups are so cute...lots of personality I can see it on their faces. My children are grown too. And my daughter gets married in 3 weeks! Pray for no snow! LOL

  19. Brenda, your post is certainly endearing! I have enjoyed visiting your this year, you are always an inspiration! Merry Christmas to you and your family as you celebrate in that little red abode.


  20. Merry Christmas Brenda! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

    Big Hugs!!

  21. May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you. Wishing you peace and joy in the New Year.

  22. Merry Christmas Brenda!!

    Enjoy the season~Becky

  23. Awww such a beautiful year you had...loved all the pics. Hope you had a very wonderful Christmas!

  24. Aw, Brenda you are so very sweet and you possibly have the biggest heart of anyone I know! I am WAY behind on your blog so I really enjoyed your year in review. What a wonderful year it was for you! I'm so honored that my fellow Okie is literally all over the US! I know throughout the year, I have seen your name popping up all over in blogland with your generous, sweet spirit. I love how I can look at pictures and know right away it is one of your creations. You are so very gifted my friend and I'm glad you are using that talent to spread so much cheer all over the land. =]

    Enjoy bringing the new year in and I wish you even more success in the coming year~


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