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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thank You Secret Santa (Stitcher)

I got a bit of a surprise/shock today when I found a wonderful gift waiting for me in my inbox! Someone out there in blogdom has been kind and generous enough to gift me with a $25.00 gift card for eHandcrafts! I'd like to share with you my Secret Stitcher's lovely words :

Wishing you and your family the joy and happiness of the season and more of the
same in the coming New Year.

Merry Christmas to a wonderful stitcher and blogging friend,
From Santa

So to whomever you are, thank you so much! I haven't made my selections yet... but when I have I will be sure to share with all of you. You really brightened up my day and my mood, and faith in the Season. I think tomorrow I will put up my tree and think of you while I put each stitched ornament on it.

I had a lovely, peaceful day at home by myself today. Also, it was a little too cold to go out! So I planted myself in my favourite stitching chair, watched episodes of Star Trek : The Next Generation all day (see I'm a geek!) and worked on Paradigm Lost. I'm still plugging away at page 4 but the end is in sight. Its taken me all day to get near the end of this good-sized motif. I'll have to measure it tomorrow and tell you how bit it is, but nowhere near as bit as the 6" one! Tomorrow I can look forward to starting page 5 (out of 12).

Also tomorrow is ... Tuesday! Argh, the dreaded weigh in day! I've managed to be active the last three days, so I'm hoping this will counter-balance the few treats I've had this past week. On Saturday I did a 5K run, Sunday I spent an hour shovelling the driveway with Todd, and tonight I went to Taekwon-Do and got a nice little sweat going.

See you tomorrow (actually I should say today since its well after midnight)!


Chiloe said...

Lucky you: Santa didn't forget you and send you a great stitcher gift ;-) My own Santa (aka Chuy) always get lousy, cheesy gifts that he gets almost at the last moment ... Enjoy !!!

I'm sure this tuesday is going to be a nice one ;-)

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful surprise. Enjoy your gift card.

Congratulations on your new progress on PL. Stitches up smoothly, doesn't it?

Sharon said...

What a sweet gift! Merry Christams!

Ginnie said...

what a great secret santa!!! Hope you have a good Christmas x

Julie said...

How wonderful for you, PL looks wonderful too.
Merry Christmas.

Yuko said...

What a sweet Santa!
Lucky you!

Tracy Dixon said...

It's aways great to receive a suprise gift lucky you, your paradigm lost is looking stunning, good luck with the weighting xx

Jenny said...

Nice to hear of fun Christmas surprises like that. :) Your Paradigm is looking great, and good luck at your weigh-in.

Anonymous said...

What a nice surprise.

Your Christmas cactus is such a pretty color. I haven't seen one quite like that.

Karoline said...

What a lovely surprise.

PL is looking gorgeous, great progress

Olga said...

What a wonderful surprise!
You've made a great progress on Paradigm Lost!

Sally said...

What a lovely surprise gift!

PL is coming along really well.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

glamlawlib said...

How lovely to receive a surprise from a secret santa :)

PL is looking great, love the thread colour.

Karen said...

What a lovely, thoughtful thing to do! Enjoy! Your day of stitching and movie watching sounds divine! Stitching looks great, too!

tkdquintmom said...

How very nice! Let us know what you get :-)

Sherry said...

How wonderful for you! I just love to hear about people doing things like this at the holidays (or anytime)! Enjoy your special gift and have a wonderful Christmas!

Cindy F. said...

Wow! 5k run! I can't do 5k on a bike...but maybe in 2009! That's awesome:) More great progress on PL!!

Suzanne said...

A very nice gift indeed. I am sure that you are very deserving of this secret gift.

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

Your Christmas cactus is blooming
right on schedule I see. What a
gorgeous colour!!

Wow. You're going to have fun
thanks to your secret Santa.
Can't think of anyone nicer
to receive such a gift.

And you're a trekkie too!!
Hello!! Are you like me and
waiting with baited breath
and some trepidation for the
movie coming out in May??

Oh, and did you hear that
Majel Barret passed away last
week??? She was only 76. I
met her about 10 years ago at
a convention (yes, I'm a geek
too) and heard her speak about
Star Trek and her husband and
his dreams.

Hope you have a successful
weight in tomorrow. Sure
sounds to me like you're
being good this season. It
surely can't be easy to do

Hope you have a Merry
Christmas and best wishes
for the coming New Year.


Mary said...

I love the color of the flower on your Christmas Cactus!!!

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas - and for the inner geek - check out the Terminator 4 trailer - it's online and another one I can't wait for!