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Monday, December 20, 2010


About 3 years ago, I renewed a friendship with a childhood friend. We had not seen each other in almost 30 years! It's been wonderful! We meet at Starbucks, or Second Cup for Latte's and talk for hours...anyway, each Christmas we gift each other with a homemade gift....this year I made her a scarf, and a cross-stitch ornament (which I forgot to take a photo of)...and she made me this beautiful reusable bag! The photo on the front has a special reflects 3 cottages on a hill, and a "clubhouse" where we spent much of our summers together. I just love it! Thank you Karla!!

I also took a photo of the little tree I have in my kitchen this year. Most of the ornaments are "prim", or handmade by my aunt, or just kitchen related. I've had this tree up and decorated for over a month and am really enjoying it. In the right hand of the photo you will see "Ye Olde Woolery Shoppe by Plum Street Samplers...I finished that a couple of months ago.

Well, everyone have a safe and happy week....countdown to Christmas is on!!!



  1. What fun connecting with a childhood friend, and your Kitchen Tree is wonderful. Merry Christmas
    Be always in stitches.

  2. That's just so great that you and your old friend are friends once again! Love the bag you received from her! Love the tree in your kitchen too -- so pretty! Happy Christmas to you!

  3. What a great thing to renew an old friendship! What a sweet bag she made for you and your Christmas Kitchen tree is darling. Love the PSS finish - I did that when it first came out and finished it as a door hanger.

  4. It is so fun to meet old friends again! The bag she made for you is so sweet - and how fun that it brings back memories for you!

    Love your tree!

  5. What a cute tree, Marion--I like the idea of having a kitchen tree to brighten up the room at Christmas time :)

  6. Sorry I have been away as well for a while. I will try to post more often in the new year. It is so much fun to meet old friends from the past. In the last few years, I have contacted a few of my old school friends. Really amazing how life changes over time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

  7. WIshing you a very Merry Christmas Marion!!!