As yesterday marched on, it got brighter. You can see from the sidebar that I am participating in a Secret Santa Soiree. Last week I got a letter from Kris Kringle advising me that I would be receiving a special gift for being so good. It was postmarked from "Santa Claus Station" and from the zip code I determined that it was from Santa Claus Indiana. Curious! And yesterday, a package came. And it was postmarked from "Rudolph, Ohio", which I didn't even know existed. More Curious! The package didn't say not to open, and so I opened it. Inside was a beautiful quilter's Christmas ornament from Bronner's in Michigan - one of my favorite Christmas stores. I know this elf has been following my blog - she told me so. But somehow she seems to have gotten into my head and heart. There was a pack of Steeler pens, so cool. And a pumpkin spice pillar candle. I love any of the fall spices, and pumpkin spice is probably my favorite. There was a poinsettia plate which will look great under the candle, and a tin of homemade cookies. Since it was close to dinner, I fought off the urge to try them. But, there's more. There was a CD of holiday favorites made especially for me, and don't ask me how this elf knew so many of my favorite songs. And with my love of music, it was a generous and thoughtful gift. But my favorite gift of all is a set of shelf sitters that are . . . bumblebees!!!! And you know how I love bumblebees. They will be flanking the TV in the sewing room so that I will be able to see them when I sew. I have to get my package for my Secret Santa packed up and mailed on Saturday. Hope she is as happy with her gifts as I am.
And to Elf Avonna - as she called herself. Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts. I was truly blessed that you were given my name. I wanted to post photos, but it's so dark this morning that I couldn't get any good shots. I will get some this weekend, and post them on Sunday. I promise.