Friday, December 22, 2006

Warm Holiday Fuzzies

Yesterday was a wonderful day - I received gifts from three knitterly friends all at once. There were so many lovely and thoughtful gifts that I felt a bit overwhelmed. Of COURSE I immediately opened them! As Mae West (or was it W.C. Fields?) said "I can resist anything but temptation." I have written to each of them privately to thank them for their generosity, but I will say that along with many other prezzies, I received lavender, two hand-crafted necklaces, stationery, a great new oven mitt, and some lovely, soft Blue Sky Alpaca yarn. You know who you are!

I am much more at ease giving to friends than I am at receiving. It delights me when I find little gifts during the year that will be perfect for this friend or that: lavender soaps or sachets, useful items like the new orange Chibi needles in the smaller gauge than the gold-tone needles, a bit of stationery, a couple of skeins of particularly luscious yarn, and so on. The box in my closet gets pretty full as the year goes by. I am finally getting to be a faster knitter, enough so to allow me to start stockpiling knitted gifts, and one of these went to a friend in my seniors' group. She was very happy with the scarf, and I had the pleasure of choosing a pattern, knitting with the new-to-me yarn, and then giving it to a woman who has become a special friend.

My cousin and his wife - who is awesome at remembering important occasions, like anniversaries and birthdays - send us a variety of clippings they find which would be of interest to us. Along with our holiday card, they sent a copy of a For Better or Worse Sunday cartoon from last year. I found it at the FBorFW website, and I share the holiday sentiment with you, my friends. I include a photo of DH and myself at a festive dinner some years ago. May you all be safe, be warm, and have the very happiest holidays.



And, last but certainly not the least, another friend provided a link to this lovely Toast for the New Year.
I find it moving, and most apropos. Listen, and share it with others.

9 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

I noticed the toast says MMArio in the hyperlink address, same fella from Knitters Review---It made me cry it was beautiful

thanks for sharing and have a blessed holiday for a special friend and her hubby

Vamanta said...

The happiest of holidays to you too CBM, and your handsome hubby!

jayne said...

A very merry Christmas to you and DH, CBM. You have made my year a better one.

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

What a beautiful picture! You make an attractive couple. Have a wonderful Christmas, CBM.

Lucky Canuck said...

Merry Christmas to you, CatBook! And as one of my favourite Mae West quotes goes, "Men are those creatures with two legs and eight hands."

Cindy G said...

The cartoon was perfect. Happiest of Holidays!

Madge said...

Hope Santa is good to you today, CBM!

Happiest of holidays to you and DH.

smariek said...

You and your hubby look great in that pic. Have a wonderful Christmas! Oh, I love FBorFW too...

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