Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Yes, Maria, there is a Santa Claus

Hi everyone
Yes I am still kicking around.  My apologies to those who may have been popping in and finding me MIA.

The end of December is just way too big for me to handle and I could not find time to post, let alone work out where to start a post.  Hubby was off work from Xmas Eve, Xmas Day with his family, Boxing Day spent with our kids and their husbands/partner, 27th was Hubby's grandfathers 90th, another major milestone snuck in (and I am not one bit happy about it) and then New Years.  Way too much activity for me

Anyway, back to my title
Lookee what I received on Xmas Eve from the lovely Kim at Kimbles At Home

Aren't they just lovely
And Kim designed and made them herself
Thank you so much Kim
They were both put to good use over the last week and they certainly added decorative value to the kitchen and my home (didn't put a tree up, just a few tiny knicks and knacks)
And I felt so sure that there was no way the postal services would get it here in time - loved to be proved totally wrong on this count ☺

Now Kim sent me these wonderful items in the spirit of P.I.F. - Pay It Forward.
The expression "pay it forward" is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead.  There is also a wonderful movie by that title.  If you haven't seen it, then put it high on your must watch list.  Just make sure some tissues are handy.  I loved it and the concept when I saw it many years ago.

And it is now my turn to spread the love
So I will choose three (3) lovely people who leave a comment on this post, to pass a small gift on to.
I will make pick the lucky giftees (by random) on the 11 January, a week away and funnily enough 11-1-11

I have a lot of little things to show everyone, but that can wait for another post


  1. Nice to see you back again. Was the major milestone a birthday of yours? If so Happy Birthday. Don't worry it's just another day and you're only as old as you feel !!

    I'm glad you have heard from Kim. She has been absent from the blogging world for quite a while and I was wondering if all was OK. I must hunt out that film and watch it.

  2. Glad to see you are ok. I heard about all the flooding there and wondered if you were anywhere near it. I think they said Brisbane? They said the flooded area was as big as Texas, and that's BIG!

    Nice gift from Kimbles and so sweet of her.

  3. Hi Maria, that potholder is so lovely! Lucky you. And what a great idea P.I.F is.
    Have a great new year!


  4. Lovely potholder! Glad to see you back again.

  5. Lucky you!
    Wonderful gift from Kim.


    ~X~ Karin

    (I don't want to participate in this PIF, for I payed forward to Kim, who payed forward to you. So I will wait for a next time, if you don't mind.....)

  6. Hi Maria,
    Watching such dreadful pictures of Australia on the TV. My heart goes out to everyone effected!
    Awlful, will take ages to get back to normal.
    Hope you had a great Christmas.
    Happy Birthday if it was yours! I think it was....
    Here's wishing you a creative 2011, and I hope to view your beautiful work soon.
    Hugs Suex

  7. Happy New Year Maria - sound like you've had a lovely break :)
    wow that crochet is lovely - wonder if we can get Kim to post the how to !
    I suspect yarn colour choice plays a big role ;)

  8. HNY, my sweet friend. Still trying to get caught up. Sweet... Now, we have something the same. Don't you just love it. I already am thinking a big, big blanket.

    Hope all is well. I know you are not posting as often, but know we are thinking of you often.


  9. Thanks for your comments Maria, I hope you have recovered from the Xmas goings on - I think like me you had no time for blogging - so it is nice to get back to "normal"! I am so glad you liked the presents and I am glad the PIF is carrying on (without me!!) . I see one of your followers would like a "how to" so I will see what I can do. I hope you and your family are all well Maria xx

  10. Thanks for leaving comments on SIBOL, SO PLeased you are joining us on Ravelry too. All new to me over there, I expect I'll get use to it.
    Love suex