Secret Santa

For the first time in many years, I elected to participate in the Secret Santa Exchange sponsored by Lisa Adams’ Tatting Corner in Chesterfield, Indiana and frequent vendor for Tat Days in Toccoa, GA. Nancy Dionne from Idaho turned out to be my Santa Pal and what a pal she is!! The first think I found was her card.

You have to know that my first thought centered around our Deck the Trees and ornaments for it. These would be perfect additions to our now 8 year collection! I hope Nancy will approve since this year – so far – the trees at the Monte Vista have raised MORE than $24,000.00 for the Christian Ministries Fuel Fund. These are lovely Snowflakes created with buttons & metalic thread and will be beautiful additions to the tree in 2019.

What followed was sheer delight! There were several different types of needle threaders – some I had never seen before! Additionally were 2 embroidered (white on white – how elegant!) ladies handkerchiefs and a fabric doily center for tatting a scalloped edge around. There was also a #14 crochet hook, an Aerlit shuttle and bobbin as well a my favorite jewelry thread Kreinik, made in Parkersburg, WV – hear my home town of Clarksburg. Obviously I’m going to have to locate appropriate edgings or design some new ones!.

But what is tatting if you can’t snack from time to time, and CHOCOLATE is always the best. Nancy sent some very special Idaho chocolates the likes of which this country girl had never seen! Every heard of a candy called “Idaho spuds?” Well it’s De-Lish! and if you every find an “Old Faithful” candy, best grab it while you can! Yum!

Thank you Nancy! Your thoughtfulness and gift are very much appreciated. If I am able to make it back to Shuttlebirds in Spokane, WA, I hope to either see you there or see you along the way!

Happy New Year, one and all!

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