Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday Tidings of Friendship and Joy

"Open your presents at Christmastime but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive." ~Lorinda Ruth Lowen


My good friend Leslie

made me this wonderful crocheted purse for Christmas.

I was so shocked when I opened it. During the beginning of this year, she had a pattern she was attempting for the first time and I helped her with reading all the symbols. From that pattern, she made a purse for herself that was black and taupe colored. I just never imagined she would give the pattern another go and actually make one for me. I just love brown and red together.

She also made me toffee.

My kids thought it was heavenly and wanted to know why I never make it. I have never attempted toffee before, but I've recently visited two other blogs that posted the recipe, so I am thinking I will have to give it a try. You can find the recipes here and here. Julie and Zuzu both have beautiful blogs to visit.


Christmas Day is drawing nearer. I hope that you are all enjoying the season and not getting too caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all. Happy Holiday Blessings, Tammy

18 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love the quote at the top. Like the purse too. I could probably make that purse. I hadn't even thought to try a purse. There is so many beautiful colors of yarn out there now. Blessings to you and your family.
QMM

Purvail said...

Thinking of you all today. Holiday wishes

Love Aunt Elaine

DeeDee said...

Hi Tammy

Hooked on bloggin...no way...I have been a bad blogger this month..to busy crafting and socializing....I do love Skip to my Lou lots...

my son-in-law goes to Aphganistan this next year...I wil always keep our troops in my prayers,,,,will add yours in also....

I love the purse your freind gave to you...very, very nice indeed

Happy Holidays my freind

Sheila Rumney said...

What a lovely purse. Wishing you a joyous and blessed Christmas.

Marilyn said...

That is a great purse/tote!! I could see me using one like that this coming summer at the flea market!!
I am wishing You & Yours a Blessed Christmas. You are a good friend & dispite the many miles blogging makes it feel like you are right next door......
Love,
Marilyn

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Tammy, I had to catch up with you. You are one busy wife, mom and "baker". Your purse is wonderful, I love those colors too. How sweet to make one for you. The cookies look yummy along with the toffee!AND The pictures of your sunset are so beautiful, thank you for sharing them!
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Christmas blessings,
Debra

Ana said...

Dear Tammy,
I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very blessed Chrismtas. May the joy of the Lord's love surround you and your family on this wonderful day of celebration and always. Merry Christmas my dear friend.

Blessings,
♥Ana

Judi said...

I saw both of those recipes too and I want to try making some myself. I love toffee! The purse Leslie made is sooo very nice and I'm sure she spent quite some time making it for you! Very nice friend!! Wishing you the Merriest Christmas ((Judi))

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Tammy, what a special gift! Not only is it a beautiful purse, but the time she put into crocheting it for you speaks of how much you mean to her. I guess that's why I love handmade gifts so much. The postcard image you shared is precious. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Twyla

Sandi said...

Hi Tammy,
Isn't it just wonderful to receive those unexpected surprises?? I think so!
Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Blessings~

♥Mimi♥ said...

It seems as though the days are really zooming by now! Still have a couple batches of fudge to make and a couple pair of curtains freshly laundered that need to be ironed and hung. The house is all festive but it seems like the last minute things are taking forever☺

The purse is GORGEOUS! That is a lot of work - she must really value you as a friend♥

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
Your purse is so cute!! It reminds me of the ones we carried in the sixties (my era, you know)! You have some lovely friends there where you live which is such a blessing. The toffee looks delicious. I have never tried making it before. My mother used to make delicious peanut brittle. I try to not make too many sweets because I will eat them all (no willpower). Wishing for you a blessed Christmas as you celebrate with your family. Thank you for the kind comments you always leave for me. They are much appreciated! Vicki

crochet lady said...

What lovely gifts. I love those things that take time and heart.

Sunny Tuesday said...

Handmade gifts are so special! Merry Christmas!

A Fanciful Life said...

Oh, that toffee looks delicious. And I love chocolate! How nice to have a friend like that. Enjoy the fun bag!
Sharon :-)

glor said...

What a wonderful bag your friend made! I love receiving gifts that are made, they are so very special. Am a follower now so will "see" you often. A wonderful, blessed Christmas to you.

Melissa said...

Pretty impressive crocheting for the first time. Really lovely pattern and the colors suite you. Now I am sure I want to learn crocheting. The toffee looks yummo and I would have that gone before that pic was even taken. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

OMG, Leslie's purse is beautiful!! Now, just like Melissa, I really want to learn to crochet. I am very impressed that she did such a great job on one of her first projects. I am thinking you are impressed as well. The toffee looks good. I have never tried it either. It is all I can do to get through the things that I have done 1000 times and know how to do!! HA!
It has been a wonderfully relaxing day here. Brunch with the family, and now a whole lot of nothing. Perfect day for me. Omar and I will walk in a little while, and that is it for me. NICE!! Hope your Christmas has been an enjoyable day for you!!
Love,
Renee

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