But let's talk about Christmas gifts. Richard is such a sport. He not only came with me to the Quilt Show in Houston in November, but while there, he picked up my Christmas gift. I found a sweet little vintage button shop and fell in love with a particular button. I didn't want to spend quite that much money, however. Rich was with me and, after I decided to walk away, he returned to get the button I liked the most. He also picked up a couple more buttons!
I'm really a very lucky girl and have the best of husbands. Aren't these beautiful?
I could not have done better if I'd chosen them myself. They are just beautiful. The largest is about three inches across and the others are about one and a half (black) and one inch (gold). I will use the single one to make a beaded brooch. The others will go into the stash until I figure out how I want to use them
Rich also gave me two pairs of scissors. The yellow pair is a new design from Fiskars called Amplify RazorEdge. They are supposed to be the best and newest. We'll see.
Finally, he also gave me a bolt of white bleached muslin. It's my favorite backing fabric, so he knows it will be a hit.
I gave him a belt, a pair of jogging pants and a watch. He had asked for both the belt and the watch, so they really weren't a surprise, but surprising him is almost impossible. He can read me too well. So instead, I shoot for giving him what he needs but won't buy for himself. All in all, we had a lovely Christmas. I would have enjoyed having the children and grandchildren over, but we'll see them all again this weekend. Besides, knowing that they are safe and happy is enough for any momma.