Saturday, December 28, 2013

Really Cool Gifts

 There were some pretty cool gifts this year,
too many to show you all of them
but I thought I'd show some of the 
more unusual!

This is a fat quarter bundle from a quilt
shop near my Mom's house
  The Rocking Chair in Hot Springs, AR.

Mom's not a quilter so they gave her some ideas
of what I might like.  I hate to take it apart!
It's packaged  so prettily.
There are 12 different quarter yards,
cut into a fat quarter which is
more or less 18 X 22.

Glasses from Hot Springs.

Pops is an avid pizza maker, thin crust style,
a St Louis favorite.  He can rival Imos any day.
We normally bake it in an extremely hot oven
on parchment paper, being so thin you can't 
lift up the crust.  Taylor gave him a 
pizza peel that can also hang up when
he's not baking pizzas. 

It's engraved

to remember the date!

Santa knew Taylor needed some help 
getting up for school so he and the chickens
sent a Rooster alarm clock!

I also received a chicken gift which 
is currently on the mantle but will find
a better ledge for the legs.

Santa also gave Taylor a fan, 
now she can pretend to be coy!
Or just cool off on a hot day.

This was the year for Pops.
A BBQ light will come in handy. 

And an umbrella light that changes color,
shines up and down and has a brightness control.

Mom has always loved Bissinger's molassas lollipops
but they have become difficult to find near us
until I ran into Wines of Wildwood the other day
after seeing a Bissingers sign in the window.
They have a large selections of wines, cigars and gifts.
There are wine related recipes if you are interested.

I  got a Super Dooper gift - 
a certificate for Hancock's of Paducah which I have already redeemed!
Mom also gave me a check which is also partially spent when we 
ran into Phil's Sewing to get needles, threads and bobbins.

There was way too much to mention everything 
but I think we all had a great Christmas.
Mom has returned home, everyone is back to their
routine but I still have a few days off work,
 not returning until Jan 2 except for logging in
to make sure there are no critical e-mails to pass on.

I hope you all had a great Christmas.
I'll be catching up on your blogs over the next few days.


Michelle said...

Love the rooster alarm clock. I need one since I can seem to drag my butt out of bed in the mornings.


Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Manny said...

Yeah, that ceramic chicken gift was a good momento for you after this year.

LindaG said...

Happy New Year to you all!

Nancy C said...

I can tell from the smiles that everyone there had a great Christmas! xo

Lady Locust said...

I love the pizza shovel, thought it was a snow shovel for a minute:) You could tell him it's a dual purpose shovel;. He might not go for that.

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

This crust! Say it ain't so! My nephew goes for that stuff too. For me, if it ain't deep dish, it ain't pizza.

Harry Flashman said...

I liked those gifts. They seem like something from another century. More substantial, not break and throw away things. Must have been hard to come up with all of those.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I loved the unique gifts that pizza peel? did you call it...?
That sounds so cool as do the lollipops for your MOM!
I bet you loved the Hancock's certificate...I think I would too.
the fat quarter looks pretty too, can't wait to see what you do with it?
Next years gifts probably! :)