Wednesday, 14 December 2016


I have mentioned before how Barb and I exchange gifts for Christmas and birthdays each year. This has been happening for around 12 years now since I first "met" her on a craft forum. Ofcourse, we have managed to catch up with each other in person a few times over the years and I wish we could live closer to each other. Well, today I was fortunate to be home when a parcel from Barb was delivered. I opened the post bag and saw that I was instructed to open the card which then said I could open one of the gifts straight away and I could also open the other one today or at Christmas. ( I usually wait until Christmas Eve to open Barb's gift.) What was in the smaller gift?

                                               2 beautifully crocheted baubles in my colours.

I thought about saving the larger gift but then promptly decided to open it right then and there.
OMG!!!!! I think I was standing with my mouth wide open when I opened it. Glad I was home alone LOL
It is the most beautifully crocheted blanket with an owl right in the centre!!! These pics do not do it justice as I only had 2 chairs to drape it over . I couldn't hold it up and take the pic at the same time .

                                                               A close up of the owl.

It is draped over the back of my armchair with the owl cushion my daughter and partner gave me for my birthday this year.  Hopefully, they will have a "hoot of a time" together". 
I know it sounds a cliché, but words can not express how I feel about this amazing beautiful and thoughtful gift from a very special friend. THANKYOU SO MUCH DEAR BARB!!!
Angel Blessings.


  1. Hi Ondrea,wow our Barb sure is amazing ,what awesome gifts she made for you,the blanket is stunning,i have never seen one like that before,Barb is so clever,enjoy your new gifts my friend xx

  2. What an amazing gift Ondrea, Barb sure is awonder with the crochet hook.

  3. What an amazing gift Ondrea, Barb sure is awonder with the crochet hook.

  4. Oh how beautiful Ondrea! What a gorgeous gift from Barb and those ornies are beautiful too. Enjoy your gifts....well done to Barb xxx

  5. So glad you loved your gift, as soon as I saw the owl pattern I knew I needed to make it for you....hope it reminds you that you're loved and being thought of when you're experiencing difficulties every time you use it my friend XXX

  6. OH . MY . GOSH !
    Holy wow Ondrea, what a stunning gift, no wonder you were gobsmacked. !

  7. Such a beautiful gift - spoilt and much loved lady!!! Have a beautiful, peaceful, restful christmas Ondrea!

  8. That blanket is just about the cutest thing I've seen in ages! Lucky you!