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RE: Christmas Present...

What a marvelous idea!  I may have to tell Pat across the street.  Her husband is a Picasso where woodworking is concerned.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 26 Dec 2003 20:13:57 -0600

>Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Bonnie....
>> I had a pretty good Christmas after all.  Although I was dead tired
>> still recouping from bronchitis, Bill and I got up early enough
>> morning to get busy cooking and cleaning.  It was just going to be
>> momma, daughter Rayna and me (her significant other went to visit his
>> parents in Florida, I think) for Christmas Dinner, but I always have
>> fix
>> both a ham and a turkey and have a vegetarian main dish as well.
>> Tzeitel said she was only going to bring her hubby and the 4 children
>> for a couple hours, so I didn't think she was coming to "feast" with
>> Well, the feast ran a little long and Tzeitel and her family showed up
>> early
>> while we were still eating.  I asked if anyone were hungry and before
>> know it, there were six more places set and everyone dived into their
>> favorites.  It was a good thing I had extra cake and pie and plenty of
>> veggie and meat dishes!
>> Bill is getting my sewing machine fixed for me.  (YEAH!) And he has
>> microwave flower press on order for me too!  Daughter Rayna got me the
>> latest Ann McCaffrey book "Dragon's Kin" co-authored by her son Todd,
>> which
>> I can hardly wait to start reading.  Daughter Tzeitel surprised me
>with a
>> "planting chair".  It has branches for legs and a back, and a large
>> seat box to fill with soil and plant into.  Both Brenden and my new
>> granddaughter Cloe (second grade) painted the planting box.  (I
>> got
>> a hug from Cloe and her two brothers Keegan and Shea!  That was pretty
>> special, too!)  There is grapevine draped from the "seat" to the top
>> the
>> chair "back."  Right now, there is a juniper in the "seat."  I'll
>plant it
>> outside in the spring (as it will grow much too large!) and plant the
>> with seasonally appropriate plants for the front porch.  I'm so
>> with
>> it!  I guess it finally sank in that I love hand crafted gifts.  The
>> taken to create something special means a great deal to me. :>)
>> I'm a happy camper....
>> Blessings,
>> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
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