Sunday, December 28, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ~ I have cool friends :)

Hi,,, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. I wish you all a very happy, safe and healthy New Year! I had a wonderful Christmas. I also have to say I am so glad its over. I have been over the top too busy and I truly feel like December blew up in my face. I am off work from my day job until January 5th. This weekend I have been doing lots of spring cleaning. I am nearly done, so the rest of the week I get to play, plan and organize my studio and my thoughts on what I want from the new year. I am really looking forward to all of the great things I have ahead of me.

I hope Santa was good to everyone. I have some very special friends and family and I was very blessed. I have a really special friend who knew I wanted an art easel, and she had one mailed to me. I love this beautiful easel and I cant wait to use it. I got alot of gift cards from JoAnn's so now that my work and chores are done (lol) I am going to go buy all of the art supplies I can carry! Another very special friend sent me these gorgeous display items. They are beautiful and they actually match a couple pieces I already have. They will just be perfect for using for photographs or doing shows! Next, what would Christmas be without children. These are my 3 grandkids, Mikey, Mya and Jace. They had a blast on Christmas and I am so thankful that we were able to make there day so special. Have a great week. ....... gail


Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Gail,
Your gifts are just lovely, what great friends you have. Love the display items, and your grandkids are adorable. It looks like they had a blast. I hope you have a very happy new year. Wishing you all the best.

Susan said...

Fun post...cute kids...neat gifts...time off...what more could you want! I know ~~~ SQUIRRELS!

Happy New Year from me and my squirrels!

Susan *dutchrose*

Tedi said...

Gail, just how great are your friends?!? And they have such wonderful taste! Aren't good friends the best?!? I'm happy that your holidays are going so well. Your grandchildren are adorable.I think I'm going to have to wait forever to get mine. Yep, you're one lucky lady! Did you know that January is squirrel mating season? They are running around like lunatics all month! Come on over - have a cup of tea - and watch the show with me. Oh and I love your new website - I keep forgetting to tell you! Happy New Years - I know it will be a wonderful one for you, Tedi

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Gail -
How awesome is that! What a wonderful gift. Your grandkids are too cute!
Happy New Year!

Lilli Blue said...

Beautiful blog. Great post. I'm so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful holiday! Those props are perfect for you. Look forward to seeing them filled with Gail Friend Designs. Happy New Year,Lilli

Susie said...

Hi Gail! Loved the easel. Can't wait to see all your new creations. Sounds like you had a lovely time with your family and for the holiday.
Happy New Year!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Patricia said...

Gail, glad your holiday was so much fun. Glad your crazy schedule is down to relax for a week or so, enjoy! Can't wait to see what creations come off the easel,


Carolee Crafts said...

Lucky girl, all those lovely gifts and a very Happy New Year

lisa said...


You certainly have some very special friends. I'm glad that you were showered with gifts, you are most deserving. I love the pictures of your grandchildren, they are cute as buttons.


Cottage Flair said...

What beautiful gifts from your friends. I was hoping you were going to say they were items you would be listing on your site! Your grandchildren are beautiful. I'm glad you enjoyed your holidays. Happy New Year!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey cuteness! I'm so glad you got the easel!! I can't wait to see what you create. I hope your New Year brings you every wonderful thing you can imagine!
bunny kisses to you and the kitties,

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Gail!
You do have some very nice friends. Those are beautiful gifts! Your grandchildren are too cute. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Gail!

Just wanted to stop by and say hello! Sorry I haven't stopped by sooner. Hope you are doing well. The year is almost over! WOW! It sure flew! Love your blog! I get such a kick out of your creations. So talented.
Have a very Happy 2009!
Janet's Creative Pillows