Sunday, December 15, 2013


 These are some of the gifts we are giving this year. Some trays ,made of Brazilian cherry, oak, walnut and purple heart woods.
 The purple heart wood is really purple in color. It's very expensive so Ted uses every scrap:) I have to wrap these today.
This is a Father Christmas that my daughter Kathy made me years ago. She made one for all her sisters  also. Everyone was different materials, all so very sweet. His wee basket holds a pine cone.:) Kathy is a very good seamstress. I used to be. I am doing good to sew a straight line now.  Hope all of you are warm and safe. The sun is shining, but the wind is blowing hard, thus drifting the snow from yesterday. ... Hope all of you have a good Sunday. xo


  1. The wood items that Ted makes are beautiful. What wonderful gifts!

    Father Christmas is lovely too!

  2. Great trays and I love Father CHRISTmas! What a fun gift to have that you can use every year. We have that cold and wind here today, too. NO getting out for me!

  3. Susie, the trays are a wonderful gift from the heart as are the Father Christmas figures. I truly wish I were more crafty so that I could give gifts that I made with love.

    We are quite clam here, thankfully...lots of snow and cold and gray skies. It seems like it's been a long time since we've had snow before Christmas.

    Be careful if you have to go out.


  4. What an amazing gift those trays are!

  5. Those trays are so beautiful! How about adopting me so I can get one? LOL.

    I love your Father Christmas. What a lucky girl you are to have such a talented daughter.

    Be careful out there. You got it much worse than we did.

  6. The trays are really beautiful...there will some happy recipients on Christmas! The Santa must have been a very special gift! Thanks so much for stopping by, Susie! Merry Christmas!

  7. oboy somebody is sure going to get lucky with those beautiful trays!!! he is a genius!

    smiles, bee

  8. Those trays are GORGEOUS, Susie. Ted did a great job putting them together. Your little Santa is very sweet and all the sweeter because it is made by your daughter- xo Diana

  9. Hi Susie, the trays are gorgeous! Very unique color of wood. I have never heard of it. Your Santa is precious. I love gifts from the heart!

  10. The trays are really beautiful...stunning with every grain of wood showing! They will be wonderful gifts for your family! And I love Father Christmas...what a treasure he is! Hope you're warm and snug tonight! Sweet hugs to you both!