Sometimes I don’t like posts like these, because I feel like I’m bragging, however… with the limited budget I am on (I will skip buying “important” things like new normal clothes or shoes so I can buy fabric or reference books/material for my hobbies), I am truly thankful for those who send me gifts for my hobbies and interests. 🙂
I’m also very fortunate to have an awesome mother-in-law who loves that I draw and sew, and gets such enjoyment out of picking out gifts to give us too! This year was definitely no different… some of the items I received:
I didn’t list everything (I’m so spoiled by my awesome family), but I can’t say it enough… thoughtful gifts like these just make me so happy and are such a huge help (yes, even the movie props/jewelry/soundtrack stuff… great inspiration)!
I will be doing a “not-a-review” page on the Deathless sword when I have the time to put it together (there are better reviews out there, but I took some photos and have a few thoughts to share on it… nothing much, but it’s fun to share).
I just have this to say about that sword: My sweet hubby and I don’t really exchange gifts often. We did not plan on doing it this year. He didn’t tell me about this — it was a secret between him and my MIL. We were at my MIL’s for Christmas Eve, and when we were finished doing the gift thing with her, he went out to the car. Leaving me asking my MIL “what’s going on?” Imagine my shock when he came back in with the wrapped gift that I immediately recognized due to the shape and size. I couldn’t believe he’d pulled that off. I’m still not sure how he did, but he must have been planning this for a long time.
So it’s been a wonderful year, and we’ve had some great holidays. I hope to do an end-of-year entry at some point as well.