The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.

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Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Gifts of Christmas....

Mike got me earrings to go with the necklace he got me last year for Christmas; made by the same woman, Ayala Bar (click her name to see her site)

Close up of the earrings, that's actually fabric on some of the beads. Very interesting pieces, I love them!

Things my daughter got me; horse note cards; a DVD that I love, Somewhere In Time; an old copy of National Velvet; and Last of the Saddle Tramps! This is a wonderful book, I couldn't put it down! A woman back in 1953 at the age of 63 left Maine on a horse and crossed the USA to travel to California.....amazing!!! (I will tell more about it in another post.)

Two illustrations from National Velvet. This book was first printed in 1935; love the pictures in it. Love old books, Jennifer found this at an antique mall.

What a jump, what a horse! I remember reading this in junior high. It will be fun to read it again because I don't remember that much about it! LOL well, except it's about a horse, of course!

Necklace from Jennifer's boyfriend. Ribbon and thin leather cords with a glass bobble. Very nice!

My friend, Darby, who is a knitter made this felted wool bowl, that looks somewhat like a little hat! Two bars of handmade soaps that smell heavenly and some sweet almond oil lip balm! YUM!

I know I should have posted this last week but..........doing other things and didn't get to it. (sigh)

I am a little bummed today the weather here is very heavy overcast and raining which is suppose to turn to snow later on. I probably won't get to get any pictures of the "Blue Moon".....but I will try. The sky could clear up and I might get a shot; my tripod and camera are set up and ready to go.

Happy New Year!!!

15 comments:

Leah Fry said...

Happy New Year, Jane & Gilly. You made a nice little haul there, girlie!

jane augenstein said...

Thanks Leah! Yes, I did! :-)

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Lovely thoughtful gifts. I know I read National Velvet but like you can't remember the book much...but the movie I loved Elizabeth Taylor at her best :))

Kate said...

Lovely gifts!

May you and yours have a happy New Year!

dexmangoldens said...

LOVE those earrings and both necklaces. Closing out 2009 just relaxing and cooking green chile/pork soup. Tell Gilly Happy New Year, and yourselves, of course!!

jane augenstein said...

Elizabeth, thanks...I too remember the movie and Elizabeth Taylor in it. I will have to see if I can find the movie on DVD next.

Kate, thank you...Happy New Year to you and your horses!

Julie, I love the earrings too, Mike does a good job of picking out jewelry for me! :-)
I keep looking outside and still the sky is black as can be...no sign of the moon (sigh) we are watching Mike's Christmas present from me, The American Experience: The 1930's. (Seabiscuit is in it too...go figure??? LOL)

Desert Rose said...

Boy you sure made a haul!!! Happy New year!!!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

you got some wonderful stuff! I'll bet the soaps and wool basket smell good.

Happy new year!!

Dusty Devoe said...

WOW! Look at all those lovely gifts! Happy New Year Jane!

Grey Horse Matters said...

I love the jewelery and all your other gifts too. How thoughtful your family is.

Have a wonderful New Year.

Thistlebrooms said...

Boy Jane, you sure made out this Christmas!!!
By the way, The book 'Somewhere In Time', I have the movie PLUS the music on a CD...I Love, Love, LOVE it...National Velvet is right up your alley.
Such a family to know exactly what their Mom/wife loves!!!(and of course daughter's boyfriend!!!)

Wishing you a Bright New Year and ALL Good things that go along with it...

My Best~Marilyn

Jennifer said...

Very nice photos of your loot Mother! I'm so happy that you enjoyed all your gifts from me! I see horse related gifts everywhere I turn...so know that your day of birth and other gift giving holidays will not be a struggle for me now! Much love - J

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! You were given such unique and charming gifts from your friends and family. Gifts from the heart for sure :)


~Lisa

jane augenstein said...

Desert Rose, yes, I got some nice things.

Fantastyk Voyager, yep, the soaps smell heavenly!

Dusty Devoe, lovely indeed!!!

Grey Horse Matters, yes, they are.

Marilyn, Somewhere in Time is one of my very favorite movies and I love the music in it. They are good to me!

Jennifer, daughter dear....thanks so much for all your gifts! You can't go wrong with anything "horse" for me!

Lisa, yes, very nice gifts indeedy!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Great gifts, Jane!! Lucky girl!! Happy 2010 to you and yours!

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