Thursday, December 29, 2011

And so begins our 21st year....

Did you have a lovely Christmas? I hope so. Ours was quiet, but just right for the six adults and two children in attendance.
It was a very hot day here, so Mr E was head chef, using the BBQ to perfection.
I was spoiled with vouchers for massages and the like from Kezzie, who will be my 'beautician', and the prettiest scented cup and saucer candle from Blossom. Mr E gave me "Jamie's Great Britain" cookbook - actually this is a family tradition of about 8 years running. Mr E always buys me the latest Jamie Oliver cookbook at Christmas! I love them!
My friend Fee sent me a beautiful parcel of goodies which arrived on Christmas Eve...
 I love all her handmade goodies - what a treasure she is!
In my final gift from Peg for our 6 Item Christmas Swap, I received this beautiful table runner, in lush RUBY fabrics - gorgeous!!
 
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Yesterday was our 20th wedding anniversary. I still remember our wedding as if it were yesterday - it was the second happiest I felt in all my life! The happiest was the day I became a Christian, and this wonderful husband of mine was the reason that happened when it did. On our first date he took me to church, and I've loved the Lord ever since.
My man has never taken our vows before God lightly, but lived up to them over and over again. We have had hard times, sad times, struggling times, but our love for each other and Christ got us through. The numberless times of delight over twenty years were the icing on our marriage 'cake'.
He proposed to me atop a mountain in the midst of a bushfire, and we had to be escorted out by the fire brigade when the car engine died. Just before he asked me to be his wife two shooting stars flew across the sky...a night I will always remember. I love you Mr E. You are my Knight in shining armour every day.
Daughter Kezzie loves to cross-stitch and she made us this beautiful block that will be framed in the New Year...
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I have finished the project I am making from Annie's prim design that she used on a needlebook (in Issue 7). I made mine with shabby colours, and now have a very pretty stitching cushion! I use a stitching cushion to lean on as I do my embroidery....
I embellished it with some vintage buttons front and back - they added that something extra I love in shabby designs - and I quilted the top with a simple cross hatch using Perle #12 threads.
 
 
I used 5" charm squares for the four blocks, so the finished cushion is 9.5" square, just right for my hands to rest on. Thank you for your pretty stitchery design, Annie!
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Tomorrow I will show you some thing I made for family and friends as Christmas gifts, plus some show and tell from some of you!
Hugs
Jenny
xxx


28 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 20 years!! And what a wonderful array of presents you have.

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  2. Many,many congratulations on your wedding anniversary. It is so wonderful to hear of such a milestone. Too often these days it is sad as people don't get to 20 years. Obviously you and Mark have a bond and love that is strong and unbreakable. Congratulations again Jenny, I think its fabulous.

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  3. Happy Anniversary Jen....Lovely photo....Fee does the most amazing gifts....glad you like the runner xx

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  4. Jenny and Mr E congratulaions on your 20th wedding anniversary.
    Lots of awesome gifts there.xx

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  5. Congratulations on reaching such a wonderful milestone. Kezza's gift to you is gorgeous. She does beautiful work. You were very spoilt with all your lovely gifts.

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  6. Hi Jenny
    Happy Anniversary to you and Mr E an a very Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Just got the latest issue of Elefantz Home in my mailbox. Think I'll go grab a cup of tea and relax with my magazine.
    Hugs Pia

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  7. Happy Anniversary Jenny I love your wedding Photo you both look soo cute I hope next year is A good one For you both.Hugs Mary.xx

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  8. Happy Anniversary Jenny I love your wedding Photo you both look soo cute I hope next year is A good one For you both.Hugs Mary.xx

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  9. Congratulations on reaching such a milestone!!! It's one that sadly, not many couples reach these days! ... Your items are all gorgeous ... Both the ones made and received by you!!

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  10. Congratulations and many years more for the two of you! What a lovely story about your love and how it all started! Wish you and your family all the best for the next twenty and hopefully more years!
    Love the cushion you made, I need to make one too, because I got problems with my left arm. Wish you a lovely and happy new year, greetings
    Lida

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  11. Your love story is beautiful; congratulations on your milestone anniversary! Judging by that photo, though, are you sure you were both old enough to be legally married?!

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  12. Happy Anniversary to both of you!

    Thank you for the latest issue, can't wait to read it.

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  13. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 20 years. May you have many many more!

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  14. Your wedding picture is so adorable. Do have a current pic of you both? Happy Anniversary

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  15. Happy Anniversary! Congrats on 20 years. I love your wedding photo.
    More great gifts.
    I love those vintage buttons you used on your little pillow.
    Happy New Year.

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  16. congratulations to both of you and many happy years together!

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  17. Wow Kezzie's crossstitch is lovely. Congratulations on your anniversary.

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  18. Happy anniversary to you both! :0)

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  19. I absolutely love your wedding picture. Honest emotion, no posed smiles there.
    Congratulations!!!!
    L,A-

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  20. Congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary. Your wedding photo is lovely. Kezzie's cross-stitch is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing it when it's framed.

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  21. Congragulations on 20yrs. All your gifts are so pretty. I was browsing the Christmas sale items and came across something I just have to send you. Is there any way that I could get an address to send it to. Kind of a special thanks for all the many free things you have shared.

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  22. Barbara, you can email me here:
    jennyofelefantz AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

    Hugs
    Jenny

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  23. Congratulations Jenny and Mark!!!! I love the cross-stitch Kezzie made for you! You got some lovely gifts, girl, and I love your cushion made with Annie's design, just perfectly shabby and pink...great buttons!

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  24. Happy twentieth anniversary! May your love be stronger than it was a year ago, and may it grow stronger over the new year. :o)

    Isn't it amazing how quickly twenty years can fly when you are with the person you love? I can't imagine life without my husband of twenty years!

    Peace and Laughter, Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!
    Cristina

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  25. Congratulations on your 20th...You were a Gorgeous Bride Jenny...
    Your Gifts are lovely.
    cheers

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  26. Happy Anniversary to both of you. I love this photo of you and Mr. E, and the proposal story is beautiful.

    The magazine is beautiful, once again, and I love all the pictures of the gifts you made and received that you have shown in your post. Blossom definitely has your gift for stitching. The dinosaur tail is hilarious. What a great idea, my grandson would really love this.

    Happy New Year to you and yours,dear Jenny, I wish you only the best in 2012! God bless!

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Hugs
Jenny
xx