Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Amie Soto's Blossom's last Christmas gift

Thanks to everyone who entered our Soggibottom giveaway last week. I know I haven't got around to thanking everyone individually for their thoughtful and loving comments for Allie the winner.

This little bird was made by my friend Caroline and came on my birthday last week.
How on earth Caroline has the patience to make anything so intricate is beyond me, he is beautiful. Even down to his sharp little claws. Caroline also knits lacy shawls, things that would fox me, or I would lose patience on after a few inches. HERE is the link to Caroline's blog. You can see for yourself.

I've just nipped over there and like me she seems to be having some blips blogging this week.
Tell her the tomato lady sent you, she will know exactly who gave you her link. Obviously, the tomato reference has nothing to do with our tomato competition during the year.

Lots of baking and bread making. Christmas cake decorating to come later this week.

A very reluctant pup taken out walking in the rain, you can tell how much Freya has grown, her coat fitted her a few weeks ago. Freya will be seven months old on the 20th of this month. Time for a new coat.

Freya has seen her first Christmas Tree.

Our tree came inside this week after all. It's smaller than normal, but the tree is safe from Freya's inquisitive nose and Freya is safe from itchy Christmas Tree needles and anything electrical. The first time we have been at the cottage and a tree doesn't grace the window seat, there is always next Christmas.

We came across this little guy when hunting for tree decorations in the attic this week.
Sitting among the box of decorations a little dog toy Santa that Amie Soto Blossom had last year.
Amie Soto Blossom never had many teeth left and only had eye's for cookie's and ice cream as many of you know. This little guy is as new as the day he was accidentally put into the Christmas decorations and in the attic.

Amie has passed so much onto Freya, was this little Santa ment to have spent the year in the attic ?
Amie's parting gift to Freya.  Maybe that's just my thinking.

You can see more of Freya and Santa on Freya's blog the Cat Flap Cavalier......


WoolenSails said...

Wonderful bird piece. Freya sure has grown, has long legs. I think Ami led you to the toy santa, so you could give it to Freya.


Myra said...

A wonderful post Midge!!
Freya is a cutey.
I'm sure coming across Amie's Santa brought back lots of wonderful memories back to you... ;)
That birdie is wonderful! What a lovely gift for the tomato lady!!

MyCretanlife said...

Freya has certainly grown, she seems to have long legs too.I have put up my tree today and it is twinkling away. I'm sure Amies would have wanted Freya to have her toy santa. Hope she is behaving so Santa will bring her some more goodies and a new coat.

Christine said...

Awww I think that's a sweet thought that it's a parting gift from Amie!
Love the little bird!
Best wishes

Old Kitty said...

OH how adorable! I would very much like to think angel Amie Soto Blossom is looking after Freya every moment forever and this wonderful Father Christmas is truly a gift from her! That's really really nice!

Your bird from Caroline is stunning! What talent!! Yay!

Happy Christmas!! I can't believe that's a little tree - it's packed with all things chrismassy it's grown! Yay! take care

Susan said...

Awww! That made me cry. I miss my dogs so much and I know how you feel when you find things that belonged to them. Seems Angel Amie is sharing with Freya!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Such a pretty little bird - and so nice to know it was made by someone special.

We saw Freya with her Santa on her blog - Amie Soto Blossom was a sweet gal, wasn't she?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Allie said...

The story of Amie's gift to Freya just choked me up...I was so in love with her, and now with Freya. MY has she grown!

Oh that little bird from Caroline is just gorgeous, she is amazing! How right he's intricate! Wow!

And yes, thank you to everyone for such sweet comments. I'm still floored that a Midge Bear is coming to live here.

Midge, your tree looks so pretty, it's putting me in the Christmas spirit!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The little bird is just precious! What a nice gift!
And your tree is gorgeous! You know how to take the best photos ever!
I think the little Santa was ment for Freya- and yes,, from Amie Soto Blossom! It was ment to be, and Freya knows!

Christine said...

That little bird is just beautiful! I'm sure finding Amie's little Santa must have brought a tear or two; but I'm sure she loves Freya having it this year.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Wonderful spirit of Christmas post! Freya is getting to be such a big girl.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Houseelf said...

I think it was Amie's Christmas present to Freya. :-)

LOL yes I think she might just need another coat. ROFL no wonder she didn't want to go out. The other dogs would laugh.

Dolores said...

I think it was meant to be.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Sending love and hugs to you x x x

Sue said...

I found Caroline's blog thru you and really enjoy it. I'm in awe of her talent.

Freya has really grown. Tell her she can stop any time now. I'm sure she'll enjoy her gift from Amie.

Faye Henry said...

Love your little gift.. And that bread looks great.. Do you share the recipe? smile..
Such a sweet reminder of dear Ami..

Caroline B said...

So glad you liked the bird - they've all flown the nest now. I'll have to be better prepared next year and make them earlier!

Perhaps you should knit Freya's jumper in stretchy yarn - she'll have a fair bit of growing still to do! Clovis inherited all his predecessor's toys and funnily enough, his favourite (a 'chocolate' flavoured bone) was Luke's too. He often digs through his toy box to find it.

Sue Doran said...

What a gorgeous christmas bird, Caroline is so talented! Love the christmas present from Ames to Freya, she is growing so fast. I love your tree too!

Rouky said...

That little bird is so cute! I love it! You and your friends have such good taste.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and lots of doggie kisses!