First, Janice S. from Crooked Lake stopped in and gave me a pair of the most beautiful hand knit socks you can imagine. I told my avid knitting friend Barb about it and she stated simply, "Girl, you are loved!" Apparently, socks are quite the challenging project and these are exceptionally intricate in their pattern and stitching, complete with ribbed ankles and form fitted heels and toes. Check out the beautifully blended colors in the photo, too.
Just a few days later, Jim S. from Beaver Island came in and gave me a small cardboard box. We had given him some old dental instruments several years ago to help with his wood carving hobby. He wanted to thank us for that and inside the box was a stunning Santa sculpture hand carved with the help of those dental instruments! It was artistically painted as well.