Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
This next surprise is from Marianne in the Netherlands. The photo isn't too clear, but it's a watercolor Moleskin journal for my trip back home, one of her wonderful mandala stickers, and a very touching ATC card that has an "Inutshuk" on it. The back of the card says "You're on the right path" and goes on to wish me a safe journey and many sunsets and sunrises. Bless you, Marianne! You are so, so dear to me.
Last, but not least for this week's post is a crosstitch from Soulbrush, one of my dearest friends on the blogs.
The amazing thing about this gift is that she did this twenty years ago and has been saving it for "that special someone." I'm just so blown away by this gesture of love and friendship. I'll find a special place in my new home for this and will think of her always when I admire it.
Thank you SB, you're that 'special someone' to me as well!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This two-headed swanboat was the first one to be used in The Feast of Lanterns celebration. ( I find the event a bit hokey.)
Now it's behind a protective chain enjoying its retirement.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Okay, so Mim recently asked me for my address because she wanted to send me a little something. A little something?? Look at all this stuff! It's a beautiful pear drawing by Mim on card stock with a nice note on the back. (Mim, did you know that I have a HUGE pear collection?) Then there's an ATC of Jimi Hendrix ( I think) with a sombrero and the word "air" on the card. I'm taking it as a reminder to breathe. And a Ms. Em ATC in a sweet little Ms. Em envelope!!How could I not smile after opening this package?Mim, you made my day a lot brighter!! Thank you!
And then there was this total surprise from Lynn. One of her lovely photo cards with one of her amazing quilted ATC's with a Chinese coin. No matter what way I hold the card it is a tiny masterpiece! Bless you Lynn. I love it!!
Please click on the images to enlarge the beauty of my talented friends.
Thank you ladies! We really have formed some wonderful friendships out there.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Here's a beautiful photo card of one of Lynn's quilts and it had a stunning fabric ATC inside that I was lusting over! The photo doesn't do it justice. I love this!
That very same day I saw this beautiful heart zentangle on an envelope and I knew right away who it was from! I was so surprised to see three of Margarets ATC designs all for me!! Again, photos don't do them justice. Her work is so delicate and colorful. I'll treasure these surprises alway! Bless you, Peg!
And yesterday this adorable little framed mandala came to me from Marianne in the Netherlands! I totally forgot about the "Pay it Forward" post she did. And I didn't keep up my end of the bargain either :(
Just look at the sweet little mandala in my favorite colors. I took a larger picture so you could see the scale of it.
Thank you Marianne!! This made me smile big. I love it and you :)
I hope all of your mailboxes hold special treasures too!