A couple of weeks ago (I'm so behind) my good friend Joss sent me this inspirational magnet.
She knew I was trying to find more time to be creative. She always tunes into me:)
Thanks, dear friend. I look at this every day!♥
A new friend Martha passed this award along to me. Thanks Martha!
Please check out her blog to see her wonderful drawings and paintings. She's also an animal lover and a dog trainer at Petco!
For those of you who have given me awards in the past you know what I'm going to say.
Please help yourselves to this one!! You are all beautiful bloggers to me ;)♥
Teri sent me a sweet card with my ABC/atc "U is for Undies" in it as well as this extra atc of sweet pink flowers. The front of the pop-up card says "You're Special!"
Thanks Teri! So are you :)♥
Please check out our abc blog here. It's fun to see how our minds work!
This very pretty postcard arrived from our traveling friend, Marianne. What delicate orchids.
It's nice to be thought of no matter where we are. Thank you Marianne! ♥
I have a new friend in the Netherlands now, Marja, introduced to me by Marianne!
Marja lives part of the time in a beautiful part of France. Check out her blog for stunning photos of her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Beaudor as well as shots of her homes.
She recently posted that she was going to Edinburgh for a short trip with her husband. I mentioned my Grandfather was born there and the next thing you know I got these gifts in the mail from her yesterday along with a beautiful card.
There is a small book of Favourite Scottish Recipes. Most of them are bizarre, but some of them sound intriguing and I remember my mother making versions of them.
Here's one I chose for my sweet-toothed pals!
And then there's this HILARIOUS book from 1913 titled "Don'ts For Wives."
"Don't grudge your husband his little luxuries~his cigarettes, or his pipes or his books.
Who has a better right to them than the man who earns them?"
I told you this is hilarious!
And look at the little wine bottle kimono she bought in Hong Kong with Marianne!
Beaudor (her dog) was hoping it would fit Emma so she could model for him :P
Thank you Marja!! These are very thoughtful gifts. ♥
Remember when I painted a mural for my friend while she was in Arizona?
She brought back this wonderful original painting on home made paper. I just love it!
And last but not least, this wonderful book was in today's mail from Suki with a sweet little note sending me blessings as I continue getting settled in . She said if I read nothing else, at least read the chapter on the raven.
I can't wait to begin it and read the entire book. I love nature writing, especially if it's an area I'm familiar with. I have a feeling this will remind me of "The Gift From The Sea."