I honestly am lost for words sometimes.
I don't even know how to describe how blown away I am by the deep friendships I have made on this blog.
My mailbox was brimming today with more gifts from dear friends, old and new.
The top drawing is a postcard Marianne's son Felix drew for us. On the back is the sweetest message for all of us to get better soon and that we are close in his heart.♥
He also told our dog Emma that she is one of the nicest dogs and he loves her!
That is one special boy, let me tell you.
We love you Felix! We will see you again.
In the same package was this ATC made by Marianne wishing me a Rainbow Day!
She also included a CD by Alisha Keyes!
And this beautiful ATC was in the package too!
Hummingbirds have a special meaning to our friendship.
She also sent a "Leo" bookmark from Egypt I believe. It's made from papyrus.
She painted this picture to cheer me up. Well, it made me cry!! But it was a happy cry.
This is a picture of our cat Bliss that Marianne took when she visited.
This touched me more than you'll ever know, especially after nearly losing her last week.
This painting will be framed soon and will hang in the living room where the photo was taken. Marianne, you are so very special to me. I love you♥
Thank you so much for everything!
Next we move on to sweet Lori. All I did was mention that I loved the banner she made for her daughter Hannah and sure enough one showed up in my mailbox not long after!
I was beyond touched by her kindness and generosity.
This will have a place of honor in the guest bedroom which is done in a vintage style. It will be perfect there.
Here's her signature ♥ card with the sweetest note on the back.
And another view of the assortment of fabrics.
Thank you, dear Lori. Your heart knows no bounds.♥
I finally got to meet Suki at KJ's YART this year. It was a short but meaningful meeting.
Suki came bearing bags of gifts for all of the bloggers!
Here we have her wonderful Peace card, a pretty umbrella photo card, a magnet from New hampshire and a lovely porcelain ♥ from Annie, the Blissful Bohemian, and a felted bear she bought at a craft fair.
Suki also gave me two of her handmade books and a handmade card. The pictures don't do them justice! The colors and textures are delicious, truly!
I hope to fill this purple one with ravens and then perhaps have a blog giveaway!
Thank you Suki. I love all of these thoughtful gifts and I'm thrilled we finally got to hug for real! Hopefully there will be more visits.
And last but not least, this wonderful "Raven Queen" print came today with a plush cat I ordered from Pam at Yoborobo.
I love this!! It is SO Lolo!
I'm not showing Vernon the cat because he's wrapped so nicely and I'm shipping him to Canada. Trust me, he's adorable!
Thank you Pam, new friend and talented artist.
I hope I haven't forgotten anyone. I get so many gifts and I don't always have time to make a post. If I have forgotten any of you I apologize. I love every card, letter and gift that graces my mailbox and my life.
Thank you for your friendship, all of you.